Ep 78: Paying artists in the age of the internet – Andrew Lewis – Law Pod UK

Posted May 14th, 2019 in artistic works, internet, news, remuneration by sally

‘Rosalind English discusses the new copyright proposals with music lawyer Andrew Lewis.’

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Law Pod UK, 13th May 2019

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Tech firms to give secret evidence at child sexual abuse inquiry – The Guardian

‘Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Google are to give secret evidence to the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) as it examines the growing problem of online exploitation.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2019

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Licensed conveyancers set for practising fees cut – Legal Futures

Posted May 14th, 2019 in consultations, conveyancing, fees, licensing, news, probate by sally

‘The body that regulates licensed conveyancers is looking at steep reductions in the cost of practising, arguing that “good regulation does not have to come with an onerous price tag”.’

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Legal Futures, 14th May 2019

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NHS threatening millions with fines for validly claiming free prescriptions, investigation finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2019 in dentists, fines, medicines, news by sally

‘The NHS is harassing millions of vulnerable patients by threatening them with fines for validly claiming free prescriptions and dental treatment, an investigation has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th May 2019

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Judge allows doctors to perform hysterectomy on mentally ill woman – BBC News

‘A judge has granted permission for doctors to perform a hysterectomy on a mentally ill woman.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2019

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London ‘boy-snatch robbery’ moped gang jailed – BBC News

‘Members of a moped gang who threatened to hurt a woman’s three-year-old son in a “shocking” attempted robbery have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2019

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Judge’s copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover temporarily barred from leaving UK – The Guardian

‘A copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover used by a judge at the book’s landmark 1960 obscenity trial, with all the rude bits carefully and dutifully marked up by his wife, has been temporarily stopped from leaving the UK.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2019

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Arriva takes UK to court over East Midlands rail franchise – The Guardian

‘Chris Grayling’s embattled transport ministry faces a second legal challenge over the way the East Midlands rail franchise was awarded, from Arriva Rail, owned by Germany’s state-backed Deutsche Bahn.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2019

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Facial recognition tech ‘should be dropped over race issues’ – BBC News

‘Black and minority ethnic people in the UK could be falsely identified and questioned as police have not tested facial recognition systems on enough non-white faces, say campaigners.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2019

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Solicitors Can Recover VAT On Medical Reporting Organisation Fee: British Airways PLC v Prosser – Zenith PI Blog

‘Personal Injury analysis: Frances Lawley, barrister at Zenith Chambers, explores the decision in British Airways Plc v Prosser, which found that a solicitor can recover VAT on a medical reporting organisation fee.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 9th May 2019

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Sight impaired voters and the secret of the ballot box – UK Human Rights Blog

‘How can someone who suffers from severely limited sight avail herself of the process for making a mark on a paper ballot under the Representation of the People Act 1983?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th May 2019

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Hillsborough safety officer fined £6,500 over safety breaches – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2019 in accidents, duty of care, fines, health & safety, news, sport by sally

‘Graham Mackrell, the secretary of Sheffield Wednesday football club, has been fined £6,500 after he was found criminally responsible for the dangerous turnstile arrangements in operation on 15 April 1989 when 96 people were killed at its Hillsborough stadium.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2019

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 13th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The Finance Act 2009, Sections 101 and 102 (Avoidance: Penalties) (Appointed Day) Order 2019

The Finance Act 2009, Sections 101 and 102 (Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes: Penalties) (Appointed Day and Consequential Provisions) Order 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 13th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Maughan, R (On the Application Of) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2019] EWCA Civ 809 (10 May 2019)

BIC UK Ltd v Burgess & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 806 (10 May 2019)

A Local Authority v A Mother & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 799 (09 May 2019)

Persimmon Homes Ltd v Hillier & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 800 (09 May 2019)

Foreign and Commonwealth Office & Ors v Bamieh [2019] EWCA Civ 803 (09 May 2019)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

O & N v R. (Rev 1) [2019] EWCA Crim 752 (09 May 2019)

Lewis, R. v [2019] EWCA Crim 710 (08 May 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Cleeland, R (On the Application Of) v Criminal Cases Review Commission [2019] EWHC 1175 (Admin) (10 May 2019)

Thyer v Public Prosecutor At the High Instance Court of Paris, France [2019] EWHC 1185 (Admin) (10 May 2019)

The Professional Standards Authority for Health And Social Care v Nursing And Midwifery Council & Anor [2019] EWHC 1181 (Admin) (09 May 2019)

Adamson, R (On the Application Of) v Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council [2019] EWHC 1129 (Admin) (09 May 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Gap (ITM) Inc v Gap 360 Ltd [2019] EWHC 1161 (Ch) (10 May 2019)

Gracie & Anor v Rose [2019] EWHC 1176 (Ch) (10 May 2019)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Savchenko v Davletyarov [2019] EWHC 1186 (Comm) (10 May 2019)

High Court (Family Division)

Gloucester County Council v JD & Ors (Child Arrangements [2019] EWHC 1101 (Fam) (01 May 2019)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Thomas & Anor v Taylor Wimpey Developments Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 1134 (TCC) (09 May 2019)

Willow Corp SARL v MTD Contractors Ltd [2019] EWHC 1192 (TCC) (03 May 2019)

Walter Lilly & Co Ltd v Clin [2019] EWHC 945 (TCC) (17 April 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

The Data Protection Act v Machine Learning Algorithms – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 13th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, computer programs, data protection, news by sally

‘Machine learning algorithms increasingly regulate our lives making decisions about us in finance, education, employment and justice. Ultimately, it will become pervasive in most, if not all aspects of decision making in the foreseeable future. But what is a machine learning algorithm? How does it decide? What rights do data subjects have? This article aims to answer all three of these questions.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th May 2019

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Employment lawyers acknowledge place for further regulation of confidentiality agreements but express concern over lack of regulatory clarity – Local Government Lawyer

‘There is a place for further review and regulation of confidentiality agreements (or NDAs), particularly in settlement agreements, to reduce the risk that such agreements prevent proper reporting of sexual misconduct at work, the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th May 2019

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Private jails more violent than public ones, data analysis shows – The Guardian

‘Private prisons are more violent than public jails, according to data analysis that raises questions over the government’s plans to pursue its prisons-for-profit model.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2019

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Challenge to delegation of costs lawyer’s work fails – Litigation Futures

Posted May 13th, 2019 in costs, drafting, legal profession, legal services, news, solicitors by sally

‘A challenge to a costs lawyer’s delegation of work to unqualified colleagues has failed, with a judge saying that to rule otherwise would make their work for members of the public “impossible”.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th May 2019

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Promoting cyber security for Internet of Things devices – Technology Law Update

‘The roll-out of 5G networks is ramping up with limited services available in parts of the US and South Korea. 2019 will see the launch of 5G in selected cities across the UK. This new, much faster, mobile connectivity will support a proliferation of internet-enabled devices. With expected benefits in terms of reduced latency and much greater capacity, many expect to see a proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices as 5G becomes a reality.’

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Technology Law Update, 10th May 2019

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

UK’s organised crime threat at record level, warns National Crime Agency – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2019 in brexit, budgets, crime prevention, gangs, internet, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

‘Britain risks losing the fight against organised crime unless police receive significant new resources to tackle the “chronic and corrosive” threat from such groups, the head of the National Crime Agency has warned.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com