Court of Appeal rejects as “academic” judicial review claim over ending of ‘Everyone In’ homelessness scheme – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal over a High Court judge’s dismissal of a judicial review challenge to the Government’s decision to end the “Everyone In” initiative that was launched to get rough sleepers off the streets during the pandemic.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st August 2022

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Judge throws out “career-ending” contempt claim against solicitor – Legal Futures

Posted August 3rd, 2022 in contempt of court, injunctions, news, solicitors by tracey

‘A High Court judge has rejected a potentially “career-ending” contempt application against a solicitor, describing it as “wholly frivolous” and totally without merit.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd August 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Claim against solicitors was attempt to relitigate private prosecution – Legal Futures

‘A professional negligence claim against a firm of solicitors in the North-East has been thrown out as an attempt to relitigate an unsuccessful private prosecution.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd August 2022

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Research briefing: Scottish independence referendum: legal issues – House of Commons Library

Posted August 3rd, 2022 in devolution, news, parliament, referendums, Scotland by tracey

‘A briefing paper on the legal issues surrounding a Scottish independence referendum.’

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House of Commons Library, 2nd August 2022

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Research Briefing: Brexit and the UK’s Overseas Territories – House of Commons Library

Posted August 3rd, 2022 in brexit, colonies, EC law, news, parliament by tracey

‘What’s the significance of the UK’s departure from the EU for the UK’s 14 Overseas Territories, in relation to trade, funding, defence, and sovereignty?’

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House of Commons Library , 1st August 2022

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‘Irresponsible’ gambling ads from two operators banned by watchdog – The Independent

Posted August 3rd, 2022 in advertising, complaints, gambling, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘An “irresponsible” ad for bookmakers Coral featuring excited spectators at a horse race accompanied by a dramatic soundtrack has been banned over the risk it could pressure those struggling with gambling addiction.’

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The Independent, 3rd August 2022

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Man charged under Treason Act after crossbow incident at Windsor Castle – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2022 in firearms, mental health, news, offensive weapons, royal family, treason by tracey

‘A 20-year-old man has been charged with a treason offence and making threats to kill the Queen, after he was arrested at Windsor Castle with a crossbow on Christmas Day last year.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2022

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Nitrous oxide: Laughing gas dealer caught with 25,000 cylinders jailed Published 13 hours ago – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2022 in drug offences, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for more than two years after he was caught with more than 25,000 cannisters of laughing gas, police said.’

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BBC News, 2nd August 2022

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Labour MP unfairly sacked senior adviser who called him ‘first class idiot’, tribunal finds – The Independent

‘A Labour MP unfairly dismissed his aide and ex-girlfriend after she felt “marginalised and isolated” in the months leading up to her losing her job, a tribunal has found.’

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The Independent, 3rd August 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s life support ‘ending at 11am’ after Supreme Court appeal fails – The Independent

‘The mother of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee said that his life support will be withdrawn at 11am on Wednesday after the family lost a Supreme Court bid to continue his treatment.’

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The Independent, 2nd August 2022

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Carole Packman murder: Parole dates given to paper before family – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2022 in bereavement, families, fraud, media, Ministry of Justice, murder, news, parole by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said it is “deeply sorry” that a murderer’s parole dates were given to a local newspaper before the victim’s family.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2022

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Eco-friendly coffin claims banned by advertising watchdog – BBC News

‘Two funeral providers have been banned from repeating claims about eco-friendly funeral packages by the UK’s advertising watchdog.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2022

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Homelessness updates – Nearly Legal

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in homelessness, housing, local government, news by tracey

‘Abdikadir v London Borough of Ealing (2022) EWCA Civ 979. Where an offer of out of borough accommodation had been made and refused, and a discharge of duty upheld on review, did the council’s failure to notify the other council under section 208(2) Housing Act 1996 mean that the review was invalidated?’

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Nearly Legal, 31st July 2022

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An introduction to the Unified Patent Court (UPC) – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in courts, news, patents by tracey

‘The European patent landscape is changing significantly with the introduction of the unitary patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC). The UPC will provide a one-stop shop for patent litigation throughout a large part of Europe. Decisions will be made by local and regional divisions of the UPC based across Europe that sit under the umbrella of one centralised judicial framework.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st August 2022

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TCC’s judgment in Martlet v Mulalley, a cladding fire safety dispute – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘Cladding disputes have been ubiquitous in recent years. They are a consequence of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017, which led to a wave of inspections, investigations and scrutiny across the UK as building owners sought to ascertain whether or not their buildings were similarly defective. That process has resulted in numerous disputes relating to all sorts of different buildings – whether residential or commercial, old or new, publicly owned or private developments – which have kept practitioners extremely busy over the past five years.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 28th July 2022

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Vardy 0 – 1 Rooney: Wagatha Christie solved at last – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in defamation, internet, news, public interest by tracey

‘The case was a game of two other halves – Coleen Rooney, wife of Wayne, and Rebekah Vardy, wife of Jamie. Steyn J’s judgment left Rooney and her legal team punching the air and dousing themselves in champagne whilst Vardy cradled herself at the side of the pitch, reflecting on the moment she stepped up to take the stand, a moment that will give her nightmares for years. To be clear – I am speaking metaphorically, that didn’t actually happen. If there is one thing reading this judgment has taught me, it is not to make assumptions about whether you are going to be sued for libel, as some people have a really surprising take on the wisdom of doing that.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st August 2022

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Lord Sales, Public Law Conference – Supreme Court

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in constitutional law, judiciary, lectures, news by tracey

‘Long Waves of Constitutional Principle in the Common Law.’

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Supreme Court, 19th July 2022

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AG tells government lawyers to be more like those in private practice – Legal Futures

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in government departments, legal advice, legal profession, news by tracey

‘New guidance on the advice given by government lawyers aims to instil a more “private sector” approach to client service seen in law firms, the Attorney General said yesterday. Suella Braverman said she wanted to move away from the “computer says no” response that has “hampered” ministers.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd August 2022

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High Court upholds ruling that $3m CFA is unforceable – Legal Futures

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in agreements, enforcement, fees, law firms, news, repayment by tracey

‘The High Court has upheld a decision that a law firm which charged its client nearly $3m under an unenforceable conditional fee agreement (CFA) has to repay the money.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd August 2022

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Law reforms proposed for digital assets, including NFTs and other crypto-tokens – Law Commission

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in consultations, cryptocurrencies, Law Commission, news by tracey

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has published new proposals to reform the law relating to digital assets.’

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Law Commission, 28th July 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk