QC report accuses City firm of acting with conflict of interest – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 14th, 2021 in conflict of interest, law firms, news, reports, surveyors by tracey

‘General counsel and a City firm have come under repeated criticism in a damning report into governance issues at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th September 2021

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Foot fetish man avoids jail for 1,263 nuisance calls to NHS 111 – The Independent

‘A foot fetishist who made more than a thousand calls to the NHS’s 111 service to ask the call handlers about their feet has been convicted and fined.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2021

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Government says discrimination against black people and Travellers ‘objectively justified’ with new laws – The Independent

‘Discrimination against black people and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in a controversial suite of new laws is “objectively justified”, the government has claimed.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2021

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Police launch legal action against government amid row over pensions and pay freeze – The Independent

Posted September 14th, 2021 in judicial review, news, pensions, police, remuneration by tracey

‘Police officers have launched legal action against the government over pensions as relations sour with ministers.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2021

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Bristol masseur jailed for sexually assaulting clients – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2021 in news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A masseur has been jailed after sexually assaulting four women while giving them naked massages.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2021

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Vicarious Liability and the Non-Delegable Duty in the Context of Dental Negligence Claims: Hughes v Rattan – Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog

‘For several years in the 2000s and 2010s, the law relating to vicarious liability and non-fault liability more generally was “on the move”. However, in the last couple of years, the case law dealing with non-fault liability has been far less fruitful for claimants (e.g. Barclays Bank Plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13; SKX v Manchester City Council [2021] EWHC 782 (QB)). So the decision of Heather Williams QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) in the case of Hughes v Rattan [2021] EWHC 2032 (QB) provides an early sign that the tide may be turning back in favour of claimants, at least in the context of medical negligence claims.’

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Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog, 7th September 2021

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The Online Safety Bill Part 2: Do these proposals go too far, leading to overzealous policing? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 13th, 2021 in bills, freedom of expression, human rights, internet, news, police by tracey

‘This post is the second part of two posts on the draft Online Safety Bill. In my first post, here, I detailed the mechanics of the proposed bill in detail. This post will summarise some of the civil society responses since the publication of the draft bill, attempting an evaluation of how reasonable those responses are in light of the available information.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th September 2021

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Another month, another immunity case. Another question ducked by the court? – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 13th, 2021 in appeals, enforcement notices, housing, immunity, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘Roderick Morton analyses an appeal against a decision of an inspector to dismiss the appellant’s appeal against an enforcement notice issued by a council in respect of the unauthorised conversion of a property into two flats.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th September 2021

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Service of documents in civil proceedings: A lesson in getting it right – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 13th, 2021 in case management, civil procedure rules, documents, news, service, time limits by tracey

‘Lynsey Oakdene and Kathryn Vickers highlight a recent judicial review case in which the claim form was set aside because it was served late and the court declined to exercise its case management powers.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th September 2021

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The Importance of Obtaining a Recognised Jewish Get when Jewish Couples Divorce and what more is being done to protect ‘chained’ wives – Family Law

Posted September 13th, 2021 in divorce, families, Judaism, news by tracey

‘Partner Lucy Greenwood & trainee Solicitor Feriha Tayfur update their review of Jewish divorces (“Get”) and potential solutions to family law practitioners and clients who need to ensure that a Jewish client obtains both a civil and religious divorce.’

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Family Law, 9th September 2021

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Cheshire man sentenced for racist abuse of England players – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A Cheshire man has been sentenced for posting racist abuse about England players on the night of the Euro finals in July.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th September 2021

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Plans to extend fixed costs are ‘fraught with danger’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 13th, 2021 in costs, Ministry of Justice, news by tracey

‘Fixed recoverable costs are being expanded – and despite opposition from lawyers who accuse the government of “shoe-horning” cases into a simpler system, the government appears unlikely to budge.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th September 2021

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‘Scandalous’ SRA delays in investigation of disciplinary cases – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A renowned authority on regulating solicitors has today condemned “scandalous” delays in the investigation of disciplinary cases by the SRA. Greg Treverton-Jones QC, long-time co-author of The Solicitor’s Handbook, says solicitors can wait years for their cases to conclude, even where they are exonerated or only suffer a rebuke. In the meantime, they face the “appalling ordeal” of placing their professional lives on hold and in some cases can find themselves unemployable.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th September 2021

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Financial Remedy Update, September 2021 – Family Law Week

‘Rose-Marie Drury, Principal Associate at Mills and Reeve, consider the important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during August 2021.’

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Family Law Week, 9th September 2021

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Inquest delays: Three-year wait for answers over death of girl, 4 – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2021 in bereavement, children, coronavirus, delay, inquests, Ministry of Justice, news, statistics by tracey

‘A mum whose four-year-old daughter died with sepsis says waiting more than three years for her inquest has added to her grief.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2021

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Bernadette Walker: Man jailed for life for murdering girl who called him her father – The Independent

‘A man who murdered the teenage girl who called him her father has been sentenced to life in prison and must serve 32 years before he can be considered for release.’

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The Independent. 11th September 2021

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Cressida Dick: Tech giants make it impossible to stop terrorists – BBC News

‘The Metropolitan Police commissioner has accused tech giants of making it harder to identify and stop terrorists.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2021

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Grenfell Inquiry: Government petition launched calling minister to examine discrimination role in fire – The Independent

‘A government petition has been launched calling for an inquiry into the role of institutional discrimination in the Grenfell Tower fire. The petition is calling for an “independent, expertise-led and community-centred” inquiry into whether institutional racism, classism and/or discrimination against religion contributed to the events leading to the fire.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2021

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Declan Jones: Community welcomes jailing of former police officer following attacks on Black men – The Independent

‘Campaigners have welcomed the jailing of a police officer who assaulted two Black people – including a child – as a positive step towards justice.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2021

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Rapist paramedic Andrew Wheeler faced investigation in 2010 – BBC News

‘A paramedic convicted of raping a patient had been reported to police by an ambulance service nearly a decade before he was charged.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2021

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