Sudden increase in successful appeals to Supreme Court – Litigation Futures

Posted September 24th, 2020 in appeals, news, reports, statistics, Supreme Court by sally

‘There was a sharp increase in successful appeals to the Supreme Court last year, its annual report has revealed.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rd September 2020

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Judge refuses to let claimant abandon “unfavourable” joint expert – Litigation Futures

Posted September 15th, 2020 in appeals, expert witnesses, news, noise, personal injuries, reports by tracey

‘A High Court judge has upheld a decision not to allow a claimant in a noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) case to rely on a different expert because a joint expert produced an unfavourable report.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th September

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London bus attack couple join campaign to make misogyny a hate crime – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2020 in hate crime, homosexuality, news, reports, threatening behaviour, women by sally

‘A couple who were victims of a violent, homophobic attack on a London bus are calling for misogyny to become a hate crime, as a report reveals that women are three times more likely to experience sexual violence and threats than men.’

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The Guardian, 10th September 2020

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JUSTICE launches timely report on urgent reform for major inquests and inquiries – JUSTICE

Posted August 27th, 2020 in inquests, inquiries, news, reports by sally

‘When a catastrophic event or systemic failure results in death or injury, the justice system must provide a framework to understand what happened and to prevent recurrence.’

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JUSTICE, 24th August 2020

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Windrush payout scheme not fit for purpose, say lawyers – The Guardian

‘The Windrush compensation scheme is failing to provide access to justice and is worsening people’s trauma, according to a letter sent from nine law firms to the home secretary.’

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The Guardian, 27th August 2020

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New survey reveals justice system hanging by a thread – Bar Council

Posted July 30th, 2020 in barristers, coronavirus, criminal justice, diversity, news, reports by sally

‘The Bar Council’s latest survey of the barristers’ profession has revealed the profound impact of Covid-19 on justice. It finds a criminal justice system pushed to breaking point and a huge reduction in work and income, forecasting an exodus that could drain the Bar of diversity and diminish access to justice in the future.’

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Bar Council, 27th July 2020

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

‘Deepfake’ warning over online courts – Legal Futures

‘Video manipulation software, including ‘deepfake’ technology, poses problems for remote courts in verifying evidence and that litigants or witnesses are who they say they are, a report has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 29th July 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

‘Radical’ reform needed for police to cope with modern crime and security threats, report finds – The Independent

Posted July 29th, 2020 in criminal justice, news, police, reports, statistics by tracey

‘“Radical” reform is needed for police to be able to cope with modern crime and security threats, a report has said.’

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The Independent, 29th August 2020

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Russia report: What would tougher spy laws mean for UK? – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2020 in intelligence services, news, reports, Russia, spying by sally

‘After the UK government is accused of underestimating the threat of Russian interference, ministers are considering strengthening security laws to require all foreign agents to register in the UK in future. What might that involve and what are the challenges?’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2020

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Controversial immigration detention centre in Lincolnshire to close – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2020 in detention, immigration, news, prisons, reports, self-harm, violence by sally

‘A controversial immigration detention centre where several deaths have occurred in recent years is to close.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2020

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Criminal justice commission may not report until 2022 – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 16th, 2020 in criminal justice, inquiries, news, reports by tracey

‘A Royal Commission announced in the Queen’s speech at the start of the year to review and improve efficiency in the criminal justice system will not start work until the autumn and may not report until 2022, it has emerged.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th July 2020

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Are “squalid” prison conditions and the response to the Covid-19 pandemic breaching human rights? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The latest reports of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights lay bare the conditions in some British prisons.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th July 2020

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AI redefining what it means to be a ‘great’ lawyer – Legal Futures

‘Automation in the legal profession will most probably be “a decades-long process” but artificial intelligence (AI) is redefining what it means to be a ‘great’ lawyer.’

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Legal Futures, 6th July 2020

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Shrewsbury hospital: ‘New and ongoing’ safety concerns revealed by NHS watchdog – The Independent

Posted July 2nd, 2020 in health & safety, hospitals, news, reports by tracey

‘Inspectors have raised “new and ongoing” patient safety concerns at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust, it has emerged.’

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The Independent, 1st July 2020

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Gambling regulation has gone ‘horribly wrong’, says Lord Grade – The Guardian

Posted July 2nd, 2020 in gambling, news, reports, select committees by tracey

‘The regulation of gambling has gone “horribly wrong” and should be radically overhauled without delay, a House of Lords committee has urged. Ministers have pledged to review the 2005 Gambling Act in the face of a growing consensus among MPs and addiction experts that legislation passed under Tony Blair’s government is no longer effective. But in a wide-ranging report, a select committee led by former ITV and BBC chairman Lord Grade said sweeping changes could go forward without the need for a review.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2020

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The Grenfell Fire: Do Black Lives Actually Matter? – Oxford Human Rights Hub

Posted June 23rd, 2020 in fire, health & safety, inquiries, minorities, news, reports by sally

‘On the 3rd anniversary of the Grenfell fire where 72 residents (at least 34 of whom were from a BAME background) lost their lives, is the country in a better position to avoid future cladding related fires?’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 18th June 2020

Source: ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk

Police in England and Wales taking ‘excessive personal data’ from mobile phones – The Guardian

‘Police are extracting “excessive amounts of personal data” from the mobile phones of victims and witnesses during investigations and are in danger of discouraging the public from reporting crime, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned.’

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The Guardian, 18th June 2020

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MPs offer hope for lawyers locked out of Covid-19 support – Legal Futures

‘The Law Society and Bar Council have urged the government to act on a report from MPs that that would help lawyers who have fallen through the gaps of the coronavirus support schemes.’

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Legal Futures, 16th June 2020

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Mayson calls for single regulator of all legal services – Legal Futures

Posted June 11th, 2020 in legal profession, legal services, Legal Services Board, news, reports by sally

‘All providers of legal services, whether legally qualified or not, should be registered and regulated by a single regulator, a major review has concluded.’

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Legal Futures, 11th June 2020

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Leasehold enfranchisement – options to reduce the price – Tanfield Chambers

Posted June 4th, 2020 in enfranchisement, Law Commission, leases, news, reports, valuation by sally

‘In relation to the qualifying criteria and procedure, the Law Commission was asked to make recommendations and the report on those aspects is due in the Spring. On the question of valuation, the Law Commission’s remit was slightly different. It was required to come up with “options” to reduce the premiums payable by leaseholders, not “recommendations”. It will then be a matter for the politicians to decide which option should be adopted. The Law Commission Report (Leasehold home ownership: buying your freehold or extending your lease. Report on options to reduce the price payable (HMSO, 2020), Law Com. No. 387) on those options was published on 9 January 2020.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 26th May 2020

Source: www.tanfieldchambers.co.uk