Children as young as 11 placed in unregulated care homes – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2019 in news by sally

‘Children as young as 11 years old are illegally being placed in unregulated homes in England, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2019

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Child sex abuse inquiry: Victims with criminal records denied compensation – BBC News

‘Survivors of sexual abuse in care homes are denied compensation or have payouts cut because of their own criminal convictions, an inquiry has found.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2019

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Thousands of rape reports inaccurately recorded by police – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2019 in consent, criminal records, mental health, news, police, rape, statistics by sally

‘Thousands of reports of rape allegations have been inaccurately recorded by the police over the past three years and in some cases never appeared in official figures, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2019

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Mum faced £10k bill to move from rapist neighbour – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2019 in disabled persons, fees, housing, local government, news, ombudsmen, rape, victims by sally

‘A mother who discovered her disabled daughter’s rapist had moved next door was told she would have repay £10,000 to a council to leave her property.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2019

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Judge praises LiPs denied adjournment to find solicitors – Litigation Futures

Posted September 20th, 2019 in adjournment, legal representation, litigants in person, news, probate by sally

‘A deputy master hearing a probate dispute in the High Court said the way litigants in person ran their defence justified a decision not to adjourn the case so they could instruct new lawyers.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th September 2019

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Ex-partner suing firm denied sight of its NDAs – Legal Futures

‘A former partner suing south-east law firm McMillan Williams over alleged sexual misconduct and harassment has been denied access to any non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) it may have reached.’

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Legal Futures, 20th September 2019

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Peter Beardsley barred from football for seven months over racist language – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, news, racism, sport by sally

‘The former England striker Peter Beardsley has been banned from football for 32 weeks after being found guilty of three charges of racially abusing black players while coach of the Newcastle under-23 team.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2019

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John Major’s lawyer attacks No 10 prorogation claims as ‘misleading’ – The Guardian

‘Downing Street put out “misleading” statements about the prorogation of parliament and published excuses for Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of the Commons that are “not the true reasons”, the supreme court has been told by a lawyer for the former prime minister John Major.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2019

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Student jailed for making 3D printed gun – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2019 in firearms, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “loner” university student has been jailed for making a gun using a 3D printer.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2019

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Concerns raised over prosecution of trafficked British children – The Guardian

‘The children’s commissioner is raising concerns with the Crown Prosecution Service about young victims of human trafficking being prosecuted rather than protected, following a Guardian investigation.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2019

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SIF rule could be “catastrophic” for retired solicitors – Legal Futures

Posted September 20th, 2019 in indemnities, news, notification, retirement, solicitors by sally

‘Refusal by the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) to accept notifications of potential claims could be “catastrophic” for retired solicitors, a specialist in professional regulation and insurance has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 20th September 2019

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Supreme Court: What happened in the suspension of Parliament case? – BBC News

‘This was no ordinary court case. The battle in the Supreme Court over the shutdown of Parliament is a historic test of the powers of the prime minister, MPs and the courts.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2019

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Asylum seeker denied cancer treatment by Home Office dies – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2019 in asylum, cancer, immigration, medical treatment, news by sally

‘An Ethiopian woman who was denied potentially life-saving cancer treatment for six weeks amid confusion about whether she should be charged by the NHS has died aged 39.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2019

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Regulation unlikely to resolve university sexual misconduct case difficulties – OUT-LAW.com

‘The introduction of new regulations or mandating existing guidance is unlikely to address many of the challenges universities face when handling cases concerning serious misconduct, an expert in universities law has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th September 2019

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Jeff King: Miller/Cherry and Remedies for Ultra Vires Delegated Legislation – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘The issue of remedies for any finding that the 2019 prorogation of the UK Parliament is unlawful is presently under discussion in pleadings in the joined appeals of Miller No.2 and Joanna Cherry MP (and others) in the Supreme Court. Essentially, the question concerns what must occur if the minister’s advice is found unlawful, and what is the effect of ‘declaring’ the Order in Council which authorized the prorogation of Parliament to be ultra vires. Does it mean prorogation never legally happened? Should Parliament have been in session all along? How is any summoning or recall to take effect?’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 19th September 2019

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Council hit with £100k fine after exposing workers to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 19th, 2019 in employment, fines, health & safety, industrial injuries, local government, news by tracey

‘Dacorum Borough Council has been fined £100,000 for exposing seven grounds maintenance workers to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), caused by excessive use of power tools.

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th September 2019

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Borough council wins appeal over ‘continuing offence’ in HMO case – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 19th, 2019 in appeals, housing, local government, news, time limits by tracey

‘A ‘continuing’ offence is not time-barred from prosecution by when it was first noted, the High Court has said in an appeal brought by Luton Borough Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th September 2019

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Cut-off between budgeted and incurred costs to be clarified – Litigation Futures

Posted September 19th, 2019 in budgets, civil procedure rules, costs, drafting, news, practice directions by tracey

‘A change to the CPR coming into force on 1 October should provide clearer guidance on the cut-off between budgeted and incurred costs, it has been argued.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th September 2019

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Open justice ‘victory’ revisited – Family Law

‘Laws governing the release of court material to non-parties in civil cases post Cape Intermediate are clear, but has the decision moved transparency laws forward for family proceedings? David Burrows reports.’

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Family Law, 19th September 2019

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Home Office ‘doomed to repeat the mistakes of Windrush’ – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2019 in asylum, burden of proof, government departments, immigration, news, statistics, torture by tracey

‘The mistakes made by the Home Office over the Windrush scandal are doomed to be repeated unless the department completely overhauls its systems, according to a report about its approach to processing immigration applications.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2019

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