High Court upholds reprimand issued by education regulator to teacher who sent obscene response to job rejection email – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 21st, 2021 in appeals, complaints, electronic mail, news, professional conduct, teachers, Wales by sally

‘An interviewee who received a reprimand from an education regulator after he responded to a rejection email with an expletive has lost a High Court appeal of the decision.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th October 2021

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Blue plaque for first practising female barrister Helena Normanton unveiled – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2021 in barristers, monuments, news, women by sally

‘Helena Normanton, the first woman to practise as a barrister and lead murder trials in the English courts, has been honoured with a blue plaque at her former London home.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2021

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Lawyers to submit Yemen war crimes dossier to UK police – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2021 in news, prosecutions, Saudi Arabia, war crimes by sally

‘A group of human rights lawyers will on Wednesday file a legal complaint in the UK accusing key figures in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of being involved in war crimes relating to the war in Yemen.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2021

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Court throws out claim over law firm’s “trivial” data breach – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has imposed indemnity costs on a family that claimed damages for distress after a law firm accidentally sent an email about outstanding school fees to the wrong person.’

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Legal Futures, 21st October 2021

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Facebook and Instagram remove ‘magician’ who incited murder – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2021 in incitement, internet, murder, news by sally

‘A self-styled “black magician” has been removed from Facebook and Instagram after a BBC investigation exposed his influence on the killer of two sisters.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2021

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Police officer who harassed abuse victim granted anonymity – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2021 in anonymity, domestic violence, harassment, news, police, victims by sally

‘A police chief has admitted a decision by a misconduct panel to grant lifelong anonymity to a male officer who harassed a female domestic abuse victim opened the service up to accusations of a lack of transparency.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2021

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Assisted Dying Bill (England & Wales) – Law & Religion UK

Posted October 21st, 2021 in assisted suicide, bills, Christianity, Judaism, news, press releases by sally

‘The second reading of Baroness Meacher’s Assisted Dying Bill is scheduled for Friday 22 October. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi and the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster have issued a joint Press Release, reproduced below, which warns of the risk to vulnerable people should Parliament back a new attempt to change the law on assisted suicide. Links to the information on Physician-assisted dying, including its comparison of the arguments for and against, are also reproduced below.’

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Law & Religion UK, 20th October 2021

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SRA needs “radical rethink” to change disproportionate focus on BAME solicitors – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) needs to rethink its approach radically to tackle the “grimly entrenched” problem of ethnic minority solicitors being over-represented in its enforcement work, it is argued today.’

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Legal Futures, 21st October 2021

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Family of vulnerable man found dead in Dorset prison demand reforms – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2021 in inquests, mental health, news, post-traumatic stress disorder, prisons, suicide by sally

‘The family of a vulnerable prisoner found hanged in his cell have called for improvements in how inmates with mental health issues are cared for after an inquest jury concluded there was a string of failings in his care.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2021

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Black hair discrimination must be banned, equalities watchdog told – The Independent

Posted October 21st, 2021 in education, equality, news, race discrimination, sport by sally

‘A group of parliamentarians, organisations and writers have urged the Equality and Human Rights Commission to ban hair discrimination in schools, places of work and wider society across the UK.’

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The Independent, 20th October 2021

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New Judgment: R (on the application of Majera (formerly SM (Rwanda)) (AP) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] UKSC 46 – UKSC Blog

Posted October 21st, 2021 in bail, deportation, detention, immigration, news, release on licence, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Appellant is a national of Rwanda who had been granted indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom. After being convicted of serious criminal offences in 2006, he received a sentence of imprisonment and in 2012 was made the subject of a deportation order which has never been implemented. When he was later released on licence, the Secretary of State decided that The Appellant should be detained under paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 to the Immigration Act 1971 (“the 1971 Act”), pending his removal or departure from the United Kingdom.’

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UKSC Blog, 20th October 2021

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Senior family judge gives “steer” on when hearings should be in-person, criticises speed of implementation of Public Law Working Group recommendations – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 21st, 2021 in coronavirus, Court of Protection, family courts, news, remote hearings by sally

‘The central theme running through the approach that should apply to whether hearings should be held in person, remotely or a hybrid is that the parties and their lawyers should normally be physically present at court on those occasions when an important decision may be taken, the President of the Family Division has suggested.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th October 2021

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Facebook fined a record £50m by UK competition watchdog – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2021 in competition, fines, internet, news, takeovers by sally

‘Facebook has been fined £50.5m ($70m) by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which accuses it of deliberately breaking rules.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2021

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New Judgment: R (on the application of Majera (formerly SM (Rwanda)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – EIN Blog

Posted October 21st, 2021 in bail, deportation, detention, immigration, news, release on licence, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Appellant is a national of Rwanda who had been granted indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom. After being convicted of serious criminal offences in 2006, he received a sentence of imprisonment and in 2012 was made the subject of a deportation order which has never been implemented. When he was later released on licence, the Secretary of State decided that The Appellant should be detained under paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 to the Immigration Act 1971 (“the 1971 Act”), pending his removal or departure from the United Kingdom.’

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EIN Blog, 20th October 2021

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‘My friends called him PC Perv’: the police officers who prey on crime victims for sex – The Guardian

‘Nicola Brookes was groomed by a senior officer she trusted and she is not alone – 2,000 police officers have been accused of sexual misconduct in four years. In the wake of Sarah Everard’s murder, what can be done?’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2021

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Yat-Sen Chang: Ballet dancer jailed for sex assaults – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2021 in assault, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A former English National Ballet principal dancer who used his “fame and prestige” to sexually assault his students has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2021

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Attorney General hits out at rise in “political litigation” and defends reforms to judicial review – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 21st, 2021 in attorney general, constitutional law, judicial review, judiciary, news, parliament by sally

‘The last decade or so has demonstrated an increased appetite for political litigation, “and, more worryingly, an appetite for putting judges in an invidious position”, by asking them to decide essentially political matters on applications for judicial review, the Attorney General has claimed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th October 2021

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Jehovah’s Witnesses, blood transfusions and capacity: PW – Law & Religion UK

‘In PW (Jehovah’s Witness: Validity of Advance Decision), Re [2021] EWCOP 52, Mrs W, aged 80, had Alzheimer’s. She was seriously ill in hospital with potentially fatal internal bleeding from a gastric tumour and the evidence was that a blood transfusion and surgery could mean that she would live for another five to ten years. However, she had been a practising Jehovah’s Witness for most of her adult life. Her medical team had concluded that she lacked capacity to make decisions about her treatment, but she had made an advance decision in 2001 – which appeared to have been held on a register of such decisions made by Jehovah’s Witnesses – to refuse blood or blood products even if her life was in danger. All parties accepted that the advance decision had been properly made.’

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Law & Religion UK, 19th October 2021

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ULEZ: New pollution charge zone to begin in London – BBC News

‘In less than a week, ULEZ will become ULEX. If you live in London and drive an older diesel or petrol car, radical changes are just around the corner.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2021

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Is Prevent a waste of time? – Daily Telegraph

‘As the counter-terrorism programme comes under scrutiny again following the killing of Sir David Amess, is it fit for purpose?’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th October 2021

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