Legal advice privilege “survives” company’s dissolution – Legal Futures

‘Legal advice privilege (LAP) attaching to communications between a company and its lawyers survives the dissolution of the company, even if the Crown has disclaimed all interest in its former property, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 7th October 2019

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Gender recognition and parenthood – Family Law

‘Jeremy Ford, a Solicitor-Advocate at Cambridge Family Law Practice, acted pro bono on behalf of the Litigation Friend for the child at the centre of the landmark case of TT v Registrar General of England and Wales and Secretary of State for Health and Social Careheard by the President of the Family Division. The judgment was handed down on 25 September 2019 and has been reported as TT, R (On the Application Of) v The Registrar General for England and Wales[2019] EWHC 2384 (Fam) (25 September 2019).’

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Family Law, 7th October 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Lottery winner jailed after using fake ticket to win £2.5 million jackpot – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A former builder who scooped a £2.5m jackpot using a fake lottery ticket has been convicted of fraud by false representation today and sentenced to nine years in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th October 2019

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Man jailed for manslaughter of victim 17 years after assault – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A 47-year-old-man has been jailed for the manslaughter of a man he assaulted in August 2000, who sadly died 17 years later.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th October 2019

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Merricks v Mastercard: £14bn appeal to be heard by Supreme Court – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Supreme Court will rule on a landmark case that will test the standards applied to a Collective Proceedings Order in a major competition claim. Permission has been granted for the defendant in Merricks v Mastercard Incorporated & Anor to bring its appeal against a Court of Appeal ruling from April this year.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 4th October 2019

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‘Devoted’ Windrush sisters face separation because of birth dates – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2019 in citizenship, deportation, families, government departments, immigration, news by tracey

‘Two Windrush sisters who describe themselves as “inseparable” face being split up by the Home Office because of their different dates of birth.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2019

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Shaken baby syndrome cases ‘tip of the iceberg’ – BBC News

‘More than 220 infants in the UK were killed or injured as a result of being shaken in the past decade, analysis of NSPCC figures has found. Serious case reviews were carried out on 1,253 children, with nearly one in six of those reports concluding the youngster had suffered a brain injury. The charity said it believed that number was “the tip of the iceberg”.

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BBC News, 7th October 2019

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Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield retrial – The Guardian

‘The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent who was in command of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough football ground when 96 people were killed in a crush, will on Monday begin his retrial on the criminal charge of manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2019

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Yousef Makki: Joshua Molnar named after judge lifts ban – BBC News

‘A teenager who stabbed his friend in the heart can be named after an order protecting his anonymity was lifted.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2019

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Magistrates raise concerns over county lines defence ‘loophole’ – The Guardian

‘A legal defence for children who claim they are being exploited by county lines drug gangs needs to be monitored more closely, the Magistrates’ Association has warned.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2019

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Nick: Operation Midland detectives cleared of wrongdoing after ‘inadequate’ probe by police watchdog – Daily Telegraph

‘Five detectives were cleared of wrongdoing over their handling of bogus VIP sex ring allegations following a “lamentable and inadequate” inquiry by police watchdogs, a former High Court judge has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th October 2019

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Surrogacy: BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Archers’ storyline highlights legal issues for parents – Family Law

Posted October 4th, 2019 in birth certificates, change of name, news, surrogacy by tracey

‘Rachel Cooper, barrister, Coram Chambers, discusses current UK surrogacy legislation in relation to modern reproductive practices.’

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Family Law, 3rd October 2019

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Sexual violence and harassment cases at universities treble in three years – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2019 in harassment, news, sexual offences, statistics, universities by tracey

‘Sexual violence and harassment cases at universities have trebled in three years, as victims reveal their claims are being investigated by novices.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2019

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Britain’s most senior female barrister kept quiet about sex assault because of fear for career – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2019 in assault, barristers, bullying, harassment, news, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘Britain’s most senior female barrister has revealed that she kept quiet about sexual harassment for fear of ending career. Amanda Pinto QC, Chair-Elect of the Bar Council of England and Wales, said that she even suffered a sexual assault at the hands of a QC when she was a pupil in the 1980s but did not tell anyone for more than three decades.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2019

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Match.com rapist has prison term extended after lying about vasectomy to victim who fell pregnant – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2019 in internet, news, pregnancy, rape, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘A serial rapist who used dating websites including Match.com to target his victims has been given extra prison time for attacks on five more women.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2019

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Health body faces legal action amid concerns over autism ‘cure’ – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2019 in autism, complementary medicine, health, judicial review, medicines, news by tracey

‘The high court is to be asked to decide whether the statutory regulation of homeopaths is safe, amid concerns that some of those on an accredited register are offering an anti-vaccine “cure” for children with autism.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2019

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British police to demand data from US tech giants directly after delays to paedophile investigations – The Independent

‘British police and intelligence agencies will be able to demand suspects’ social media data directly from American technology giants under a new agreement signed with the US government. The Home Office said the landmark agreement would speed up investigations into alleged terrorists, paedophiles and serious criminals.’

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The Independent, 4th October 2019

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‘Unprecedented’ level of special needs complaints upheld – BBC News

‘Breaches of children’s legal right to have special educational needs support have reached unprecedented levels, says an official complaints body. England’s local government ombudsman said not only had there been a spike in complaints, but nine out of 10 of them were upheld in 2018-19.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2019

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Nearly all Home Office misconduct inquiries relate to immigration – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2019 in complaints, government departments, immigration, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘Almost all of the investigations into alleged serious misconduct by Home Office staff relate to immigration matters, the Guardian has learned. Although the department also has responsibility for policing and counter-terrorism, 96% of its internal investigations focus on immigration matters. Scores of these investigations have substantiated allegations against staff made internally or by the public.’

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The Guardian, 4th October 2019

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Women lose landmark High Court fight against pension changes that caused homelessness and destitution – The Independent

Posted October 3rd, 2019 in age discrimination, equality, homelessness, news, pensions, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘Women affected by controversial adjustments made to the state pension age, which campaigners say unlawfully discriminates against women born in the 1950s, have lost their landmark High Court battle against the government.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2019

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