Police reject judge’s call to apologise over wrongful conviction – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2020 in appeals, deceit, evidence, judges, miscarriage of justice, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘Police have refused to apologise to a man wrongly jailed for 25 years because officers lied at his trial, even after the now-retired appeal court judge who quashed the conviction told the Guardian that the force should say sorry.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 13th January 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

Remedies in First-tier Tribunal discrimination claims – Local Government Lawyer

‘A recent Upper Tribunal decision has potentially far-reaching implications for schools considering excluding pupils with disabilities, write Tom Amraoui and Rachel Sullivan.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 10th January 2020

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Children: Public Law Update – Family Law Week

‘John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important public law cases concerning children.’

Full Story

Family Law Week, 9th January 2020

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Leasehold reform plans branded ‘nothing more than tinkering’ – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2020 in consultations, housing, human rights, Law Commission, leases, news, statute law revision by tracey

‘The Law Commission has set out a range of proposals which it said will make it cheaper for Britain’s 4 million leaseholders to buy their freehold or extend their lease. However, the reforms were immediately branded by campaigners as “nothing more than tinkering”.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 9th January 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

Liz Earle beauty firm ordered to pay £17k to sacked pregnant worker – BBC News

‘A woman who was sacked by a beauty company when she was eight months pregnant has been awarded more than £17,000 by an employment tribunal.’

Full Story

BBC News, 10th January 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Call for law change over increase in homophobic hate crimes in London – BBC News

‘Homophobic hate crimes in London have increased by 55% in five years, prompting calls for changes to the law. Latest figures show there were 3,111 hate crimes based on sexual orientation in the 12 months up to October. Shaun Bailey, the Conservative candidate for mayor of London, called for new laws and tougher sentencing for homophobic attacks.’

Full Story

BBC News, 10th January 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Child sex abusers like Gary Glitter must be banned from travelling abroad to commit further attacks, inquiry concludes – Daily Telegraph

‘Child sex abusers such as Gary Glitter – who was free to travel to Asia to attack young girls – must be banned from travelling abroad to commit further attacks, a government-ordered inquiry has warned.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2020

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Cadet death: Man jailed for killing rapper by dangerous driving – The Independent

Posted January 10th, 2020 in accidents, dangerous driving, drunk in charge, news, sentencing, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A van driver who admitted he felt “a little drunk” before getting behind the wheel and killing up-and-coming rapper Cadet in a head-on collision with a taxi has been jailed for almost five years.’

Full Story

The Independent. 9th January 2020

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Upskirting’ of women and girls is a daily occurrence, new figures show – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 10th, 2020 in consent, news, photography, sexual offences, victims, voyeurism, women by tracey

‘Incidents of men taking “upskirt” photographs of women are being reported on an almost daily basis since tougher new legislation was introduced, with victims known to be as young as 13. The first figures to chart the impact of the Voyeurism Offences Act show that almost one victim a day has contacted police to report being targeted since the law came into effect in April last year.

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 10th January 2020

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Disjointed’ policing hampering efforts to tackle county lines exploitation, watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted January 10th, 2020 in children, drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, news, ombudsmen, police, young offenders by tracey

‘Disjointed policing and a lack of coordination between forces are worsening the issue of county lines drugs gangs exploiting children, a government watchdog has warned.’

Full Story

The Independent, 10th January 2020

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Dixons Carphone fined £500,000 for massive data breach – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2020 in data protection, fines, fraud, news by tracey

‘Dixons Carphone has been hit with the maximum possible fine after the tills in its shops were compromised by a cyber-attack that affected at least 14 million people.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 9th January 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

County lines: Call to review ‘criminal abuse’ of pay-as-you-go phones – BBC News

‘The government has been urged to consider imposing restrictions on pay-as-you-go mobile phones to prevent county lines drug gangs using them.’

Full Story

BBC News, 10th January 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Helen McCourt’s family seek urgent judicial review to prevent release of killer who never revealed location of her body – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 10th, 2020 in bills, disclosure, families, judicial review, murder, news, parole, victims by tracey

‘The family of Helen McCourt are seeking an urgent judicial review to prevent her killer being released from prison despite never revealing where he hid her body.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2020

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Let’s talk about: Racism & the Bar – Counsel

Posted January 9th, 2020 in barristers, news, racism by sally

‘Comfortable talking about race? How does racism show up in chambers? Raggi Kotak shares her views, hopes and suggestions for change.’

Full Story

Counsel, January 2020

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Is the prejudice of an investigating manager relevant to determining the propriety of a dismissal, even if the decision makers are not aware of and do not share that prejudice? – 12 King’s

‘In Cadent Gas Ltd v Singh [2019] UKEAT 0024/19/0810, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered whether the personal animus of a manager who had been heavily involved in a disciplinary investigation had tainted the dismissal process as a whole, even though the dismissing managers had not shared that animus. Furthermore, the EAT considered whether that manager’s prejudice towards the Claimant, informed by his trade union activities, could be attributed to the employer.’

Full Story

12 King's Bench Walk, 3rd January 2020

Source: www.12kbw.co.uk

What would ‘mother’ say? A legal digest of R v Registrar General for England and Wales – KCH Garden Sq

‘The latest article from Family & Civil pupil Samuel Peake looks at how the term ‘mother’ was defined for the first time in common law earlier this year by the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane.’

Full Story

KCH Garden Sq, 12th December 2019

Source: kchgardensquare.co.uk

Family Team Under 10’s Newsletter – Winter 2020 Edition – Parklane Plowden

‘In the Winter edition of our Family Under 10’s Newsletter, Simon Wilkinson provides a case update with regards to the Matter of D, Giorgia Sessi studies the guidance published by the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, whilst Charlotte Wilce lays out a case study regarding the role of CAFCASS in relation to non-subject children.’

Full Story

Parklane Plowden, 7th January 2020

Source: www.parklaneplowden.co.uk

The Registration of Grant-Making Charities – Radcliffe Chambers

Posted January 9th, 2020 in charities, Charity Commission, news by sally

‘What are the requirements that a grant-making charity needs to meet in order to be registered in England and Wales? How, if at all, do they differ from the requirements for service-providing charities?’

Full Story

Radcliffe Chambers, 6th January 2020

Source: radcliffechambers.com

Solicitor-client costs: negligence, documents and coverage – 4 New Square

Posted January 9th, 2020 in costs, indemnities, insurance, negligence, news, podcasts, solicitors by sally

‘With solicitor-client cost disputes on the rise, Paul Parker and Tom Asquith consider in this podcast how these are having an impact within the sphere of professional indemnity insurance, in particular advice on funding; applications for delivery of files; and coverage.’

Full Story

4 New Square, 31st December 2019

Source: www.4newsquare.com

What to do when your solicitor has not paid – Counsel

Posted January 9th, 2020 in barristers, contracts, fees, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

‘Unpaid fees? Give some thought to your contractual status and when to use the ‘nuclear option’.’

Full Story

Counsel, January 2020

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk