‘Virginity-repair’ surgery set to be banned – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2021 in bills, cosmetic surgery, human rights, news, women by tracey

‘Virginity testing, where women are examined to see if their hymen is intact, and repair surgery are set to be outlawed in England and Wales. North West Durham Conservative MP Richard Holden has introduced a clause to the Health and Care Bill, which seeks to ban both procedures.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2021

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Derbyshire PCs sacked after woman injured in police van – BBC News

‘Two officers have been sacked after a woman suffered a head injury when the driver of a police van deliberately braked on the way to custody.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2021

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Anarchy in UK court? Ex-Sex Pistols sue singer Johnny Rotten – The Independent

Posted July 16th, 2021 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, licensing, news by tracey

‘Two former members of the Sex Pistols are suing singer Johnny Rotten for the right to use the band’s songs in an upcoming television series about the anarchic punk rock icons.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2021

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 16th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2021

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Criminal Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2021

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps etc.) (England) (Revocation and Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Early Expiry) Regulations 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 16th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Mungur, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWCA Civ 1076 (15 July 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Eslick, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 1073 (15 July 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Birmingham City Council, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Croydon [2021] EWHC 1990 (Admin) (15 July 2021)

Rayne, R (On the Application Of) v Leeds District Magistrates Court [2021] EWHC 1964 (Admin) (13 July 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Pescatore v Valentino & Ors [2021] EWHC 1953 (Ch) (15 July 2021)

Tonstate Group Ltd & Ors v Wojakovski & Ors (Costs) [2021] EWHC 1995 (Ch) (15 July 2021)

High Court (Family Division)

D, Re (Care Proceedings: 1996 Hague Convention: Article 9 Request) [2021] EWHC 1970 (Fam) (15 July 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Blackledge v Person(s) Unknown (the Website METOOUCU.BLOGSPOT.COM) [2021] EWHC 1994 (QB) (15 July 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org

Zimbabwean nationals with British children rounded up for deportation – The Independent

‘Zimbabwean nationals who have been in the UK for decades and have British children are being rounded up for removal on a charter flight to Harare next week, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2021

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How undocumented migrants are blocked from booking Covid vaccinations – The Independent

Posted July 16th, 2021 in coronavirus, doctors, identification, immigration, news, vaccination by tracey

‘Hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants face being blocked from booking Covid vaccinations, it can be revealed, because GP surgeries are refusing to register them – in breach of official guidance.’

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The Independent, 16th July 2021

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Police and CPS in rape case blame game – report – BBC News

‘Police and the Crown Prosecution Service are involved in a blame game over a drop in rape prosecutions, a watchdogs’ report has said.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2021

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Disabled People’s Employment Are Being Affected by Inequalities – Each Other

‘Despite a pledge to get one million more disabled people into work, the disability employment gap has widened during the pandemic.’

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Each Other, 14th July 2021

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No need to change on ‘Freedom Day’ how family courts and Court of Protection have been operating, says Family President – Local Government Lawyer

‘The President of the Family Division has ruled out issuing firm guidance on how the family courts and the Court of Protection should approach their work after 19 July – dubbed “Freedom Day” – when coronavirus restrictions are lifted by the Government.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th July 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

When procurement law and contracts for interests in land meet – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 15th, 2021 in contracts, leases, local government, news, public procurement by tracey

‘Colin Ricciardiello provides a case law update examining cases that have examined the overlap between a requirement to procure and a contract for the disposal of an interest in land.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th July 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 15th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Technical Education Certificate (England) Regulations 2021

The Occupational Pension Schemes (Climate Change Governance and Reporting) Regulations 2021

The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 2021

The School Admissions Code (Appointed Day) (England) Order 2021

Source: www.legisaltion.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 15th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Goknur Gida Maddeleri Enerji Imalet Ithalat Ihracat Ticaret Ve Sanayi AS v Aytacli [2021] EWCA Civ 1037 (13 July 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Stanton v R. [2021] EWCA Crim 1075 (14 July 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Marla International Ltd v Ready4s Ltd [2021] EWHC 1968 (Ch) (14 July 2021)

KSH Farm Ltd & Anor v KSH Plant Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 1986 (Ch) (14 July 2021)

Refined London Ltd & Ors v Gordon & Ors [2021] EWHC 1915 (Ch) (14 July 2021)

High Court (Family Division)

Wigan BC v Y (Refusal to Authorise Deprivation of Liberty) [2021] EWHC 1982 (Fam) (14 July 2021)

AE & JE v M [2021] EWHC 1957 (Fam) (13 July 2021)

H v An Adoption Agency (No.2)(Declaration of Parentage and Public Policy) [2021] EWHC 1943 (Fam) (13 July 2021)

High Court (Patents Court)

Nicoventures Trading Ltd v Philip Morris Products SA & Anor [2021] EWHC 1977 (Pat) (14 July 2021)

Anan Kasei Co. Ltd & Anor v Neo Chemicals & Oxides (Europe) Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 1972 (Pat) (13 July 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Gitto Estates Ltd t/a Horizon Properties v Persons Unknown [2021] EWHC 1997 (QB) (13 July 2021)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Aviva Investors Ground Rent Group GP Ltd & Anor v Shepherd Construction Ltd [2021] EWHC 1921 (TCC) (09 July 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org

UK watchdog will not block Provident’s compensation scheme in court – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2021 in compensation, consumer credit, financial regulation, loans, news by tracey

‘The UK’s financial watchdog has announced that it will not formally oppose Provident Financial’s plans for its doorstep lending unit in court, even though it has said it does not support its compensation scheme for customers who were mis-sold loans.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Boris Johnson announces football ban for online racists – The Independent

Posted July 15th, 2021 in internet, news, penalties, racism, sport by tracey

‘Racist abuse of footballers online will trigger a ban on attending matches, Boris Johnson has announced – closing a legal loophole.’

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The Independent, 14th July 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

DWP admits wrongly putting pressure on disabled people to accept low benefit offers – The Independent

‘The government has admitted it put disabled benefit claimants under pressure to accept lower welfare support than they were legally entitled to.’

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The Independent, 14th July 2021

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MPs call for ‘complete reset’ of music streaming to protect artists – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2021 in artistic works, competition, inquiries, internet, media, news, reports, select committees by tracey

‘Music streaming needs a “complete reset”, according to a damning parliamentary report that calls on the UK competition watchdog to investigate the commercial power wielded by major record labels.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Former trader jailed for defrauding pensioners – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, elderly, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former stockbroker has been jailed for defrauding two pensioners out of nearly £34,000.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2021

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Police arrest investigated as Newport altercation on social media – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2021 in internet, news, police, road traffic, video recordings, Wales by tracey

‘A force has reported itself to the police watchdog after footage shared on social media appears to show an officer in an altercation with a man.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2021

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Court of Appeal clarifies meaning of ‘vacant possession’ in break clauses – OUT-LAW.COM

Posted July 14th, 2021 in appeals, chambers articles, housing, interpretation, landlord & tenant, leases, news by tracey

‘A vacant possession obligation in a property lease break clause only required the tenant to return premises to the landlord free of people, chattels and legal interests, and was not concerned with the physical condition of the premises, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.COM, 13th July 2021

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com