Rights of excusal from relationships and sexuality education – Local Government Lawyer

‘Clíodhna Kelleher considers a recent High Court judgment that there was no parental right to withdraw children from relationships and sexuality education.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th January 2023

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Law firm did not discriminate against disabled paralegal – Legal Futures

‘An employment tribunal has rejected disability discrimination claims made against a Welsh law firm by a paralegal dismissed after just nine days for his poor timekeeping.’

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Legal Futures, 10th January 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Logan Mwangi – the Child Practice Review and the family courts – Transparency Project

‘This blog post will not go into detail about the distressing history of five year old Logan Mwangi, with which we are all too familiar through media coverage of the trial of the three people who were responsible for his death. An impression had been given at that time that possibly Logan had been let down by the family courts. It is now possible to learn a little about the court involvement – or lack of involvement.’

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Transparency Project, 27th November 2022

Source: transparencyproject.org.uk

Sex education: Wales’ curriculum legal challenge launched – BBC News

‘Campaigners have taken the Welsh government to court over sex education lessons they claim give prominence to LGBTQ+ themes.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2022

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Call for planning permission variations reform after Hillside ruling – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 4th, 2022 in appeals, housing, local government, news, planning, Supreme Court, Wales by tracey

‘Planning law in England should be updated to avoid a situation where the original planning permission granted to a site is invalidated by departures from the original approved plans because subsequent planning permissions granted for development within that site have made compliance with the original scheme physically impossible, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd November 2022

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Closing speech by the Lord Chief Justice: 2022 Legal Wales Conference – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 12th, 2022 in judges, judiciary, legal profession, speeches, Wales by tracey

‘Closing speech by the Lord Chief Justice: 2022 Legal Wales Conference.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 10th October 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Parents’ legal bid to ban sex education in schools fails

Posted September 2nd, 2022 in children, education, injunctions, judicial review, news, school children, Wales by tracey

‘A last-minute legal bid to block the teaching of relationships and sexuality education (RSE) in schools has failed. Five parents wanted to withdraw their children from the mandatory lessons from the start of the new term or stop the rollout of RSE altogether in Wales. At the High Court, judge Mrs Justice Tipples said an injunction would cause “very substantial disruption” just days before the start of a new term. A judicial review already granted to the group is scheduled for November.’

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BBC New, 1st September 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Appealing review decisions of the SEN Tribunal for Wales – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Upper Tribunal has confirmed appeals can be brought against review decisions of the SEN Tribunal for Wales. Matthew Wyard analyses the ruling.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Council must consider impact on Welsh Language in all policy decisions relating to its community property stock, Tribunal affirms – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 10th, 2022 in appeals, enforcement, local government, news, Wales by sally

‘The Welsh Language Tribunal has dismissed Swansea Council’s appeal of a report from the Welsh Language Commissioner, which found the local authority had failed to consider the impact of the sale of an ex-school site on the Welsh language.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Patient funding request for life-saving treatment – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 26th, 2022 in cancer, judicial review, medical treatment, news, Wales by sally

‘The case of R (on the application of Wallpott) v Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board [2021] EWHC 3291 (Admin) [2022] ACD 27 involved a challenge to a refusal to fund potentially life-saving medical treatment. It concerned Maria Wallpott, a 50-year-old woman with a rare form of appendix cancer. Ms Wallpott’s clinicians had recommended that she undergo cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS with HIPEC). This treatment, involving the surgical removal of visible tumour and flushing with a heated chemotherapy agent, was not routinely available in Wales, in contrast to England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. An individual patient funding request (IPFR) was therefore made by Ms Wallpott’s doctor to the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC), which acted on behalf of the local health board. A WHSSC panel refused the request and maintained its decision on review.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th May 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Council facing judicial review challenge over approval of plans to double size of poultry farm – Local Government Lawyer

‘A judicial review application has been made against Powys County Council over its decision to grant planning permission for the expansion of a poultry farm that is in the catchment area of a Special Area of Conservation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th May 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Recommendations to improve safety of coal tips in Wales – Law Commission

Posted March 25th, 2022 in climate change, environmental health, Law Commission, miners, news, Wales, waste by tracey

‘Law Commission recommendations for a new safety regime would help to protect against a range of threats to coal tip safety and ensure all tips are dealt with in a consistent way.’

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Law Commission, 24th March 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Wales introduces ban on smacking and slapping children – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2022 in corporal punishment, education, news, school children, Wales by tracey

‘Smacking and slapping children has been outlawed in Wales, with people told to contact social services or police if they see a parent or carer meting out physical punishment.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Wales introduces ban on smacking and slapping children – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2022 in assault, child cruelty, children, families, news, Wales by sally

‘Smacking and slapping children has been outlawed in Wales, with people told to contact social services or police if they see a parent or carer meting out physical punishment.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2022

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South Wales Police: Former PC guilty of gross misconduct – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2022 in corruption, news, notification, police, professional conduct, Wales by tracey

‘A former police officer with links to notorious criminals has been found to have committed gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2022

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Devolved powers and the internal market post-Brexit – UK Human Rights Blog

‘R (on the Application of the Counsel General for Wales) v Secretary of State for business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [2022] EWCA Civ 118. The Court of Appeal decision handed down on 9th February 2022 is an important case concerning devolved powers.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd March 2022

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Bakery handed £26k fine after dishwasher pollutes stream – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 21st, 2022 in environmental protection, fines, local government, news, pollution, Wales, waste, water by sally

‘A Natural Resources Wales (NRW) prosecution has seen a bakery fined for polluting a stream with its dishwasher.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th January 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

New Things – Nearly Legal

Posted January 13th, 2022 in housing, landlord & tenant, news, Wales by tracey

‘There were a few announcements today and a Supreme Court decision.’

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Nearly Legal, 12th January 2022

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

Mum diagnosed with cancer has ‘no case’ for surgery on the NHS, court hears – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2021 in cancer, medical treatment, news, Wales by tracey

‘A 50-year-old mother-of-two diagnosed with a rare form of cancer has “no case” for asking the NHS to pay for her potentially life-saving surgery, lawyers on behalf of a Welsh health board have said.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2021

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Covid passes: Swansea cinema faces court over law breach – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2021 in coronavirus, health & safety, local government, news, vaccination, Wales by sally

‘A cinema owner who defied the law by refusing to ask for Covid passes is facing court action.’

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BBC News, 24th November 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk