Damaged reputations an ‘unfortunate by-product’ of abuse inquiries – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2017 in anonymity, child abuse, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Reputational damage to dead people is an “unfortunate by-product” of police inquiries into historical sex abuse allegations. That’s the view of David Tucker, from the College Of Policing, but he said it happened only in certain cases in which the names of dead suspects were made public. Mr Tucker told Law in Action, on BBC Radio 4, that the college was drawing up guidelines for forces in England and Wales to help them decide whether to identify suspects in such cases.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2017

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House of Lords under fire as peers who didn’t speak once claim almost half a million in expenses – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2017 in expenses, news, parliament, peerages & dignities, reports by tracey

‘Campaigners have criticised “couch-potato peers” in the House of Lords who took part in less than a quarter of votes and did not speak at all in 2016-17, but still claimed a total of £462,510 in tax-free expenses. The 33 peers also did not table a written question or sit on a committee though claimed an average £14,015 each, or £746 per vote, the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) said in a new report.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2017

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Yarl’s Wood immigration centre: Questions over need to detain women – BBC news

Posted November 15th, 2017 in detention, immigration, news, reports, women by tracey

‘Two-thirds of women held at an immigration removal centre are later released into the community, a watchdog report has revealed. Inspectors said the finding raised concerns about whether the women should have been detained at Yarl’s Wood, Bedfordshire, in the first place.’

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BBC news, 15th November 2017

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Six universities told to change advertising claims – BBC news

Posted November 15th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, news, universities by tracey

‘The advertising watchdog has told six UK universities to take down marketing claims that could be misleading. Leicester, East Anglia, Strathclyde, Falmouth, Teesside and the University of West London have all had complaints upheld against them.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2017

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City watchdog to regulate ‘addictive’ binary trading after scammers net £60m – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 15th, 2017 in consumer protection, financial regulation, gambling, news by tracey

‘The Financial Conduct Authority is to police firms offering “binary options” following complaints of large losses by consumers and the prevalence of scams.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2017

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Toddler murder trial begins after almost 50 years as witness aged four at the time ‘reveals truth’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 15th, 2017 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news by tracey

‘A stepfather carried the secret of a toddler’s murder for almost 50 years before the truth was uncovered by a witness aged four at the time, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2017

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Firearms dealer Paul Edmunds supplied weapons to gangs – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2017 in conspiracy, firearms, news, perverting the course of justice by tracey

‘A firearms dealer has been found guilty of supplying illegal handguns and home-made ammunition linked to more than 100 crime scenes, including three murders.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2017

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Nigel Farage withdraws ‘violent means’ claim against Hope Not Hate – The Guardian

Posted November 15th, 2017 in defamation, news, political parties by tracey

‘Nigel Farage has formally withdrawn his claim that Hope Not Hate pursues “violent and undemocratic means” after it launched a crowdfunded libel case against the former Ukip leader.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2017

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Woman jailed for manslaughter after ‘gross neglect’ of her 91-year-old grandmother – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2017 in elderly, families, grandparents, homicide, negligence, news by tracey

‘A woman has been jailed for three years for the manslaughter of her 91-year-old grandmother, who had been in need of “urgent medical attention”.’

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The Independent, 14th November 2017

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Protected parties – CPR 21.10 compatible with ECHR ARTICLES 14 and 6 – defendant entitled to withdraw from compromise agreement – Zenith PI Blog

Posted November 14th, 2017 in agreements, civil procedure rules, compromise, human rights, news by tracey

‘Joseph James Penn Revill (a protected party proceedings by his litigation friend, Kirsty Marie Jarram) v Philip Damiani [2017] EWHC 2630 (QB). The claimant, who lacked the capacity to litigate and was acting by his litigation friend, sought damages for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident. His claim included a claim for future losses.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 13th November 2017

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Section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980: Mossa v Wise [2017] EWHC 2608 (QB) – Zenith PI Blog

Posted November 14th, 2017 in doctors, limitations, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

‘The High Court upheld a Master’s decision to allow a clinical negligence action to proceed pursuant to section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 13th November 2017

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Police cannot charge for football match-day policing on public land – UK Police Law Blog

Posted November 14th, 2017 in appeals, commons, fees, news, police by tracey

‘Can the police charge a football club for match day policing on public land immediately outside a stadium, where that land is largely under the control of the club? No, the Court of Appeal re-affirmed in Ipswich Town Football Club v Chief Constable of Suffolk [2017] EWCA Civ 1484.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 13th November 2017

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Blackpool bar ordered to pay £336k over planning breaches – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 14th, 2017 in confiscation, costs, fines, news, planning by tracey

‘A Blackpool bar owner must pay a total of £336,000 in confiscation, a fine and costs for a lengthy breach of planning conditions.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th November 2017

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Judges reject challenge over adoption and special guardianship for half-brothers – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 14th, 2017 in adoption, appeals, families, guardianship, news by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has dismissed a case brought against Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council over whether a child should be adopted when his older half-brothers, who lived with the same couple, were to be the subject of a special guardianship order.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th November 2017

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High Court: proportionality is about more than ‘damages v costs’ – Litigation Futures

Posted November 14th, 2017 in case management, costs, damages, news, proportionality by tracey

‘Proportionality involves more than simply comparing budgets with the size of the damages claimed, a High Court judge has made clear in deciding that costs management should be applied in a case worth £350m.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th November 2017

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Bar Council insurance call for employed barristers gets go-ahead – The Bar Council‎

Posted November 14th, 2017 in barristers, insurance, press releases, pro bono work by tracey

‘Employed barristers will now be allowed to carry out pro bono work as the Bar Council’s call for professional indemnity insurance (PII) extension to cover the employed Bar has been approved by Bar Mutual.’

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The Bar Council, 13th November 2017

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 14th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Goldsworthy, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2017] EWHC 2822 (Admin) (13 November 2017)

Sapkota, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 2857 (Admin) (13 November 2017)

Holborn Studios Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Hackney [2017] EWHC 2823 (Admin) (10 November 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Mullen v White [2017] EWHC 2796 (Ch) (13 November 2017)

High Court (Family Division)

A Local Authority v M & Ors [2017] EWHC 2851 (Fam) (13 November 2017)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

NHS Trust v Y & Anor [2017] EWHC 2866 (QB) (13 November 2017)

Bates & Ors v Post Office Ltd [2017] EWHC 2844 (QB) (10 November 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

Father tried to kill girl to repair his relationship, UK judge finds – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2017 in attempts, care orders, child abuse, murder, news by tracey

‘A man twice tried to suffocate his infant daughter thinking her death might help heal his relationship with his partner, a judge has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2017

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‘Disastrous’ offender tagging scheme hit by fresh delays – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2017 in criminal justice, delay, news, select committees by tracey

‘Fresh delays have hit the government’s scandal-hit programme for the electronic tagging of offenders, which mean the next-generation satellite tracking tags will not come into use until early 2019, MPs have been told.’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2017

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Pet owner who wouldn’t take dog to vet jailed for trying to treat its cancer with paracetamol – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2017 in animal cruelty, animals, dogs, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A pet owner who tried to treat one dog’s cancer with paracetamol and another’s severe skin condition with eczema cream because he refused to take them to the vet has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2017

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