Meta faces billion-pound class-action case – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2022 in appeals, class actions, competition, damages, data protection, internet, news, privacy by tracey

‘Up to 44 million UK Facebook users could share £2.3bn in damages, according to a competition expert intending to sue parent company Meta.’

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BBC news, 14th January 2022

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Research Briefing: The regulation of e-cigarettes – House of Commons Library

Posted January 14th, 2022 in EC law, news, parliament, smoking by tracey

‘This briefing paper provides an overview on the regulation of e-cigarettes.’

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House of Commons Library , 12th January 2022

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New Things – Nearly Legal

Posted January 13th, 2022 in housing, landlord & tenant, news, Wales by tracey

‘There were a few announcements today and a Supreme Court decision.’

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Nearly Legal, 12th January 2022

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Richard Clayton QC: The Government’s New Proposals for the Human Rights Act Part 2: An Assessment – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted January 13th, 2022 in bills, constitutional law, human rights, news, parliament by tracey

‘The Government explains its Proposals in its Human Rights Act Reform: A Modern Bill Of Rights: A consultation to reform the Human Rights Act 1998 (CP 588), which represent a radical departure from the HRA.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 13th January 2022

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Parish loses legal challenge over decision by borough council to grant planning permission for road bridge to housing developments – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 13th, 2022 in judicial review, local government, news, planning, roads by tracey

‘Ashchurch Rural Parish Council has lost a judicial review challenge it brought over construction of a bridge to access large planned housing developments.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th January 2022

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Council prosecution sees dog breeders ordered to pay £450k+ – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 13th, 2022 in dogs, guilty pleas, licensing, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘A couple who illegally bred dogs have been ordered to pay more than £450,000 following a successful prosecution by Vale of Glamorgan Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th January 2022

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The ‘right to manage’ and shared estate facilities – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 13th, 2022 in easements, landlord & tenant, leases, news, service charges, Supreme Court by tracey

‘In a key ruling on the “right to manage” and wider estate facilities, the Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal’s ruling in Gala Unity. Simon Allison and Kimberley Ziya consider the implications.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th January 2022

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Racist online trolls banned from football stadiums by new law – Home Office

Posted January 13th, 2022 in internet, news, penalties, racism, sport by tracey

‘Vile racist language and other online abuse connected to football could see offenders banned from attending matches in England and Wales for up to 10 years.’

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Home Office, 12th January 2022

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DPP Max Hill on how we’re taking action against racist and homophobic football chants – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 13th, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, hate crime, homosexuality, news, prosecutions, racism, sport by tracey

‘The beauty of football is that anyone can play. All you need is a ball, some friends, and a goal. Fans can unite anywhere in the world with a shared love of a club, country or just the game itself. It is perhaps the most inclusive sport. This weekend saw the FA Cup back in action – a competition which encapsulates the simplicity of the game and pits Premier League giants against relative minnows. But for 90 minutes, it is a level playing field and we often see upsets, none felt more keenly by myself as a lifelong Newcastle United fan with defeat to League One’s Cambridge United. Unfortunately, we also saw the return of reports of racist and or homophobic chanting during at least three cup ties: Crystal Palace vs Millwall, Spurs vs Chelsea and Reading v Cardiff City. This disgusting behaviour will never be tolerated by those who truly love the game, and by most of society.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th January 2022

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How can parents prioritise children during their separation? – Family Law Week

Posted January 13th, 2022 in children, divorce, families, mental health, news by tracey

‘Swati Somaiya, partner and specialist family, collaborative and mediation lawyer at Excello Law, welcomes publication of Resolution’s Parenting through Separation and extols its wisdom for parents and lawyers alike.’

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Family Law Week, 12th January 2022

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Jail for police officer who tried to meet girl, eight, and had indecent images – The Independent

‘A police officer who was caught trying to arrange the abuse of an eight-year-old girl and accessed indecent images of a vulnerable teenager has been jailed for eight years and four months.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2022

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‘Deeply distressing’: 118,000 disabled people denied compensation after being underpaid thousands of pounds – The Independent

Posted January 13th, 2022 in benefits, compensation, disabled persons, news by tracey

‘Tens of thousands of people with disabilities and health problems are being denied the right to compensation following a government blunder over benefit payments, the health watchdog has warned.’

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The Independent, 13th January 2022

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Home Office tells Afghan and Yemeni asylum seekers they can return safely – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2022 in Afghanistan, asylum, government departments, news by tracey

‘The Home Office has told asylum seekers from some of the world’s biggest conflict zones that it is safe for them to return there, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2022

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Secamb paramedics stole medication from dying patients – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2022 in medicines, news, paramedics, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘Two paramedics have been jailed for stealing medication from terminally ill patients.’

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BBC News, 112th January 2022

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Peter Sutcliffe: Yorkshire Ripper ‘should have been able to call ex-wife before he died’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 13th, 2022 in murder, news, ombudsmen, prisons, restraint by tracey

‘An independent report into the serial killer’s death also criticises the use of restraints on him while being taken to hospital.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th January 2022

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PC who shared photo of dead woman sacked for gross misconduct – BBC News

‘A police officer who photographed a dead woman’s partially-naked body has been sacked after being found guilty of gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2022

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Star Hobson killing: mother’s sentence referred to court of appeal – The Guardian

‘The eight-year jail sentence handed to Frankie Smith for causing or allowing the death of her toddler daughter, Star Hobson, has been referred to the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2022

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Covid: Government’s PPE ‘VIP lane’ unlawful, court rules – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2022 in coronavirus, judicial review, news, protective equipment, public procurement by tracey

‘The government’s use of a “VIP lane” to award contracts for personal protective equipment (PPE) to two companies was unlawful, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2022

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FA urged to follow up CPS’ promise of criminal action over homophobic ‘rent boys’ chants – Daily Telegraph

‘The Football Association have been urged to follow up the Crown Prosecution Service’s promise of criminal action over homophobic “rent boys” chants with disciplinary sanctions against clubs who fail to educate their fans.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th January 2022

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Police need to be trained not to discriminate against black families in missing person cases, say experts – The Independent

Posted January 12th, 2022 in charities, equality, families, missing persons, news, race discrimination by tracey

‘Police forces responding to reports of missing people should implement training to address racial discrimination, a groundbreaking report has recommended. Missing People, a UK charity supporting missing people and their families, has released new guidance in response to disclosures of bias faced by families when reporting their loved one missing to the police, based upon months of research into disparities around the matter.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2022

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