Does the current rail dispute justify yet more reform to strike legislation? – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 18th, 2017 in industrial action, news, railways by sally

‘With amendments to toughen up trade union legislation waiting in the wings, rushing through yet more changes in response to recent rail strikes would likely only further polarise relations between employers and unions.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th January 2017

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Southern rail operator appeals to supreme court to block drivers’ strikes – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2017 in appeals, EC law, industrial action, news, railways, Supreme Court, trade unions, transport by tracey

‘Govia Thameslink Railway is taking a legal case against drivers’ union Aslef to the supreme court over its industrial action on Southern rail.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2017

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Rail penalty fares: Passengers could get new appeals body – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2016 in appeals, fines, news, penalties, railways by sally

‘Rail passengers who challenge the issuing of a penalty fare could soon be able to turn to a new, independent appeals panel in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2016

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Court rejects bid to halt Southern train drivers’ industrial action – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2016 in EC law, industrial action, news, railways, trade unions by sally

‘The high court has rejected an attempt by the owners of Southern rail to prevent train drivers from taking industrial action.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2016

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Millions of rail travelers to be eligible for compensation if trains are 15 minutes late – but new terms will not be UK-wide until as late as 2025 – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 13th, 2016 in compensation, consumer protection, delay, news, railways, transport by tracey

Millions of commuters will be eligible for compensation if their trains are more than 15 minutes late, ministers will announce today but some passengers will have to wait up to a decade for the change to come into force.’

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Daily telegraph, 13th October 2016

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Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal over transport to regeneration site – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 31st, 2016 in appeals, government departments, news, railways, Supreme Court, transport by sally

‘The Supreme Court has refused to give the London Borough of Enfield permission to appeal in a dispute with the Government over the number of trains stopping near a major regeneration scheme.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st August 2016

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London Underground sees huge spike in reported sex crimes and violence – The Independent

Posted August 17th, 2016 in London, news, railways, sexual offences, statistics, violence by sally

‘Customers on the London Underground have suffered a 41 per cent increase in violent crimes, including sex crimes, in the past year, new figures reveal.’

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The Independent, 16th August 2016

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How Abdul Haroun was prosecuted despite rules to protect refugees – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in asylum, news, prosecutions, railways, refugees, sentencing by sally

‘Abdul Haroun’s case for asylum was seemingly deemed so overwhelming that within 24 hours of being interviewed by Home Office officials he was granted it.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

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Case against Channel Tunnel walker to go ahead – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in asylum, news, prosecutions, railways by sally

‘Prosecutors are to press ahead with their case against a Sudanese man granted asylum in Britain after walking through the Channel Tunnel from France.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2016

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Barrister who dodged rail fares into London for two years avoids prison – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2015 in barristers, fraud, news, railways, recidivists, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A barrister who avoided paying thousands of pounds in rail fares for more than two and a half years has been spared prison.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2015

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Freedom of information: round-up – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Transparency and openness for local authorities does not just mean disclosing information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoI). Section 3 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 gives the secretary of state the power to issue a code of practice about the publication of information by local authorities relating to the discharge of their functions.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th April 2015

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Extension of Freedom of Information Act to Network Rail – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 25th, 2015 in freedom of information, news, railways, statistics, transport by sally

‘Passengers and the public can request information directly from the authority which runs Britain’s rail infrastructure for the very first time from Tuesday 24 March.’

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd March 2015

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Court of Appeal gives local authority Aarhus costs protection over HS2 challenge – Local Government Lawyer

‘A local authority is entitled to the costs protection conferred on claimants in Aarhus Convention claims, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th March 2015

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Fare-dodging banker banned from City – BBC News

‘A London banker who regularly avoided buying a train ticket on his commute to the City has been banned from working in the financial services industry.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2014

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Regina (HS2 Action Alliance Ltd and another) v Secretary of State for Transport and another – WLR Daily

Regina (HS2 Action Alliance Ltd and another) v Secretary of State for Transport and another [2014] EWCA Civ 1578; [2014] WLR (D) 526

‘The “safeguarding directions” issued by the Secretary of State for Transport, exercising statutory powers, for phase 1 of the proposed high speed rail network (“HS2”) linking London to Manchester did not fall within the scope of plans and programmes which set the framework for future development consent of projects within the meaning of articles 2(a) and 3(2) of Parliament and Council Directive 2001/42/EC on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment.’

WLR Daily, 9th December 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

HS2 campaigners lose Court of Appeal challenge – BBC News

Posted December 9th, 2014 in appeals, news, planning, railways by sally

‘Campaigners have lost their latest legal challenge to the first phase of the proposed HS2 high-speed rail line.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2014

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Government gives green light to level crossing reform – Law Commission

Posted November 6th, 2014 in health & safety, Law Commission, news, railways, road safety, roads by sally

‘The Government has accepted the majority of the reforms to level crossing law recommended by the Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission, and has committed to review the remainder.’

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Law Commission, 5th November 2014

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

The Supreme Court and the Rule of Law – Speech by Lord Neuberger

The Supreme Court and the Rule of Law (PDF)

Lord Neuberger

The Conkerton Lecture 2014, Liverpool Law Society, 9th October 2014

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

Lord Neuberger on the Supreme Court: Five key cases from its first five years – The Independent

‘From euthanasia to high-speed rail, the highest in the land has an almost limitless remit.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2014

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The 13 obscure UK laws you didn’t know you were breaking – The Independent

‘Forget the urban myths about dying in Westminster or eating mince pies on Christmas Day: these are real rules you could be breaking without even realising it’

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The Independent, 26th August 2014

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