Female barrister tells male colleagues to stop making “jokes about breasts and skirts” – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2019 in barristers, harassment, news, women by sally

‘A female barrister has told her male colleagues to stop making “jokes about breasts and skirts” in a series of scathing tweets about sexism in the courtroom.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th February 2019

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Chief magistrate’s alleged bias toward Uber raised in court – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2019 in bias, conflict of interest, judges, licensing, news, taxis by sally

‘The alleged bias of the chief magistrate, Emma Arbuthnot, in permitting Uber to operate in London has been raised in a courtroom challenge.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2019

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Raleys ruling “good news for law firms and their insurers” – Legal Futures

‘Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on solicitors’ professional negligence is good news for both law firms and their insurers, and should stem the flow of claims about the under-settlement of personal injury claims, experts have said.’

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Legal Futures, 14th February 2019

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Transgender man in fight to be recognised as father of his child – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2019 in news, paternity, transgender persons by sally

‘The Government is opposing a transgender man’s battle to make his child the first in the UK legally not to have a mother.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2019

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Family Drug and Alcohol Courts backed by private donors – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, care orders, drug abuse, families, family courts, news by sally

‘A group of private backers has agreed to fund a national unit supporting courts which help parents deal with drug or alcohol addiction so their children are not taken into care.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2019

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SDT: Solicitor “terrified” by Court of Appeal was incompetent – Legal Futures

Posted February 14th, 2019 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by sally

‘A criminal law solicitor who described himself as “absolutely terrified” by a Court of Appeal appearance was incompetent but not dishonest, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has concluded.’

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Legal Futures, 13th February 2019

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Man convicted over death of 100-year-old woman in Derby – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2019 in homicide, news, robbery by sally

‘A man has been convicted over the death of a 100-year-old woman whose neck was broken in a street robbery in Derby.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2019

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Morrisons faces women’s equal pay action – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2019 in equal pay, news, sick leave, women by sally

‘Supermarket giant Morrisons is facing legal action by women who work in its stores and warehouses.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2019

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Councils given new powers to block phone boxes being built – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2019 in local government, news, planning, telecommunications by sally

‘New phone boxes will be blocked from being built by councils for first time, following a landmark ruling from the High Court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2019

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Oystons ousted as high court brings in the receiver at Blackpool – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2019 in insolvency, news, receivers, sport by sally

‘Blackpool have been put into receivership so the club can be sold and the proceeds used to pay off some of the £22m owed by their owners, the Oyston family, to the Latvian banker Valeri Belokon, a court has ordered.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2019

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Age verification rules for online gambling toughened – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 13th, 2019 in children, gambling, identification, internet, licensing, news, regulations by sally

‘Online gambling providers will be required to verify the identity of customers before allowing them to deposit funds into accounts or to gamble under new rules set to take effect in Britain in May.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th February 2019

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Jihadists could face up to 10 years in prison if they return to the UK under new laws – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 13th, 2019 in bills, Islam, news, prosecutions, terrorism by sally

‘Around 350 British jihadists suspected to be in Syria could face up to 10 years in jail if they return to the UK under new anti-terror laws that ban travel to designated areas.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2019

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“Far removed from fat cats” – High Court praises lawyers – Legal Futures

Posted February 13th, 2019 in barristers, families, judges, legal aid, legal profession, news, pro bono work, solicitors by sally

‘Lawyers acting pro bono in a complex family law case countered the stereotyped image of ‘fat cats’, a High Court judge has said in praising their “commitment to the delivery of justice”.’

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Legal Futures, 13th February 2019

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Voter ID trials are dangerous. That’s why I’m taking the government to court – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2019 in elections, equality, identification, local government, news, pilot schemes, statistics by sally

‘In May, I will be asked to show ID to vote in local elections in Essex. This discriminatory plan risks undermining democracy.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2019

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Uncontested flight delay claims “not litigation”, CA rules – Litigation Futures

Posted February 13th, 2019 in airlines, appeals, compensation, costs, delay, news, statistics, Supreme Court by sally

‘The work done by pioneering law firm Bott & Co in bringing uncontested flight delay claims does not amount to litigation services and so it cannot claim an equitable lien over the damages for its costs, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th February 2019

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Jurisdiction: s. 204 appeals – Nearly Legal

‘Adesotu v Lewisham LBC Case No E40CL183, a decision of HHJ Luba on preliminary issues handed down on 8th February 2019, is so going to the Court of Appeal that the judge (having been satisfied that Ms Adesotu and her household would continue to be accommodated by Lewisham) invited Counsel to agree the route to enable it to get there.’

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Nearly Legal, 12th February 2019

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Alfie Lamb death: Crush death accused ‘had fit of temper’ – BBC News

‘A three-year-old boy died after his mother’s boyfriend pushed his car seat back in a “fit of childish temper”, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2019

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 13th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Electricity and Gas (Standards of Performance) (Suppliers) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The Takeovers (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Justification Decision Power (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Higher Education (Fee Limits for Accelerated Courses) (England) Regulations 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2019 c. 1 – Finance Act 2019

2019 c. 2 – Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019

2019 c. 3 – Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 20192019

c. 4 – Tenant Fees Act 2019

2019 c. 5 – Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Essex Police arrested man’s death sparks sex case suicide alert – BBC News

‘A police force will review how it assesses the suicide risk of people under suspicion of child sex offences.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2019

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