Heysham explosion: Man admits manslaughter of George Hinds – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2022 in explosives, guilty pleas, homicide, news by sally

‘A man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a two-year-old who died in a gas explosion in Lancashire.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2022

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“Little evidence” of discrimination or harassment on Bar courses – Legal Futures

Posted August 25th, 2022 in barristers, diversity, equality, legal education, news by sally

‘There is little evidence of bullying, discrimination and harassment on Bar training courses, students have reported as part of Bar Standards Board (BSB) research into equality and diversity (E&D) at the vocational stage of training.’

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Legal Futures, 25th August 2022

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Owami Davies: police watchdog to take no action over case of missing nurse – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2022 in London, missing persons, news, police by sally

‘The police watchdog will take no further action against Metropolitan police officers in the case of the student nurse Owami Davies, whose family have said they are “forever grateful” that she was found alive.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2022

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Non-fatal strangulation: Spalding man jailed for 34 months – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2022 in assault, criminal damage, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A man who admitted throttling a woman he met on a dating site has become one of the first people in the country to be jailed under a new law.’

Public Sexual Harassment Could Become A Criminal Offence – Each Other

‘A consultation has been launched which could determine whether public sexual harassment could become a criminal offence in the UK.’

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Each Other, 23rd August 2022

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It tears barristers like me apart to strike, but the government has left us no choice Simon Spence – The Guardian

“The walkout in England and Wales is not merely about pay: it is about a criminal justice system that has been left to crumble.”

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2022

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Upper Tribunal Rejects Points-Based Approach to Article 8 Proportionality Assessment – EIN Blog

‘Immigration judges often need to conduct a balancing exercise to assess where to strike the balance between an individual’s Article 8 right to respect for private and family life and the public interest in maintaining effective immigration control by removing a foreign national to their country of origin.’

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EIN Blog, 23rd August 2022

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Man, 31, murdered teenager in Wales after she rejected his advances – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2022 in murder, news, sexual offences, women, young persons by sally

‘A 31-year-old man murdered an 18-year-old woman to silence her after she rejected his sexual advances and left her partially naked body in a town millpond, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2022

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Yordanos Brhane: ‘Obsessed’ killer jailed for Birmingham stabbing – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2022 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, women, young persons by sally

‘A man has been jailed for at least 21 years after admitting the murder of a teenager who had refused his advances.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2022

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Local authority age assessments considered in R (HAM) v Brent LBC – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 23rd, 2022 in asylum, children, human rights, immigration, judicial review, local government, news by sally

‘This decision, handed down by Swift J in the High Court, concerns the requirements for fairness in local authority age assessments for asylum seekers and the correct approach to be adopted.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd August 2022

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Cardiff burglar who raped mum and teenage daughter jailed for life – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2022 in burglary, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A burglar who broke into a house and repeatedly raped a mother and her teenager daughter in an “horrific” attack has been handed a life sentence.’

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BBC News, 22nd August 2022

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Will Plans To End ‘No Fault’ Evictions Make A Difference? – Each Other

Posted August 23rd, 2022 in housing, landlord & tenant, news, repossession by sally

‘New measures outlined by the government will ban private landlords from issuing “no fault” evictions. The latest government statistics show that the number of tenants evicted by their landlords has more than tripled since this time last year. The homeless charity, Crisis has said “no fault” evictions where landlords do not have to establish a fault on the part of the person renting their property, have risen by 52% in the last three months.’

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Each Other, 22nd August 2022

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Knife crime: Ex-police chief says higher sentences alone will not work – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2022 in assault, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘Ex-chief constable Sir Peter Fahy told Sky News the “main issue” was a court backlog caused by Covid-19, and this had led to a higher reoffending risk.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2022

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Why criminal barristers are striking over legal aid funding – The Guardian

Posted August 23rd, 2022 in barristers, criminal justice, industrial action, legal aid, news, remuneration by sally

‘Criminal barristers in England and Wales have voted overwhelmingly to strike indefinitely from 5 September, the same date the new Conservative leader and prime minister will be announced.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2022

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Barristers vote for all-out strike from 5 September – The Independent

‘Criminal defence barristers are to go on an all-out strike from next week, bringing the majority of crown court cases to a grinding halt.’

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The Independent, 22nd August 2022

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Poorly drafted long residence rules lead to avoidable litigation – EIN Blog

Posted August 22nd, 2022 in appeals, drafting, immigration, news, statutory interpretation, time limits, visas by tracey

‘R (Iyieke) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWCA Civ 1147 (11 August 2022). The Court of Appeal has held that Mr Victormills Onyekachi Iyieke, who had applied for indefinite leave to remain (“ILR”) on the ground of 10 years’ continuous lawful residence in the UK and who had a period of overstaying in 2014 “book-ended” by periods of leave was not able to rely on paragraph 276B(v) of the Immigration Rules. It is notable that current overstaying and previous overstaying between periods of leave are referred to as “open-ended” and “book-ended” overstaying. Furthermore, the Court of Appeal observed that under paragraph 276B(v) a period of overstaying between periods of leave was disregarded where the previous application was made before 24 November 2016 and within 28 days of the expiry of leave. Mr Iyieke had made an application within 28 days of the expiry of his leave in 2014—that was unsuccessful and he was later granted temporary admission on other grounds. In paragraph 276B(v), “the previous application” could not refer to any unsuccessful application made in a period of book-ended leave before 24 November 2016. The reference was to “the” previous application and not “a” previous application and “the” previous application had to have resulted in a period of leave. Mr Iyieke had a post-study work visa which expired on 9 August 2014. He applied for leave to remain on 2 September 2014, which was within 24 days of the expiry of his post-study work visa.’

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EIN Blog, 18th August 2022

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Homelessness – suitability and distance to school – Nearly Legal

Posted August 22nd, 2022 in children, families, homelessness, housing, local government, news, school children by tracey

‘The Queen on the Application of Fokou v London Borough of Southwark (2022) EWHC 1452 (Admin) (not on Bailii, judgment on Westlaw). This was an application for interim relief in judicial review proceedings regarding suitability of accommodation and alleging breach of the Children Act 2004 s.11(2) duty to discharge the Council’s functions in such a way as to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.’

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Nearly Legal, 21st August 2022

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Bullale again – settled accommodation and intentional homelessness – Nearly Legal

Posted August 22nd, 2022 in appeals, homelessness, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, repossession by tracey

‘Following the the Court of Appeal judgment in Bullale v City of Westminster Council (2020) EWCA Civ 1587 (our note) quashing Westminster’s review decision, Westminster had another go at a review decision as to whether Ms Bullale was intentionally homeless or not. In fact they had a further two goes. The second review decision went against Ms B, but the following s.204 appeal was compromised and a fresh, third, review decision undertaken. That also went against Ms B, and this is the resulting s.204 appeal judgment.’

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Nearly Legal, 21st August 2022

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Football clubs warned over tax risk from dual-role agents – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 22nd, 2022 in contracts, HM Revenue & Customs, news, sport, taxation by tracey

‘Football clubs in the UK have been warned that they may be underpaying tax owed in respect of player contracts in cases where agents have represented both them and the player in the contract negotiations.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th August 2022

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Permanent exclusion decisions and disability discrimination claims – Local Government Lawyer

‘The First-tier Tribunal (SEND) has no power to stay a permanent exclusion decision pending the final hearing of a disability discrimination claim, the Upper Tribunal confirmed. Katherine Anderson analyses the judgment.’

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Local Government Lawyer. 19th August 2022

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