SIF rule could be “catastrophic” for retired solicitors – Legal Futures

Posted September 20th, 2019 in indemnities, news, notification, retirement, solicitors by sally

‘Refusal by the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) to accept notifications of potential claims could be “catastrophic” for retired solicitors, a specialist in professional regulation and insurance has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 20th September 2019

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British Airways issued with notice of intention to fine £183m for passenger data breach. – 4 KBW

Posted August 1st, 2019 in airlines, data protection, fines, news, notification by sally

‘British Airways (‘BA’) are facing a historic fine of £183m following a major data breach reported by the Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) on 6th September 2018 in which hackers successfully stole customers’ personal data consisting of passenger login details, card details, addresses and travel booking information. The ICO had previously reported that the personal data of around 500,000 passengers was stolen from BA’s website and the mobile app in a different data breach which purportedly started in June 2018.’

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4 KBW, 11th July 2019

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Minister urged to intervene over Feltham youth jail violence – The Guardian

‘Urgent intervention is needed at Feltham young offender institution, the chief inspector of prisons has warned, after a review uncovered rocketing levels of violence and self-harm.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2019

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BSB reduces publication periods for misbehaving barristers – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is to cut the length of time that sanctions imposed on misbehaving barristers appear on its website, on the Bar Register and when it responds to requests for information.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd July 2019

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High Court brings clarity over ‘contracting out’ of leases in statutory declarations – OUT-LAW.com

‘The English and Welsh High Court has clarified the wording to use in statutory declaration when “contracting out” of business lease legislation.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th June 2019

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NHS workers including nurses and cleaners raped and groped at work, finds new report – The Independent

‘NHS workers including nurses and cleaners have suffered “serious” sexual harassment in the workplace, including groping and rape, a new report has found.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2019

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Online pornography checks for under-18s ‘face new delay’ – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2019 in children, delay, EC law, internet, news, notification, pornography, privacy, young persons by tracey

‘An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites is expected to be delayed for a second time. The changes – which mean UK internet users may have to prove their age – were due to start on 15 July after already being delayed from April 2018. While the government has not officially confirmed the postponement, it is expected to announce on Thursday that the date will be pushed back again. The reason for the delay is not clear.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2019

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Victims of rape and violence being left in dark about attackers’ whereabouts by authorities – The Independent

Posted May 23rd, 2019 in news, notification, probation, rape, sexual offences, statistics, victims, violence by tracey

‘Victims of rape and violence are being “let down” and left in the dark about their attackers’ whereabouts, a report has found. The service provided by the National Probation Service (NPS) was “poor”, HM Inspectorate of Probation said in the wake of criticism over “black cab rapist” John Worboys case.’

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The Independent, 22nd May 2019

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Judge disapplies QOCS after claimants’ failure to pay court fee – Litigation Futures

‘A failure to pay a trial fee can result in qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) being disapplied on strike-out, a judge has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 29th April 2019

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Schools and NHS could be held accountable over youth crime – BBC News

‘Teachers, NHS workers and police officers could be held accountable for failing to spot violent crime among young people under government plans announced on Monday.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2019

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Philip Allott: Unexpected Denouement. The UK Remains in the EU by Mistake. The Brexit Saga Could Run and Run – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted March 26th, 2019 in brexit, constitutional law, EC law, news, notification, time limits, treaties by sally

‘The two-year time-limit in Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union has come and gone. It is now possible that no withdrawal agreement between the European Council and the UK will be concluded. This means that the UK would leave the EU in catastrophic circumstances on April 12. An interesting final irony would be that the UK would be leaving the EU on the basis of a legal howler.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 26th March 2019

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Towards clarity on reporting obligations – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Last month the Solicitors Regulation Authority published its response to its ‘Reporting Concerns’ consultation, launched last year. You could be forgiven for missing the fanfare but this was big news in the world of law firm and lawyer regulation.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th March 2019

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What Happens When A Solicitor Provides The Client With No Guidance As To Costs? – 39 Essex Chambers

Posted March 13th, 2019 in costs, foreign jurisdictions, murder, news, notification, solicitors by sally

‘You would hope that, these days, situations where a solicitor has provided his client no guidance as to costs would be rare. One came before Master Leonard in a Solicitors Act assessment of a bill for work representing the client’s son, who had been arrested and charged with murder following a fight in Crete. The client’s son denied any involvement.’

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39 Essex Chambers, 25th February 2019

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Court of Appeal rejects legal duty for council tax purposes to disclose fact of residence – Local Government Lawyer

‘No legal duty exists that requires a resident to notify a council of their residence at a particular address for council tax purposes, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th March 2019

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Parental responsibility: is a rapist father still a father? – Family Law

Posted February 26th, 2019 in care orders, news, notification, parental responsibility, parental rights, rape by tracey

‘Partner Oliver Gravell and trainee solicitor Georgia Wright, of Birketts LLP, examine MPs support for a young woman who was seeking to deny parental rights to a man who raped her, as they are demanding a change to the Children Act 1989. Gravell and Wright look at the legal issues surrounding parental responsibility.’

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Family Law, 26th February 2019

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Care Quality Commission issues first ‘duty of candour’ breach fine – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 14th, 2019 in children, delay, fines, hospitals, medical treatment, news, notification by sally

‘The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued its first fine to an NHS trust for failing to comply with its ‘duty of candour’, which requires healthcare providers to be open and honest with patients or their families if there is an incident in which they suffer harm.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2019

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Kenneth Armstrong: The Advent of Brexit – Can It Be Paused? – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted December 12th, 2018 in brexit, constitutional law, EC law, news, notification, time limits, treaties by sally

‘As each day passes, a new window seems to be thrown open exposing a fresh legal issues to be solved as the UK continues its journey towards its withdrawal from the European Union. It’s like an advent calendar for lawyers.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 12th December 2018

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Supreme Court to rule next week in case on rates and service of completion notice – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 12th, 2018 in news, notification, rates, service, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court will next week (17 December) hand down its ruling in a case on the service of a completion notice by a billing authority.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th December 2018

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Taxpayers have no right to attend hearing to approve HMRC information notices – OUT-LAW.com

‘UK taxpayers and third parties have no right to attend a tax tribunal hearing to consider the issue of notices by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) requiring the provision of information relevant to tax enquiries, the first-tier tax tribunal has decided.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th December 2018

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Parish fails in High Court challenge to permissions for 229 homes – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 11th, 2018 in housing, local government, news, notification, planning by sally

‘East Bergholt Parish Council has failed in a High Court challenge to decisions by Babergh District Council to grant planning permissions for 229 new homes in the Suffolk village.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th December 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk