High Court rejects “increasingly bizarre” claims against barrister arbitrator – Litigation Futures

Posted October 18th, 2018 in arbitration, bailment, barristers, news, restraint orders by sally

‘The High Court has rejected as “totally without merit” a set of claims against a barrister arbitrator, including a claim in bailment for gold bullion.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th October 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Police officer who stole drugs ordered to repay £135,000 – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A police officer who stole and sold the illegal drugs he was meant to dispose of has been ordered to pay back more than £135,000.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th April 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Stalking laws prevent you finding out if your partner is cheating, jilted husband claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 28th, 2018 in costs, married persons, news, restraint orders, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘Stalking laws are being used to prevent people discovering if their partners are cheating on them, a jilted husband has claimed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BBC star Emily Maitlis’ harasser sentenced – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2018 in harassment, news, restraint orders, sentencing by sally

‘A former friend of Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis, who harassed her for two decades, has been jailed for contacting her from prison.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The New POCA Frontier: Bitcoin and Electronic Currency, Shaping Asset Recovery in the 21st Century – Drystone Chambers

‘The question of whether the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) can be used to deal with Bitcoins¹ and electronic currencies has been the subject of some speculation by specialist practitioners recently. In my view it can be utilised, but it is not ideal. I will not deal with the technical difficulties in finding bitcoin accounts; what I will concentrate on in this article is finding the correct legal tools to recover the assets and what other options are available when it does not work.’

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Drystone Chambers, 23rd October 2017

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Autumn Newsletter – Falcon Chambers

– Prescriptive easements – a glass half-full: out with the negative; in with the positive 10

– Keeping the Title Clean: Unwanted Notices and Restrictions 12

– Estoppel in Pre-Contractual Negotiations 15

– The Curse of the Freebie 17

– Voidable and no Mistake 20

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Falcon Chambers, November 2017

Source: www.falcon-chambers.com

Finance and Divorce Update, August 2017 – Family Law Week

‘Naomi Shelton, Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP, analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during July 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 2nd August 2017

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Finance and Divorce Update, December 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Sue Brookes, Senior Associate for Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during November 2016.’

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Family Law Week, 3rd December 2016

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Met police to start using spit hoods on suspects within weeks – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2016 in human rights, London, news, pilot schemes, police, restraint orders by sally

‘Britain’s biggest police force is to allow its officers to use spit hoods on suspects within weeks, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mother who repeatedly posted naked pictures of her ex-wife online in revenge porn attack is given restraining order – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 1st, 2016 in community service, harassment, internet, news, pornography, restraint orders by sally

‘A mother-of-two who repeatedly posted naked pictures of her ex-wife on social media to “scorn her for finding a new partner” has been given a restraining order.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Pensioner faces jail if he walks on police couple’s grass in a bitter eight-year turf war – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 31st, 2016 in boundaries, disqualification, elderly, news, restraint orders by sally

‘A pensioner who battled with his neighbours over a patch of land could be sent to jail if he walks on the grass outside his home.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

High Court slaps barrister with civil restraint order over relentless challenges to disciplinary rulings – Legal Futures

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, news, restraint orders by tracey

‘The High Court has issued a two-year civil restraint order (CRO) against a barrister who has repeatedly and unsuccessfully challenged disciplinary findings made against him.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd August 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Early intervention needed to improve effectiveness of confiscation orders, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘Earlier intervention and more formal measures of success are needed if confiscation orders are to be successfully used by the UK courts to deprive fraudsters of the proceeds of their crimes.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th April 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

Civil Restraint Orders in IPEC: Perry v Brundle – NIPC Law

‘This case note discusses the power of a judge of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court to make an extended civil restraint order under para 3.2 (1) (b).’

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NIPC Law, 12th Ocotber 2015

Source: www.nipclaw.blogspot.co.uk

40 year old man sentenced for revenge porn – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A 40 year old man has today been sentenced to four months imprisonment suspended for 18 months after pleading guilty to one charge relating to revenge pornography. Simon Humphrey was sentenced at St Albans Magistrates’ Court after he admitted at an earlier hearing that he had published a naked picture of the victim without her consent. A restraining order was also put in place for 18 months which means he may not contact the victim.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th September 2015

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Wallasey man jailed for posting ‘revenge porn’ images – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2015 in crime, news, pornography, restraint orders, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for 16 weeks for posting sexually explicit photographs of a woman on social media.’
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BBC News, 19th August 2015

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Eastenders in Supreme Court: A1P1 filling in the gaps – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Not Albert Square, but it could be. The Crown Prosecution Service suspect two individuals of a massive duty/VAT fraud in their cash and carry businesses. The CPS go to the Crown Court (in the absence of the individuals) and get an order to appoint a receiver (i.e. a paid manager) to run the affairs of companies (Eastenders) in which the individuals are involved, as well as a restraint order against the individuals. Both receivership and restraint orders are set aside some months later by the Court of Appeal, on the basis that the HMRC investigator’s statements were largely “broad and unsupported assertions”. Problem: by then the receiver had run up £772,547 in fees.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th May 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Barnes (as former Court Appointed Receiver) (Appellant) v The Eastenders Group and another (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Barnes (as former Court Appointed Receiver) (Appellant) v The Eastenders Group and another (Respondents) [2014] UKSC 26 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 8th May 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

High Court imposes civil restraint order on former solicitor – Legal Futures

Posted March 11th, 2014 in news, restraint orders, sale of land, solicitors by tracey

‘The High Court has slapped an extended civil restraint order on a former solicitor whose conduct in bringing a series of claims established a “history” of indifference to court orders.’

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Legal Futures, 11th March 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Regina v Padda – WLR Daily

Regina v Padda [2013] EWCA Crim 2330; [2013] WLR (D) 496

‘Section 22(4)(a) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 preserved an obligation on the court and a discretion to make a confiscation order which was just and in so doing it could take into account all relevant circumstances and had to take into account the legislative policy in favour of maximising the recovery of the proceeds of crime, even from legitimately acquired assets.’

WLR Daily, 12th December 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk