Prisoners with severe mental health needs spending months in isolation, report finds – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2024 in mental health, news, prisons, reports, self-harm by sally

‘A prisoner who repeatedly self-harmed spent more than 800 days in segregation, according to a damning report that reveals that jails are using isolation to manage severe mental health needs.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2024

Source: www.theguardian.com

Paedophile who subjected child to campaign of horrifying abuse jailed for 18 years – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2024 in child abuse, children, imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A terrifying-looking paedophile who subjected a child to years of sexual abuse and rape in Kent has been locked behind bars for 18 years.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2024

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Case Comment: Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v Central Arbitration Committee and Anor [2023] UKSC 43 – UKSC Blog

‘In this post, Liz Jackson, Trainee Solicitor, and Max Wiktorsson, Associate, in the Employment Team at CMS, comment on the decision from the Supreme Court in Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v Central Arbitration Committee and Anor. [2023] UKSC 43. The case was heard by the Supreme Court on 25 and 26 April 2023 and judgment was handed down on 21 November 2023.’

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UKSC Blog, 23rd January 2024

Source: ukscblog.com

UN expert condemns UK crackdown on environmental protest – The Guardian

‘A severe crackdown on environmental protest in Britain with “draconian” new laws, excessive restrictions on courtroom evidence and the use of civil injunctions is having a chilling impact on fundamental freedoms, the United Nations special rapporteur has said.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2024

Source: www.theguardian.com

New year, same ethnicity pay gap concerns – still no mandatory reporting – Kingsley Napley Employment Law Blog

‘After five years of consultation, last year the government confirmed there are no plans to make ethnicity pay gap reporting mandatory for employers. The ethnicity pay gap being the difference between the average earnings of white employees and those of other ethnic groups.’

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Kingsley Napley Employment Law Blog, 23rd January 2024

Source: www.kingsleynapley.co.uk

A Justiciable Right to Housing? The UK Supreme Court’s Decision in R (Imam) v London Borough of Croydon – Oxford Human Rights Hub

‘In a December 2023 decision, the UK Supreme Court sought to clarify how courts should use their remedial discretion to make mandatory orders against local authorities. In doing so, the Court arguably made the right to be provided with housing (in the form of suitable accommodation) a justiciable right for certain categories of homeless persons.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 23rd January 2024

Source: ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk

Criminal review body missed chance to clear Andrew Malkinson in 2013 – The Guardian

‘The organisation responsible for investigating miscarriages of justice missed a major opportunity to reconsider Andrew Malkinson’s case, internal documents suggest.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2024

Source: www.theguardian.com

Inheritance tax and the acceptance in lieu scheme – Mills & Reeve

Posted January 24th, 2024 in chambers articles, HM Revenue & Customs, inheritance tax, news, taxation by sally

‘A 500-year-old miniature Italian Renaissance bronze was recently donated to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge under the acceptance in lieu scheme – saving the family £10.5 million in inheritance tax. This unique donation is an excellent reminder of HMRC’s acceptance in lieu scheme and how beneficial it can be in inheritance tax mitigation.’

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Mills & Reeve, 24th January 2024

Source: www.mills-reeve.com

Fake reviews and hidden online charges to be banned under new rules – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2024 in bills, competition, consumer protection, internet, labelling, news by sally

‘Fake reviews and unavoidable hidden online charges – which cost consumers £2.2bn a year – are to be banned under new laws to force businesses to be more clear with shoppers.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2024

Source: www.theguardian.com

Law reform charity brings tribunal challenge over police forces withholding Prevent data – Local Government Lawyer

‘The First Tier Tribunal has heard a Freedom of Information (FOI) appeal over the refusal from police forces to release anonymised data relating to the controversial anti-terrorism programme Prevent.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd January 2024

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Cheltenham man jailed for leading police on 141-mile chase in baby dash – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2024 in birth, dangerous driving, imprisonment, insurance, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for leading police on a dangerous 141-mile car chase through half a dozen police force areas because his partner was in labour and he wanted to get to her in time.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2024

Source: www.theguardian.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 24th, 2024 in legislation by tracey

SI 2024/79 – The Judicial Pensions (Remediable Service etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/78 – The Immigration (Restrictions on Employment and Residential Accommodation) (Codes of Practice) (Amendment) Order 2024

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 24th, 2024 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Strategic Value Capital Solutions Master Fund LP & Ors v AGPS BondCo PLC (Re AGPS BondCo PLC) [2024] EWCA Civ 24 (23 January 2024)

911 SBD Ltd v Bury Van Hire Ltd & Anor [2024] EWCA Civ 26 (23 January 2024)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Okafor [2024] EWCA Civ 23 (23 January 2024)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Casserly, R. v [2024] EWCA Crim 25 (23 January 2024)

High Court (Administrative Court)

XY v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2024] EWHC 81 (Admin) (23 January 2024)

Karimi, R (On the Application Of) v Sheffield City Council [2024] EWHC 93 (Admin) (23 January 2024)

Mihaila v Judecatoria Piatra Neamt (Romania) [2024] EWHC 43 (Admin) (23 January 2024)

Southwood v Buckinghamshire Council [2024] EWHC 71 (Admin) (22 January 2024)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Messenex Property Investments Ltd v Lanark Square Ltd [2024] EWHC 89 (Ch) (23 January 2024)

Newell Trustees Ltd v Newell Rubbermaid UK Services Ltd & Anor [2024] EWHC 48 (Ch) (23 January 2024)

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation v Barclays Bank PLC & Ors [2024] EWHC 85 (Ch) (23 January 2024)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

Ruzge & Anor v Asghar (Re Costs) [2024] EWHC 78 (KB) (23 January 2024)

911 SBD Ltd v Bury Van Hire Ltd & Anor [2024] EWHC 96 (KB) (23 January 2024)

Source: www.bailii.org

What is rule 39? UK government tells civil servants to ignore European court of human rights on Rwanda deportations – EIN Blog

‘The UK government is once again navigating legal and political hurdles over its plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. The latest debate is over the emergency bill that legally declares Rwanda a safe place to send refugees (despite the supreme court ruling the opposite).’

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EIN Blog, 23rd January 2024

Source: www.ein.org.uk

Four jailed after murder of rappers during revenge gang raid were 45 shots where fired – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2024 in firearms, gangs, imprisonment, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘Four men have been jailed for at least 38 years for murdering two rappers who were stabbed and shot in a “horrific” gang-related revenge attack.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2024

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Majority verdicts in England and Wales brought in ‘partly for racial and class reasons’ – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2024 in bias, charities, criminal justice, equality, juries, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

‘The introduction of majority verdicts in criminal trials in England and Wales was partly motivated by a desire to dilute the influence of minority ethnic people and the labouring classes serving on juries, according to research.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2024

Source: www.theguardian.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 23rd, 2024 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Di Marco & Anor, R. v [2024] EWCA Crim 19 (16 January 2024)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Geddes v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2024] EWHC 66 (Admin) (22 January 2024)

High Court (Chancery Division)

R N Restaurant (Stockport) Ltd, Re [2024] EWHC 69 (Ch) (22 January 2024)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Quaid-e-Azam Thermal Power (Private) Ltd v Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd [2024] EWHC 70 (Comm) (22 January 2024)

High Court (Family Division)

TRC v NS [2024] EWHC 80 (Fam) (22 January 2024)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 23rd, 2024 in legislation by tracey

SI 2024/61 – The Procurement Act 2023 (Commencement No. 1 and Saving Provision) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/59 – The Police and Firefighters’ Pensions (Remediable Service) (Amendment) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/58 – The Criminal Legal Aid (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/55 – The Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2024

SI 2024/54 – The Registrar (Annotation, Removal and Disclosure Restrictions) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/53 – The Register of Overseas Entities (Annotation and Removal) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/44 – The Environment Act 2021 (Commencement No. 8 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/63 – The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2024

SI 2024/62 – The Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2024

SI 2024/49 – The Biodiversity Gain (Town and Country Planning) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/48 – The Biodiversity Gain Requirements (Irreplaceable Habitat) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/47 – The Biodiversity Gain Requirements (Exemptions) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/45 – The Biodiversity Gain Site Register Regulations 2024

SI 2024/69 – The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (High-Risk Countries) (Amendment) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/66 – The School and Early Years Finance and Childcare (Provision of Information About Young Children) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/50 – The Biodiversity Gain (Town and Country Planning) (Modifications and Amendments) (England) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/46 – The Biodiversity Gain Site Register (Financial Penalties and Fees) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/64 – The Digital Government (Disclosure of Information) (Identity Verification Services) Regulations 2024

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Lord Briggs, Liability for Mental Injury – Supreme Court

Posted January 23rd, 2024 in negligence, personal injuries, psychiatric damage, speeches by tracey

‘Lord Briggs, Liability for Mental Injury, Chichester University Lecture.’

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Supreme Court, 19th January 2024

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

The top five employment cases that will shape 2024 – Local Government Lawyer

‘Rebecca Denvers identifies the cases which will have a big impact on employment law and HR policies and practices over the next 12 months.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th January 2024

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk