Manchester Arena attack: Key failings of emergency response – BBC News

‘The Manchester Arena Inquiry has published a catalogue of failings and mistakes by the emergency services following the terror attack in 2017.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2022

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Disabled Slough woman wins case after stairlift wait – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2022 in compensation, delay, disabled persons, local government, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘A disabled woman has won damages after her local authority took almost a year to decide on an application for a stairlift in her home.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2022

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What type of property is crypto? With Rob Kellar KC – Law Pod UK

Posted November 3rd, 2022 in cryptocurrencies, legal profession, news, podcasts by sally

‘What type of legal property is cryptocurrency? How might the law deal with NFTs? Do any of these new assets require lawyers? Dive into the future with Rosalind English and Robert Kellar KC, as they consider the UK Law Commission’s Digital Assets consultation paper.’

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Law Pod UK, 2nd November 2022

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Eight in 10 rape charges tried by UK military courts end without conviction – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2022 in armed forces, courts martial, news, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘A scandal over sexual abuse in the submarine service has deepened as it emerged that eight in 10 rape charges tried by a military court martial over the past three years ended without conviction.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2022

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Covid: Uni students’ legal action over pandemic education – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2022 in complaints, coronavirus, education, fees, news, universities by sally

‘Thousands of students are taking legal action against their universities over their education during the pandemic.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2022

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Law Society calls for Mental Health Act reform to be prioritised after data shows disproportionate impact on Black British people – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Law Society has said that reforming the Mental Health Act “must be a priority for the government” after annual statistics on the Mental Health Act have revealed that Black British people are still disproportionately affected in terms of detention and treatment compared to white people.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st November 2022

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Three girls died after major failings in NHS mental health care, inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2022 in hospitals, inquiries, mental health, news, suicide, young persons by sally

‘Three teenage girls died after major failings in the care they received from NHS mental health services in the north-east of England, an independent investigation has found.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2022

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Police vetting failures have allowed ‘predatory’ officers to join up, watchdog finds – The Guardian

‘Defective vetting and failures by police leaders have allowed a “prevalent” culture of potentially thousands of officers who are “predatory” towards women to join and stay in the ranks, a damning official report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2022

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Ministry of Justice ad banned for reinforcing negative stereotypes of black men – The Independent

‘A Facebook ad for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) was likely to cause serious offence by reinforcing negative stereotypes about black men, a watchdog has ruled.’

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The Independent, 2nd November 2022

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Almost 75,000 defendants awaiting crown court trial, says head of CPS – The Guardian

‘The head of the Crown Prosecution Service has warned that cutting its budget would have a “catastrophic” impact on the backlog in the crown courts, as he revealed that almost 75,000 defendants were awaiting trial at the end of last month.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2022

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Laurence Fox loses latest round of High Court libel battle – The Independent

Posted November 2nd, 2022 in costs, defamation, interpretation, news by sally

‘Laurence Fox has lost the latest round of his High Court libel case with three people he referred to as “paedophiles” on Twitter.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2022

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Separating couples should “try almost anything” before going to court – Legal Futures

Posted November 2nd, 2022 in arbitration, children, dispute resolution, divorce, families, family courts, judges, news by sally

‘Separating couples should “try almost anything” before turning to the courts, the president of the Family Division has said, arguing that there has “got to be a better way” to resolve child disputes in particular.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd November 2022

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The Number of People Held in Prison Waiting To be Transferred to Immigration Centres has Tripled – Each Other

Posted November 2nd, 2022 in detention, human rights, immigration, legal advice, legal aid, news, prisons, statistics by sally

‘While the number of people held in Immigration Removal Centres (IRC) fell as a result of the pandemic, the number of people detained in prisons for immigration reasons increased. A freedom of information response obtained by the charity Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) has revealed a concerning rise in the numbers of people held in prisons under immigration powers, awaiting transfers to an IRC.’

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Each Other, 2nd November 2022

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Victim stalked for almost 20 years calls sentence ‘an insult’ – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2022 in criminal justice, imprisonment, news, restraining orders, sentencing, stalking, victims by sally

‘The Victims Commissioner for London has described the sentence handed down to her stalker of 19 years as “an insult”.’

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BBC News, 2nd November 2022

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 2nd, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/1112 – The Road Traffic Act 1988 (Police Driving: Prescribed Training) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1104 – The Energy Prices (Designated Domestic Energy Price Reduction Schemes for Great Britain and Designated Bodies) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1103 – The Energy Bill Relief Scheme Pass-through Requirement (England and Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1102 – The Energy Bills Support Scheme and Energy Price Guarantee Pass-through Requirement (England and Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1101 – The Energy Bill Relief Scheme Pass-through Requirement (Heat Suppliers) (England and Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1100 – The Energy Bill Relief Scheme Regulations 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Man jailed for killing father-to-be found on fire on London common – The Independent

Posted November 2nd, 2022 in homicide, imprisonment, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for nine years for killing a father-to-be whose body was dumped and set on fire on a London common.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2022

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Court of Appeal rules on power to prosecute consumer offences outside local authority area – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 2nd, 2022 in appeals, local government, news, prosecutions, statutory interpretation by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has handed down a key ruling in conjoined appeals on the power of a local authority to prosecute consumer offences outside its area.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st November 2022

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Ex-soldier inquest: ‘Veteran died after police Taser’ – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2022 in armed forces, firearms, inquests, mental health, news, police by sally

‘An Iraq and Afghanistan veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder died after being Tasered by police, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2022

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 2nd, 2022 in law reports by tracey

X (Child Abduction: Habitual Residence) [2022] EWCA Civ 1423 (01 November 2022)

Stait v Cosmos Insurance Ltd Cyprus [2022] EWCA Civ 1429 (01 November 2022)

Cobalt Data Centre 2 LLP & Anor v Revenue And Customs [2022] EWCA Civ 1422 (31 October 2022)

Smith v Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities & Anor [2022] EWCA Civ 1391 (31 October 2022)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

AUL v R. [2022] EWCA Crim 1435 (31 October 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Bojanowski v Regional Court In Lodz (Poland) [2022] EWHC 2754 (Admin) (01 November 2022)

De Aquino v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWHC 2730 (Admin) (31 October 2022)

Hetherington & Anor v Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd [2022] EWHC 2722 (Admin) (31 October 2022)

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, R. (On the Application Of) v Michel & Anor [2022] EWHC 2711 (Admin) (28 October 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority v Farhad Azima [2022] EWHC 2727 (Ch) (01 November 2022)

Secretary of State for Business Energy And Industrial Strategy v Sentor Solutions Commercial Ltd & Ors [2022] EWHC 2734 (Ch) (31 October 2022)

Transworld Payment Solutions U.K. Ltd, Re [2022] EWHC 2742 (Ch) (31 October 2022)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

Jones & Ors v Chapel-En-Le-Frith Council [2022] EWHC 2709 (KB) (01 November 2022)

Dyson & Ors v Channel Four Television Corporation & Anor [2022] EWHC 2718 (KB) (31 October 2022)

O’Brien v Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust [2022] EWHC 2735 (KB) (31 October 2022)

Source: www.bailii.org

Case Preview: News Corp UK & Ireland Limited v Commissioners for His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – UKSC Blog

Posted November 2nd, 2022 in appeals, HM Revenue & Customs, media, news, Supreme Court, taxation, VAT by sally

‘In this post, Jack Prytherch, Of Counsel in the Tax team at CMS, previews the case of News Corp UK & Ireland Limited v Commissioners for His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, which is scheduled to be heard on 22 and 23 November 2022.’

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UKSC Blog, 31st October 2022

Source: ukscblog.com