Entain to pay £17m for failing on rules to make gambling safer and crime free – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2022 in fines, gambling, licensing, news by sally

‘Entain, the gambling firm behind Ladbrokes and Coral, could lose its licence to operate in the UK after it was told to pay a record £17m settlement over its inaction as individual customers spent hundreds of thousands of pounds.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2022

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A Claimant’s Right To Apply for Further Damages Under a PDO Passes, on Death, to Their Estate and May Be Advanced by the Executor – Ropewalk Chambers

‘On Friday 22 July 2022, Johnson J handed down judgment in Power v Bernard Hastie & Company Ltd & others [2022] EWHC 1927 (QB) in respect of an application for an order for substitution made by the executor of the deceased’s estate. The judgment provides High Court authority for the proposition that a claimant’s right to seek further damages under a PDO passes, on their death, to their estate, a finding previously made by HHJ Roberts in his judgment in Guilfoyle v North Middlesex University Hospitals NHS Trust (County Court at Central London, 4 April 2018).’

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Ropewalk Chambers, 1st August 2022

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Supreme Court decision highlights complexity of the UK’s tax system – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 17th, 2022 in appeals, corporation tax, HM Revenue & Customs, news, Supreme Court, taxation by sally

‘A recent UK Supreme Court decision is a reminder of some of the issues that need to be considered when calculating UK corporation tax profits whilst also highlighting the complexity of the UK’s tax system.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th August 2022

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Council reaffirms adoption of development plan document despite judicial review threat – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 17th, 2022 in housing, judicial review, local government, news, planning by sally

‘Mid Sussex Council has reaffirmed its decision to adopt a development plan document that could see the building of 1700 homes, despite a threat of judicial review by one of its own councillors, who argues the decision was procedurally flawed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th August 2022

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Sarah Everard vigil protester sues Met police after conviction – The Guardian

‘A woman who was arrested and charged after attending the vigil for Sarah Everard in Clapham last year has launched civil proceedings against the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2022

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Realistic care options without magic wands: CV (A Child) (Placement Order) [2022] EWCA Civ 930 – Becket Chambers

‘This article considers the successful appeal of a first instance case in which a final placement order was made in respect of a young child with complex medical needs.’

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Becket Chambers, 10th August 2022

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Post Office inquiry chair urges higher legal fees for compensation advice – Legal Futures

‘It is “essential” that sub-postmasters claiming on one of the compensation schemes following the Horizon scandal can recover their legal costs, the chair of the Post Office scandal enquiry said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 16th August 2022

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Fiduciaries and the power of investment: when is an ethical investment not an investment? – Wilberforce Chambers

Posted August 16th, 2022 in charities, environmental protection, fiduciary duty, news, trusts by sally

‘The universe of socially responsible or “ethical” investments has been expanding exponentially in recent years.’

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Wilberforce Chambers, 18th July 2022

Source: www.wilberforce.co.uk

Family Public Law … Choosing an Expert – Becket Chambers

Posted August 16th, 2022 in expert witnesses, family courts, news, practice directions by sally

‘When it is decided that it is “necessary” – and that is the first question to be decided by the Court (Practice Direction 25 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010) – this should be as early as possible within the start of proceedings.’

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Becket Chambers, 11th August 2022

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CMG Pension Trustees Ltd v CGI IT UK Ltd [2022] EWHC 2130 (Ch) – Radcliffe Chambers

Posted August 16th, 2022 in forfeiture, interpretation, news, ombudsmen, pensions by sally

‘On 11 August 2022 Mr Justice Leech handed down judgment in CMG Pension Trustees Ltd v CGI IT UK Ltd [2022] EWHC 2130 (Ch), a claim primarily concerning the construction of a rule in the CMG UK Pension Scheme which the defendant sponsoring employer contended provided for forfeiture of members’ benefits in specified circumstances.’

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Radcliffe Chambers, 11th August 2022

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Employer’s Liability after the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013: The Latest – Ropewalk Chambers

Posted August 16th, 2022 in accidents, employment, health & safety, news, statutory duty by sally

‘The passing of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (‘ERRA’) was anticipated to have a profound impact on the way in which employer’s liability claims were litigated. The effect of section 69 was to remove civil liability for breaches of the variety of health and safety regulations which imposed strict liability on employers to employees injured in accidents at work.’

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Ropewalk Chambers, 28th July 2022

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Court of Appeal to consider crypto ‘duty of care’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 16th, 2022 in appeals, cryptocurrencies, duty of care, news by sally

‘The question of whether developers of cryptocurrencies and other blockchain-based assets owe a duty of care to investors in their products is to be examined in the Court of Appeal. Ruling last week in Tulip Trading v Van der Laan and Ors, Lady Justice Andrews granted permission for a Seychelles company owned by Dr Craig Wright, who claims to have invented the bitcoin digital currency to appeal a judgment by Mrs Justice Falk of 25 March denying jurisdiction over a claim for breach of fiduciary and tortious duties.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th August 2022

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Supreme Court refuses City of London permission to appeal in dispute with leaseholders over service charges – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 16th, 2022 in appeals, leases, news, service charges, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has refused the City of London Corporation permission to appeal in a dispute with leaseholders of a tower block over whether certain repairs to their homes were chargeable to them, it has emerged.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th August 2022

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Inflation and the Gender Pension Gap – Pump Court Chambers

Posted August 16th, 2022 in indexation, national insurance, news, pensions, women by sally

‘The June 2022 Office of National Statistics, Consumer Prices Index (CPI) figures show that inflation hit a new 40-year high of by 9.4% in the 12 months to June 2022. Indications suggest it could reach 12% in October 2022. If we could predict the future, we would all be billionaires. That said, inflation is here to stay for the short term at least.’

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Pump Court Chambers, 25th July 2022

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Full leave And Full Pay for Every Worker: Harpur Trust v Brazel – Old Square Chambers

Posted August 16th, 2022 in casual workers, holiday pay, holidays, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The entitlement to 5.6 weeks’ paid annual leave in the Working Time Regulations (WTR) is fairly straightforward to operate for full-time employees, working five days a week and paid a fixed salary. The employer just needs to let them take five weeks and three days off work, and carry on paying them their salary. Ever since the seminal judgment of the CJEU in BECTU we have known that the right in the parent Directive applies to all workers, without exception, from day one. But what does a right, expressed in weeks, mean for those, often misleadingly referred to as ‘atypical’ workers, who work only some days a week, only some weeks of the year or under a zero hours contract? What is the link, if any, between the time or hours worked and the period of annual rest?’

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Old Square Chambers, 20th July 2022

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Fresh warning over barristers making “supportive” comments about cases – Legal Futures

Posted August 16th, 2022 in barristers, conflict of interest, media, news by sally

‘A senior QC has called for the “fundamentally contradictory” rules on what barristers can say in public about their cases to be re-examined.’

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Legal Futures, 16th August 2022

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Will Trial Rape Courts Address Low Conviction Rates? – Each Other

Posted August 16th, 2022 in courts, domestic violence, news, pilot schemes, prosecutions, rape, victims by sally

‘A year after the Government’s Rape Review, a pilot scheme was announced that would establish three specialist rape courts in England. But with concerns from the sector about access to justice, survivors’ welfare and funding: Will specialist rape courts address low conviction rates and support survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence?’

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Each Other, 12th August 2022

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Clarity for Irregular Workers: Paid Annual Leave Accrual in the Supreme Court – Littleton Chambers

Posted August 16th, 2022 in casual workers, holiday pay, holidays, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Joel Wallace provides a review of the recent Supreme Court decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel [2022] UKSC 21. A copy of the judgment can be found here. Topics include: annual leave entitlement, annual leave pay, zero-hour contracts, gig workers and irregular workers.’

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Littleton Chambers, 28th July 2022

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Right to free period products becomes law in Scotland – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2022 in education, health, local government, news, Scotland, women by sally

‘Scotland has made public health history by making it the law for public settings to provide period products.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2022

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Woman told not to let ‘hormones get out of control’ wins age discrimination case – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 16th, 2022 in age discrimination, employment tribunals, news, unfair dismissal by sally

‘A middle-aged woman regarded as “menopausal” by her younger male boss has won an age discrimination case after being told not to let her hormones get “out of control”, an employment tribunal has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th August 2022

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