Court of Appeal outlines approach advocates and judges should take to requests for clarification of judgments – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has considered the extent to which judges are required to respond to requests for clarifications in judgments.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th July 2022

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Key information about adopting mother not shared before baby’s murder, report finds – The Guardian

‘Information about drinking, debts and mental health that could have prevented a baby boy being placed with an adopting mother who went on to murder him was not shared between agencies, an investigation has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2022

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“Trial by internet” – Judges turn to Wikipedia to aid reasoning – Legal Futures

Posted July 29th, 2022 in internet, judges, news by sally

‘Judges are using Wikipedia to research legal issues and allowing it to influence their reasoning, ground-breaking research has discovered.’

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Legal Futures, 28th July 2022

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Ian Stewart: Sons granted £185k confiscation order – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2022 in compensation, confiscation, families, murder, news by sally

‘The sons of a double murderer are to share £185,000 from their mother’s estate, a court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2022

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Wayne Couzens loses appeal against whole-life sentence -Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2022 in appeals, imprisonment, kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Wayne Couzens is still set to die in prison after he lost his bid to reduce his sentence at the Court of Appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2022

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Court of Appeal warns of “perverse incentives” from litigation funding – Legal Futures

‘The Court of Appeal yesterday highlighted the importance of judicial control over costs to ensure that the involvement of third-party litigation funders does not create perverse incentives.’

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Legal Futures, 29th July 2022

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Solemn sentencing is no circus as cameras enter English courts – The Guardian

‘Almost 100 years after a ban on cameras in criminal courts was enshrined in law, the first broadcast from an English crown court went out on Thursday and is likely to have left many viewers asking: “Why has it taken so long?”’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2022

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Joe Tomlinson, Naoise Coakley and Roisin Gambroudes: It’s a trap! The changing dynamics of executive engagements with judicial review – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘It is not surprising or new that the executive plays institutional chess with the courts. Judicial review, though concerned with legality, is functionally concerned with the control of governmental power and any review exercise by the courts–no matter how legitimate–is likely to be felt by officials as impacting upon their domain from time to time. If a system of judicial review did not make officials feel this way at least on occasion, it would not be a worthwhile system at all.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 28th July 2022

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SAS killings: Ministry of Defence proposes judge-led review – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2022 in Afghanistan, armed forces, news, police, reports, unlawful killing by sally

‘The Ministry of Defence has proposed an independent review of how it handled allegations that the SAS executed unarmed civilians in Afghanistan.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2022

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Met fails in second bid to sack senior officer over child abuse video – The Guardian

‘The high court has thrown out the Metropolitan police’s latest attempt to sack a decorated senior black officer, with a judge branding one of its arguments “hopeless”.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2022

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Fire safety ruling has implications for cladding disputes – OUT-LAW.com

‘Construction companies contracted to design and build cladding systems for buildings may have to pick up the cost of replacing those systems in light of a new ruling by the High Court in London.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th July 2022

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MPs call for menopause to be protected characteristic in UK Equality Act – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2022 in employment, equality, health, news, reports, women by sally

‘MPs have called for menopause to be a protected characteristic and for a special ambassador to keep women in the workplace, after a report showed the UK is currently “haemorrhaging talent”.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2022

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The Government’s Net Zero Strategy Ruled ‘Unlawful’ – Each Other

‘In a landmark victory, the High Court has ruled in favour of Friends of The Earth, ClientEarth and the Good Law Project, who took the Government to court over its Net Zero Strategy. Now that the policy has been deemed unlawful, the government must revise its strategy and lay out a credible plan for meeting emissions targets.’

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Each Other, July 2022

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Windrush man was treated shamefully, appeal judges say – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2022 in appeals, assault, citizenship, colonies, criminal records, immigration, news by sally

‘A man who travelled to Britain in 1960 when he was three, as part of the Windrush generation, was “shamefully treated”, senior judges have said.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2022

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MoR proposes ‘major new project’ to boost blockchain – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Putting tax payments or property transactions on blockchain – or issuing a Bank of England-backed digital currency – would help entrench English law as the forum of choice for resolving crypto disputes, the master of the rolls has said in a constitutionally daring intervention into policy-making.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th July 2022

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High Court refuses council judicial review bid over routeing of lorries to HS2 construction sites – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 28th, 2022 in judicial review, local government, news, planning, railways, roads by sally

‘A judicial review application by Buckinghamshire Council contesting a decision by the Secretary of State for Transport and the Secretary of State for Levelling up, Housing and Communities to approve lorry routes for the construction of High Speed 2 has been refused by the High Court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th July 2022

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Crown court sentencing remarks to be televised for first time – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2022 in Crown Court, media, news, reporting restrictions, sentencing by sally

‘The Old Bailey will be opened up to cameras on Thursday as sentencing remarks from a crown court case in England and Wales are broadcast for the first time.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2022

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Teen Snapchat hacker jailed after threatening to post nudes to make cash – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 27th, 2022 in blackmail, fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A teenage hacker has been jailed after threatening to post nudes stolen from women’s Snapchat accounts to make money, police have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2022

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Allison Bailey: Barrister awarded £22,000 in discrimination case – BBC News

‘A barrister has won part of her employment tribunal claim that she was discriminated against because of her gender-critical views.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2022

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E-scooters: legalise but regulate, says consumer body – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Victims of accidents involving illegally ridden e-scooters face an unnecessarily arduous battle for compensation, according to a report calling for legalisation and regulation for the battery-powered vehicles.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th July 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk