FCA open to ‘broad range’ of post-Brexit bank structures – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 14th, 2018 in banking, financial regulation, news by sally

‘UK banks will be given some flexibility when deciding how best to ensure that they can continue to serve customers in the EU after Brexit, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th August 2018

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Social housing tenants to gain powers against rogue landlords – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2018 in housing, landlord & tenant, news, parliamentary papers by sally

‘Social housing residents will be empowered to take on rogue landlords under the government’s new strategy, but campaigners have criticised the document which offers no new funding.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2018

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Legislation in Wales for minimum price for alcohol receives Royal Assent – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 14th, 2018 in alcohol abuse, legislation, news, Wales by sally

‘A new law introducing a minimum price for alcohol in Wales has this month been granted Royal Assent.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th August 2018

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Bogus lawyer convicted for second time – Legal Futures

‘A man has pleaded guilty to five counts of providing unqualified immigration advice and services, some 13 years after an identical conviction.’

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Legal Futures, 14th August 2018

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John Worboys questioned about further sexual abuse allegations – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2018 in news, parole, recidivists, sexual offences by sally

‘The serial sex attacker John Worboys has been questioned by police over a string of further sexual abuse allegations, the Guardian understands.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2018

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Royal Mail fined record £50m by Ofcom – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2018 in appeals, competition, fines, news, postal service by sally

‘The fine is for its actions in 2014 when Whistl, which was then known as TNT, was trying to become its first competitor in wholesale mail delivery.’

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BBC News, 14th August 2018

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Appeal restores restrictions on non-parties’ access to trial documents – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 14th, 2018 in appeals, civil procedure rules, documents, news, trials by sally

‘Access to trial documents by those that are not parties to a particular case is limited to ‘records of the court’, and does not include the likes of trial bundles nor, in general, other trial documents, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th August 2018

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Thousands of couples ‘exaggerate marriage faults to get divorce’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 14th, 2018 in divorce, news, reports by sally

‘A third of divorcees lie about cheating, a partner’s unreasonable behaviour and length of separation to get their divorce through the courts, a study has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2018

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How many transgender inmates are there? – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2018 in consultations, gender, news, prisons, reports, transsexuals by sally

‘The campaign group Fair Play for Women claimed 41% of transgender women in prison are convicted sex offenders.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2018

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High Court dismisses first test case in second wave of Mau Mau claims – Litigation Futures

Posted August 13th, 2018 in colonies, delay, limitations, news, personal injuries, torture by sally

‘The High Court has dismissed the first test case brought as part of a second wave of Mau Mau group litigation, following the British government’s settlement of over 5,000 claims for £19.9m in 2013.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th August 2018

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English court had jurisdiction over conspiracy claim in gambling case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 13th, 2018 in conspiracy, fraud, gambling, Guernsey, jurisdiction, news, subsidiary companies by sally

‘A Guernsey-registered online gambling company can pursue a conspiracy claim against a group of Peruvian-resident customers in the English courts, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th August 2018

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Inmate given 57p in compensation after his magazine was damaged by prison staff – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 13th, 2018 in compensation, freedom of information, news, prisons by sally

‘A prisoner was reimbursed 57 pence as compensation after a magazine they owned was lost or damaged by prison staff, as new figures reveal that over £1 million has been given out to convicts for lost property over the past five years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2018

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Alleged paedophile extradited from UK to US – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2018 in child abuse, extradition, news, sexual offences by sally

‘An alleged paedophile who was on the FBI’s most wanted list has been extradited from the UK to the US following a failed appeal.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2018

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‘Death by dangerous cycling’ law considered – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2018 in bicycles, dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

‘Cyclists who kill pedestrians could face charges of “death by dangerous cycling” or “death by careless cycling”, under government proposals.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2018

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Passing off – The Military Mutual Ltd v Police Mutual Assurance Society Ltd – NIPC Law

‘The claimant arranges insurance and mortgages for past and present members of the armed forces. On the “About Us” page of its website, it describers itself as “a Mutual set up to provide fair, financial services such as Home, Landlord, Military Kit and Business cover to those who are serving, veterans, families and supporters of our armed forces.” Note the use of the big letter “M” in mutual, That is a big part of the company’s ethos. It says that its “manifesto is very simple: always do the right thing for our Members.” The company has no shareholders or employees and is led in the main by retired senior officers who describe themselves as “customers and Members”. Anybody who acquires a policy or mortgage through the claimant company can become a member. Its business, however, is managed by Regis Mutual Management Limited.’

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NIPC Law, 10th August 2018

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New pilot scheme announced for easier court entrance for legal professionals – Family Law

Posted August 13th, 2018 in courts, identification, legal profession, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced a new pilot scheme for practising legal professionals which will allow for them to get direct entrance to courts without the need to be searched. The scheme aims to reduce queues and grant legal professionals easier court access. In preparation of the schemes launch the MoJ is encouraging legal professionals to register with their local courts prior to the start of the pilot.’

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Family Law, 10th August 2018

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Laura Huteson death: Hull man killed woman in ‘bizarre’ sex game – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2018 in homicide, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for six years for killing a woman he stabbed in the throat during a “bizarre and violent” sex game.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2018

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High Court: Gauke breached principle of judicial independence – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 13th, 2018 in judiciary, ministers' powers and duties, Ministry of Justice, news, parole by sally

‘The parole board’s tenure arrangements ‘continue to fail the test of objective independence’ – a High Court judge has said in a ruling that also critcised the actions of justice secretary David Gauke leading up to the departure of its former chair as ‘not acceptable’.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 10th August 2018

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Hunting conviction rates fall to all time low as campaigners say act is ‘in tatters’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 13th, 2018 in hunting, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘Hunting conviction rates have fallen to all time low as a series of high profile cases have collapsed, it can be revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th August 2018

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Blockchain and AI “could underpin” future law firms – Legal Futures

‘A future where law firms are ‘distributed entities’ based on blockchain and smart contracts, and lawyers will add value by being “stronger” trusted advisers assisted by artificial intelligence, has been mapped out by futurologists.’

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Legal Futures, 13th August 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk