FIDIC contracts – what’s new for 2022? – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted January 12th, 2022 in construction industry, contracts, news by tracey

‘The title of my review of the last online FIDIC conference a year ago, FIDIC contracts – a preview of what is to come, now has a somewhat ominous ring to it as for the second year running the International Users’ Conference had to convene online in December 2021 due to the current COVID-19 situation. It felt a bit more “down to business” than last year with no online networking platform between Zoom sessions, but instead included some excellent, hosted, breakout discussion rooms, which I thought was a great addition. I particularly enjoyed the very open (collaborative) discussion around the new FIDIC Collaborative Contract that is a work in progress. More of that below.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 11th January 2022

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Payout offers over Post Office IT scandal sent to less than third of applicants – The Guardian

‘Less than a third of Post Office workers who applied for compensation under a government scheme in the wake of the Horizon IT scandal have received a payout offer, almost 17 months after it closed, MPs have been told.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2022

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UK government sued over ‘pie-in-the-sky’ net-zero climate strategy – The Guardian

‘The UK government is being sued over its net zero climate strategy, which lawyers argue illegally fails to include the policies needed to deliver the promised cuts in emissions.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2022

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Bristol strip club ban ‘will put dancers in danger’ – BBC News

Posted January 12th, 2022 in consultations, local government, news, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘Closing strip clubs in Bristol will push the sex industry underground and put dancers “into more danger”, a woman who works one of the venues says.’

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BBC News, 11th January 2022

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Ombudsman finds London borough guilty of severe maladministration in handling of complaint about leak – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 12th, 2022 in compensation, delay, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, ombudsmen, repairs by tracey

‘A Housing Ombudsman investigation has found complaint handling failures at the London Borough of Ealing that amounted to severe maladministration, in a case in which a resident had to wait six years for a leaking roof to be replaced.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th January 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Private landlord ordered to pay £65k after breaching planning enforcement notice over unlawful HMO – Local Government Lawyer

‘A landlord has been ordered to pay more than £64,000 for breaching a planning enforcement notice served on a property in Barking being used illegally as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th January 2022

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Medical negligence claims process can be “inhumane experience” – Legal Futures

Posted January 12th, 2022 in compensation, damages, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Making claims against the NHS can be “a difficult, and in some cases inhumane, experience”, with the worst cases seeing staff trying to “proactively cover up” errors and even fabricating medical records, a report has found.

However, in other cases they were “very upfront about what had gone wrong” and consultants recommended taking legal action, according to research for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).’

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Legal Futures, 12th January 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Practice Statement: Appointment of Managers under Section 24 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted January 12th, 2022 in housing, landlord & tenant, news, tribunals by tracey

‘The purpose of the statement is to give leaseholders, prospective Managers, and landlords, an indication of the Tribunal’s expectations of a proposed Manager when deciding whether to make an order under section 24 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary , 11th January 2022

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Research briefing: Recall of Parliament – House of Commons Library

Posted January 12th, 2022 in news, parliament by tracey

‘This briefing paper discusses the procedure for recalling Parliament, as well as providing details of recent occasions when Parliament has been recalled.’

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House of Commons Library , 11th January 2022

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Video-witnessed wills extended until 2024 – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Legislation introduced during the pandemic allowing wills to be witnessed over Zoom and Skype will be extended until January 2024, the government announced today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th January 2022

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Balancing transparency and confidentiality ‘really difficult’ – McFarlane – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Greater transparency is necessary for the public to have confidence in the family justice system but balancing openness with confidentiality will be “really difficult”, the president of the Family Division told MPs today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th January 2022

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Family welcomes decision to strike off nurse after woman killed herself – The Independent

‘The parents of a vulnerable young woman who killed herself after she was refused a psychiatric bed have welcomed a decision to strike off one of the nurses involved, saying they hoped the move would help other families “appallingly failed by mental health services”.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2022

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‘Trove of racial hatred’ exposed by investigation into online platforms – The Independent

Posted January 12th, 2022 in duty of care, hate crime, internet, news, racism, statistics by tracey

‘Tech giants have come under fresh fire after an investigation exposed hundreds of thousands of hate profiles online.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2022

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Liver-branding transplant surgeon struck off medical register – The Guardian

‘A surgeon who burned his initials on to the livers of two patients during transplant surgery has been struck off the medical register.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2022

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HMP Hewell: Troubled prison improving but problems persist – BBC News

Posted January 12th, 2022 in news, prisons by tracey

‘A prison previously described as “unfit for the 21st century” has improved.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2022

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Reviewing Our Rights As 2022 Gets Started: Sex And Gender Identity – Each Other2487537737

‘Throughout 2021, Each Other reported on human rights issues across the UK, including those affecting people on account of their characteristics protected under the Equality Act. To usher in the new year, we are highlighting the issues that are particularly affecting five such groups in UK society, looking forward to the opportunities 2022 might afford and the challenges the year ahead might pose. In this mini-series, we focus on these five of the nine protected characteristics in the Equality Act: race, sex, sexual orientation, disability and religion.’

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Each Other, 10th January 2022

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Lewis Graham: Going beyond, and going against, the Strasbourg Court – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted January 11th, 2022 in gender, human rights, interpretation, news, passports, Supreme Court, treaties by tracey

‘Section 2 of the Human Rights Act (HRA) requires that domestic courts “take into account” relevant Strasbourg case law when dealing with substantive claims under that Act. The classic authority on the application of this provision remains – for now – that of Lord Bingham: courts should “keep pace with the Strasbourg jurisprudence as it evolves over time: no more but certainly no less”.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 11th January 2022

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“Charlie’s law” proposed to allow parents to seek treatment for children abroad – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 11th, 2022 in bills, children, consent, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘A Private Members’ Bill before parliament which would allow parents of seriously ill children to seek treatment abroad is due to be debated this week. The Access to Palliative Care and Treatment of Children Bill 2019– 21 contains proposals to reform the law in response to recent high profile cases concerning the medical treatment of children (with specific reference to the case of Charlie Gard). The Bill, which has been tabled by palliative care professor Baroness Finlay, would stop judges making orders which prevent parents from taking their child abroad for treatment at any respected medical institution if there is no major risk of harm to them.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th January 2022

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Supreme Court to hear case on planning conditions and dedication of highways – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 11th, 2022 in appeals, local government, news, planning, road safety, roads, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has given Swindon Borough Council permission to appeal in a case about whether a planning condition can require the dedication of a highway.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th January 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Court of Protection authorises vaccination of autistic boy despite parental objections – Local Government Lawyer

‘The benefits of vaccination against Covid-19 for a child with autism, severe learning disability and asthma “significantly outweigh” the possible risks, the Court of Protection has found, despite objections from the boy’s parents.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th January 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk