David Gomoh murder: Gang members jailed for NHS worker stabbing – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2021 in news by tracey

‘Four gang members have received life sentences for the murder of a “charismatic and intelligent” NHS worker who died in front of his family.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2021

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Ruling limiting under-16s puberty blockers overturned – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2021 in news by tracey

‘Doctors can judge if under-16s can give informed consent to puberty blocker use, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2021

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Claimant wins Upper Tribunal appeal over tenancy agreement and housing benefit – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 17th, 2021 in news by tracey

‘The London Borough of Sutton has lost a case in the Upper Tribunal over whether a tenancy arrangement was a sham to increase housing benefit.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th September 2021

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Public procurement update – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 17th, 2021 in news by tracey

‘Lynsey Oakdene and Kathryn Vickers consider recent decisions on the role of expedited trials in maintaining automatic suspensions and the admissibility of expert evidence; other notable cases; and the government’s newest judicial review reform proposals.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th September 2021

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Court rejects Slater and Gordon bid to end costs recovery cases – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 17th, 2021 in news by tracey

‘Lawyers chasing personal injury firms over the deductions from former clients’ damages have been handed a huge twin boost by the court.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 17th September 2021

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Prince Philip’s will to remain secret for 90 years, high court rules – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2021 in news by tracey

‘The Duke of Edinburgh’s will is to remain secret to protect the “dignity” of the Queen because of her constitutional role, the high court has ruled. Philip – the nation’s longest-serving consort – died aged 99 on 9 April, just two months before he would have turned 100.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2021

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Judge rules Little Mix concert promoter discriminated against group of deaf mothers at 2017 concert – The Independent

Posted September 17th, 2021 in news by tracey

‘A judge has ruled that a concert promoter for Little Mix discriminated against a group of deaf mothers in 2017.’

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The Independent, 17th September 2021

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Mother wins court case over Staffordshire landfill site emissions – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2021 in news by tracey

‘A mother has won a High Court battle over the regulation of a landfill site accused of emitting noxious gases that risk shortening her son’s life.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2021

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Case backlog for EU citizens to settle in UK ‘may be cleared by Christmas’ – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2021 in brexit, delay, government departments, immigration, news, statistics, visas by tracey

‘New government figures suggest the backlog of applications by EU citizens and their families received by the Home Office for the post-Brexit settlement scheme could be cleared by Christmas.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2021

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Violence against women and girls should be treated with same priority as terrorism, says watchdog – The Independent

‘“Radical” change is needed to stop an epidemic of violence against women and girls in Britain, a watchdog has found.
An inspection sparked by the killing of Sarah Everard, who was kidnapped, raped and murdered by a serving police officer, said police must prioritise protecting women as highly as counter-terrorism.’

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The Independent, 17th September 2021

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Police watchdog probes case of Black man, 70, left in hospital after being stopped for faulty brake light – The Independent

Posted September 17th, 2021 in assault, news, ombudsmen, police, professional conduct, racism by tracey

‘An incident in which an elderly Black man needed hospital treatment for serious facial injuries after being stopped by officers over a faulty brake light has been referred to the police watchdog.’

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The Independent, 17th September 2021

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Dating site fraud: Rhyl barber jailed for £90,000 con – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2021 in fraud, imprisonment, internet, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A conman barber has been jailed for 18 months after conning a woman out of £90,000 through a dating website.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2021

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NHS trusts wrongly billing vulnerable migrants for maternity care, says charity – The Guardian

‘NHS trusts are wrongly hounding vulnerable migrant women for payment of bills of thousands of pounds for maternity care, according to a report.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2021

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Watchdog finds ‘staggering variation’ in police use of Clare’s Law – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2021 in criminal justice, domestic violence, news, ombudsmen, police, statistics, violence, women by tracey

‘Clare’s Law, a scheme designed to protect unsuspecting women from new partners with a history of violence, is not being used properly by police forces, putting some women at risk of harm, a policing watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2021

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Swansea man jailed after CCTV operator witnessed rape – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2021 in closed circuit television, drug offences, imprisonment, news, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for more than eight years after a CCTV operator saw him raping a woman.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2021

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In the Footsteps of Sir Francis Drake: Home Office Plans for the Seas in the Nationality and Borders Bill – EIN Blog

Posted September 16th, 2021 in asylum, bills, enforcement, immigration, international law, news, shipping law, ships by tracey

‘By its Nationality and Borders Bill, through new maritime enforcement powers, the Home Office seeks to extend its activity, beyond the United Kingdom territory, beyond UK territorial waters, and into international waters and into foreign waters. In so doing it seeks powers to stop, board, divert, and detain foreign ships and ships without nationality.’

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EIN Blog, 15th September 2021

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Ruling highlights risk of personal liability of partners in dental practices – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 16th, 2021 in contracts, dentists, negligence, news, partnerships, self-employment, vicarious liability by tracey

‘A recent preliminary judgment by the High Court in London provides a stark reminder of the potential exposure for personal liability faced by partners in dental practices and the need for appropriate contractual protections to mitigate those risks.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th September 2021

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Chambers obtains final injunction after cyber-attack – Legal Futures

Posted September 16th, 2021 in barristers, computer crime, default judgments, injunctions, news by tracey

‘A London chambers hit by a cyber-attack has secured a final injunction from the High Court against “persons unknown”.’

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Legal Futures, 16th September 2021

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Councils launch legal action against Home Office over ‘unfair’ asylum dispersal system – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2021 in asylum, government departments, local government, news by tracey

‘A group of cross-party local council leaders have launched legal action against the Home Office over its “unfair” and ”fundamentally flawed” asylum dispersal system, which they say is leading to vulnerable migrants missing out on vital services.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2021

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Home Office hotels for asylum seekers ‘akin to detention centres’ – report – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2021 in asylum, health & safety, hotels, news, reports by tracey

‘Conditions in hotels used by the Home Office to accommodate asylum seekers during the pandemic are akin to detention centres, according to a report that also says accommodation is often sub-standard and sometimes unsafe.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2021

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