Man jailed in a £104million money laundering scam of transporting illegal cash to Dubai – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, guilty pleas, money laundering, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A money launderer who arranged to transport £104million in illegally obtained cash to Dubai has been jailed today (28 July).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 28th July 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Today’s CPS figures show a very worrying trend for domestic abuse victims – Family Law

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in criminal justice, domestic violence, news, statistics, victims by tracey

‘The Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs, has said that the latest CPS figures show a very worrying trend for domestic abuse victims.’

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Family Law, 29th July 2022

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

BSB publishes two new reports on transparency rules – Bar Standards Board

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in barristers, consumer protection, news, regulations, reports, standards by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published two new reports on compliance with the regulator’s transparency rules and the impact on consumers of these rules.’

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Bar Standards Board, 28th July 2022

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Whole-life orders only for ‘exceptionally serious cases’, CoA rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in appeals, murder, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘Whole-life orders should be imposed only in ‘the few exceptionally serious cases’ where a minimum term is not appropriate, the Court of Appeal ruled today in the cases of five killers – including Wayne Couzens, the former Metropolitan Police officer who murdered Sarah Everard.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th July 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Craig Wright wins ‘only nominal damages’ of £1 in bitcoin libel case – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in cryptocurrencies, damages, defamation, evidence, news by tracey

‘For years Craig Wright has claimed that he is the mythical figure who created bitcoin. But a legal bid by the Australian computer scientist to defend his assertion that he is Satoshi Nakamoto resulted in a pyrrhic victory and a tarnished reputation on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Goring Gap: High Court overturns 475-home development plan – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in appeals, housing, local government, news, parks, planning by tracey

‘Plans to build 475 houses in Worthing have been overturned by a High Court judge.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Met Police investigated over two more child strip searches – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in children, complaints, London, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has launched investigations into two referrals involving strip searches of children by Metropolitan Police officers.’

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The Independent, 1st August 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Archie Battersbee: how third parties can further complicate tragic life support cases – The Guardian

‘Government said to be considering inquiry into new ways of handling decisions, as religious groups accused of inflaming tensions.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Tommy Robinson fined £900 for contempt of court – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in contempt of court, costs, defamation, fines, news by tracey

‘Tommy Robinson has been fined £900 for failing to turn up at a High Court hearing to be questioned about his finances.’

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The Independent, 1st August 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Legislate on filtered images and some cosmetic procedures, say MPs – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in cosmetic surgery, news, photography, select committees, standards by tracey

‘More must be done to help prevent body image dissatisfaction, including putting logos on some filtered images and new training standards for people who provide certain cosmetic procedures, MPs have said.’

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The Independent, 2nd August 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Care firm My Homecare Reading put clients at risk, report finds – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in care homes, news, recruitment, reports, standards by tracey

‘An inadequate care firm put clients at risk of avoidable harm and failed to obtain required recruitment information for some staff, inspectors found.’

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BBC News, 2nd August 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Chinese seafarers were coerced into leaving UK after war, Home Office admits – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in China, deportation, government departments, news, reports, war by tracey

‘Chinese seafarers with British wives and children were “coerced” into boats leaving Liverpool after the second world war in a “racially inflected” secret government programme, the Home Office has admitted.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Six convicted of abusing BBC Newsnight journalist during protest – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in BBC, coronavirus, demonstrations, media, news, public order, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘Five men and a woman who verbally abused a BBC journalist at a protest have been convicted of a public order offence, according to police.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Archie Battersbee: Judges reject allowing more time for UN to consider case – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news, United Nations by tracey

‘A last-minute Court of Appeal hearing has ruled the withdrawal of life support for Archie Battersbee should not be postponed beyond Tuesday.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rebekah Vardy loses ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case against Coleen Rooney – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2022 in costs, defamation, evidence, media, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Rebekah Vardy has lost her “Wagatha Christie” libel case against Coleen Rooney, in a dramatic self-inflicted legal defeat that leaves her reputation destroyed.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Barrister compliance with transparency rules increases sharply – Legal Futures

Posted July 29th, 2022 in barristers, consumer protection, news, statistics by sally

‘The Bar has improved its compliance with the rules on transparency and more consumers are shopping around for potential providers, Bar Standards Board (BSB) research has found.’

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Legal Futures, 29th July 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Archie Battersbee’s parents fail in life support bid at supreme court – The Guardian

‘The parents of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee, who was left in a comatose state after suffering brain damage, have failed to persuade the supreme court to intervene in a life support treatment battle.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

High Court ruling a warning to lawyers who ‘shoehorn’ claimants into class actions – OUT-LAW.com

‘Lawyers must take note of a court’s refusal to allow multiple claimants with widely differing claims to use a single claim form, a legal expert has warned.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th July 2022

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Unreasonable refusal to engage with ADR – Law Society’s Gazette

‘In Richards & Anor v Speechly Bircham LLP & Anor (Consequential Matters) [2022] EWHC 1512 (Comm) HHJ Russen QC (sitting as a judge of the High Court) considered, inter alia, the most appropriate costs order to be imposed on the unsuccessful defendant law firm for refusing to consider and engage in mediation. He concluded, wrongly in my view, that a failure to mediate did not justify an order for costs on an indemnity basis.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 22nd July 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Union’s head of legal receives apology over picket line arrest – Legal Futures

‘A barrister working as a trade union’s in-house lawyer has received a formal apology and damages of £3,000 from the Metropolitan Police after he was arrested on a picket line.’

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Legal Futures, 28th July 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk