‘Dr Evil’: Wolverhampton modification artist admits GBH – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2019 in consent, cosmetic surgery, grievous bodily harm, licensing, news, wounding by sally

‘A body modification artist has admitted three counts of grievous bodily harm, by carrying out tongue splitting and ear and nipple removal procedures.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2019

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Tate Modern wins privacy case brought by owners of £4m flats – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2019 in housing, news, privacy by sally

‘One of Tate Modern’s most popular areas, a top-floor terrace that offers spectacular 360-degree views of London, is to remain fully open after neighbours lost a privacy case.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2019

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Private AI – claims against approved inspectors – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted February 12th, 2019 in building law, defective premises, health & safety, insurance, negligence, news by tracey

‘The extent to which property owners of a defective building have a valid claim against professionals with involvement in the development is a subject that has recently seen an upsurge in interest and litigation. In the past months two TCC judgments have been published that consider the particular role and potential liabilities of approved inspectors (AIs): Zagora Management Ltd and others v Zurich Insurance plc and others and Lessees and Management Company of Herons Court v Heronslea Ltd and others.

To the disappointment of property owners, and perhaps the relief of insurers, these cases demonstrate the difficulties claimants face in succeeding against AIs.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 11th February 2019

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Husband who killed and burned wife’s body jailed – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2019 in arson, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A “controlling bully” who strangled his wife and burned her body after taking out £310,000 in life insurance has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2019

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Cover-up fears as hundreds of contaminated blood files ‘vanish’ before inquiry can see them – The Independent

Posted February 12th, 2019 in blood products, HIV, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

‘Victims of the contaminated blood scandal have raised fears of a cover-up after it emerged hundreds of “crucial” documents were removed by government officials and are now missing.’

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The Independent, 11th February 2019

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‘Action taken’ over Rolf Harris primary school incident – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2019 in child abuse, news, school children, sexual offences by tracey

‘”Appropriate action” has been taken after convicted paedophile Rolf Harris entered the grounds of a school, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2019

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Fiona Onasanya: Peterborough MP to appeal against conviction – BBC News

‘A MP jailed for lying about a speeding offence is appealing against her conviction, the Commons has been told.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2019

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Medical tribunal into Dr Richard Freeman case in danger of not being completed this year – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2019 in doctors, drug abuse, limitations, news, sport, tribunals by tracey

‘Dr Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal is in serious danger of not being completed this year, Telegraph Sport understands. It raises the possibility that evidence arising from the hearing might fall outside the statute of limitations for UK Anti-Doping to act upon. Or that Team Sky might be sold or quit the sport before the case is heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2019

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Lawyers investigated over Sir Philip Green’s gagging orders – Daily Telegraph

‘The regulator has begun an investigation into solicitors involved in gagging Sir Philip Green’s staff in a move which could result in sanctions including being struck off, the Telegraph can reveal. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is understood to be looking into the grievance procedure and subsequent non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) signed by at least one of Sir Philip’s previous employees who accused the billionaire of sexual harassment.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2019

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Facebook and Google news should be regulated, Cairncross Review says – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2019 in BBC, internet, media, news, public interest, reports by tracey

‘A regulator should oversee tech giants like Google and Facebook to ensure their news content is trustworthy, a government-backed report has suggested.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2019

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Government sued over no-deal ferry contracts – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2019 in brexit, competition, contracts, news, public procurement, ships, transport by tracey

‘The government is being sued for its decision to charter firms to run extra ferries, including one with no ships, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.’

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BbC News, 12th February 2019

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Judge apologises after dozing off during High Court hearing – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2019 in complaints, family courts, judges, news by tracey

‘A High Court judge has “expressed remorse” after falling asleep during a hearing.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2019

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Lauri Love: Alleged British hacker begins legal battle to get seized computers back – The Independent

Posted February 12th, 2019 in computer crime, extradition, news, search & seizure by tracey

‘Lauri Love, the computer scientist who won a landmark appeal against extradition to the US for allegedly hacking into American government websites, has begun a legal battle to try to get his seized computers back.’

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The Independent, 12th February 2019

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Taxi and private hire drivers to face enhanced checks – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2019 in criminal records, licensing, news, taxis, vetting by tracey

‘Taxi and private hire drivers could have to pass enhanced criminal record checks under government proposals.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2019

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Council did not do enough to protect young child from harm, Ombudsman finds – Local Government Lawyer

‘A young child was left with life-long injuries after a council missed opportunities to protect him from his mother’s violent partner, a Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman investigation has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th February 2019

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Opinion – My womb is my bond: Why every surrogacy arrangement should incorporate a contract – Family Law

Posted February 11th, 2019 in children, contracts, families, human rights, news, parental rights, pregnancy, surrogacy by tracey

‘Researcher Rachel Cooper, who recently completed an MA in medical law at King’s College London, argues that every surrogacy arrangement should incorporate a contract.’

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Family Law, 11th February 2019

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Fury over MoJ ‘betrayal’ on legal aid at inquests – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Ministry of Justice has been accused of betraying those campaigning to ensure an equality of arms between bereaved families and the state at inquests.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th February 2019

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A ‘drop in the ocean’ for justice? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 11th, 2019 in budgets, legal aid, litigants in person, Ministry of Justice, news by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice sweetened its long-awaited review of swingeing legal aid cuts with a pledge to spend £8m on legal support and litigants in person. But does its response go far enough?’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th February 2019

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The Domestic Abuse Bill: a long-awaited overhaul or flawed legislation with an implementation problem? – Family Law Week

‘Hannah Gomersall, barrister at Coram Chambers, explores the proposed reforms set out in the government’s Domestic Abuse Bill: its scope, workability and whether the Family Court will be able to cope with the ensuing workload.’

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Family Law Week, 7th February 2019

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BC v BG – Cementing the future of arbitration – Family Law Week

Posted February 11th, 2019 in arbitration, divorce, families, financial dispute resolution, news by tracey

‘Julie Stather, barrister, Crown Office Row, Brighton considers the role of arbitration and what the future holds for the scheme.’

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Family Law Week, 8th February 2019

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