Decisions, decisions – Counsel

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Is your chambers constitution the weakest link? Advocates for corporate change, Robin Jackson, David Barnes, Catherine Calder and Nick Rees explain how to re-structure for maximum decision-making effect.’

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Counsel, October 2017

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Supreme Court: state immunity rules incompatible with Article 6 – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘If you work for an embassy in London and are not a UK national, you cannot sue your employing state when you get unfairly dismissed. But if you enter a commercial contract with the same embassy, you can sue them.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th October 2017

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 20th, 2017 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

High Court (Chancery Division)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Source: www.bailii.org

Foster care abuse victims urged to speak out after ruling – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘A woman who won a “landmark” legal battle against a council after being abused by foster parents as a child has urged more victims to speak out.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

EVENT: The Inner Temple – Becoming A Barrister

Posted October 20th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Are you thinking of becoming a Barrister? If you want to find out more, join us at one of the Inner Temple’s Becoming a Barrister Insight Events, starting next week:
Insight event – London 26 October
Venue: The Inner Temple (EC4Y 7HL)
* Doors open 5.30pm
* Panel session with Question and Answer session 6pm
* Reception from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Insight event – Oxford 1 November
Venue: Examination School (OX1 4BG)
* 6.30 pm Doors open
* 6.45pm Panel session with Question and Answer session
* 7.40 pm Reception
* 8.40 pm Finish

Insight event – Bristol 6 November
Venue: Royal Academy of West England (BS8 1PX)
* 6.30 pm Doors open
* 6.45pm Panel session with Question and Answer session
* 7.40 pm Reception
* 8.40 pm Finish

Insight event – Durham 7 November
Venue: St Aidan’s College (DH1 3LJ)
* 5.30 pm Doors open
* 6.00 pm Panel session with Question and Answer session
* 7.00 pm Reception
* 8.40 pm Finish

Insight event – Cambridge – 28 November
Venue: Fitzwilliam College
* 5.30 pm Doors open
* 6.00 pm Panel session with Question and Answer session
* 7.00 pm Reception
* 8.40 pm Finish

These events are free and open to anyone who is interested in a career at the Bar and want the opportunity to have their questions answered by practising barristers. The Outreach team will be on hand to answer questions about scholarships and schemes run by the Inn. Book now: https://goo.gl/wDKrkD

UK legislates for a future of driverless and electric cars – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘New legislation designed to support the use of electric and driverless cars has been proposed by the UK government.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th October 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Robert Craig: Why an Act of Parliament Would Be Required to Revoke Notification under Article 50 – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘The possibility of the UK revoking its Article 50 notice is hitting the headlines. The Prime Minister was asked last Monday in Parliament if she had received legal advice that she could revoke the triggering of the Article 50 process. Her equivocal response led many to believe that such advice does indeed exist. Last Tuesday, this blog published an analysis of whether revocation was possible at the European Union level. This post considers the same question from a domestic law point of view. Many similar questions to those raised in the recent Miller litigation are relevant to determining if the Government can revoke the notification under Article 50. This post concludes that as a matter of domestic law, revocation cannot lawfully be attempted without direct authorisation by an Act of Parliament.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 16th October 2017

Source: ukconstitutionallaw.org

Family Drug and Alcohol Court and councils to receive £6m+ from social impact bond – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) and partner local authorities are to receive £6.2m over seven years through a social impact bond to support its work within the family court system, the Government has announced.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th October 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Keir Starmer Talks Human Rights, Brexit, and Everything In-Between – RightsInfo

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Human rights took centre-stage – alongside a healthy dose of politics – at a discussion between Shadow Minister for Brexit Sir Keir Starmer and the BBC’s Jo Coburn this week.’

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RightsInfo, 19th October 2017

Source: rightsinfo.org

Black and Muslim prisoners suffer worse treatment, study finds – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Black and Muslim offenders are more likely to be badly treated in prison, leading to poorer outcomes and mental health concerns, research has found.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Salford woman who forced boy, 11, into sex jailed – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘A woman who forced an 11-year-old boy into having sex with her has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Supreme Court find local authority vicariously liable for abuse committed by foster carers – Family Law

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘In Armes (Appellant) v Nottinghamshire County Council (Respondent) [2017] UKSC 60, the Supreme Court held Nottinghamshire County Council were vicariously liable for the physical, emotional and sexual abuse committed by foster parents to the appellant (Armes) during her time in foster care. The local authority can be held vicariously liable only in situations involving placements with foster carers. Zoe Fleetwood, solicitor and partner, and Hannah Duddridge, paralegal, from Dawson Cornwell, highlight that such vicarious liability does not extend to the local authority in situations involving child placements with family members.’

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Family Law, 19th October 2017

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Law Pod UK Ep. 12: Damages claim over IVF baby – 1 COR

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Rosalind English talks to David Prest about a case involving a forged signature, disputed consent, and the claim made by a father for damages in relation to a baby born through IVF using frozen embryos.’

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Law Pod UK, 19th October 2017

Source: audioboom.com

GDPR: Businesses will be considered ‘aware’ of data breaches when their data processors notice the breach, says watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Businesses that outsource the processing of personal data to other companies will be said to be aware of data breaches experienced by those processors as soon as the processors themselves recognise the breach, according to proposed new guidance.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th October 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Employment tribunals missing targets and haemorrhaging judges – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Employment tribunals are failing to hit basic targets and judges are departing without being replaced, users have revealed. Minutes of the National User Group Meeting on employment tribunals report that tribunals are falling short of targets for completing and disposing of claims.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th October 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Hundreds of families block organ donation – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Organs from 505 registered donors could not be made available for transplant in the last five years because of objections from relatives.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hodge urges judges and lawyers to improve “scientific literacy” to understand expert evidence – Litigation Futures

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘A Supreme Court justice has called for judges and lawyers to improve their “scientific literacy” to ensure they did their job effectively in cases involving expert evidence.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th October 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Sherlock Holmes fraudster who used name of fictional detective is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘As Sherlock Holmes once mused: “Crime is common. Logic is rare.”

Indeed, it seems fraudster Aaron Cowan was rather lacking in logic when he decided to pose as a police officer and use the name of a fictional detective from the famed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle series to commit his crimes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th October 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Figures show rise in divorce for opposite-sex couples – Family Law

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘The number of opposite-sex couples divorcing in England and Wales increased by 5.8% in 2016, according to the latest statistical bulletin released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).’

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Family Law, 18th October 2017

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

‘Absolutely unacceptable’: UK accused of failing to protect domestic workers – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Campaigners have warned that thousands of foreign domestic workers remain enslaved behind the closed doors of some of Britain’s wealthiest neighbourhoods after the government failed to implement safeguards designed to protect them from abusive and exploitative employers.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com