Dark web child abuse forum administrators jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The second moderator of a dark web forum for sharing indecent pictures of children to be jailed within a week has today received five years and four months in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th February 2024

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Civil case over £237m collapse of London Capital & Finance opens – with counsel leaving – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 20th, 2024 in barristers, fees, insolvency, legal representation, news, unfair commercial practices by tracey

‘Counsel for a defendant in a civil case concerning the £237m collapse of mini bond issuer London Capital & Finance excused themselves from court on the first hearing day this morning – stating that there was no prospect of their fees being paid.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th February 2024

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Campaigners lose another challenge over Stonehenge tunnel plan – The Independent

Posted February 20th, 2024 in environmental protection, monuments, news, planning, roads by tracey

‘Campaigners have lost a High Court challenge over renewed plans to build a road tunnel near Stonehenge.’

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The Independent, 19th February 2024

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Drug dealer first to be jailed for possessing laughing gas after ‘party bags’ found in car – The Independent

Posted February 20th, 2024 in drug offences, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A drug dealer caught with “party bags” containing canisters of laughing gas has become the first person to be jailed for possessing the drug since it was outlawed, the Crown Prosecution Service said.’

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The Independent, 19th February 2024

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Ibrahima Bah: Dinghy pilot guilty over Channel migrant deaths – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2024 in homicide, immigration, negligence, news, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A man who piloted a boat in the English Channel has been found guilty of the manslaughter of four migrants who drowned when it ran into difficulty.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2024

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Baby formula milk investigated over high prices – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2024 in children, competition, consumer protection, food, news by tracey

‘The UK infant formula market is under investigation after regulators said parents could be saving £500 in their baby’s first year.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2024

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Royal Parks workers bring landmark case over race and equal pay – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2024 in contracting out, London, minimum wage, news, parks, race discrimination, remuneration by tracey

‘A group of toilet cleaners and attendants for London’s most famous parks could be about to make legal history in the court of appeal by arguing that their outsourced contracts amounted to indirect race discrimination.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2024

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UK special forces have power over Afghan sanctuary claims despite investigation into alleged SAS crimes – The Independent

Posted February 20th, 2024 in Afghanistan, armed forces, conflict of interest, inquiries, news, war crimes, witnesses by tracey

‘UK special forces have frustrated efforts by Afghan troops to gain sanctuary in Britain despite the fact that some of the Afghan soldiers could be witnesses to crimes allegedly committed by British units.’

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The Independent, 19th February 2024

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When does a caravan remain a “caravan”? – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 19th, 2024 in enforcement notices, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘An inspector recently upheld an enforcement notice for a Lake District caravan. Stephanie Bruce-Smith explains why.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th February 2024

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Use of intermediaries in the Family Court – Local Government Lawyer

‘Louise Thomson analyses a judgment containing valuable guidance on the use of intermediaries in the Family Court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th February 2024

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Remediation Orders: What you need to know – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 19th, 2024 in building law, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, repairs by tracey

‘Joe Walker and Helen Arthur explain what a remediation order is and look at two recent cases to see how the First-Tier Tribunal has interpreted the framework for these.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th February 2024

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

ASB and disqualification from the housing register – Nearly Legal

‘Willott, R (On the Application Of) v Eastbourne Borough Council (2024) EWHC 113 (Admin). A judicial review of Eastbourne’s allocation policy and of Eastbourne’s decision to exclude Ms Willott from joining the housing register on grounds of “serious anti social behaviour.”’

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Nearly Legal, 18th February 2024

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Industrial action in the UK – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 19th, 2024 in employment, industrial action, news, trade unions by tracey

‘UK employers faced with industrial action need to understand the steps that a trade union must take before they can lawfully make a call for industrial action and the timing of those steps.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th February 2024

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Tougher sentences for ‘rough sex’ killers – Ministry of Justice

‘Cowards who kill their partners with sexual violence will face longer behind bars as the government continues to clamp down on domestic abuse against women.’

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Ministry of Justice, 14th February 2024

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PI world turns its attention to Supreme Court for mixed-injuries case – Legal Futures

Posted February 19th, 2024 in accidents, appeals, compensation, damages, insurance, news, personal injuries, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Whiplash claimants, insurers and their lawyers will be watching the Supreme Court closely tomorrow when it hears the appeal on how to value so-called mixed injury claims.’

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Legal Futures, 19th February 2024

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Government responds to anti-money laundering recommendations – Law Commission

‘The Government has published its response to the Law Commission’s anti-money laundering report. Of the 19 recommendations made, the Government has accepted, or partially accepted, 13 of them.’

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Law Commission, 15th February 2024

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People smuggler jailed for cramming migrants in van compartment – Home Office

‘A people smuggler has been jailed for cramming 7 migrants into a one-person sleeping compartment and brazenly trying to enter the UK.’

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Home Office, 16th February 2024

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Company fined £450,000 and director and site manager sentenced following death of labourer – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A company has been fined £450,000 and the firm’s director has received a suspended prison sentence after a labourer was crushed to death at a construction site.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th February 2024

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Supreme Court rules that insurer should pay victim’s car hire losses – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 19th, 2024 in accidents, appeals, compensation, damages, insurance, news, road traffic, Supreme Court by tracey

‘An at-fault driver is liable for losses agreed in advance between a claimant and her hire car company, the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th February 2024

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Swindon man fined £20,000 after boat crashed into rocks – BBC News

‘A man has been ordered to pay £20,000 after crashing his boat on to rocks and seriously injuring three passengers.’

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BBC News, 18th February 2024

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