MPs propose decriminalising abortion up to 24 weeks – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2024 in abortion, bills, criminal justice, human rights, news, women by tracey

‘A cross-party group of MPs is proposing to make abortion access a human right in England and Wales, putting forward legislation that would decriminalise abortion up to 24 weeks and introduce protections against access being stripped back.’

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The Guardian, 8th April 2024

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Rabbi to return £2.35m to charities after investigation by National Crime Agency – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2024 in assets recovery, charities, Judaism, national crime agency, news by michael

‘A rabbi has agreed to return £2.35m to charities that he was holding in his personal bank accounts for a number of years without a legitimate explanation.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2024

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MPs accuse Charity Commission of legal breach over climate sceptic thinktank – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2024 in charities, Charity Commission, climate change, complaints, lobbying, news by michael

‘The Charity Commission is facing a legal challenge by MPs over its failure to investigate campaigning by a thinktank that questions climate science.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2024

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Businesses braced for new recycling law challenges – BBC News

Posted April 5th, 2024 in charities, company law, environmental protection, fines, news, waste by michael

‘Cost, space and contamination are some of the worries facing business owners as a new workplace recycling law comes into force across Wales.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2024

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Number of households seeking help over energy debt legal action doubles – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2024 in citizens advice bureaux, debts, energy, news, statistics by michael

‘The number of households seeking help to deal with court action over their unpaid energy bills has doubled in the last year, according to Citizens Advice.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2024

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New UK laws to curb ‘disruptive protests’ come into force – The Independent

‘New public order powers to prevent “disruptive” protests in the UK will come into force from Friday [5th April].’

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The Independent, 5th April 2024

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Fourth former UK supreme court judge signs letter over Israeli actions in Gaza – The Guardian

‘Lord Carnwath joins Lady Hale, who was president of the UK’s highest court, and lords Sumption and Wilson, in urging ministers to act to prevent the “plausible risk” of genocide in Gaza.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2024

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New laws to cut migration and put British workers first in force – Home Office

Posted April 4th, 2024 in government departments, immigration, news, recruitment, remuneration by tracey

‘Changes that are now in force will slash migration and prevent the undercutting of British workers by employers looking to recruit cheap labour from overseas.’

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Home Office, 4th April 2024

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Sharon Beshenivsky: Robbery ringleader guilty of PC’s 2005 murder – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2024 in extradition, firearms, murder, news, Pakistan, police, robbery by tracey

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering a police officer by planning the armed robbery in which she was shot dead almost 20 years ago.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2024

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 4th, 2024 in legislation by tracey

SI 2024/472 – The Public Order Act 2023 (Commencement No. 4) (England and Wales) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/470 – The General Aviation (Persons on Board, Flight Information and Civil Penalties) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/452 – The Planning Act 2008 (Commencement No. 8) and Levelling-up and Regeneration Act 2023 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/451 – The Pension Schemes Act 2021 (Commencement No. 8 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/456 – The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Amendment) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/455 – The Cosmetic Products (Restriction of Chemical Substances) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/454 – The Registrar of Companies and Register of Overseas Entities (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2024

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 4th, 2024 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Chancery Division)

Mussa v Issa & Ors [2024] EWHC 763 (Ch) (04 April 2024)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

Advantage Insurance Company Ltd v Harris [2024] EWHC 626 (KB) (04 April 2024)

Natural England v Cooper (Rev1) [2024] EWHC 625 (KB) (03 April 2024)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Shaylor Group Ltd v Valescure Property Ltd [2024] EWHC 750 (TCC) (04 April 2024)

Source: www.bailii.org

New guidance clarifies when UK universities must refuse donations – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 4th, 2024 in charities, Charity Commission, gifts, news, trusts, universities by tracey

‘Recently published guidance from the Charity Commission tries to provide clarity on when donations to English and Welsh charities, including universities, should – or must – be refused or returned, but the question of when to say no remains complex and nuanced.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd April 2024

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Ruling sheds light on energy supplier and broker liability for ‘secret’ commissions – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 4th, 2024 in contracts, energy, fiduciary duty, limitations, news by tracey

‘A new ruling has confirmed that there are only limited circumstances in which British energy suppliers could be held liable for any failings by a broker to meet duties it owes customers pertaining to commission arrangements, experts have said.’

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OUT-LAW.com. 3rd April 2024

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Double Feature: Article 6 and extradition in Bertino and Merticariu – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 4th, 2024 in EC law, extradition, human rights, news, retrials, Supreme Court, warrants by tracey

‘On 6 March 2024 the Supreme Court handed down two separate judgments in the cases of Bertino v Public Prosecutor’s Office, Italy [2024] UKSC 9 and Merticariu v Judecatoria Arad, Romania [2024] UKSC 10. The constitution of the Court for both cases was the same with the judgments written by Lord Stephens and Lord Burnett. Lords Hodge, Sales and Burrows completed the panel.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th April 2024

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Legal Services Act does not appear to provide stable long-term framework for regulation of legal professions: Justice Committee – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Legal Services Act 2007 does not appear to provide a stable long-term framework for the regulation of the legal professions, the Justice Committee has warned.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd April 2024

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Man denied fair trial after ditching counsel has conviction quashed – Legal Futures

Posted April 4th, 2024 in appeals, assault, legal representation, news by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has quashed the conviction of a man who dispensed with counsel on the second day of trial after finding he was then denied a fair hearing.’

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Legal Futures, 4th April 2024

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Family lawyers join forces to support neurodivergent community – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Family lawyers from different firms and chambers have joined forces to set up a specialist group dedicated to ensuring the neurodivergent community has equal access to justice.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 3rd April 2024

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Royal Derby Hospital: ‘Shortcomings’ led to newborn baby’s death – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2024 in birth, hospitals, inquests, news by tracey

‘A baby boy who died a day after being born would have lived had he received adequate hospital care, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2024

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DWP take Cheshire woman’s inheritance over supermarket job – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2024 in benefits, carers, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘A woman has told of her shock after the government seized £16,000 left to her by her mother because she was overpaid her carer’s allowance.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2024

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Policeman found not guilty of three rape charges – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2024 in news, police, rape by tracey

‘A former Devon and Cornwall Police officer has been found not guilty of raping a woman while on duty.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2024

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