Judge quashes permission in basement and permitted development rights case – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 9th, 2016 in building law, interpretation, local government, London, news, planning by sally

‘A judge has quashed the London Borough of Camden’s grant of planning permission for a basement extension, deciding that the planning committee misdirected itself over the volume of associated engineering works.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th December 2016

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The Duty the Police Owe to the Police – Zenith PI Blog

Posted December 6th, 2016 in appeals, duty of care, legal representation, London, news, police, striking out by sally

‘The case concerns an appeal against the Order of Mr Justice Jay in which he struck out claims brought by a number of serving officers of the Metropolitan Police against their Commissioner.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 5th December 2016

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Babar Ahmad: Officers cleared to seek damages from Met Commissioner – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2016 in assault, damages, London, news, police by sally

‘Four police officers who were “branded abusive thugs” for the way they arrested terror suspect Babar Ahmad have won the right to seek damages.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2016

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Henriques report: Met Police in the dock as review finds string of ‘significant failings’ in sex abuse inqury – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 9th, 2016 in complaints, inquiries, London, news, police, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘Senior Scotland Yard detectives have been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commissionafter a damning report into the Met’s handling of Operation Midland found a string of “significant failings”.’

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8th November 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Controversial snooping technology ‘used by at least seven police forces’ – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2016 in interception, investigatory powers, London, news, police, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘Controversial surveillance technology that indiscriminately harvests information from mobile phones is being used by at least seven police forces across the country, a far larger number than previously known, according to police documents.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2016

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Operation Midland: VIP child abuse report will not be published in full – The Guardian

Posted October 6th, 2016 in child abuse, disclosure, London, news, police, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘Scotland Yard has said it will not publish the full report on its heavily criticised investigation of child sexual abuse allegations against VIPs because it contains “confidential and sensitive information”.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2016

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High Court rules Jermaine Baker police officer can retire – BBC News

‘A senior officer involved in a Met operation in which a man was shot dead by police is being allowed to retire, despite being under investigation.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2016

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Met police to start using spit hoods on suspects within weeks – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2016 in human rights, London, news, pilot schemes, police, restraint orders by sally

‘Britain’s biggest police force is to allow its officers to use spit hoods on suspects within weeks, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2016

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Business as usual? – Counsel

Posted September 1st, 2016 in arbitration, courts, EC law, London, news by sally

‘Sophie Nappert analyses how international arbitration in London will fare post-Brexit.’

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Counsel, September 2016

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Met police breached data protection laws to spy on own officer – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 25th, 2016 in damages, data protection, human rights, London, news, police by sally

‘Scotland Yard breached data protection laws to spy on one of its own officers while she was on sick leave, it has emerged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th August 2016

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London Underground sees huge spike in reported sex crimes and violence – The Independent

Posted August 17th, 2016 in London, news, railways, sexual offences, statistics, violence by sally

‘Customers on the London Underground have suffered a 41 per cent increase in violent crimes, including sex crimes, in the past year, new figures reveal.’

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The Independent, 16th August 2016

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What is London litigation’s place in the post-Brexit world? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘It will be a while yet before the dust settles following the outcome of the 23 June referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. London’s litigators are likely to have voted in different ways on an issue that touches so many different areas of our lives. But I am sure all would agree that the uncertainties generated by the result have the capacity to damage London as a global centre for litigation if not properly managed and addressed. Other litigation hubs are already seeking to capitalise and highlight challenges litigants in London may now face in a bid to attract work. It is vital that as a profession we work to meet that head on.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 9th August 2016

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London 2011 riots: Stop and search change ‘led to knife crime’ – BBC News

‘It is “highly likely” a drop in police stop and search usage has led to a rise in knife crime, a member of the panel which advised the government following the 2011 riots has said.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2016

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IPCC bungled case against officers accused of abusing firefighter – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2016 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, firearms, London, mistake, news, police, racism by tracey

‘The police watchdog bungled a case against three officers accused of abusing and Tasering a black firefighter because of his race, it has emerged. The Independent Police Complaints Commission apologised after disciplinary charges against the Metropolitan police officers were dropped and admitted making key errors.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2016

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Met ‘may be overly targeting BAME youths as gang members’ – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police may be overly targeting black and ethnic minority youths as gang members, resulting in them being treated more harshly by the courts, prisons and justice system, a review has found.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2016

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Is London still ahead of the game? – Counsel

‘Khawar Qureshi QC provides an overview of recent trends and issues relating to the arbitral process’

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Counsel, July 2016

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Fraud victims outside London have ‘little chance’ of police help – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 6th, 2016 in conveyancing, fraud, internet, London, news, police, solicitors, statistics, victims by Mark L

‘Fraud victims outside London whose cases are reported to the police have “little chance of any kind of investigation”, an authoritative study has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th July 2016

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Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2016 in appeals, artificial intelligence, computer programs, fines, London, news, parking by sally

‘An artificial-intelligence lawyer chatbot has successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets across London and New York for free, showing that chatbots can actually be useful.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2016

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Neighbours’ fury over London’s longest-running mega-basement dispute – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 7th, 2016 in housing, London, news, planning by tracey

‘London’s longest running mega-basement dispute could last a decade in a row over a £28 million pound Kensington property formerly owned by a fraudster.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th June 2016

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Odd laws you may unknowingly break – BBC News

‘An 800-year-old dress code banning women from taking off their hats may finally be overturned later in Norfolk. But what other old-fashioned, or just plain strange, rules are in place around England?’

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BBC News, 31st May 2016

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