City giant self-reports to SRA after trial streamed live on Zoom – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 7th, 2020 in news by sally

‘A City firm which disobeyed a court order and allowed a libel trial to be live streamed to clients abroad has reported itself to the regulator.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th August 2020

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Government announces independent review of judicial review – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 7th, 2020 in news by sally

‘On 31 July 2020 the Government launched an independent review to examine whether there is a need to reform the judicial review process in the UK. The terms of reference of the review are available here. The review follows pledges in the Conservative manifesto to ensure judicial review is “not abused to conduct politics by another means or to create endless delays”. The terms of reference make it clear that the review aims to consider whether judicial review has encroached too far into the work of the executive branch of government.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th August 2020

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Belly Mujinga: no charges after CPS review of rail worker’s Covid-19 death – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2020 in news by sally

‘No charges will be brought over the death of Belly Mujinga, the railway worker who died of Covid-19 after allegedly being spat on while at work, prosecutors have decided after reviewing the evidence.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2020

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Jail for builder Rob Hayel who ‘left homes at risk of collapse’ – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2020 in news by sally

‘An “immoral” builder who left homes at risk of “catastrophic structural collapse” has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2020

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Watchdog exposes ‘unacceptable’ treatment of children in English court cells – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2020 in news by sally

‘Children with Down’s syndrome and autism were among those left for hours in court cells while they waited for legal representation or transport, a custody watchdog has revealed in a damning report.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2020

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Top judge slates firm over trial live-stream breach – Legal Futures

Posted August 7th, 2020 in news by sally

‘The president of the Queen’s Bench Division has strongly criticised lawyers in the London office of US firm McDermott Will & Emery (MWE) after they allowed a trial to be live-streamed to observers outside the UK without the court’s permission.’

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Legal Futures, 7th August 2020

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Windrush Lawyers: ‘The Government Is Placing Boulders In The Way Of Justice’ – Each Other

Posted August 7th, 2020 in news by sally

‘It has been more than a year since the government launched its scheme to compensate victims of the Windrush scandal, and at least five applicants have died before receiving a penny. EachOther speaks to Windrush lawyers about the “boulders” being placed in the way of justice and what needs to be done.’

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Each Other, 6th August 2020

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Partner fired for ‘topping up’ fees overturns tribunal ruling – Legal Futures

Posted August 7th, 2020 in news by sally

‘The Employment Appeal Tribunal has overturned a ruling that a law firm was entitled to fire a partner who was accused of “topping up” legal aid fees with cash from a client’s father.’

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Legal Futures, 7th August 2020

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Government Scraps Immigration “Streaming Tool” before Judicial Review – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 7th, 2020 in news by sally

‘In response to a legal challenge brought by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI), the Home Office has scrapped an algorithm used for sorting visa applications. Represented by Foxglove, a legal non-profit specialising in data privacy law, JCWI launched judicial review proceedings,, arguing that the algorithmic tool was unlawful on the grounds that it was discriminatory under the Equality Act 2010 and irrational under common law.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th August 2020

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Caroline Flack took her own life amid fears of prosecution, inquest rules – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2020 in news by sally

‘Caroline Flack took her own life after learning she would be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend, following a long struggle with “fluctuating mental health” that was exacerbated by the stress of fame, a coroner has found.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2020

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Watchdog warns UK high-cost lenders about exploitation – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2020 in news by sally

‘The UK’s financial watchdog has warned high-cost lenders about irresponsible repeat lending and exploitative marketing that risks pushing vulnerable borrowers into a cycle of debt.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2020

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Tashan Daniel: Man guilty of London Underground murder – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2020 in news by sally

‘A man has been convicted of murdering an aspiring Olympian who was stabbed to death on a London Underground platform.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2020

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New Judgment: Shagang Shipping Company Ltd (in liquidation) v HNA Group Company Ltd [2020] UKSC 34 – UKSC Blog

‘This appeal arose out of a claim by the appellant under a guarantee of a contract, to charter a vessel which was met with a defence from the respondent that the contract was procured by bribery and that the guarantee was therefore unenforceable. The bribery allegation was based on evidence of confessions that the appellant alleged were obtained by torture and therefore inadmissible.’

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UKSC Blog, 5th August 2020

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Beaver families win legal ‘right to remain’ – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2020 in animals, environmental protection, news by sally

‘Fifteen families of beavers have been given the permanent “right to remain” on the River Otter in East Devon.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2020

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Race to the bottom: reform to planning system in England could be catastrophic – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2020 in housing, news, planning by sally

‘“More good quality, attractive and affordable homes faster.” According to the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, that is the main aim of his “complete overhaul” of the English planning system, announced on Thursday. Yet there is precious little evidence that any of the new measures could lead to higher quality, more attractive or more affordable homes. Instead, the proposals look set to deliver the exact opposite.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2020

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Rise in care children being ‘deprived of liberty’ – BBC News

‘The number of children in care in England and Wales who have restrictions placed on their freedom has tripled in the last two years, BBC News has found.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2020

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Meghan wins court bid to keep friends’ identities secret – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2020 in anonymity, defamation, media, news, privacy, royal family by sally

‘The Duchess of Sussex has won a high court bid to keep secret the identities of five friends who gave anonymous interviews to a US celebrity magazine, in the latest stage of her legal action against the owner of the Mail on Sunday.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2020

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Keeley Bunker: Man guilty of murdering childhood friend – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2020 in murder, news, rape by sally

‘A man has been convicted of raping and murdering his childhood friend on the way home from celebrating her birthday.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2020

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Judge gives reasons for granting interim injunction prohibiting anti-HS2 protesters from overnight sleeping and other acts on council land next to construction site – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has issued his reasons for last month granting Hillingdon Council a limited interim injunction preventing a number of named defendants and persons unknown from doing certain acts on land at Harefield Moor owned by the council and adjoining the site of construction works for part of the HS2 railway line.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th August 2020

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Claimant ordered to pay defence costs after fundamental dishonesty finding – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 5th, 2020 in appeals, compensation, costs, damages, deceit, indemnities, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The High Court has reversed a costs order on appeal after a successful defendant had initially been forced to pay most of the losing claimant’s costs.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st August 2020

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk