Boris Johnson ‘planning reforms which would let ministers overrule judicial decisions’ – The Independent

‘Reported move triggers backlash from lawyers, with one senior QC quoted as saying the prime minister is seeking a “more compliant judiciary”‘.

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The Independent, 6th December 2021

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Research Briefing: Consumer protection: Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 – House of Commons Library

Posted November 29th, 2021 in consumer protection, news, parliament by tracey

‘The purpose of this House of Commons Library briefing paper is to provide a brief overview of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (as amended).’

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House of Commons Library, 26th November 2021

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Stricter curbs on MPs’ second jobs to be backed by standards watchdog, piling pressure on Boris Johnson – The Independent

‘Stricter curbs on MPs taking second jobs will be proposed by a Commons watchdog, piling pressure on Boris Johnson to act and putting him on a fresh collision course with his own MPs.’

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The Independent, 29th November 2021

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Research Briefing: Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill 2021-22 – House of Commons Library

Posted November 26th, 2021 in bills, housing, leases, news, parliament, rent by tracey

‘This briefing paper outlines the main provisions of the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill 2021-22 and the key issues raised during consideration in the House of Lords.’

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House of Commons Library , 25th November 2021

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Research Briefing: Public Inquiries: non-statutory public inquiries – House of Commons Library

Posted November 26th, 2021 in inquiries, news, parliament by tracey

‘Some public inquiries are underpinned by legislation. Those that are not, “non-statutory” inquiries, have more flexibility, but fewer legal powers.’

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House of Commons Library , 23rd November 2021

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Mike Gordon: A Statutory Basis for the Ministerial Code – the Challenges – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘With the UK in the midst of its latest political corruption crisis, the question of the (in)adequacy of the current infrastructure concerning standards in public life is once more in the spotlight. Immediately prior to the parliamentary farce over the Owen Paterson lobbying affair, the Committee on Standards in Public Life published a significant report, Upholding Standards in Public Life: Final Report of the Standards Matter 2 Review (November 2021), outlining a number of potential changes to the system for holding politicians to account for their conduct. This blog post focuses on one of the Committee’s recommendations: that the Ministerial Code be provided with a statutory basis through a ‘requirement for the Prime Minister to issue the Ministerial Code’ being ‘enshrined in primary legislation’ (Recommendation 4).’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 16th November 2021

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Police will not investigate cash-for-peerages allegations against Tories – The Independent

‘The Metropolitan Police will not investigate allegations that Conservative donors were given peerages in return for gifts totalling £3m or more.’

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The Independent, 13th November 2021

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Jason Varuhas: Remedies Reform Part 2: Discretionary Factors – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted November 12th, 2021 in bills, constitutional law, judicial review, news, parliament, public interest by tracey

‘This is the second in a series of two posts on the remedial reforms proposed in the Judicial Review and Courts Bill (2021), which provide for courts in judicial review proceedings to grant suspended and prospective-only quashing orders.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 9th November 2021

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Jason Varuhas: Remedial Reform Part 1: Rationale – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted November 12th, 2021 in bills, constitutional law, judicial review, news, parliament, Supreme Court by tracey

‘This is the first of two posts on the remedial reforms proposed in the Judicial Review and Courts Bill. If passed, the reforms will make statutory provision for courts in judicial review proceedings to grant suspended and prospective-only quashing orders.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 3rd November 2021

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Research Briefing: Death certification and medical examiners – House of Commons Library

Posted November 8th, 2021 in bereavement, bills, coroners, news, parliament by tracey

‘This Commons Library briefing paper deals with the introduction of a medical examiner system in England and Wales to provide greater scrutiny of deaths that do not require investigation by a coroner.’

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House of Commons Library , 4th November 2021

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Claudia Webbe: MP convicted of harassment gets suspended sentence Published3 days ago – BBC News

‘An MP who made threatening phone calls to a woman because she was jealous of her relationship with her partner has been given a suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 5th November 2021

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Research briefing: Bankruptcy: trustee’s right of inquiry – House of Commons Library

Posted November 1st, 2021 in bankruptcy, disclosure, news, parliament, trustees in bankruptcy by tracey

‘This Commons briefing paper provides an outline of the trustee’s right of inquiry into the bankrupt’s property and dealings, including his right to examine third parties.’

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House of Commons Library , 29th October 2021

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Toughen up rules on ministers’ conduct, says standards watchdog – BBC News

‘The rules governing the conduct of ministers and senior civil servants need to be toughened up, according to a new report. The Committee on Standards in Public Life – which advises the PM on ethical standards – has been carrying out a review into processes in Westminster.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2021

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George Peretz QC: The Subsidy Control Bill: Part II – Application to legislation, questions & concerns – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted October 29th, 2021 in bills, constitutional law, judicial review, news, parliament, state aids by tracey

‘In the first part of this post, I set out the structure of the Subsidy Control Bill. This post looks at how it applies to legislation and at some questions and concerns about enforcement and judicial review.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 29th October 2021

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Lord Hodge, The Scope of Judicial Law-making in Constitutional Law and Public Law – Supreme Court

‘The scope of judicial law-making in constitutional law and public law.’

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Supreme Court, 27th October 2021

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Research Briefing: Firearms: licensing and safety – House of Commons Library

‘This Library briefing paper discusses the regulation of firearms in the UK.’

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House of Commons Library, 26th October 2021

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Research Briefing: Bankruptcy – House of Commons Library

Posted October 29th, 2021 in bankruptcy, insolvency, news, parliament by tracey

‘This Commons briefing paper provides a outline of bankruptcy procedures in England and Wales.’

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House of Commons Library , 27th October 2021

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Man spared jail for threatening Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner after Sir David Amess murder – The Independent

‘A man has been spared jail after sending a threatening email telling deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner she should “watch her back” after he found her address online.’

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The Independent, 28th October 2021

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Lia Nici: Man fined over threats to Grimsby MP – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2021 in fines, harassment, news, parliament, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A man has been fined after admitting a campaign of threatening behaviour against Great Grimsby Conservative MP Lia Nici.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2021

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Council decision to keep asylum seekers who were putative children in hotel accommodation was unlawful, High Court rules – Local Government Lawyer

‘The London Borough of Brent breached its section 20 duties under the Children Act 1989 when it chose not to provide proper accommodation to unaccompanied asylum seekers while awaiting an assessment of their age, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th October 2021

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