Christopher Hughes: Gang killed man wrongly suspected of rape – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2023 in gangs, kidnapping, murder, news, perverting the course of justice, rape by sally

‘Seven men have been found guilty of the kidnap and murder of a man they wrongly suspected of raping a teenage girl.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2023

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Good enough for jazz: how well does the government need to understand its Paris Agreement obligations? A case of emissions and omissions – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In R (Friends of the Earth Ltd) v Secretary of State for International Trade/UK Export Finance (UKEF) [2023] EWCA Civ 14, the Court of Appeal considered the implications of the Paris Agreement on climate change for governmental decision-making in relation to investing in a liquified natural gas project in Mozambique (the “Project”). Sir Geoffrey Vos MR, with whom Lord Justice Bean and Sir Keith Lindblom SPT agreed, dismissed Friends of the Earth’s appeal against the Divisional Court’s decision to dismiss their application for judicial review.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th January 2023

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Number of SRA investigations into SLAPPs continues to rise – Legal Futures

‘The number of law firms being investigated for possible misconduct relating to strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) has doubled since the summer to 40, the chief executive of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) revealed yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 25th January 2023

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Is discernment for ordination training an offer of employment? McCalla – Law & Religion UK

Posted January 25th, 2023 in Church of England, employment, employment tribunals, equality, news by sally

‘In Professor Doreen McCalla v Lichfield Diocesan Board of Finance Inc & Anor [2022] UKET 1303655/2021, the claimant felt a call to ordination in the Church of England and went through its Discernment of Vocations Process between February 2016 and June 2021 but was rejected for training. She claimed discrimination in her treatment by the respondents and by others for whom she alleged the respondents were vicariously liable, both during the discernment process and in respect of its termination. She sued the Diocesan Board of Finance and the Bishop in his corporate capacity, initially claiming discrimination on grounds of sex, age and race [1-4], but by the time the claim came to trial it had been whittled down to a claim that either or both of the respondents had discriminated against her in the discernment process and its termination, in breach of s.55 (2) Equality Act 2010.’

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Law & Religion UK, 24th January 2023

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Does a child born to an EU national exercising free movement rights automatically acquire British citizenship? – EIN Blog

Posted January 25th, 2023 in brexit, children, citizenship, EC law, families, freedom of movement, immigration, news by sally

‘On 20 January 2023, Eyre J (“the judge”) handed down judgment in R (Roehrig) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2023] EWHC 31 (Admin). The judge dismissed the claim. The challenge raised questions of statutory interpretation of the British Nationality Act 1981 (“the BNA 1981”) and the interrelationship between that statutory scheme and the status of EU nationals exercising free movement rights before Brexit. The judgment is likely to have significant consequences for a cohort of individuals claiming British citizenship on the basis of being born in the UK to EU nationals exercising free movement rights.’

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EIN Blog, 24th January 2023

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Met Safer Schools officer pleads guilty to child sex offences – BBC News

‘A serving Met Police officer who was posted in a school in north London has pleaded guilty to child sex offences.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2023

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Mother wins legal battle over tribunal’s refusal to say why son’s killer was discharged from hospital – The Guardian

‘A woman has won a legal battle against a mental health tribunal over its refusal to provide her with the the reasons for releasing her son’s killer into the community.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2023

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Dispositions of equitable interests in the digital age: Hudson v Hathway – Tanfield Chambers

‘Mattie Green discusses Hudson v Hathway [2022] EWCA Civ 1648, focusing mainly on the application of section 53 of the Law of Property Act 1925.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 16th January 2023

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Forfeiture in Trust-Based Occupational Pension Schemes – Wilberforce Chambers

Posted January 24th, 2023 in chambers articles, forfeiture, news, pensions, trusts by sally

‘Before 28 October 2018, when judgment was delivered in Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees v Lloyds Bank [2018] EWHC 2839 (Ch), forfeiture of benefits in occupational pension schemes was hardly a “hot topic”.’

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Wilberforce Chambers, January 2023

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Case Comment: R v Maughan (Northern Ireland) [2022] UKSC 13 – UKSC Blog

Posted January 24th, 2023 in criminal procedure, guilty pleas, news, Northern Ireland, sentencing by sally

‘In this post, Ross Ludlow, Legal Support Assistant at Matrix Chambers, comments on the case of R v Maughan (Northern Ireland) [2022] UKSC 13. This case considered the Northern Irish approach to reduction in sentence for defendants who plead guilty to offences at an early stage of proceedings.’

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UKSC Blog, 23rd January 2023

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Child-friendly Control Orders? Why Child-specific Counter-terrorism Measures are Both Unnecessary and Dangerous – Oxford Human Rights Hub

‘The new year brought with it news that ministers in the UK are considering new counter-terrorism measures that specifically target children. Concerned at the growing number of children – particularly teenagers – being arrested for non-violent and online-based terrorism offences that can have a stigmatising and permanent effect on their records, the UK’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation Jonathan Hall KC proposed new non-criminal counter-terrorism alternatives that are especially tailored towards children under the age of 17.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 23rd January 2023

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Man found guilty of murder of Dorset 21-year-old over e-scooter – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2023 in murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘A man from Afghanistan previously convicted of murder in Serbia has been found guilty of killing a young man in Dorset in a row over an e-scooter.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2023

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A quarter of listed cases not published by National Archives – Legal Futures

Posted January 24th, 2023 in archives, courts, delay, internet, judgments, law reports, news, reports by sally

‘The National Archives (TNA), which took over as the immediate online publisher of senior court judgments last year, failed to publish judgments in over a quarter of cases in its first three months of operation, a report has found.’

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Legal Futures, 24th January 2023

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Executive wins age discrimination case after being called ‘old fossil’ unable to manage millennials – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 24th, 2023 in age discrimination, compensation, employment tribunals, news by sally

‘A senior executive at a FTSE 250 company who was previously told by his younger boss he was an “old fossil” who “did not know how to manage millennials” has won an age discrimination case.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2023

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Case Comment: DCM (Optical Holdings) Ltd v Commissioners for His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2022] UKSC 26 – UKSC Blog

Posted January 24th, 2023 in amendments, news, repayment, Scotland, Supreme Court, taxation, time limits by sally

‘In this post, Neal Chandru, an Associate in the Tax team at CMS, comments on the case of DCM (Optical Holdings) Ltd (“DCM”) v Commissioners for his Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) [2022] UKSC 26 – handed down on 12 October 2022.’

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UKSC Blog, 23rd January 2023

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UK menopause law change rejected as it ‘could discriminate against men’ – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2023 in employment, news, reports, select committees, sex discrimination by sally

‘Proposals to change UK legislation to protect the rights of women experiencing menopause have been in part rejected by the government due to fears such a move would discriminate against men.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2023

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Manchester sexual predator jailed for raping child – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2023 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A “sexual predator” who raped a “vulnerable” young girl after isolating her from her friend in a city centre and luring her back to his home has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2023

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Watchdog finds serious probation failings over Zara Aleena’s killer – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2023 in murder, news, probation, release on licence by sally

‘Failings by probation officers left a sexual predator “free” to stalk and kill law graduate Zara Aleena just days after he was released from jail, according to a watchdog.’

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The Independent, 24th January 2023

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Judiciary calls on office holders to avoid “shouting” and treat others fairly in ‘expected behaviours’ list – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 24th, 2023 in bias, complaints, diversity, judiciary, news, professional conduct by sally

‘The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary has published a list of expected behaviours for judicial office holders, which includes a call to avoid “shouting or snapping” and to ensure that no one in a hearing room is exposed to bias or prejudice.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd January 2023

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Court orders judge’s recusal due to “business association” with defendant – Legal Futures

Posted January 23rd, 2023 in banking, bias, judges, news, recusal by tracey

‘The High Court has ruled that a circuit judge should not hear any more of a claim against HSBC because his own relationship with the bank raised the risk of apparent bias.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd January 2023

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