Deportation: Supreme Court revisits Unduly Harsh and Very Compelling Circumstances Tests – EIN Blog

‘On 20 July 2022, the UK Supreme Court gave its judgment in the three joined appeals of HA (Iraq), RA (Iraq) and AA (Nigeria) [2022] UKSC 22. The full judgment can be found here. These were all deportation appeals decided by the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal found in favour of the three individuals and the Secretary of State, through the Home Office, appealed to the Supreme Court.’

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EIN Blog, 3rd August 2022

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Some reflections on the new world order – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted August 4th, 2022 in disclosure, news, pilot schemes, practice directions, witnesses by tracey

‘In the Business and Property Courts (B&PCs), Practice Direction (PD) 57AC has applied to all trial witness statements signed since 6 April 2021. The commencement date of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme (under PD 51U), was 1 January 2019. However, it has been approved and will become permanent from 1 October 2022 (under PD 57AD).

I want to share a few reflections, based on recent experience, around how the rules in these two Practice Directions can interact at trial.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 3rd August 2022

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com

Case Comment: Hastings v Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd and Anor [2022] UKSC 19 – UKSC Blog

‘In this post, Sophie Malley, a trainee solicitor at CMS, comments on the decision in Hastings v Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd and Anor [2022] UKSC 19, the first product liability case to reach the UK Supreme Court.’

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UKSC Blog, 1st August 2022

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Housing authority acquisitions policies – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 4th, 2022 in homelessness, housing, local government, news by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has recently ruled that a local housing authority failed to comply with its own acquisitions policy. Stathis Kosteletos, Clive Adams and Jonathan Hulley examine the ruling.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

The High Court’s approach to cladding claims – Local Government Lawyer

‘Judith Hopper and William Cursham analyse a recent ruling where a High Court judge awarded a housing association substantial damages in a claim relating to defective cladding.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

OIC mixed claims: 14 months on and still no nearer the Court of Appeal – Legal Futures

Posted August 4th, 2022 in appeals, electronic filing, news, personal injuries, statistics by tracey

‘Little progress has been made in the plan to take test cases of so-called mixed claims from the Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal to the Court of Appeal, it admitted yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 4th August 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Draft sentencing guidelines for child cruelty offences published – Sentencing Council

Posted August 4th, 2022 in child cruelty, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The Council is consulting on updated sentencing guidelines for offenders convicted of child cruelty offences in England and Wales.’

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Sentencing Council, 4th August 2022

Source: www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk

Monopolies watchdog orders sale of searches firm – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 4th, 2022 in competition, news, sale of land, takeovers by tracey

‘A multinational legal and financial software business has been ordered to sell a British property searches firm in a rare intervention by the monopolies watchdog. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) revealed today that an investigation had concluded that last year’s £91.5m acquisition of TM Group by Dye & Durham “substantially lessens competition in the supply of property search services in England and Wales”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 3rd August 2022

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Solicitor’s pay cut for moving north was lawful, tribunal rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Crown Prosecution Service was entitled to reduce the salary of a solicitor who moved to the north-east, an employment judge has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 3rd August 2022

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Guildford pub bomb family demands fresh police probe – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2022 in explosives, inquests, inquiries, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Police should reopen an inquiry into an IRA bombing which killed five and left 11 people wrongly imprisoned, a family of one of the victims has said.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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Mesh surgeon Tony Dixon fails in anonymity bid – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2022 in anonymity, negligence, news, reporting restrictions by tracey

‘A former surgeon facing dozens of negligence claims has failed to stop reporting restrictions being applied to a legal case.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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Manchester student money launderer given suspended jail sentence – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2022 in money laundering, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A student who reported himself to police as a suspicious train passenger while carrying more than £250,000 in a suitcase has been sentenced.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s family make final plea to ‘let him die with dignity’ – The Independent

Posted August 4th, 2022 in bereavement, children, families, hospitals, news by tracey

‘Family members of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee are making a final plea for him to have “a dignified death”, as the protracted legal battle over his life edges to its conclusion.’

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The Independent, 4th August 2022

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Daniel Morgan murder: no officers will face punishment, says police watchdog – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2022 in corruption, inquiries, London, murder, news, police by tracey

‘Every officer involved in the Daniel Morgan scandal will escape punishment, the police watchdog has announced, despite an independent inquiry finding that corruption in the Metropolitan police shielded the private detective’s killers with the force ignoring information.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2022

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UK policing and border control infiltrated by war mentality, says report – The Guardian

‘Policing, border control and surveillance have become increasingly militarised in the UK and infiltrated by a “war mentality”, according to a report.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2022

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Logan Mwangi murder: Craig Mulligan won’t get sentence increased – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2022 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager who helped murder five-year-old Logan Mwangi before dumping his body in a river will not have his sentence increased.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2022

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Banned Russian oligarchs exploited UK secrecy loophole – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2022 in anonymity, company law, money laundering, news, partnerships, Russia by tracey

‘Sanctioned Russian oligarchs from Vladimir Putin’s inner circle exploited a UK secrecy loophole left open by the government. Arkady and Boris Rotenberg – judo partners of the Russian president – used a type of company that was not required to identify its real owners.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2022

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Ageism and antisemitism in employment: Dooley – Law & Religion UK

‘A classic example of how not to treat staff (or simply how not to behave in any circumstances).’

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Law & Religion UK, 3rd August 2022

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Discrimination and Freedom of Belief in the Sex and Gender Debate – UK Human Rights Blog

‘We do not usually cover first-instance employment tribunal judgments on this blog, but two cases handed down in the last three weeks – Forstater v. CGD Europe and Bailey v. Stonewall Equality Ltd and Garden Court Chambers – have attracted so much attention that we feel an exception must be made. Both cases involved women with ‘gender critical’ beliefs who faced hostility in their workplaces after expressing them. Both succeeded in their claims of direct discrimination and victimisation on grounds of belief under the Equality Act 2010. Although neither of the cases sets a binding precedent for other courts or tribunals, they contain interesting legal analysis and comment about the importance of freedom of expression and freedom of belief in the context of work which is of wider significance.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd August 2022

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Judge dismisses bid by council for unadmitted allegations to be tried, saying it would be “deplorable waste of resources” – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Family Court judge has dismissed a local authority’s application for un-admitted allegations to be tried, saying he could not see any upside in allowing that to happen.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk