Software tools can benefit from VAT exemption, rules UK Tribunal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 19th, 2017 in computer programs, EC law, news, tribunals, VAT by tracey

‘A software tool can qualify for a VAT exemption, the UK’s First Tier Tribunal has ruled, rejecting arguments from HMRC that the provision of IT tools cannot benefit from an exemption in the EU VAT Directive.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th September 2017

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Judge blasts lack of therapy for mother faced with losing second child – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 19th, 2017 in adoption, care orders, local government, mental health, news, social services by tracey

‘A Family Court judge has questioned the spending of money on the issuing of legal proceedings and on psychological evidence when this expenditure is incurred before attempts have been made at therapeutic support, in a case where a vulnerable mother was faced with the loss of a second child to adoption.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th September 2017

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Council wins test appeal case against lettings agency ‘administration fees’ – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 19th, 2017 in appeals, fees, landlord & tenant, local government, news, tribunals by tracey

‘Camden Council has successfully appealed to the Upper Tribunal against a leading estate agency, Foxtons, using the term “administration fees” in their lettings agency work.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th September 2017

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High Court to hear appeal over decision to cut hourly rates in budget after doing same to incurred costs – Litigation Futures

Posted September 19th, 2017 in appeals, budgets, costs, news by tracey

‘The High Court is set to provide guidance on whether a costs judge who reduces the hourly rates for incurred costs should then do the same to budgeted costs.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th September 2017

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Central storage of electronic bundles in family cases “will begin in early 2018” – Legal Futures

Posted September 19th, 2017 in case management, electronic filing, family courts, news by tracey

‘HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is to start hosting digital family court bundles centrally next year as part of its project to digitise the courts, it has emerged in a briefing sent to family judges.’

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Legal Futures, 19th September 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Men jailed for buying and selling illegal guns and ammunition – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 19th, 2017 in firearms, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men have been jailed today (18 September) after running an operation to sell illegal guns and ammunition to criminals.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th September 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 19th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Citizens UK v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 2301 (Admin) (18 September 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

‘Justin Bieber lookalike’ jailed for sex offences – BBC News

Posted September 19th, 2017 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who posed as a Justin Bieber lookalike online to lure schoolgirls into sending him indecent images has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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People smuggling gang members jailed – BBC News

Posted September 19th, 2017 in conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Six members of a “professionally organised criminal organisation” who profited from human trafficking have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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Biker jailed for wheelie-pulling, selfie-taking M6 stunts – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2017 in dangerous driving, disqualification, motorcycles, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Pawel Zietowski jailed for eight months after driving at up to 117mph and practising “hair-raising” stunts on motorway.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2017

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Former receptionist collapses in court after judge rules against her bid for half of ex-boyfriend’s business​ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2017 in agreements, cohabitation, news by tracey

‘A woman collapsed in court after a judge ruled that her ex-boyfriend had not promised to marry her and she did not have a claim for a half-share of his business. After Judge Alan Johns QC ruled against Gillian Turner, fell onto the desk in front of her and was given first aid treatment from court staff.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2017

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CMA fines estate agents cartel £370,000 for rate fixing – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2017 in competition, estate agents, news, price fixing by tracey

‘A group of estate agents who secretly conspired to keep their fees high to make “as much profit as possible” have been fined £370,000 for operating an illegal cartel.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2017

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Pensioner admits shooting dead burglar breaking into his caravan with illegally-kept shotgun – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2017 in burglary, crime, firearms, murder, news, self-defence by tracey

‘A pensioner has admitted shooting dead a burglar he caught breaking into his caravan home in the middle of the night with his illegally-kept double-barrelled shotgun.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2017

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Couple who disguised house as a garage told to tear it down – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2017 in enforcement, news, planning by tracey

‘A couple who disguised a house as a garage and lived in it for four years have been ordered to tear it down.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th September 2017

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I should not have posted photos of dead Grenfell victim on Facebook, jailed man admits – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2017 in internet, news, photography, psychiatric damage, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who posted pictures of the body a victim of the Grenfell fire on Facebook has said he was “traumatised” at the time and regrets his actions. Omega Mwaikambo, 43, was jailed for three months for sharing the images and expressed his shock at receiving such a long sentence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th September 2017

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NHS trust ‘truly sorry’ about death of teenager Connor Sparrowhawk – The Guardian

‘An NHS trust has said it is “truly sorry” about the death of a teenager with epilepsy who drowned in a bath while in its care, after it admitted failings.
Southern Health trust pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety law in the case of Connor Sparrowhawk, who had a seizure and drowned in a bath in an NHS care unit in Oxford in 2013.’

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The Guardian, 18th september 2017

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Ryanair faces 20m euro compensation bill over cancellations – BBC news

Posted September 19th, 2017 in airlines, compensation, news by tracey

‘Ryanair could face up to 20m euros (£18m) in compensation claims after cancelling thousands of flights due to a shortage of pilots, it has warned.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 18th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Nuclear Installations (Excepted Matter) Regulations 2017

The Pensions Act 2014 (Commencement No. 11) and the Pension Schemes Act 2015 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2017

The Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Farriers (Registration) Act 2017 (Commencement) Regulations 2017

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Charlie Alliston: Cyclist detained over pedestrian death – BBC News

‘A cyclist who knocked over and killed a 44-year-old woman in east London has been sentenced to 18 months in a young offenders’ institution.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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Press regulator censures Mail on Sunday for global warming claims – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2017 in agreements, climate change, codes of practice, complaints, media, news by tracey

‘Claims in the Mail on Sunday that global warming data had been exaggerated in order to secure the Paris climate change agreement have been criticised by the UK’s press regulator.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2017

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