£300,000 on Supreme Court constitutional cases – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2014 in bills, costs, devolution, ministers' powers and duties, news, Supreme Court, Wales by sally

‘More than £300,000 has been spent by the Welsh and UK governments on three Supreme Court cases about assembly powers, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina (Flatley) v Hywel Dda University Local Health Board; Regina (Flatley) v Welsh Ministers; Regina (Dinghy) v Welsh Ministers – WLR Daily

Regina (Flatley) v Hywel Dda University Local Health Board;  Regina (Flatley) v Welsh Ministers; Regina (Dinghy) v Welsh Ministers; [2014] EWHC 2258 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 311

‘The function of the minister following a referral by a community health council under regulation 27(9) of the Community Health Councils (Constitution, Membership and Procedures) (Wales) Regulations 2010 was to reach a final decision on a proposal put forward by a local health board. That function was directed at the outcome, there was no requirement for the minister to review the process, including any consultation, leading to the proposal, although the minister had a discretion to consider the circumstances of the process in reaching a decision on the proposal overall.’

WLR Daily, 10th July 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Judge dismisses legal challenge over Hywel Dda’s NHS shake-up plans – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2014 in health, hospitals, judicial review, news, Wales by sally

‘Campaigners against planned changes to hospital services in west Wales have lost three High Court judicial reviews into the legality of the shake-up.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill Reference by the Attorney General for England and Wales – Supreme Court

Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill Reference by the Attorney General for England and Wales [2014] UKSC 43 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 9th July 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Men win sex discrimination pay case against university – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2014 in contract of employment, equal pay, news, sex discrimination, universities, Wales by tracey

‘Eighteen men unhappy at being paid less than their female colleagues have won an equal pay claim against a university.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Male employees sue university for alleged sexual discrimination, claiming unequal pay to women – The Independent

’26 men are suing a Welsh university over allegations that they have been victims of sexual discrimination in the work place and received unequal pay to their female counterparts.’

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The Independent, 18th April 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

A new approach to controlling invasive non-native species – Law Commission

Posted February 11th, 2014 in animals, environmental protection, Law Commission, news, reports, Wales by tracey

‘We have published a report, making recommendations on the control of invasive non-native species as part of our project on wildlife.’

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Law Commission, 11th February 2014

Source: www.www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

Food outlets will be forced to display hygiene ratings – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2013 in food hygiene, health & safety, news, small businesses, Wales by tracey

‘Wales has become the first part of the UK to force food outlets to prominently display food hygiene ratings. The new law, which came into force on Thursday, builds on a voluntary scheme, known as “scores on the doors”.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Asbestos NHS treatment cost recovery bill is voted into law – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2013 in asbestos, bills, costs, insurance, news, Wales by sally

“A bill to recover the costs of treating Welsh asbestos patients from businesses or insurers has been passed by assembly members.”

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BBC News, 20th November 2013

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Concern over mental health detentions by police in Wales – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2013 in detention, mental health, news, police, Wales by tracey

“Calls have been made for a reduction in the number of people taken into police custody with mental health problems.”

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BBC News, 15th November 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Minister faces legal challenge over Prince Philip Hospital shake-up – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2013 in hospitals, judicial review, ministers' powers and duties, news, Wales by tracey

“Health Minister Mark Drakeford faces a legal challenge over his decision to give the go-ahead to change the way urgent care is delivered at Llanelli’s Prince Philip Hospital.”

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BBC News, 14th November 2013

Source: www.bc.co.uk

Welsh court processes 86 people over ‘crash for cash’ insurance conspiracy – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2013 in conspiracy, fraud, insurance, news, prosecutions, Wales by sally

“Magistrates court closes to all other cases as people aged 23 to 71 face conspiracy charges over fraud involving repair garage.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Companies that blacklist workers face ban from public contracts in Wales – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2013 in company law, construction industry, news, public procurement, trade unions, Wales by tracey

“Companies that blacklist workers for taking part in trade union activity face being barred from multibillion-pound public sector contracts under plans unveiled by the Welsh government.”

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The Guardian, 11th September 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

IPCC’s Tom Davies: Police disciplinary system’s ‘grave flaws’ – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2013 in disciplinary procedures, news, ombudsmen, police, Wales by tracey

“The disciplinary process for serious complaints against police officers has ‘grave flaws’ and needs to be overhauled, says the outgoing head of the police watchdog in Wales.”

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BBC News, 11th September 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Modernisation of the prison estate – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 4th, 2013 in news, prisons, Wales by sally

“The Government has today set out the next stage in its prison modernisation programme, with confirmation that its planned new 2,000 place prison will be built in Wrexham, and the news that it has started feasibility work on a second large prison to be constructed in the South East of England. It has also confirmed opening dates for the new house blocks – mini-prisons – being built to create 1200 new places at four sites across England.”

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Ministry of Justice, 4th September 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Thousands fail to appear in court in Wales in 2012 – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2013 in costs, courts, delay, freedom of information, news, statistics, Wales, warrants by sally

“Thousands of defendants failed to appear at courts in Wales last year, causing ‘significant and costly’ problems, BBC Wales has learnt.”

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BBC News, 12th August 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Gutting’ of Jillings child abuse report angers victims – The Guardian

“A decision to continue to withhold crucial details from a damning report on widespread abuse in children’s homes has been strongly criticised by victims, lawyers and child protection experts.”

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The Guardian, 8th July 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

North Wales care abuse: Jillings report published after 17 years – BBC News

“A report written 17 years ago into claims of abuse at children’s homes in north Wales in the 1970s and 1980s has been published.”

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BBC News, 8th July 2013

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Wales child abuse: Mrs Justice Macur holds Wrexham meetings – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2013 in child abuse, inquiries, news, Wales by sally

“The judge leading a review of the Waterhouse inquiry into abuse at children’s homes in north Wales will hold public meetings later on Tuesday.”

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BBC News, 18th June 2013

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Dangerous dogs law change suspended by Welsh government – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2013 in bills, dogs, news, Wales by tracey

“Planned legal changes to control dangerous dogs have been suspended by the Welsh

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BBC News, 2nd May 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk