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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Mineral rights: mudstone in mid-Wales – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 25th, 2021 in appeals, interpretation, local government, miners, news, Wales by tracey

‘Mark Wonnacott QC and Harriet Holmes examine an important Court of Appeal ruling on the law relating to mineral reservations.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd October 2021

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High Court upholds reprimand issued by education regulator to teacher who sent obscene response to job rejection email – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 21st, 2021 in appeals, complaints, electronic mail, news, professional conduct, teachers, Wales by sally

‘An interviewee who received a reprimand from an education regulator after he responded to a rejection email with an expletive has lost a High Court appeal of the decision.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th October 2021

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Domestic violence victim says UK justice system is ‘like the abuse’ – BBC News

‘A traumatised domestic abuse victim has said her experience of the justice system was so bad it was “like the abuse has continued”.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2021

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Lynette White murder: Cardiff Five are victims, chief says – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2021 in miscarriage of justice, murder, news, police, Wales by sally

‘Members of the so-called “Cardiff Five” should be “recognised as victims”, a senior police officer has said.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2021

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Police arrest investigated as Newport altercation on social media – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2021 in internet, news, police, road traffic, video recordings, Wales by tracey

‘A force has reported itself to the police watchdog after footage shared on social media appears to show an officer in an altercation with a man.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2021

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Snowdon: Legal challenge warning for mountain visitor charge – BBC News

Posted July 12th, 2021 in local government, news, parks, Wales by tracey

‘Any attempt to charge visitors to go up Snowdon mountain could lead to legal challenges, it has been warned.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2021

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