Are banks guilty of faking signatures on British court papers? – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2019 in banking, documents, forgery, news, repossession by sally

‘Have some banks, or their legal representatives, been faking signatures on UK court documents used to repossess people’s homes and to recover other debts?’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2019

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CA rules £1m security order to admit late statement was wrong – Litigation Futures

Posted February 18th, 2019 in adjournment, costs, news, service, time limits, witnesses by sally

‘A High Court judge was wrong to order a defendant to make a £1m security for costs payment – almost the sum the claimant was seeking – to rely on a witness statement it had served late, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th February 2019

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Landmarks in law: when female lawyers were declared ‘people’ – The Guardian

‘Gwyneth Bebb was born in Oxford in 1889. She was the sixth woman to study law at Oxford University, reading jurisprudence at St Hugh’s College. She completed her studies in 1911 with first class marks, yet she didn’t formally graduate because women at the time couldn’t be awarded degrees.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2019

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Eloise Parry death: Diet pill dealer appealing against sentence – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2019 in appeals, food, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man found guilty of manslaughter for selling toxic slimming pills that killed a student is set to appeal against his sentence.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2019

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‘Fear led our mother to kill our father. It wasn’t murder’ – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2019 in domestic violence, married persons, murder, news by sally

‘A mother-of-two who killed her husband in a hammer attack will make legal history later this month when her conviction for murder is reviewed by the Court of Appeal.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2019

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Private probation firms in Wales and south west in administration – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2019 in contracting out, insolvency, news, probation by sally

‘Private firms which manage thousands of offenders in Wales and south west England have gone into administration.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2019

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The legal profession is rife with prejudice – I’ve seen it firsthand – The Guardian

‘An overhaul tackling sexism, racism and class discrimination would address the profession’s failure to reflect the society it represents.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2019

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Axe murderer Nathan Davis jailed for at least 28 years – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2019 in murder, news, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘An axe murderer intent on revenge over an attack on his girlfriend has been jailed for a minimum of 28 years.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2019

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How many reviews? – Nearly Legal

Posted February 15th, 2019 in electricity, homelessness, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news by sally

‘In R(B) v Redbridge LBC [2019] EWHC 250 (Admin), Jeremy Johnson QC, sitting as a Deputy Judge, was required to adjudicate on what is, as far as I am concerned, a really important point of practice, given the nature and continuing obligations of suitability of accommodation in homelessness cases, and the increasing number of suitability reviews (especially following the 2017 Act). He also came to the wrong result imho – I wonder if there is an appeal, even if it becomes academic (which it might). Ms B was offered accommodation and sought a review. It was one of those ones where affordability is raised, but, given that one doesn’t know what the bills are going to be for the property at the outset, the reviewer and applicant make approximations. The review went against her, albeit on marginal grounds (and there are various consequential proceedings from that first review and appeal). For the purposes of this application for JR, however, what happened was that Ms B’s actual electricity bill arrived and it was more per week than had originally been estimated. She sought a further review, to which Redbridge did not respond, and which, ultimately, led to these proceedings as Redbridge did not conduct that further review.’

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Nearly Legal, 15th February 2019

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 15th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

The Credit Rating Agencies (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Financial Conglomerates and Other Financial Groups (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2019

The Inspectors of Education, Children’s Services and Skills Order 2019

The Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme (Extension) Order 2019

The Electronic Communications and Wireless Telegraphy (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 15th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Metropolitan International Schools Ltd v Revenue And Customs [2019] EWCA Civ 156 (14 February 2019)

SB (Sri Lanka) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 160 (14 February 2019)

Cleansing Service Group Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Environment Agency [2019] EWCA Civ 157 (14 February 2019)

Thorpe v Frank & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 150 (14 February 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Visao Ltd v The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities And Local Government [2019] EWHC 276 (Admin) (14 February 2019)

Gorczewski v Court of Swidnica, Poland [2019] EWHC 279 (Admin) (14 February 2019)

Yilmaz & Anor v Government of Turkey [2019] EWHC 272 (Admin) (14 February 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

AAA v A Chief Constable [2019] EWHC 259 (QB) (14 February 2019)

Source; www.bailii.org

Report recommends improvements to English planning appeals – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 15th, 2019 in appeals, case management, delay, inquiries, local government, news, planning by sally

‘An independent review of the planning appeal process in England and Wales has made 22 recommendations, aimed at halving the time taken for an appeal by June 2020.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th February 2019

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Solicitor “tried to get assault complainant to withdraw statement” – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who tried to get someone he employed to persuade the alleged victim of a sexual assault to withdraw her statement has been struck off by a tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 15th February 2019

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What is Article 13? The EU’s copyright directive explained – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2019 in artistic works, copyright, EC law, internet, news by sally

‘The final version of a controversial new EU copyright law has been agreed after three days of talks in France.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2019

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Shamima Begum: IS runaway teen ‘could face prosecution in UK’ – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2019 in children, families, Islam, news, pregnancy, prosecutions, terrorism by sally

‘A British woman who ran away to Syria as a schoolgirl to join the Islamic State group has been told she could face prosecution if she returns home.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2019

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Mother is no longer gender-specific term, government lawyers say – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 15th, 2019 in children, families, gender, news, pregnancy, transgender persons, women by sally

‘Mother is no longer a gender-specific term that applies only to women, lawyers on behalf of the Government have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2019

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Gambling ads guidance promotes data and social media tools – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 15th, 2019 in advertising, children, codes of practice, gambling, internet, news, ombudsmen, regulations by sally

‘Stricter standards will apply to gambling adverts in the UK from April this year as regulators address the risk of “irresponsible” marketing and seek to protect children from harm.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2019

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Death certificate to treble in price – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2019 in bereavement, documents, fees, news by sally

‘The price of a getting a death certificate will nearly triple from this weekend in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2019

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Cheryl Grimmer case won’t go ahead as police interview ruled inadmissible – The Guardian

‘The trial of a man accused of murdering UK-born toddler Cheryl Grimmer almost 50 years ago will not go ahead, after a judge ruled his 1971 police interview was not admissible.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2019

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Charity Commission Inquiry: Birmingham Diocesan Trust – Law & Religion UK

Posted February 14th, 2019 in charities, Charity Commission, child abuse, inquiries, news by tracey

‘On 12 February 2019, the Charity Commission issued the following Press Release regarding a new inquiry into the charity behind the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham over safeguarding concerns.’

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Law & Religion UK, 14th February 2019

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