Liz Earle beauty firm ordered to pay £17k to sacked pregnant worker – BBC News

‘A woman who was sacked by a beauty company when she was eight months pregnant has been awarded more than £17,000 by an employment tribunal.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2020

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Some oddities of the law on age: So you thought you reached age 21 on your 21st birthday? – Wilberforce Chambers

Posted January 9th, 2020 in news, pensions, statutory interpretation, time limits, wills by sally

‘Well, yes you probably did as a legal matter reach (or attain) age 21 at the start of your 21st birthday – ie at midnight at the start of that day (even if you had been born later in the day). But legally this has not always been the case in England and Wales.’

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Wilberforce Chambers, 7th January 2020

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5 UK Human Rights Issues and Trends to Watch in 2020 – Each Other

‘From landmark legal cases to a landslide general election result, and civil disobedience to constitutional upheaval – the UK had no shortage of human rights news stories in 2019.’

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Each Other, 6th January 2020

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Four days to comply with new money laundering rules – Legal Futures

‘Lawyers have until just this Friday to ensure they comply with the Fifth Money Laundering Directive, the government announced just before Christmas.’

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Legal Futures, 6th January 2020

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Section 4 Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975: Standstill Agreements – Becket Chambers

Posted December 10th, 2019 in news, stay of proceedings, time limits, trusts, wills by sally

‘Earlier this year the conflicting authorities of Bhusate v Patel [2019] EWHC 470 (Ch) and Cowan v Foreman and others [2019] EWHC 349 (Fam) cast doubt on the use of standstill agreements in respect of claims intended to be brought under section 2 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the Act”). Following the determination of the appeal in the latter case that uncertainty has to a large extent been resolved.’

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Becket Chambers, 4th December 2019

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Home office admits unlawful detention of mentally ill man – Garden Court Chambers

‘The Home Office has yet again had to concede a legal challenge to the lawfulness of prolonged immigration detention of a mentally ill and highly vulnerable man by agreeing to regularise his status and pay £100,000 in compensation in a settlement agreed by the High Court today in a test case.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 5th December 2019

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“Disproportionate” to strike out claim for late payment of court fees – Litigation Futures

Posted December 10th, 2019 in fees, news, striking out, time limits by sally

‘Striking out a £120,000 claim for late payment of court fees was disproportionate and the claimant was entitled to relief from sanctions, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th December 2019

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Settled Status, Permanent Residence and Indefinite Leave to Remain – Richmond Chambers

Posted December 4th, 2019 in brexit, citizenship, immigration, news, passports, time limits by sally

‘With the UK’s impending exit from the EU, the Government has created new appendices to the Immigration Rules, Appendix EU and Appendix EU (Family Permit). The purpose of Appendix EU is to set out the basis on which an EEA citizen and their family members, and the family member of a qualifying British citizen, will be granted settled status or pre-settled status. These applications are under the Immigration Rules.’

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Richmond Chambers, 25th November 2019

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‘Scandal brewing’ as thousands of suspects released – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2019 in bail, news, police, statistics, time limits by tracey

‘More than 93,000 suspected violent criminals and sex offenders have been released without restrictions by police in England and Wales since 2017, figures obtained by BBC Newsnight show. People suspected of offences including rape and murder have been among those “Released Under Investigation” (RUI). Richard Miller of the Law Society said a “major scandal” was brewing over the way RUIs are being used.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2019

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Deadline for UK drone registration approaches – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in aircraft, fines, news, notification, time limits by sally

‘UK drone pilots must register their details with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) by the end of 29 November or face a fine of £1,000.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2019

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Contract administration and notice provisions: mere procedure or condition precedent – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘Recent decisions considering time bars and notification provisions have generated considerable commentary and discussion over the last few months. One of these is Boskalis Offshore Marine Contractive BV v Atlantic Marine and Aviation LLP (the “Atlantic Tonjer”) which concerned notification provisions in a payment clause and the timely challenge of disputed invoices before they were due for payment.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 26th November 2019

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UK defies UN deadline to return Chagos Islands – The Guardian

‘Refusal to return archipelago to Mauritius “lawless” and “reflects colonial mindset” says barrister.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2019

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Late Service of Evidence during Stage 3 of the MOJ Protocol – Park Square Barristers

Posted November 19th, 2019 in evidence, news, personal injuries, service, time limits by sally

‘The Claimant, Mr Blair, suffered an accident at work resulting in personal injury. He submitted an EL1 Claims Notification Form, following Stage 1 of the MOJ Protocol for Low Value Employers’ Liability Claims. Liability was admitted. The parties thereafter unsuccessfully attempted to agree damages as part of Stage 2 of the Protocol and the case moved to Stage 3.’

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Park Square Barristers, 19th November 2019

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Outdated ombudsman rules frustrate consumers – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2019 in codes of practice, complaints, consumer protection, delay, news, ombudsmen, time limits by sally

‘Customers are being left out of pocket because of arcane rules that force them to wait eight weeks before they can take unresolved complaints to an ombudsman.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2019

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Account ForfeitureOrder Notices – The Administrative Method – Drystone Chambers

‘The idea behind Account Forfeiture Order Notices is that it makes it easier for law enforcement to forfeit recoverable property, or property that is to be used in unlawful conduct, without going to court. The powers should only be used where there is no likelihood that the forfeiture will be objected to. Although these seem simple provisions there are a lot of possible issues, such as the length of notice, who and how it is served, if it is reasonable to serve one in the first place, and if forfeiture occurs, if it can be set aside by an aggrieved party at a later date.’

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Drystone Chambers, October 2019

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Bail changes to be reviewed after suspected rapists, murders and paedophiles released without restrictions – The Independent

‘Bail changes made by the Conservative government are being reviewed after the release of thousands of suspected violent criminals, paedophiles and rapists.’

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The Independent, 6th November 2019

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Nationally significant infrastructure projects – hot topics seminar High Court challenges – current issues – Landmark Chambers

Posted October 31st, 2019 in environmental protection, news, planning, time limits by sally

‘This talk is billed as “current issues” in respect of High Court challenges to Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (“NSIPS”). However, given the limited number of challenges that have in fact been brought under the Planning Act 2008 (“the 2008 Act”) regime, we have sought to draw out themes arising from those challenges which have been decided by the courts and the lessons to be learnt from those cases.’

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Landmark Chambers, 1st October 2019

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Appellant loses High Court challenge over ruling that she was out of time to bring homelessness appeal – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 31st, 2019 in appeals, homelessness, housing, news, time limits by sally

‘A woman who travelled to Mauritius to see her father after he had suffered a stroke has lost her appeal against an order by a County Court judge refusing her application for permission to bring an appeal out of time over a council’s decision that it had discharged its housing duty.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th Octobe 2019

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Bath Hill Court v Coletta [2019] EWCA CIV 1707 – Old Square Chambers

‘In an important decision, the Court of Appeal in Bath Hill Court v Coletta has held that, in an unauthorised deduction of wages claim for non payment of the national minimum wage in the ET, there is no backstop on the recovery of deductions, enabling Mr Coletta to claim 15 years’ worth of losses.’

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Old Square Chambers, 17th October 2019

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Frozen eggs storage 10-year limit ‘should be changed’ – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2019 in medical treatment, news, pregnancy, time limits by tracey

‘There is no scientific reason for the 10-year limit on storage of frozen eggs, which is forcing some women to destroy them before they are ready to become parents, say fertility experts. Under UK law, only eggs stored for medical reasons and premature infertility can be kept for longer. The regulator says any change would be a matter for parliament.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2019

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