Drunk mum Marina Tilby who fell asleep on baby freed from jail – BBC News

‘A mother jailed over the death of her four-week-old baby after she fell asleep on top of him has been freed by Court of Appeal judges.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2019

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Homophobic hate crime charges fall despite soaring reports – BBC News

‘Fewer people are being prosecuted for homophobic hate crimes despite rising numbers of potential victims coming forward, figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2019

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Sexual grooming crimes soar by a third as paedophiles turn to Instagram – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2019 in bills, charities, child abuse, children, internet, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘Sexual grooming crimes have soared by a third in a year as paedophiles turn to Instagram to target children as young as 11, the NSPCC has said.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2019

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Deliveroo TV advert banned for being misleading – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2019 in advertising, communicating false information, complaints, food, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘A TV ad for Deliveroo has been banned for suggesting the food delivery firm could deliver anywhere in the UK.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2019

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Rastamouse creator sentenced for £8,000 benefit fraud – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2019 in benefits, community service, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The creator of the children’s TV character Rastamouse has been ordered to do community service for benefit fraud, after the judge’s daughter said the author should not be jailed.’

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The Guardian, 10th September 2019

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Vincent Fuller: White supremacist jailed for launching far-right terror attack a day after Christchurch shootings – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2019 in assault, attempted murder, hate crime, Islam, news, offensive weapons, racism, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A far-right terrorist who tried to kill Muslims in a rampage the day after the Christchurch attack has been jailed for more than 18 years.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2019

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 10th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The British Nationality (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992, Schedule 8B (Substitution of Dates) Regulations 2019

The Export Control (Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 10th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Ali, R. v [2019] EWCA Crim 1527 (06 September 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Actegy Ltd, R (on the application of) v The Advertising Standards Authority Ltd & Anor [2019] EWHC 2374 (Admin) (09 September 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Nintendo Co Ltd v Sky UK Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 2376 (Ch) (10 September 2019)

Lehman Brothers International (Europe) v Exotix Partners LLP [2019] EWHC 2380 (Ch) (09 September 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Acquisition 395445638 Ltd v Sicovs & Anor [2019] EWHC 2320 (QB) (06 September 2019)

East Hertfordshire District Council v Doherty & Ors [2019] EWHC 2292 (QB) (05 September 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

HMRC escapes costs after defending appeal over ‘chaotic’ decision – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 10th, 2019 in appeals, costs, HM Revenue & Customs, news, taxation by tracey

‘HM Revenue & Customs will not have to pay the £6,245 costs of a wine wholesaler who successfully appealed a decision notice, a tribunal has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th September 2019

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Bar offers free app to report bullying and harassment – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 10th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, barristers, bullying, computer programs, harassment, news by tracey

‘The Bar Council has turned to artificial intelligence to help barristers report bullying and harassment quickly and anonymously.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th September 2019

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EU children in custody to be stripped of rights as Home Office prevents them from applying for settled status – The Independent

Posted September 10th, 2019 in brexit, children, EC law, immigration, imprisonment, news, young offenders by tracey

‘Dozens of vulnerable EU children serving jail sentences in Britain could be stripped of their immigration rights after Brexit because the Home Office is refusing to let them apply for settled status.’

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The Independent, 10th September 2019

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Terror legislation watchdog rejects call to change treason laws – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2019 in news, proscribed organisations, terrorism, treason by tracey

‘Proposals to renew treason laws in a bid to tackle Britons who fight on behalf of extremist groups or enemy states should be rejected, the terror legislation watchdog has said in his inaugural speech in the role.’

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The Guardian, 10th September 2019

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Only one in four criminals jailed for attacking police officers, Home Secretary reveals – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 10th, 2019 in assault, news, police, sentencing, statistics by tracey

‘Only a quarter of criminals convicted of attacking police officers have been jailed since tough new laws were introduced, the Home Secretary has revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th September 2019

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Student framed own brother for drink driving – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 10th, 2019 in drunk in charge, families, guilty pleas, news, perverting the course of justice by tracey

‘A student engineer framed his own brother as a drink driver after he was caught drunk at the wheel of a college friend’s car.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th September 2019

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Owners of derelict Birnbeck Pier served repair notice – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2019 in appeals, listed buildings, news by tracey

‘The owners of a Grade II* listed Victorian pier have been ordered to carry out repairs after a council said it had “exhausted all other options”.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2019

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Man spends £30,000 fighting £100 speeding fine – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2019 in appeals, fines, news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by tracey

‘A man spent £30,000 of his savings on a failed legal battle “for justice” over a £100 speeding fine. Richard Keedwell, 71, said a “seriously flawed” legal system meant fighting the fine had taken nearly three years and used up his sons’ inheritance money.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2019

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Government must end ‘irreparable harm’ inflicted on children whose mothers are in prison, warn MPs – The Independent

Posted September 10th, 2019 in children, families, imprisonment, news, select committees, sentencing, women by tracey

‘The government needs to take action to end the “irreparable harm” inflicted on children whose mothers are in prison, MPs and peers have warned. Courts often do not have adequate information about whether a defendant has children and how a sentence would impact their lives, the Joint Committee on Human Rights said.’

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The Independent, 9th September 2019

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 9th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Dylon 2 Ltd v London Borough of Bromley [2019] EWHC 2366 (Admin) (06 September 2019)

Thomson v Marine Management Organisation [2019] EWHC 2368 (Admin) (06 September 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Bajaj Healthcare Ltd v Fine Organics Ltd [2019] EWHC 2316 (Ch) (05 September 2019)

Evans & Anor v Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP [2019] EWHC 2350 (Ch) (05 September 2019)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Slater & Gordon (UK) 1 Ltd v Watchstone [2019] EWHC 2371 (Comm) (06 September 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

Service by Whatsapp? – Family Law

‘In a recent dispute between cohabitees, the court has upheld an order that a claim form could be served on a defendant out of the jurisdiction by way of a Whatsapp message.’

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Family Law, 4th September 2019

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Battle between stepsisters in ‘who died first’ dispute comes to an end – Family Law

Posted September 9th, 2019 in bereavement, families, financial dispute resolution, intestacy, news, wills by tracey

‘The “Commorientes Rule” is (meaning “simultaneous deaths”) found in Section 184 of the Law of Property Act 1925. This rule states that if two or more people die in circumstances where it is not possible to determine who died first, the younger is deemed to survive the elder.’

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Family Law, 6th September 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk