Judge quashes grant of permission for holiday park over failure to give reasons – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 19th, 2018 in appeals, environmental protection, news, planning, reasons by sally

‘A Planning Court judge has quashed Shepway District Council’s grant of planning permission for a holiday park in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th February 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Housing complaints overhaul targets rogue landlords – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 19th, 2018 in complaints, consultations, housing, landlord & tenant, news by sally

‘Tenants left fighting with private landlords over shoddy accommodation will be consulted on a new complaints system, the Government has announced.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Supreme Court: Environment Agency must compensate fisherman for ‘disproportionate’ fishing restrictions – OUT-LAW.com

‘The Environment Agency (EA) must compensate a fisherman for the “severe and disproportionate” effect of conditions imposed on his fishing license limiting the number of fish he can catch in one year, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th February 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 19th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Freedom of Information (Removal of References to Public Authorities) Order 2018

The Freedom of Information (Additional Public Authorities) Order 2018

The United Nations (International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals) Order 2018

The Venezuela (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2018

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2018

The Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions (Amendment) Order 2018

The Merchant Shipping (International Load Line Convention) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) Regulations 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 19th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

C (Children), Re [2018] UKSC 8 (14 February 2018)

SM (Algeria) v Entry Clearance Officer, UK Visa Section [2018] UKSC 9 (14 February 2018)

Mott, R (on the application of ) v Environment Agency [2018] UKSC 10 (14 February 2018)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

R (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 198 (16 February 2018)

Gamal v Synergy Lifestyle Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 210 (16 February 2018)

Holder, R (on the application of) v Gedling Borough Council & Ors [2018] EWCA Civ 214 (16 February 2018)

The LCD Appeals [2018] EWCA Civ 220 (16 February 2018)

SB (Afghanistan), R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 215 (16 February 2018)

Miller & Anor v The Health Service Commissioner for England [2018] EWCA Civ 144 (15 February 2018)

Dharmeshkumar Bhupendrabhai Patel & Anor, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 229 (15 February 2018)

JM (Zimbabwe), R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 188 (15 February 2018)

Carr v Panel Products (Kimpton) Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 190 (14 February 2018)

Farrar v Miller [2018] EWCA Civ 172 (14 February 2018)

Ogale Community & Ors v Royal Dutch Shell Plc & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 191 (14 February 2018)

Stocker v Stocker [2018] EWCA Civ 170 (12 February 2018)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Bahbahani, R v [2018] EWCA Crim 95 (05 February 2018)

Health And Safety Executive, R (On the application of) v Jukes [2018] EWCA Crim 176 (25 January 2018)

Campbell, R v [2018] EWCA Crim 175 (24 January 2018)

Mundy, R v [2018] EWCA Crim 105 (23 January 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Steer, R (On the Application Of) v Shepway District Council [2018] EWHC 238 (Admin) (16 February 2018)

Ticu v Tribunalul Bacau (Romania) [2018] EWHC 269 (Admin) (16 February 2018)

Mawbey, R (On the Application Of) v Lewisham Council [2018] EWHC 263 (Admin) (16 February 2018)

Hargrave House Ltd and Chaim Reiner v Highbury Corner Magistrates Court & Anor [2018] EWHC 279 (Admin) (16 February 2018)

Miller v Director of Public Prosecutions [2018] EWHC 262 (Admin) (15 February 2018)

English Democrats Party v Electoral Commission [2018] EWHC 251 (Admin) (14 February 2018)

Imre v District Court In Szolnok (Hungary) [2018] EWHC 218 (Admin) (14 February 2018)

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), R (On the Application Of) v Sunderland Magistrates’ Court [2018] EWHC 229 (Admin) (14 February 2018)

Marshall, R (on the application of) v East Dorset District Council & Anor [2018] EWHC 226 (Admin) (13 February 2018)

Teva BV, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Health acting as the Licensing Authority & Anor [2018] EWHC 228 (Admin) (13 February 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Abdullah Nasser Bin Obaid & Ors v Al-Hezaimi & Ors [2018] EWHC 243 (Ch) (16 February 2018)

Bevan v Paul Walker the Company & Anor [2018] EWHC 265 (Ch) (15 February 2018)

James v James & Ors [2018] EWHC 242 (Ch) (13 February 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Celador Radio Ltd v Rancho Steak House Ltd (Equitable Interpleader – Enforcement) [2018] EWHC 219 (QB) (16 February 2018)

Ice Architects Ltd v Empowering People Inspiring Communities (Rev 1) [2018] EWHC 281 (QB) (16 February 2018)

Khan (formerly JMO) v Khan (formerly KTA) [2018] EWHC 241 (QB) (15 February 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Helping child witnesses: ‘One girl gave evidence with a hamster on her lap’ – The Guardian

‘They might be victims of rape, or witnesses to murder. But can they really be relied upon to tell the truth at trial?’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

‘More’ prisoners to be freed with tag as early-release scheme simplified – BBC News

Posted February 19th, 2018 in early release, electronic monitoring, news by sally

‘More offenders could be freed from prison in England and Wales with an electronic tag under government plans to simplify an early-release scheme.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Children Act and Housing – (not) joining the dots – Nearly Legal

Posted February 19th, 2018 in children, disabled persons, housing, local government, news by sally

‘This is a very interesting judicial review, concerning the interrelation of a council’s housing duties under Part 6 and Part 7 Housing Act 1996 and duties to children under s.17 Children Act 1989.’

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Nearly Legal, 18th February 2018

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

Parents guilty of amputee baby’s life-changing injuries – BBC News

‘The parents of a six-week-old baby boy have been found guilty of causing him near-fatal injuries which resulted in the amputation of both his legs.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Government rules out granting medical cannabis licence to boy, 6, with ‘death sentence’ epilepsy condition – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 19th, 2018 in children, drug offences, health, licensing, news by sally

‘The government has ruled out issuing a medical cannabis licence to a six-year-old boy whose rare form of epilepsy improved after taking the drug abroad.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Shannon Matthews: The unravelling of the truth – BBC News

Posted February 19th, 2018 in child abduction, child neglect, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

‘It is 10 years since Shannon Matthews was reported missing by her seemingly distraught mother. For 24 days, Karen Matthews played the tearful victim, pleading for the return of her “beautiful princess daughter”. When the nine-year-old was found safe, the woman at the heart of the hunt was exposed as a liar. But has the truth behind the kidnapping hoax been fully revealed?’

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BBC News, 19th February 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Botched cosmetic surgery: law change urged as complaints treble – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2018 in complaints, cosmetic surgery, doctors, health, news by sally

‘An “alarming” rise in reports of botched cosmetic procedures in the UK has prompted doctors and campaigners to call for better legislation to protect against rogue practitioners.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Things children say – Disclosure, allegations and why language matters – Transparency Project

Posted February 16th, 2018 in child abuse, children, evidence, news, social services by sally

‘Earlier this month the NSPCC put out a call on twitter for professionals to respond to a survey they are running as part of the evidence gathering phase of ‘a project to support professionals to take the appropriate action when they have concerns about the safeguarding of children and young people’. That project is said to build upon an earlier project : ‘No one noticed, no one heard – A study of disclosures of childhood abuse’.’

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Transparency Project, 15th February 2018

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Crimewatch bus stop rapist jailed after 25 years – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2018 in DNA, kidnapping, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A man has finally been jailed for a “brutal” abduction and rape featured on Crimewatch, thanks to an “out of the blue” DNA match 24 years later.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Put your own house in order, claimant lawyers tell NHS as fixed fees near – Litigation Futures

Posted February 16th, 2018 in costs, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

‘Claimant lawyers reacted with caution to the Department of Health’s announcement yesterday that it is setting up a working group on introducing fixed recoverable costs in medical negligence, saying that while costs could be cut in lower-value claims, the real goal had to be avoiding clinical mistakes in the first place.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th February 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Lady Hale: courts and judiciary should reflect diversity of UK – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2018 in diversity, judiciary, news by sally

‘The courts and judiciary should as far as possible reflect the full diversity of the UK population, the country’s most senior judge, Brenda Hale, has told the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

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Carry on dining: Bar Council defends role of Inns in education and training – Legal Futures

Posted February 16th, 2018 in barristers, inns of court, legal education, news by sally

‘Making membership of the Inns of Court optional for barristers would disadvantage those with the least “social capital”, the Bar Council has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 14th February 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Barry Bennell convicted of further sexual offences – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Former football coach Barry Bennell has been found guilty of three more charges of sexual abuse against young players.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Jane Collins defamation case: UKIP delayed case – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2018 in defamation, delay, news, political parties by sally

‘UKIP “deliberately delayed” settlement of a libel case for “political advantage” ahead of the 2015 general election, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Three jailed for life for stabbing teenager to death in south London – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2018 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Three people have been given life sentences for the murder of a teenager in south London who was stabbed to death while on a night out with friends.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com