My Data Went to the Caribbean. Jamaica? No, It Went of its Own Accord – Panopticon

Posted August 11th, 2020 in appeals, data protection, deportation, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘You have to admire the ingenuity of lawyers. Who would have thought that the GDPR could be a tool to try and force the Home Office to allow a deported overstayer with a lengthy criminal record back into the UK to conduct an in-person appeal? Not the Court of Appeal for a start in Johnson v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 1032.’

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Panopticon, 11th August 2020

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Worker Status Sent Spinning: Case summary of Varnish v British Cycling – 3PB

‘Ms Varnish (the Claimant) is a talented cyclist. She holds world records for track cycling and has won medals at the European Championships, World Cup and Commonwealth Games. She entered into an “Athlete Agreements” with British Cycling (the Respondent). This agreement expressly stated that it was not a contract of employment, that the Respondent would develop an Individual Rider Plan and provide the Claimant with support required, and that the Claimant would, among other things, train to the best of her abilities. The agreement provided for suspension and termination by the Respondent in certain circumstances.’

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3PB, 3rd August 2020

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Stephen Gallagher jailed for murdering his 76-year-old father – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2020 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who stabbed his 76-year-old father to death has been told he will have to serve at least 13 years in prison – and may never be released.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2020

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Chambers giving notice on leases in wake of Covid – Legal Futures

Posted August 11th, 2020 in barristers, coronavirus, leases, news, working time by sally

‘Barristers may be keen to get back to work but they are not going back to chambers, and nearly a third of sets have given or are considering giving partial notice on their leases, according to new research.’

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Legal Futures, 11th August 2020

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High Court overturns ruling that claimant was not fundamentally dishonest – Litigation Futures

Posted August 11th, 2020 in accidents, costs, evidence, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘The High Court has overturned a ruling that a claimant who defeated an argument that a car accident he was involved in was bogus, but lied about his injuries, was not fundamentally dishonest.’

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Litigation Futures, 11th August 2020

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Boy guilty over Oxford Street ‘coronavirus attack’ – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2020 in assault, coronavirus, guilty pleas, hate crime, news, racism, young offenders by sally

‘A 15-year-old boy has admitted attacking a student from Singapore who was told “we don’t want your coronavirus in our country”.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2020

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Race equality chief faces legal challenge over appointment – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2020 in equality, homosexuality, judicial review, news, race discrimination, racism by sally

‘The academic chosen to lead the prime minister’s new racial equality commission, despite having cast doubt on the effects of institutional racism and making homophobic comments in the past, is facing a legal challenge to his appointment.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2020

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New immigration system – key points for the life sciences and technology sectors – Technology Law Update

Posted August 11th, 2020 in brexit, EC law, freedom of movement, immigration, news, visas by sally

‘The Government has published further details about the new immigration system that is due to be implemented from 1 January 2021. The Further Details statement builds on the policy statement that was issued in February 2020. European freedom of movement will end on 31 December 2020 and the new system will apply to all European and non-European applicants.’

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Technology Law Update, 10th August 2020

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Abuse victim accused of ‘grooming’ teacher awarded £1m – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2020 in damages, local government, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘A man sexually abused as a schoolboy has been awarded more than £1m from his teacher’s employer.’

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BBC News, 11th August 2020

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Activists launch London legal action against UK officers in Hong Kong police – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2020 in demonstrations, Hong Kong, news, police, private prosecutions, public order, torture by sally

‘Pro-democracy activists have launched a private prosecution in London against five British officers working for the Hong Kong police, alleging they have taken part in brutal actions against protesters.’

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The Guardian, 10th August 2020

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Newman v Southampton CC: child, mother, journalist – whose rights win out? – Panopticon

‘The High Court handed down judgment on Friday in Newman v Southampton City Council & Ors [2020] EWHC 2103 (Fam), the first recorded judgment concerning journalistic access to the court file in public law family proceedings. The case is likely to be of interest to media lawyers generally, and throws up potential complications surrounding the scope and extent of the privacy rights of children vis-à-vis their parents.’

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Panopticon, 7th August 2020

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High Court: Counsel’s fee for ex-protocol cases not fixed – Litigation Futures

Posted August 10th, 2020 in barristers, civil procedure rules, costs, fees, news, personal injuries, valuation by sally

‘Counsel’s fees for valuing claims which fall out of the personal injury protocols are not subject to fixed costs, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th August 2020

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Mark Taylor: ‘Predatory paedophile’ jailed for 14 years – BBC News

‘A “predatory paedophile” described by police as “every parent’s nightmare” has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2020

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Court of Appeal refuses VW permission to appeal Dieselgate ruling – Litigation Futures

‘The Court of Appeal has refused Volkswagen permission to appeal the decision that it tried to cheat clean air regulations.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th August 2020

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What is a ‘Fit and Proper Person’? – 25 Bedford Row

Posted August 10th, 2020 in chambers articles, company directors, news, sport by sally

‘In this article, Simon Pentol QC examines the flaws in the process that scrutinises the suitability of football club owners and proposes a 10-point plan of revisions.’

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25 Bedford Row, 6th August 2020

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Police racism inquiries in the UK: Do they change how things work? – BBC News

‘Do the police racially discriminate against people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities?’

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BBC News, 10th August 2020

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Can a Tribunal use the “but for” test to decide whether a claimant was treated unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of their disability? – 3PB

‘The answer remains, “No”, on the authority of this recent Court of Appeal decision, which has particular relevance for cases where a disabled Claimant complains that a failure to make adjustments for them, in a timely fashion, has caused them undue stress and suffering.’

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3PB, 3rd August 2020

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Discount for early guilty pleas ‘could be abolished’ – report – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 10th, 2020 in criminal justice, guilty pleas, imprisonment, lord chancellor, news, sentencing by sally

‘Automatically discounted prison sentences for criminals who plead guilty at the earliest opportunity may be abolished in a bid to secure public confidence, it has been reported today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th August 2020

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Where to now? End of eviction ban leaves tenants fearing for future – The Guardian

‘Soon landlords will be able to take action against renters again, which many fear could lead to a rise in homelessness.’

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The Guardian, 9th August 2020

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Eric Joyce: Ex-Labour MP sentenced for child sex offence – BBC News

‘A former Labour MP and ex-Army officer who admitted making an indecent image of a child has been sentenced.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2020

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