Four ‘supersized’ prisons to be built in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2017 in Ministry of Justice, news, prisons by sally

‘The justice secretary is to announce plans to build four new “supersized” jails in England and Wales, creating a total of 5,000 modern prison places.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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K2: right to a private and family life no bar to deprivation of citizenship – Free Movement

Posted March 21st, 2017 in appeals, citizenship, human rights, immigration, news, tribunals by tracey

‘K2 v the United Kingdom (Application No 42387/13). The use of the Home Secretary’s power to strip a British citizen of their citizenship is on the rise. It has been the subject of debate where its use has rendered a person stateless following a series cases in the higher courts (see, for instance, here and here). But what arguments can be used to prevent the deprivation of citizenship where the person remains a citizen of a foreign country?’

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Free Movement, 201th March 2017

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

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Prisons and Courts Bill to improve access to justice and better protect the vulnerable – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 21st, 2017 in bills, civil justice, courts, criminal justice, internet, news, prisons by tracey

‘Plans to revolutionise the courts to make them more straightforward and efficient, and deliver swifter justice for victims.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th March 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Public access work grows six-fold in only five years – Legal Futures

Posted March 21st, 2017 in barristers, legal representation, legal services, news, statistics by tracey

‘The value of public access work carried out by barristers as a proportion of the profession’s income grew six-fold over just five years, according to new figures seen by Legal Futures.’

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Legal Futures, 21st March 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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“We’ve gone for moderate options to reform PI,” says justice minister – Legal Futures

Posted March 21st, 2017 in bills, compensation, damages, news, personal injuries, road traffic, small claims by tracey

‘The increase in whiplash claims at a time of falling road traffic accidents and improving car safety means that “cases are obviously exaggerated to some extent, and perhaps fraudulent”, justice minister Sir Oliver Heald said yesterday as he defended the government’s “moderate” personal injury reform proposals during the second reading of the Prisons and Courts Bill.’

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Legal Futures, 21st March 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Quality must trump convenience in online justice reforms – The Bar Council

Posted March 21st, 2017 in barristers, bills, civil justice, courts, criminal justice, internet, press releases by tracey

‘As the Government presses ahead with plans for online and virtual hearings, the Bar Council has warned that the quality and the reputation of our system of justice must not suffer.’

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The Bar Council, 20th March 2017

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 21st, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Investment Bank (Amendment of Definition) and Special Administration (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Sovereign Grant Act 2011 (Change of Percentage) Order 2017

The Tobacco Products and Herbal Products for Smoking (Fees) Regulations 2017

The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances and Dental Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Deregulation Act 2015 (Birmingham City Council Act 1985) (Repeal) Regulations 2017

The Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017

The Road Traffic Act 1988 (Motor Racing) (England) Regulations 2017

The Valuation Tribunal for England (Council Tax and Rating Appeals) (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 21st, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Patterson v Spencer [2017] EWCA Civ 140 (17 March 2017)

Watermead Parish Council v Aylesbury Vale District Council [2017] EWCA Civ 152 (17 March 2017)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Wealden District Council v Secretary of State for Communities And Local Government & Ors [2017] EWHC 351 (Admin) (20 March 2017)

Skipton Properties Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Craven District Council [2017] EWHC 534 (Admin) (20 March 2017)

High Court (Commercial Court)

LBI EHF (in winding up) v Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich AG & Anor [2017] EWHC 522 (Comm) (20 March 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

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MPs slam funding crisis and ‘postcode lottery’ of children’s services – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2017 in children, local government, news, parliament, reports, social services by tracey

‘Children’s social services are being engulfed by a funding crisis in which nine out of 10 local authorities are struggling to meet their legal duties and families face a postcode lottery, a damning report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2017

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Paediatrician Jonathan Walsh jailed over child sex images – BBC News

‘A paediatrician who used “military-grade” software to cover his tracks has been jailed for three years for having and sharing child sex images.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2017

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Benjamin King inquest: ‘Insufficient evidence’ against hospital – BBC News

‘Claims that evidence at an inquest into a baby’s death was deliberately falsified will not be pursued by police due to insufficient evidence.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2017

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NHS trust triples injury payout to £9.3m under controversial new rules – The Guardian

‘The first case settled under controversial new compensation rules for serious injuries has seen an NHS trust forced to nearly triple its payout to a 10-year-old girl left with cerebral palsy from £3.8m to £9.3m.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Classification system for Paralympic track and field ‘open to abuse’ – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2017 in disabled persons, news, reports, sport by tracey

‘The classification system for Paralympic track and field athletes is flawed and open to abuse by the unscrupulous, according to a report into the subject by the sport’s own governing body.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2017

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Self-harming incidents triple at UK immigration removal centre, report reveals – The Independent

Posted March 21st, 2017 in detention, immigration, news, reports, self-harm by tracey

‘The number of people self-harming in one of the UK’s immigration detention centres has increased three-fold in four years, an inspection report has revealed, prompting NGOs to highlight an “urgent” need for detention reform.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2017

Source: www.indpendent.co.uk

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‘Insufficient evidence’ to charge anyone over baby’s death at vicarage – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 21st, 2017 in birth, child neglect, children, clergy, conspiracy, evidence, inquests, murder, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has said there remains “insufficient evidence” to charge anyone over the death of a baby boy at a vicarage.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2017

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Lorry driver Dariusz Tokarczyk jailed for killing Jodie Moss – BBC News

‘A lorry driver who killed a 21-year-old woman while selecting music on his mobile phone has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2017

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Cambridge-educated law lecturer leaves brother ‘homeless’ following £750,000 legal battle to sell shared flat – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 21st, 2017 in costs, documents, families, housing, news, sale of land, undue influence by tracey

‘A Cambridge-educated law lecturer has left his brother homeless – and facing a £200,000 legal bill – after winning a court battle to sell a £750,000 flat bought by the pair with money left to them by their mother.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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MPs launch unprecedented inquiry into air pollution amid Government delay and inaction – The Independent

‘In an unprecedented move, four House of Commons select committees are to investigate the state of air pollution in cities across the country.’

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The Independent, 20th March 2017

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 20th, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Pension Schemes (Categories of Country and Requirements for Overseas Pension Schemes and Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes) (Amendments) Regulations 2017

The Registered Pension Schemes (Authorised Payments) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2017

The Pension Schemes Act 2015 (Judicial Pensions) (Consequential Provision) Regulations 2017

The Town and Country Planning (Compensation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Social Security (Invalid Care Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Immigration Act 2016 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2017

The Riot Compensation Act 2016 (Commencement) Regulations 2017

The Social Security (Restrictions on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) Amendment Regulations 2017

The State Pension Debits and Credits (Revaluation) Order 2017

The Riot Compensation Regulations 2017

The Deregulation Act 2015 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Thousands join UK legal case against VW over emissions scandal – The Guardian

‘More than 35,000 motorists have joined a class action lawsuit against VW in England and Wales over the emissions scandal.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2017

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