Exaggerations and fundamental dishonesty – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 3rd, 2021 in news by tracey

‘Adrian Neale considers the question of when a claimant’s exaggeration of injury can be said to be deliberate and dishonest, following a recent appeal brought by a local authority.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd December 2021

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The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill: the Code of Practice – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 3rd, 2021 in news by tracey

‘In the third article in a three-part series on the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill, Edward Blakeney and Mattie Green examine the accompanying Code of Practice.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd December 2021

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Law Commission to review the Arbitration Act 1996 – Law Commission

Posted December 3rd, 2021 in news by tracey

‘The Law Commission has today, 30 November 2021, announced that it will conduct a review of the Arbitration Act 1996, the principal legislation governing arbitrations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.’

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Law Commission, 30th November 2021

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Domestic abuse and sexual offences to be treated as seriously as knife crime – Home Office

Posted December 3rd, 2021 in news, Uncategorized by tracey

‘Domestic abuse and sexual offences should be considered as seriously as knife crime and homicide, the government announced yesterday as it continues driving forward action to end violence against women and girls.’

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Home Office, 2nd December 2021

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Complaints about barristers’ conduct soar – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 3rd, 2021 in news by tracey

‘Hundreds more complaints about barristers were made over the last year, the regulator has revealed, with “dramatic increases” in reports alleging inappropriate social media use. In the period April 2020 to March 2021, the Bar Standards Board received 1,887 complaints, up by 29% from 1,460 the previous year.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st December 2021

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Dozens of maskless passengers hit with £200 fines after rule reinstated – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2021 in news by tracey

‘Dozens of maskless passengers have been fined as compulsory face coverings were reinstated.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2021

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Man to be extradited to Belgium in connection with Grays lorry deaths – BBC News

Posted December 3rd, 2021 in news by tracey

‘A Vietnamese man will be extradited to Belgium to face charges connected to the deaths of 39 people in a lorry in Essex in 2019.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2021

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Mum diagnosed with cancer has ‘no case’ for surgery on the NHS, court hears – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2021 in news by tracey

‘A 50-year-old mother-of-two diagnosed with a rare form of cancer has “no case” for asking the NHS to pay for her potentially life-saving surgery, lawyers on behalf of a Welsh health board have said.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2021

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Upskirting prosecutions more than double in second year since act became criminal offence – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2021 in news by tracey

‘Upskirting prosecutions have more than doubled in the second year since it was criminalised, with at least a third of offenders also committing other sexual crimes.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2021

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Cabinet Office fined £500,000 over New Year honours list data breach – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2021 in news by tracey

‘The Cabinet Office has been fined £500,000 by the UK’s data watchdog after the postal addresses of the 2020 New Year honours recipients were disclosed online.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2021

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Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Dad and partner guilty of killing six-year-old – BBC News

Posted December 3rd, 2021 in news by tracey

‘A father and his partner have been found guilty of the killing of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2021

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Remand inmates in England and Wales ‘facing second Christmas behind bars’ – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2021 in news by sally

‘Some defendants will be facing “a second Christmas behind bars without the opportunity to prove their innocence”, a legal charity has warned, as the number of remand prisoners in England and Wales detained longer than the legal custody limit continues to rise.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2021

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Man who glued lock of Gorleston vaccine centre is jailed – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2021 in coronavirus, criminal damage, news, sentencing, vaccination by sally

‘A man who put superglue on the lock of a Covid-19 vaccination centre, preventing 504 people from getting jabs, has been jailed for 12 weeks.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2021

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Harassment arrest breached journalist’s human rights, ECtHR rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 2nd, 2021 in freedom of expression, harassment, human rights, news, privacy by sally

‘An arrest on a charge of harassment violated a British journalist’s right to freedom of expression, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled in a judgment likely to be contested by the government.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st December 2021

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Meghan Markle: Mail on Sunday loses appeal in privacy battle over letter to estranged father – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2021 in appeals, media, news, privacy, royal family by sally

‘The publisher of the Mail on Sunday has lost a legal battle to overturn a High Court ruling on its publication of a letter written by Meghan Markle to her estranged father.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2021

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New Judgment: Fratila and another (AP) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2021] UKSC 53 – UKSC Blog

Posted December 2nd, 2021 in benefits, brexit, EC law, news, regulations, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Respondents are Romanian nationals residing in the UK. They both made applications for universal credit in June 2019. At the time of their applications, the Respondents’ right to reside in the UK arose solely from their pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. The Respondents’ applications were refused because the Universal Credit Regulations 2013, as amended by the Social Security (Income Related Benefits) (Updating and Amendment) (EU exit) Regulations 2019 (the “2019 Regulations”) do not permit universal credit to be granted solely on the basis of an individual’s pre–settled status.’

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UKSC Blog, 2nd December 2021

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Ben Raymond: Co-founder of neo-Nazi terrorist group National Action convicted of terror offences – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2021 in news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘The co-founder of the National Action neo-Nazi terrorist group has been convicted of remaining a member after it was banned.’

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The Independent, 1st December 2021

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MoD overhauls rules for investigating sexual offences in armed forces – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2021 in armed forces, courts martial, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Complaint of sexual offences in the armed forces will be dealt with outside the chain of command in future – but military police will retain the right to investigate allegations of rape, the Ministry of Defence announced on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2021

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Man jailed after kidnapping woman by posing as London taxi driver – The Independent

‘A man who posed as a taxi driver before a kidnapping a young woman in central London and attempting to sexually assault her has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 30th November 2021

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Grace period in a time of Covid – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 1st, 2021 in asylum, coronavirus, delay, deportation, detention, housing, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘In R (Babbage) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 2995 (Admin), the Claimant applied for judicial review, claiming that his immigration detention from 27 February 2020 to 29 April 2021 had been unlawful and/or that there was a public law error relating to the delay in the provision of s.4 accommodation. Soole J gave a potentially significant judgment concerning the ambit of the “grace period” for locating s.4 Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 accommodation, i.e. accommodation provided to failed asylum seekers. The judge also made some apposite comments concerning the requirement for appropriate evidence in unlawful detention claims from the relevant decision maker.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th November 2021

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