Former Stephen Lawrence suspect Neil Acourt ordered to repay drug money – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2018 in news by tracey

‘A former suspect in the murder of Stephen Lawrence has been ordered to repay £6,000 reaped from a drug ring or face more time behind bars.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2018

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St Hugh’s College in Oxford sets up harassment inquiry – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2018 in news by tracey

‘Allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment at an Oxford University college will be investigated by an independent inquiry.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2018

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Ex-Rochdale council leader lied to us, child abuse inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted April 13th, 2018 in news by tracey

‘Rochdale’s recently resigned council leader is facing a possible police investigation after an official inquiry concluded that he lied under oath about child sexual abuse allegations.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2018

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Shared care arrangements in relocation cases – Family Law

Posted April 12th, 2018 in care orders, children, domicile, families, news by sally

‘Family analysis: Richard Jones, barrister at 1 Garden Court Chambers, discusses the practical implications of the judgment in JAL v LSW [2017] EWHC 3699 (Fam), which concerns how the courts should approach relocation cases where care of the child has been shared.’

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Family Law, 12th April 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Drugs gang leader jailed over £2m Manchester cocaine ring – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2018 in conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘The leader of a drugs gang that ran a cocaine supply ring worth more than £2m has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2018

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Chambers could be forced to publish data on sexual orientation and religion – Legal Futures

Posted April 12th, 2018 in barristers, consultations, disclosure, diversity, homosexuality, news, privacy by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is considering a rule change which would mean chambers would have to include sexual orientation and religion in the diversity data they publish on their websites.’

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Legal Futures, 12th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 12th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

LBI EHF v Raiffeisen Bank International AG [2018] EWCA Civ 719 (11 April 2018)

P (A Child), Re [2018] EWCA Civ 720 (11 April 2018)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Rana, R v [2018] EWCA Crim 725 (11 April 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Sykes v Bar Standards Board [2018] EWHC 761 (Admin) (11 April 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Davey v Money & Anor [2018] EWHC 766 (Ch) (11 April 2018)

Taulbut & Ors v Davey (As Executrix of the Deceased) [2018] EWHC 730 (Ch) (10 April 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

AMT Futures Ltd v Boural & Ors [2018] EWHC 750 (Comm) (11 April 2018)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd v Sarens (UK) Ltd [2018] EWHC 751 (TCC) (10 April 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 12th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Electronic Commerce Directive (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Sir Ernest Ryder addresses decision-making for children and the role of the justice system – Family Law

Posted April 12th, 2018 in children, family courts, judiciary, news, speeches by sally

‘Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals, spoke on the role of the justice system in decision-making for children at the 10th International Congress of the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN), held at the University of Warwick on 9 April 2018.’

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Family Law, 11th April 2018

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High Court rejects disbarred barrister’s appeal against refusal to readmit him to Gray’s Inn – Legal Futures

‘A disbarred barrister whose bid to rejoin Gray’s Inn and starting practising again after 15 years was refused has lost an appeal to the High Court.’

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Legal Futures, 12th April 2018

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Stephen Lawrence murder: police say they have run out of leads – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2018 in London, murder, news, police, racism by sally

‘Scotland Yard has said it has run out of leads in the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation, ahead of the 25th anniversary of the racist killing. It will wait until a three-part BBC documentary about the case is broadcast next week to see if anyone new comes forward. The Met police said it was reviewing the case, which means it is considering closing it down.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2018

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‘Meal ticket for life’ bid backfires as divorcee loses £175,000 a year from ex-husband – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 12th, 2018 in appeals, divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘An attempt by a divorcee to have a “meal ticket for life” backfired after a High Court Judge ruled her maintenance payments should cease after just three years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th April 2018

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Burglars fended off by woman using husband’s crutch jailed – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2018 in burglary, closed circuit television, elderly, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two burglars who were fended off by an 87-year-old woman armed with her husband’s crutch have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2018

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Mother jailed for life over murder of baby daughter in Lancashire – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2018 in child cruelty, grievous bodily harm, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “deceitful” and “manipulative” mother has been jailed for a minimum of 21 and a half years after murdering her seven-month-old baby and injuring another child.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2018

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Cliff Richard case ‘likely to have massive implications’ – BBC News

‘When South Yorkshire Police raided Sir Cliff Richard’s home in August 2014, he was in Portugal, but the BBC was outside, with a helicopter standing by.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2018

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High court judge backs end-of-life care plan for toddler on life support – The Guardian

‘A high court judge has endorsed an end-of-life care plan for a 23-month-old boy who has been at the centre of a life-support treatment legal battle.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2018

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Bad news for barristers: SFO adopts AI-powered document review after successful test in Rolls-Royce case – Legal Futures

Posted April 11th, 2018 in artificial intelligence, barristers, documents, news, privilege by sally

‘The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has bought a document review system backed up by artificial intelligence (AI) to improve significantly its document analysis capability – and put out of work barristers who it previously used to identify material subject to legal professional privilege.’

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Legal Futures, 11th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

London borough wins appeal over body piercings and underage clients – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 11th, 2018 in children, licensing, local government, London, news by sally

‘Carrying out body piercings on someone under the permitted age is a strict liability offence, the Divisional Court has said in a case punctuated by an unusual interruption by the respondent.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th April 2018

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Protests banned outside abortion clinic in landmark vote by London council – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 11th, 2018 in abortion, demonstrations, local government, news by sally

‘Campaigners said they were “completely elated” after a West London council voted to ban protesters from demonstrating outside an abortion clinic, and were hopeful this was “just the beginning”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2018

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Ellie Butler inquest: Agencies ‘did not contribute to girl’s death’ – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2018 in news by sally

‘Failings by agencies over the care of a six-year-old girl who was murdered by her father did not contribute to her death, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2018

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