Follower notices invalid, says Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

‘The Court of Appeal in England has quashed follower notices issued to a participant in a film partnership on the basis that tax authority HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) could not have been of the opinion that the judicial ruling they were based on was relevant to the taxpayer’s case.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th November 2019

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Judge allows inter-country adoption to proceed despite failure to comply with pre-adoption requirements – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 15th, 2019 in adoption, children, delay, families, immigration, jurisdiction, local government, news, visas by tracey

‘An application for an inter-country adoption should not fail because of inconsequential errors made by the intending adopter, a High Court Family Division judge has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th November 2019

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Court of Appeal orders “unprecedented” second retrial in care proceedings following death of 10-year-old girl – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has ordered a second retrial in care proceedings relating to five siblings following the death of a ten-year-old girl in 2016, describing the judgment from the first retrial as“wrong and procedurally unjust”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th November 2019

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Late evidence does not mean automatic protocol exit – Litigation Futures

Posted November 15th, 2019 in appeals, civil procedure rules, costs, damages, employment, evidence, news, pre-action conduct by tracey

‘A circuit judge was wrong to find that an employer’s liability claim automatically exited the pre-action protocol because the defendent challenged the late service of evidence at the stage 3 hearing, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th November 2019

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Appeal court allows contempt proceedings based on pre-action witness statements – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Court of Appeal has allowed a holiday company to bring contempt proceedings against two holiday-makers based on statements made before proceedings were even issued.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 14th November 2019

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Defendant pays an extra £65,000 after fractional Part 36 defeat – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 15th, 2019 in contracts, costs, damages, interest, news, part 36 offers by tracey

‘A losing party has been ordered to pay an extra £65,000 after declining to settle a case over a difference amounting to less than £5,000.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th November 2019

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Man jailed for life for Isle of Wight chainsaw attack murder – The Guardian

Posted November 15th, 2019 in murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The trustee of a communal vegetable garden on the Isle of Wight has been jailed for at least 25 years after murdering a fellow project worker by attacking him with a chainsaw and strangling him.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2019

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Man jailed for paralysing Amazon delivery driver – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2019 in assisting offenders, attempted murder, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A driver who left an Amazon delivery worker paralysed from the waist down by dragging him along a road for almost 100m has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2019

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Number of criminals given immediate custodial sentences at lowest level for a decade – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 15th, 2019 in criminal justice, fines, imprisonment, Ministry of Justice, news, sentencing, statistics by tracey

‘The number of convicted criminals who are sent straight to jail is at its lowest level for a decade, despite crime rising steadily over the same period, the latest figures have revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2019

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Illegal steroid operation gang jailed over £65m distribution – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2019 in conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A group of men who ran an operation worth more than £65m distributing illegal steroids have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2019

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Millionaire who claimed his girlfriend died accidentally after ‘rough sex’ loses appeal against prison sentence – The Independent

‘A millionaire property tycoon who left his injured and bleeding partner to die after claiming she had been injured during “rough sex” has lost an appeal to have his prison sentence cut.’

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The Independent, 14th November 2019

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Rape victims who had cases dropped could demand review over ‘secret prosecution targets’ – The Independent

‘Rape victims whose alleged attackers were not prosecuted could have their cases reviewed in light of the exposure of “secret targets”, a watchdog has said.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2019

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Victims of bank transfer scams risk being left unprotected – The Guardian

Posted November 15th, 2019 in banking, codes of practice, compensation, fraud, news, victims by tracey

‘Bank transfer scam victims risk being left unprotected from January after the industry failed to agree a plan to compensate people. More than £1m a day is being lost to scams in which people are duped into authorising a payment to an account controlled by a criminal. The failure to agree a protection plan may make it more likely that the next government will step in.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2019

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Childline reports 16% increase in victims of sexual exploitation – The Guardian

‘The number of child sexual exploitation victims counselled by Childline has risen by 16% in a year, with perpetrators believed to be increasingly preying on targets online.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2019

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Tommy Robinson appears in High Court over ‘very serious allegations’ about Syrian child bullied in viral video – The Independent

‘Tommy Robinson has appeared at the High Court over his comments about a Syrian refugee boy who was filmed being attacked at his school in Huddersfield.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2019

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Former minister’s son branded ‘manipulative’ as he is jailed for seven years for killing toddler with car seat – Daily Telegraph

‘A former minister’s son has been branded “manipulative and cunning” as he was jailed for seven years for killing a three-year-old with a car seat.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2019

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Michael Weir guilty of 1998 ‘double jeopardy’ murders – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2019 in DNA, double jeopardy, forensic science, murder, news, retrials by tracey

‘A jewel thief who beat two elderly people to death in their own homes has been convicted of their murders two decades on.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2019

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Court overturns CVA supervisors’ decisions to reject creditors’ proofs of debt – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 14th, 2019 in contracts, debts, insolvency, news by tracey

‘The High Court in England has overturned decisions made by supervisors of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) to reject creditors’ proof of debt for dividend purposes.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th November 2019

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The law on email signatures moves forward – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 14th, 2019 in electronic mail, Law Commission, news by tracey

‘Electronic signatures automatically generated at the bottom of emails can bind businesses to contracts. Though the law remains subject to change, a recent court ruling and separate report by the Law Commission in England and Wales highlight how emails are no longer as informal as they used to be.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th November 2019

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New Balance fails to equalise in sponsorship dispute – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted November 14th, 2019 in contracts, interpretation, news, sport by tracey

‘In a step change from the days of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust v Compass Group UK and Ireland Ltd (trading as Medirest) in which the Court of Appeal rejected the notion of a general doctrine of good faith, many construction contracts now include an express requirement to act in “good faith”.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 13th November 2019

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