BSB to use “marginalised by race” as way to describe minority groups – Legal Futures

Posted September 15th, 2022 in barristers, legal language, minorities, news by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is to encourage those it regulates to use terms like “racially minoritised” and “marginalised by race” if they have to use collective language to describe ethnicity.’

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Legal Futures, 15th September 2022

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Disability awareness “often the poor relation” at Bar and in courts – Legal Futures

Posted September 15th, 2022 in barristers, courts, disabled persons, news by tracey

‘The courts and the Bar need to do more to be accessible to disabled people, with their approach to disability lagging behind how they treat other protected characteristics, it has been argued.’

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Legal Futures, 15th September 2022

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Court denies claimant chance to recover deductions made by PI firm – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 15th, 2022 in damages, fees, news, personal injuries, solicitors by tracey

‘A former client who threatened his solicitors with legal action over deductions from his damages has been told he cannot pursue the case.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 14th September 2022

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YouTuber guilty of Oval pitch invasion during England game – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2022 in news, sport, trespass, video recordings by tracey

‘A self-styled YouTube prankster who collided with England cricketer Jonny Bairstow after invading the pitch at the Oval has been found guilty of aggravated trespass.’

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BBC News, 14th September 2022

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Benjamin Mendy found not guilty of one count of rape – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2022 in news, rape, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty of one count of rape on the direction of the judge at his trial.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2022

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 14th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

A (A Child : Withdrawal of Treatment: Legal Representation) [2022] EWCA Civ 1221 (09 September 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Marinescu & Ors v Judecatoria Neamt, Romania & Anor [2022] EWHC 2317 (Admin) (12 September 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Korchevtsev v Severa & Ors [2022] EWHC 2324 (Ch) (13 September 2022)

Source: www.bailii.org.uk

Research Briefing: The death of a monarch – House of Commons Library

Posted September 14th, 2022 in bereavement, news, parliament, royal family by tracey

‘The death of a monarch – and the accession of a new sovereign – involves the Cabinet, the Privy Council, Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the Church of England. This paper outlines the historical precedents for the events that will follow the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.’

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House of Commons Library , 9th September 2022

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Tenant successfully defends unlawful subletting case brought by London borough: report – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 14th, 2022 in housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news by tracey

‘The London Borough of Lambeth has lost a case in which it thought a woman was illegally sub-letting a one-bed studio council flat.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th September 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Unbundling has potential to improve access to justice – and clients – Legal Futures

Posted September 14th, 2022 in law firms, legal services, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by tracey

‘Unbundling has the potential to increase access to justice and help firms attract new clients, but awareness among lawyers and consumers is low, research by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has found.’

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Legal Futures, 14th September 2022

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Reece Heffernan stabbing: Three jailed for murder – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2022 in drug offences, gangs, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Three drug dealers who stabbed a man to death in the street have been jailed for his murder.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2022

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Claimant seeks judicial review of grant of planning permission which will see closure of highway – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 13th, 2022 in judicial review, news, planning, roads by tracey

‘The City of York Council has been threatened with a judicial review of its decision to grant planning permission for the extension of a museum which detractors argue involves removing a vital route into the city for pedestrians and cyclists.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th September 2022

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The importance of an appropriate Mortgagee Exclusion Clause – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 13th, 2022 in drafting, exclusion clauses, mortgages, news by tracey

‘Claire Waring considers the use of a Mortgagee Exclusion Clause (MEC) and explains why careful drafting is key.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th September 2022

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Religious objections to COVID vaccine: Wierowska – Law & Religion UK

Posted September 13th, 2022 in Christianity, coronavirus, equality, news, unfair dismissal, vaccination by tracey

‘Miss P Wierowska v HC-One Oval Ltd [2022] UKET 1403077/2021 was a tribunal judgment on the preliminary issue of whether or not the claimant was entitled to rely on religious objections to the COVID vaccine in a claim against her former employers arising from her dismissal.’

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Law & Religion UK, 13th September 2022

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All UK express trusts must now register under anti-money laundering laws – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 13th, 2022 in money laundering, news, regulations, terrorism, trusts by tracey

‘New UK government requirements for trust registration under the anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorist financing (CTF) regulations have come into force.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th September 2022

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Director was not personally liable for actions of a company – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 13th, 2022 in company directors, misrepresentation, negligence, news by tracey

‘When a claimant sues a company, they often also bring a claim against senior management to ensure that there is a solvent defendant against which any judgment can be enforced.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th September 2022

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Parents of dying baby “should have had adjournment” after lawyers withdrew – Legal Futures

Posted September 13th, 2022 in adjournment, children, hospitals, legal aid, legal representation, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A High Court judge was wrong to refuse an adjournment sought by parents of a brain-damaged baby who lost their legal representation shortly before a hearing on withdrawing treatment, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 13th September 2022

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Dangerous killer who made legal history could be moved to open prison – The Independent

Posted September 13th, 2022 in double jeopardy, imprisonment, murder, news, parole, perjury, prisons by tracey

‘A “dangerous” killer who murdered a pizza delivery girl in a frenzied sex attack in a case that made legal history could be moved to an open prison.’

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The Independent, 12th September 2022

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Teenager jailed for 13 years over fatal knife attack on schoolboy – The Independent

Posted September 13th, 2022 in homicide, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager has been jailed for 13 years over the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy who tried to fend him off with a traffic cone on his way to school, the Metropolitan Police has said.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2022

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Met police suspend officer involved in fatal shooting of Chris Kaba – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2022 in disciplinary procedures, firearms, homicide, London, minorities, news, police by tracey

‘The Metropolitan police officer who fired the shot that killed 24-year-old Chris Kaba has been suspended from frontline duties, the Metropolitan police have confirmed in a statement.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2022

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Ricky Morgan: Tube machete attacker jailed for attempted murder – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2022 in attempted murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, transport by tracey

‘A man who attacked a stranger with a machete on a London Tube train has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2022

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