Met Police officers to be quizzed over spit hoods – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2018 in London, news, police by tracey

‘Met Police officers are to be quizzed about whether they should have a spit guard at their disposal. Commissioner Cressida Dick has previously said front-line officers would not be given the mesh guards. Members of the Met Police Federation (MPF) will also be asked if they have been spat at or bitten on duty in the past two years as part of the survey.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2018

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Met police dropped 30,000 criminal investigations in first 24 hours last year – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2018 in budgets, London, news, police, prosecutions, statistics by tracey

‘The Metropolitan police are increasingly dropping investigations into serious crimes such as sexual offences, violent attacks and arson within hours of them being reported, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 9th September 2018

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Met police deny looser background checks put people in danger – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2018 in criminal records, delay, London, news, police, vetting by sally

‘The Metropolitan police have rejected claims that the force put children and vulnerable adults in danger by reportedly relaxing its vetting system for thousands of people.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2018

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Files shed light on alleged efforts to hide 1970s police corruption – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2018 in archives, corruption, documents, London, news, police by sally

‘Documents retained by a senior detective involved in one of Britain’s biggest police corruption inquiries have shed light on how efforts were allegedly made to prevent the true scale of wrongdoing from coming to light.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2018

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Funeral ads banned by TfL over ‘widespread offence’ – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2018 in advertising, bereavement, London, news, transport by sally

‘The company behind a set of funeral comparison adverts banned by Transport for London has said it was trying to break the “taboo” around death.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2018

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Garden Bridge backers ‘may have breached legal duties’ – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2018 in breach of trust, charities, London, news, transport by sally

‘The trustees of London’s garden bridge, including actor Joanna Lumley and the former Labour minister Lord Davies, could have breached their legal duties over the failed project, that cost taxpayers more than £40m, according to a leading lawyer.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2018

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Rashan Charles: why ex-Met officer great-uncle rejects inquest verdict – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, inquests, London, mental health, news, police, restraint by sally

‘Rod Charles understands the issue of police constraint more than most. He is a retired chief inspector, having served for 30 years. He is also the great-uncle of Rashan Charles, 20, who died in an incident involving restraint by a police officer last July.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2018

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Decision to close 36 police stations in London lawful, Divisional Court rules – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 26th, 2018 in consultations, London, news, police by sally

‘A decision by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) in October 2017 to close 36 police stations in London was lawful, a Divisional Court has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th July 2018

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London’s black-cab drivers consider suing Uber for £1bn – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2018 in compensation, licensing, London, news, taxis by tracey

‘London’s black-cab drivers are considering legal action against Uber with potential plans to sue the US ride-hailing service for more than £1bn over their loss of earnings.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2018

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Lord Mayor’s Dinner for HM Judges July 2018: Lord Chancellor’s speech – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 6th, 2018 in courts, judiciary, London, rule of law, speeches by tracey

‘Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary David Gauke gave a speech at the Lord Mayor’s Dinner for HM Judges at Mansion House.’

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Ministry of Justice, 4th July 2018

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Uber’s appeal over London licence ban begins – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2018 in licensing, London, news, taxis by sally

‘Uber’s appeal against the decision not to renew its licence in London will begin on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 25th June 2018

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Met police to defer prosecutions for some young offenders – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2018 in deferred prosecution agreements, London, news, police, young offenders by sally

‘Britain’s biggest police force is to begin deferring prosecutions for minor offences in an attempt to reduce youth crime and lessen racial bias in the criminal justice system.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2018

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Commercial court litigants up by 22%, survey finds – Litigation Futures

Posted June 1st, 2018 in choice of forum, Commercial Court, London, news, statistics by sally

‘London’s commercial courts were busier than ever last year, with a 22% rise in the number of litigants and 7% increase in the number of cases heard, a survey has found.’

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Litigation Futures, 31st May 2018

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Private hire vehicle operators lose High Court battle over TfL fee changes – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 31st, 2018 in consultations, fees, licensing, London, news, taxis, transport by sally

‘A High Court judge has rejected a legal challenge brought by private hire vehicle operators over changes introduced by Transport for London to its licensing fees structure.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st May 2018

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Rise in proportion of BAME suspects on Met’s gangs matrix – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2018 in gangs, London, news, police, race discrimination, young persons by sally

‘The proportion of suspects on the Metropolitan police’s gangs matrix from minority ethnic groups has increased to nearly nine in 10, according to the force’s own figures.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2018

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TfL wins appeal over imposition of voice contact requirement on Uber – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 30th, 2018 in appeals, London, news, taxis, telecommunications, transport by sally

‘Transport for London has won an appeal over its imposition of a ‘voice contact requirement’ on Uber.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th May 2018

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MP calls for parliamentary inquiry into Garden Bridge – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2018 in budgets, inquiries, London, news, parliament, transport by sally

‘An MP has called for a parliamentary inquiry into the Garden Bridge project over concerns Transport for London (TfL) may have been misled to secure £7m of its funding.’

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BBC News, 26th May 2018

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The police told Stephen Lawrence’s family they’d changed. We were fooled – Imran Khan – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2018 in London, media, news, police, racism by sally

‘I’ve represented Doreen Lawrence since her son’s murder. The attack on her by a former detective in a BBC documentary makes us feel betrayed about the Met’s attitude to racism.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2018

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Stephen Lawrence murder: police say they have run out of leads – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2018 in London, murder, news, police, racism by sally

‘Scotland Yard has said it has run out of leads in the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation, ahead of the 25th anniversary of the racist killing. It will wait until a three-part BBC documentary about the case is broadcast next week to see if anyone new comes forward. The Met police said it was reviewing the case, which means it is considering closing it down.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2018

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London borough wins appeal over body piercings and underage clients – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 11th, 2018 in children, licensing, local government, London, news by sally

‘Carrying out body piercings on someone under the permitted age is a strict liability offence, the Divisional Court has said in a case punctuated by an unusual interruption by the respondent.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th April 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk