Judge finds threshold met on facts before the Court despite all parties considering it was not – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 27th, 2023 in news by sally

‘A High Court judge has found the threshold was crossed for the making of a care order for a 14-year-old girl, despite all parties thinking it was not met.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th January 2023

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Fifth of LGBTQ+ people in UK subjected to conversion practices – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2023 in news by sally

‘More than 400,000 people who are gay, transgender or non-binary have been subjected to someone trying to change, “cure” or suppress their sexual orientation or gender identity, according to new research that suggests a proposed ban on conversion practices will have a wider impact than previously thought.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2023

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Windrush report: Suella Braverman scraps three recommendations – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2023 in news by sally

‘The head of the Windrush inquiry has expressed disappointment after the home secretary confirmed the government was dropping three key commitments made in the wake of the scandal.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2023

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Robert Greally: The Brown Report: Political Legitimacy and the Power of the Assembly – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted January 27th, 2023 in news by sally

‘The Brown Commission has recommended replacing the House of Lords with an elected Assembly of the Nations and Regions of the UK. In recent posts, the Commission’s proposals for legally empowering the Assembly to scrutinise bills and to protect the constitution have come under criticism on several grounds. First, there are concerns that the Assembly would be unable effectively to scrutinise ordinary bills, as unlike the Lords, the Assembly would lack the legal power to delay such bills. Second, the Assembly would be vested with the power to veto bills which amend existing constitutional arrangements. Yet the Commission not only fails to provide a definitive list of existing constitutional statutes that could be protected by the veto but also envisaged that in exceptional circumstances the House of Commons may still assert its primacy through a specific but currently undetermined processes. Thus, it has been argued the proposed position is not drastically different from the existing legislative process established by the Parliament Acts. Third, there is an implicit concern that the Assembly’s elected membership may hinder rather than facilitate the Assembly in scrutinising and protecting the constitution.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 26th January 2023

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Supreme Court agrees to hear housing case over failure to provide suitable accommodation, mandatory relief and budgetary constraints – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 27th, 2023 in news by sally

‘The Supreme Court has granted the London Borough of Croydon permission to appeal in a dispute over mandatory relief in cases where councils have failed to provide suitable accommodation for a person owed the main housing duty.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th January 2023

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Large rise in men referred to Prevent over women-hating incel ideology – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2023 in news by sally

‘There has been a large rise in the number of young men referred to the government’s Prevent scheme over the women-hating “incel” ideology, official statistics have shown.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2023

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Liverpool teenage gunman who waged ‘open warfare’ jailed – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2023 in news by sally

‘A teenage gunman who waged “open warfare” on the streets of Liverpool has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2023

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Laughing gas could be banned from sale in antisocial behaviour crackdown – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2023 in news by sally

‘Laughing gas could be banned from general sale with possession potentially criminalised unless someone has a “legitimate reason” to have it, according to reports.’

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The Guardian, 25 January 2023

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Vulnerable woman lay dead in Surrey flat for more than three years – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2023 in news by sally

‘A severely mentally ill woman whose dead body lay in her home unnoticed for more than three years was effectively “abandoned and left to die” by NHS and social services who missed repeated chances to save her, her family has alleged.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2023

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New ‘failure to prevent’ offence could hit lawyers – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 27th, 2023 in news by sally

‘The government is preparing to bring in new laws to create an offence of ‘failure to prevent fraud’ that could put solicitors at risk of facing prosecution.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th January 2023

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Paedophile given custody of girl he then abused and got pregnant – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2023 in news by sally

‘A young girl who became pregnant after abuse by a convicted paedophile had been placed in his care despite authorities knowing his past, a report has revealed.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2023

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Court of Protection judge gives suspended jail sentence to mother of P – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 27th, 2023 in news by sally

‘The Court of Protection has sentenced a woman to 28 days in jail for contempt, but suspended the sentence for a year on condition she does not engage in any further contempts.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th January 2023

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Case Preview: Republic of Mozambique v Privinvest Shipbuilding SAL (Holding) and Ors – UKSC Blog

Posted January 27th, 2023 in news by sally

‘In this post, Eilidh Douglas, Senior Associate in the ICE Disputes team at CMS, previews the case of Republic of Mozambique v Privinvest Shipbuilding SAL (Holding) and Ors, which was heard by the UK Supreme Court on 24 and 25 January 2023.’

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UKSC Blog, 26th January 2023

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Rapist who threatened to kill victim’s date has sentence reviewed – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2023 in news by sally

‘The government’s top law officials are reviewing a jail sentence handed to a man who forced a woman to have sex with him to save the life of a man with whom she was on a first date.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 20223

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BSB to commission independent review of enforcement processes – Legal Futures

Posted January 27th, 2023 in news by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is to commission an “independent end-to-end” review of its enforcement processes in a bid to improve its much-criticised performance.’

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Legal Futures, 27th January 2023

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Bill of Rights: Call to scrap plans to rewrite human rights law – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2023 in bills, human rights, news, select committees by sally

‘Plans to rewrite UK human rights law would “damage people’s ability to enforce their rights” inside and outside court, MPs and peers say.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2023

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Sacked GCHQ employee launches legal claim under whistleblowing defence – The Guardian

‘A GCHQ employee who was sacked after calling publicly for the resignation of the UK’s most senior civil servant during the final weeks of Boris Johnson’s government is launching a legal claim under whistleblowing legislation.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2023

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Government consults on statutory code to crack down on “fire and rehire” practices – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Government has unveiled a “crackdown” on controversial dismissal and re-engagement tactics through a planned statutory code of practice.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th January 2023

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New Judgment: Barton and others v Morris and another in place of Gwyn-Jones (deceased) [2023] UKSC 3 – UKSC Blog

Posted January 26th, 2023 in contracts, estate agents, fees, news, sale of land, Supreme Court by sally

‘Foxpace Limited (“Foxpace”), the Fourth Respondent, owned a property known as Nash House in London. This appeal concerns an oral agreement between Foxpace and Mr Barton, the First Respondent, about Nash House. In the High Court it was held that Foxpace agreed to pay Mr Barton £1.2 million if he introduced a purchaser for Nash House who bought it for £6.5 million. The £1.2 million represented deposits and other expenses that Mr Barton had lost on two previous attempts to buy Nash House.’

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UKSC Blog, 25th January 2023

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‘Potentially risky’ people being released after years on remand, watchdog warns – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2023 in dangerous offenders, news, prisons, probation, remand by sally

‘Potentially dangerous prisoners are spending years on remand before disappearing into the community after their release without being properly monitored, the prisons watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2023

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