ULEZ: New pollution charge zone to begin in London – BBC News

‘In less than a week, ULEZ will become ULEX. If you live in London and drive an older diesel or petrol car, radical changes are just around the corner.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2021

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Is Prevent a waste of time? – Daily Telegraph

‘As the counter-terrorism programme comes under scrutiny again following the killing of Sir David Amess, is it fit for purpose?’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th October 2021

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Insulate Britain: Injunction banning protests on London’s roads extended – BBC News

‘An injunction to ban Insulate Britain protesters from holding demonstrations on London’s roads has been extended.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2021

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BSB signals tougher approach to transparency rules compliance – Legal Futures

Posted October 20th, 2021 in barristers, consumer protection, fees, internet, news, statistics by sally

‘Approaching one in 10 chambers admit failing to comply with the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) service and price transparency rules, with the regulator now set to toughen up its approach to enforcement.’

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Legal Futures, 29th October 2021

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Can Online Safety Bill tackle social media abuse of MPs? – BBC News

‘Following an outpouring of sadness after the murder of Conservative MP Sir David Amess, his colleagues from across the Commons have been raising concerns for their own safety.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2021

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Water company fined £100,000 for unsafe street work practices – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 20th, 2021 in fines, health & safety, local government, news, utilities by sally

‘Thames Water has been fined £100,000 after being prosecuted by Transport for London for four safety street works related offences committed on the TfL Road Network.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th October 2021

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Police officer who engaged in relationship with domestic abuse victim jailed – The Independent

‘A police officer who engaged in “flirtatious and sexualised” relationship with a vulnerable woman he met during his duties has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2021

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Brewdog’s solid gold beer can ad misleading, ASA says – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2021 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘A Brewdog promotion which said customers could win “solid gold” beer cans was misleading, the advertising watchdog has found.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2021

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Janner child abuse claims: police guilty of failing to investigate, report finds – The Guardian

Leicestershire police were guilty of multiple serious and inexcusable failures to properly investigate allegations of child sexual abuse against the late Labour peer Greville Janner, according to a damning report.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2021

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CMA launches court action against Teletext Holidays – gov.uk

Posted October 19th, 2021 in consumer protection, coronavirus, holidays, news, repayment, undertakings by tracey

‘The CMA has today launched court action against Teletext Holidays over inadequate progress on refunds to package holiday customers.’

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gov.uk, 18th October 2021

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Emiliano Sala: David Henderson pleads guilty to charge over plane crash which killed footballer – The Independent

Posted October 19th, 2021 in aircraft, endangering safety of aircraft, guilty pleas, news by tracey

‘A man has pleaded guilty to a charge relating to the flight in which footballer Emiliano Sala died.’

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The Independent, 18th October 2021

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‘Obsessed’ doctor jailed after spinning web of lies to sabotage flatmate’s relationships – The Independent

‘A jealous doctor has been jailed after orchestrating a fake campaign of abuse as part of a web of lies to sabotage his flatmate’s relationships.’

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The Independent, 18th October 2021

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UK firms will have to disclose climate impact – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2021 in climate change, company law, disclosure, environmental protection, news by tracey

‘Some large UK businesses will have to start disclosing their environmental impact, under new rules set to be brought in by the Treasury.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2021

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Metropolitan Police handed officer personal details of woman who complained about him – The Independent

Posted October 19th, 2021 in complaints, data protection, London, news, police, standards by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police shared the full personal details of a woman who complained about a male officer’s aggression when arresting a vulnerable female with that officer – including her home address.’

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The Independent, 18th October 2021

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Driver who blamed ‘imaginary friend’ for M25 van crash is jailed – The Independent

Posted October 19th, 2021 in criminal damage, drug abuse, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘A stoned father who blamed “imaginary friend” for crashing his van on motorway after being banned from driving has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2021

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UK government ordered to reveal firms awarded ‘VIP’ Covid contracts – The Guardian

‘The UK government has been ordered to reveal which companies were given “VIP” access to multimillion-pound contracts for the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the early months of the Covid pandemic, in a ruling from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2021

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‘Inadequate’ Blackburn care home put into special measures – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2021 in care homes, elderly, news, standards by tracey

‘Inspectors who visited Longfield residential home found dementia patients living in “undignified” and dirty conditions.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2021

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England given one-match stadium ban following unrest at Euro 2020 final – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2021 in news, public order, sanctions, sport by tracey

‘England have been ordered to play one match behind closed doors as a punishment for the unrest at Wembley Stadium during the Euro 2020 final. Uefa also imposed a ban for a second game, which is suspended for two years.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2021

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Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 18th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

SI 2021/1149 – The Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (UCITS Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1151 – The Cathedrals Measure 2021 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 18th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

MY (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWCA Civ 1500 (15 October 2021)

Hirachand v Hirachand & Anor [2021] EWCA Civ 1498 (15 October 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

White, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 1511 (15 October 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Stonewater (2) Ltd v Wealden District Council [2021] EWHC 2750 (Admin) (15 October 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Original Beauty Technology Company Ltd & Ors v G4K Fashion Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 2748 (Ch) (15 October 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Eim v Stacha [2021] EWHC 2761 (Comm) (14 October 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Square Developments Richmond Ltd v Blakebrough & Ors [2021] EWHC 2756 (QB) (15 October 2021)

Hamilton v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy & Anor (Costs) [2021] EWHC 2727 (QB) (14 October 2021)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Mansion Place Ltd v Fox Industrial Services Ltd [2021] EWHC 2747 (TCC) (14 October 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org