Tribunal allows capital allowances claim on hydro-electric scheme – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 16th, 2018 in energy, news, taxation, tribunals by sally

‘Capital allowances were available on part of the expenditure incurred by energy company SSE on a hydro-electric scheme, the UK’s First-tier tax tribunal has decided.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th August 2018

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Businessman’s £3.5m estate challenged by infants – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 16th, 2018 in children, news, wills by sally

‘Solicitors have again warned on the importance of updating wills after a man’s estate was challenged by his young children – in an unusual case surrounding reasonable provision for infants.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th August 2018

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High Court backs bankrupt barrister in fees battle – Legal Futures

Posted August 16th, 2018 in bankruptcy, barristers, disciplinary procedures, fees, fines, news by sally

‘Any fees not yet paid to a barrister at the time of his bankruptcy do not vest in his trustee in bankruptcy if they arise on a non-contractual basis, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 16th August 2018

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UK ‘Refusing Asylum To More Ex-Child Slaves Despite Safety Fears’ – Rights Info

Posted August 16th, 2018 in asylum, children, deportation, news, trafficking in human beings, young persons by sally

‘Many teenage survivors of modern slavery are being sent back to nations where they have no relatives and are again at risk of being targeted by traffickers, according to new data.’

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Rights Info, 15th August 2018

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Upper Tribunal finds Equality Act exclusion discriminates against autistic children – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 16th, 2018 in autism, children, disability discrimination, education, equality, news, tribunals by sally

‘The Upper Tribunal has held that regulations under the Equality Act 2010 excluding children who have a ‘tendency to physical abuse’ from its protection give rise to unlawful discrimination under Article 14 ECHR.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th August 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Rashan Charles investigation finds officer’s failings were not deliberate – Independent Office for Police Conduct

‘An investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct into the incident in east London in July 2017 in which Rashan Charles died has found that the performance of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer who restrained Mr Charles fell short of expected standards.’

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Independent Office for Police Conduct, 15th August 2018

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BBC calls on government to clarify privacy law – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 16th, 2018 in BBC, costs, freedom of expression, media, news, privacy, public interest by sally

‘The BBC today admitted that the way it reported the police raid on the home of Sir Cliff Richard will make it hard to persuade the Court of Appeal that the High Court was wrong to award the singer heavy damages last month for breach of privacy. Announcing that it will not seek leave to appeal the judgment in Sir Cliff Richard OBE v British Broadcasting Corporation the BBC called on the government to clarify the balance between the rights to privacy and free expression.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th August 2018

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Law firm closures up again after surge in rule breaches – Legal Futures

‘The number of law firms closed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) rose by 35% last year to 50, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 15th August 2018

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Councils pay out more than £2m in compensation for pavement trips – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 16th, 2018 in compensation, local government, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Councils last year paid £2.1m in compensation to pedestrians who tripped on pavements, according to freedom of information requests from motoring organisation the AA.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th August 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Court of Appeal awards security for costs against Russian national – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 16th, 2018 in appeals, costs, enforcement, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has ordered a Russian national to provide full security for the legal costs of a former business partner.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th August 2018

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Barrister permanently banned from direct access work – Legal Futures

Posted August 16th, 2018 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, disqualification, fines, news, recidivists by sally

‘A barrister already suspended multiple times by Bar disciplinary tribunals has been fined a total of £4,000 and permanently banned from direct access work.’

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Legal Futures, 16th August 2018

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Lancashire man pleads guilty to infecting two women with HIV – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2018 in bail, grievous bodily harm, HIV, news by sally

‘A Lancashire man has pleaded guilty to infecting two women with HIV.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2018

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Universities face balancing act with serious misconduct complaints-handling – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 16th, 2018 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, misfeasance, news, rape, universities by sally

‘The challenges universities face when handling complaints of alleged serious misconduct, and the significant implications of getting it wrong, has been highlighted in a recent case involving a US university.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th August 2018

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Father and son cleared of stealing champagne from Fortnum & Mason – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2018 in news, theft by sally

‘A father and son have been cleared by a court of stealing eight bottles of champagne worth £348 from Fortnum & Mason.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2018

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British Coal coke oven workers: Widow wins court battle – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2018 in compensation, damages, families, industrial injuries, miners, news by sally

‘The widow of a coke oven worker who suffered chronic bronchitis because of harmful fumes has won £15,853 in a court battle against the UK government.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2018

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Badger campaigners lose high court battle to limit cull – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2018 in animals, environmental protection, news by sally

‘Badger culling will be extended across England on an open-ended basis, conservationists have warned, after the high court rejected a challenge to the legality of the government’s policy.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2018

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New body outlines plans to strengthen UK product safety regime – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 16th, 2018 in codes of practice, consumer protection, health & safety, news, reports by sally

‘The recently-launched UK body charged with overseeing product safety has unveiled plans to strengthen the regulatory regime for product safety and standards, including proposals to set up a national incident management team capable of coordinating large scale product recall and repair programmes.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th August 2018

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Sir Cliff Richard privacy case: BBC will not go to Court of Appeal – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2018 in appeals, BBC, freedom of expression, media, news, public interest by sally

‘The BBC will not challenge a ruling over its coverage of a police raid at Sir Cliff Richard’s home in 2014 at the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2018

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CPS defends handling of case against cricketer Ben Stokes – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2018 in affray, alcohol abuse, assault, Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, sport by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has defended its handling of the high-profile case against the England cricketer Ben Stokes after a jury unanimously cleared him of affray.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2018

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Watchdog berates PwC over ‘misleading’ BHS accounts – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2018 in accountants, auditors, financial regulation, news, reports by sally

‘BHS’s accounts were misleading and featured unrealistic forecasts before Sir Philip Green sold the now collapsed department store chain, according to a report into the role of the retailer’s auditor, PwC.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2018

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