Welsh council defeats appeal by dog breeder over refusal to renew licence – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in appeals, dogs, licensing, local government, news, Wales by sally

‘A Welsh council has successfully defended its decision not to renew a dog breeder’s licence over breaches of conditions identified during unannounced inspections.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd December 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Welsh justice review calls for Scottish-style devolution of powers – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2019 in children, criminal responsibility, devolution, news, Wales by sally

‘Powers to control justice, policing and prisons should be devolved to the Welsh assembly as they are in Scotland and Northern Ireland, a commission led by the former lord chief justice of England and Wales has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Speech by the Master of the Rolls: Law, Procedure and Language – Civil Justice and Cymru – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by the Master of the Rolls: Law, Procedure and Language – Civil Justice and Cymru.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 16th October 2019

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Anger as River Teifi pollution plant avoids prosecution – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2019 in accidents, animals, environmental protection, fines, news, pollution, prosecutions, Wales, water by sally

‘Anglers are “appalled and dismayed” at the decision not to prosecute a company that polluted a river, killing about 18,000 fish.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Possession and licensing in Wales – Nearly Legal

Posted August 27th, 2019 in housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, news, repossession, Wales by sally

‘Does failing to be licensed under The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 prevent a landlord from serving any notice seeking possession, or just a section 21 notice? That was the issue in a county court appeal in Evans & Evans v Jarvis, County Court at Swansea, 20 August 2019.’

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Nearly Legal, 26th August 2019

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North Wales Police ‘failed to protect’ woman killed by ex-partner – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2019 in domestic violence, murder, news, police, Wales by tracey

‘Police failed to adequately protect a woman who was later killed by her ex-partner, an investigation has found.’

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BBC News, 16th August 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court of Appeal rejects claim over failure to reassess educational needs of 22-year-old disabled man – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that Welsh ministers and the quango Careers Wales did not act unreasonably when they decided not to reassess the educational and training needs of a young man with a learning disability.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th August 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

South Wales police to use facial recognition apps on phones – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2019 in facial mapping, news, police, Wales by tracey

‘South Wales police are to have a facial recognition app installed on their phones to identify suspects without having to take them to a police station.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2019

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M4 Newport relief road scrapped: environment v economics – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 26th, 2019 in environmental protection, inquiries, news, planning, road traffic, roads, Wales by sally

‘Plans to build a fourteen mile, six lane motorway through the Gwent Levels south of Newport to relieve congestion on the M4 have been scrapped by the Welsh government. The announcement by first minister Mark Drakeford was welcomed by environmentalists, local residents and small businesses who opposed the scheme at last year’s public inquiry. Alasdair Henderson, Dominic Ruck Keene and Hannah Noyce from 1 Crown Office Row with other barristers from Guildhall Chambers (Brendon Moorhouse) and Garden Court (Irena Sabic and Grace Brown) represented Gwent Wildlife Trust and an umbrella of other environmental objectors in the proceedings which lasted from February 2017 to September 2018. All these barristers acted for free.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th June 2019

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Ep 85: M4 relief road U-turn – Alasdair Henderson – Law Pod UK

Posted June 25th, 2019 in environmental protection, news, planning, roads, Wales by sally

‘Rosalind English talks to Alasdair Henderson about the Welsh government U-turn on the M4 relief road. Alasdair acted for some of the objectors in the inquiry and regards it as “probably one of the biggest environmental success stores in terms of challenging a major infrastructure project on environmental grounds.’

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Law Pod UK, 24th June 2019

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NHS maternity services in special measures at two Welsh hospitals – The Guardian

‘Maternity services at two NHS hospitals in south Wales have been put into special measures after a report found a series of failings that may have put the lives of women and babies at risk.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Widow of Carl Sargeant wins high court challenge over sacking inquiry – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2019 in bereavement, inquiries, news, parliament, sexual offences, suicide, Wales, widows by sally

‘The widow of the former Welsh government minister Carl Sargeant, who died while facing sexual misconduct allegations, has won a high court challenge over the legality of an inquiry into his sacking.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2019

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Smacking children to be banned in Wales – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2019 in assault, bills, child cruelty, children, families, news, Wales by sally

‘Parents are to be banned from physically punishing children under legislation being introduced on Monday by the Welsh government.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Children under 10 accused of rape, Wales police data shows – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2019 in children, news, rape, Wales by sally

‘Thirty-eight children under the age of 10 have been accused of rape over the past six years in Wales, police data has shown.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2019

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Are too many women being jailed in Wales? – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2018 in child neglect, mental health, news, sentencing, Wales, women by sally

‘A woman jailed for two years for neglecting her children believes it could have been avoided had she got the mental health support she needed.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2018

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Historic castle excluded from protection measures at risk from repeated flooding – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2018 in duty of care, listed buildings, news, Wales by sally

‘Occupying a prime spot in the beautiful Conwy Valley the ancient castle of Gwydir boasts a reputation as one of the finest Tudor houses in Wales.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2018

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Law Commission launches reforms to planning law in Wales – Law Commission

Posted December 4th, 2018 in Law Commission, planning, press releases, Wales by tracey

‘The Law Commission has published a wide-ranging report proposing over 190 technical reforms to planning law as it applies in Wales. This will hopefully lead to the appearance of a new Planning Act, as the centrepiece of a new Planning Code for Wales.’

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Law Commission, 3rd December 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk/

Carl Sargeant’s widow wins high court bid to challenge inquiry into his sacking – The Guardian

‘The widow of a former Welsh government minister, who was found dead while he was facing sexual misconduct allegations, has won a high court bid to challenge the legality of an inquiry into his sacking.’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Welsh policy on FE provision for young people with learning difficulties “lawful” – Local Government Lawyer

‘Welsh ministers and the quango Careers Wales did not act unreasonably when they decided not to reassess the educational and training needs of a young man with a learning disability, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th October 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Pheasant shooting to be banned on public land in Wales – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2018 in animal cruelty, birds, news, sport, Wales by tracey

‘Pheasant shooting is set to be banned on public land in Wales following sustained campaigning by animal welfare organisations who consider the practice to be cruel.’

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The Guardian, 20th September 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com