The rights of cohabiting partners – UK Parliament

Posted August 12th, 2022 in cohabitation, divorce, families, news by tracey

‘This is a House of Commons Committee report, with recommendations to government. The Government has two months to respond.’

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UK Parliament, 4th August 2022

Source: committees.parliament.uk

Tony Hudgell’s adoptive mother ‘over the moon’ that his abuser may stay in jail – The Independent

‘The adoptive mother of Tony Hudgell, a little boy who was tortured by his parents, has said she is “over the moon” that his birth mother may not be released from jail this week as planned.’

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The Independent, 11th August 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Online Safety Bill is not fit for purpose, say IT experts – The Independent

Posted August 12th, 2022 in bills, freedom of expression, government departments, internet, news by tracey

‘A survey of industry professionals has found many are uncertain if the proposed internet safety laws are workable in their current form.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Almost 1.5m England and Wales crime victims opt not to pursue cases – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2022 in criminal justice, news, police, political parties, prosecutions, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Almost 1.5 million victims of crime in England and Wales have decided not to pursue their cases, feeding concern that public confidence in the criminal justice system has collapsed.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Frederick Barclay avoids jail as high court gives him three months to pay ex-wife – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2022 in divorce, families, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Judge rebukes former Ritz hotel owner for failing to pay £100m divorce settlement.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2022

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Sheffield ultrasound clinic not giving expectant mothers safe care – CQC – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2022 in birth, complaints, hospitals, news, pregnancy, quality assurance by tracey

‘An ultrasound clinic has been told to make improvements after failing to ensure expectant mothers receive “safe and effective care”.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Academy for aspiring barristers from under-represented groups goes live – Legal Futures

Posted August 11th, 2022 in barristers, diversity, equality, news by sally

‘An academy scheme for aspiring barristers from under-represented groups has launched a year-long programme to give 100 students access to internships – including at the Supreme Court – mini-pupillages, mentoring and life coaching.’

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Legal Futures, 11th August 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Man found guilty of murdering his wife four days after their wedding – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2022 in domestic violence, families, married persons, murder, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering his wife and stuffing her body in a suitcase just days after their wedding.’

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The Guardian, 10th August 2022

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Landlord ordered to pay £40k in fine and costs for breaches of property licensing conditions – Local Government Lawyer

‘A London landlord who repeatedly failed to comply with licensing regulations, including refusal to provide a kitchen for a tenant, has been ordered to pay £40,000 in fine and costs.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th August 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

UK must curb influence of European human rights rules, says Braverman – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2022 in attorney general, brexit, equality, human rights, news by sally

‘Ministers should “take radical action” to counter the influence of European human rights rules to curb a burgeoning industry of highly paid equalities officers touting bogus grievances, Suella Braverman, the UK government’s chief law officer, has argued.’

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The Guardian, 10th August 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

East Kent NHS Trust: Hospital apologises over baby death errors – BBC News

‘A Kent hospital trust has apologised to a grieving mother who was told her baby was dead, then alive, before dying hours later.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

England and Wales police failing burglary victims, inspectorate finds – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2022 in budgets, burglary, news, police, robbery, statistics, theft by sally

‘Police are failing victims of burglary and theft, missing chances to catch thieves leading to lack of confidence in forces, the official inspectorate has found.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

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

PwC fined nearly £1.8m over BT fraud audit failures – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2022 in auditors, fines, fraud, news, telecommunications by sally

‘PwC has been fined almost £1.8m for failing to properly scrutinise the accounts of telecoms company BT after a £500m accounting fraud had been uncovered at its Italian operation.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Government urged to end ‘legal limbo’ for unmarried couples – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 10th, 2022 in cohabitation, families, government departments, Law Commission, marriage, news by sally

‘The government should improve legal protections for unmarried couples by introducing a scheme proposed by the Law Commission 15 years ago, a cross-party group of MPs has recommended.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th August 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Lawyers of the future “could face pressure to upgrade brains” – Legal Futures

‘Lawyers of the future could face pressure to augment their “cognitive capacity” through neurotechnology if they want to become partners or meet client demands, a report for the Law Society has speculated.’

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Legal Futures, 10th August 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Is The Northern Ireland Troubles Legacy Bill ‘Fatally’ Flawed? – Each Other

Posted August 10th, 2022 in bills, human rights, news, Northern Ireland, terrorism, unlawful killing by sally

‘Human rights and civil liberty groups have criticised the government’s proposals to grant an effective amnesty for crimes committed as part of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The ‘Troubles’ is a term used to describe a period of conflict in Northern Ireland that lasted over 30 years, up until the Good Friday Agreement was signed in 1998. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill attempts to address more than 1,000 unsolved killings. Now, rights groups have said the Bill violates the UK’s human rights obligations.’

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Each Other, 10th August 2022

Source: eachother.org.uk

UK government submits indyref2 argument to Supreme Court – BBC News

‘The UK government has submitted its argument in a case that could allow the Scottish Parliament to legislate for another independence referendum.’

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BBC News, 9th August 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 9th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Nambiar v Solitair Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 1135 (09 August 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Thomas & Ors v Metro Bank Plc & Ors (Re Ilya Yurov) [2022] EWHC 2112 (Ch) (09 August 2022)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Lenkor Energy Trading DMCC v Puri [2022] EWHC 2113 (Comm) (09 August 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Mega Trucking Company Ltd v Highways England Company Ltd & Anor [2022] EWHC 2099 (QB) (08 August 2022)

Credico Marketing Ltd & Anor v Lambert & Ors (Costs) [2022] EWHC 2114 (QB) (08 August 2022)

Source: www.bailii.org

Judges to be disciplined by lay majority panels – Legal Futures

‘Disciplinary panels hearing cases of judicial misconduct will have lay majorities, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the judiciary have decided, as part of a major overhaul of the system.’

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Legal Futures, 9th August 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk