‘A hugely retrograde step’: Cross-party MPs attack Home Office plans to lock up more trafficking survivors – The Independent

‘Cross-party MPs have attacked Home Office plans that will see more trafficking survivors locked up in immigration detention and threatened with removal, warning that it is a “hugely retrograde step”.’

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The Independent, 29th April 2021

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Boy wins case against Home Office policy of no recourse to public funds – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2021 in benefits, children, government departments, immigration, news by tracey

‘A five-year-old boy has won a case against the Home Office as high court judges declared the government’s “no recourse to public funds” (NRPF) policy unlawful for the second time in a year because it drives some families into destitution and breaches the duty to safeguard child welfare. Thousands of children living in poverty are likely to benefit from the ruling.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2021

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Windrush scandal victim Richard Black to return to UK after 38-year exile – The Independent

Posted April 30th, 2021 in citizenship, colonies, holidays, immigration, news, passports, visas by tracey

‘A Windrush man who has been stranded in Trinidad and Tobago for almost 40 years after his UK citizenship was withdrawn is set to return to Britain.’

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The Independent, 29th April 2021

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Grenfell survivors condemn ‘grave injustice’ as leaseholders left facing huge bills to remove cladding – The Independent

Posted April 30th, 2021 in accidents, bills, building law, fire, government departments, housing, leases, loans, news, victims by tracey

‘Survivors and bereaved relatives from the Grenfell Tower fire disaster say they are furious after parliament voted for measures that will leave householders facing huge bills for removing dangerous cladding from homes.’

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The Independent, 29th April 2021

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‘Sham’: 200 groups criticise UK government consultation on refugee policy – The Guardian

‘Almost 200 organisations have branded a government consultation on fundamental changes to refugee policy “a sham”. A total of 192 refugee, human rights, legal and faith groups have signed a public statement condemning the six-week consultation on the government’s New Plan for Immigration as “vague, unworkable, cruel and potentially unlawful”.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2021

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Pippa Knight: Judge rules doctors can withdraw care – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2021 in children, disabled persons, doctors, families, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A High Court judge has given doctors permission to end the life of a brain-damaged six-year-old girl at the centre of a long-running treatment fight.’

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BBC News, 30th April 2021

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Anti-protest curbs in UK policing bill ‘violate international rights standards’ – The Guardian

‘Anti-protest curbs contained in the new policing bill are disproportionate, hand subjective powers to officers and the home secretary, and violate international human rights standards, MPs and peers have been told.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2021

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Landlords challenge fairness of restructuring plan in landmark case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 29th, 2021 in debts, landlord & tenant, leases, news, rent by sally

‘The scope for landlords to successfully challenge restructuring plans launched by financially distressed tenants who seek to compromise lease liabilities could be severely impinged if the High Court in London approves a restructuring plan in the face of opposition from landlords.’

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OUTLAW.com, 28th April 2021

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Police worker jailed for £100k evidence store thefts – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, fraud, news, police, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A former police employee who stole £100,000 of items from an evidence store has been jailed for four years.’

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BBC News, 28th April 2021

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Meetings of local authorities in England must be face to face from 7 May, judges rule – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 29th, 2021 in coronavirus, local government, news, regulations, time limits by sally

‘Meetings held by local authorities in England under the Local Government Act 1972 must take place in person from 7 May when emergency regulations introduced in the early stages of the first lockdown expire, the Divisional Court has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th April 2021

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Tomlinson-Blake in the Supreme Court – by Kate Ewing – UK Labour Law

Posted April 29th, 2021 in care workers, minimum wage, news, remuneration, Supreme Court, working time by sally

‘The Supreme Court decision in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad & Another (T/A Clifton House Residential Home) [2021] UKSC 8 (“Mencap”) can only be described as a bitter blow to low paid, hard-working care workers who have been at the forefront of the most essential work during the ongoing global pandemic. In emotional terms it is hard to comprehend how such workers can feel anything other than betrayed and devalued as a result. The decision is, in the context of the great efforts by these workers, quite simply crushing. In legal terms, the decision also generates real concerns about the fragmentation of a basic minimum labour standard – the wage floor. One difficulty is the legal framework that workers have to rely on in relation to minimum wage protection in the UK. Further concerns also relate to the approach taken by the Supreme Court to the concept of time to be considered working (“work time”) in relation to the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”).’

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UK Labour Law, 28th April 2021

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Dale Tyson: ‘Deplorable’ sex offender may have more victims – BBC News

‘A man who used a fake online profile to dupe children into sending him graphic images of themselves may have targeted “many more”, police have said.’

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BBC News, 28th April 2021

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PM can be challenged in court over Priti Patel bullying decision, hearing rules – The Guardian

‘Boris Johnson’s decision to back Priti Patel and disregard the findings of his adviser on ministerial standards that the home secretary had bullied staff can be challenged in court, a hearing has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2021

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Case Preview: Lloyd v Google LLC – UKSC Blog

‘In this post, Kenny Henderson and Alex Askew of CMS preview the appeal being heard over the next two days in the matter of Lloyd v Google LLC, which concerns a claim alleging that the appellant (“Google”) breached its duties as a data controller to over 4m Apple iPhone users during a period of some months in 2011- 2012, when Google was able to collect and use their browser generated information.’

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UKSC Blog, 28th April 2021

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Man sentenced for blinding motorcyclist with egg in Wigston – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2021 in grievous bodily harm, guilty pleas, motorcycles, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been sentenced after blinding a motorcyclist in one eye by throwing an egg at him from a car.’

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BBC News, 28th April 2021

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Supreme Court agrees to hear battle over termination of fixed term secure flexible tenancies – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court has granted Croydon Council permission to appeal in a dispute over the termination of fixed term secure flexible tenancies.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th April 2021

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Boris Johnson flat inquiry: what sanctions can watchdog impose? – The Guardian

‘Boris Johnson is bracing for an investigation by the Electoral Commission into payments covering renovations to his Downing Street flat. What will the process will look like and what sanctions could the Conservative party face?’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2021

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New Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 29th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Recognised Auction Platforms and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Auctioning (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The National Health Service Trust (Scrutiny of Deaths) (England) Order 2021

The Extradition Act 2003 (Codes of Practice and Transit Code of Practice) Order 2021

The Inspectors of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (No. 2) Order 2021

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Kyoto Protocol Registry) Regulations 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 29th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

City of London Police v Geldart [2021] EWCA Civ 611 (28 April 2021)

CHF & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Newick Church of England Primary School & Anor [2021] EWCA Civ 613 (28 April 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Hertfordshire County Council & Ors v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities And Local Government [2021] EWHC 1093 (Admin) (28 April 2021)

Ogunsola, R (On the Application Of) v Crown Court At Aylesbury [2021] EWHC 1062 (Admin) (28 April 2021)

Kaderli v Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office of Gebeze, Turkey [2021] EWHC 1096 (Admin) (28 April 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

British Telecommunications Plc v Revenue And Customs [2021] EWHC 1095 (Ch) (28 April 2021)

Original Beauty Technology Company Ltd & Ors v G4k Fashion Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 953 (Ch) (28 April 2021)

Hellfire Entertainment Ltd v Acimar Ltd [2021] EWHC 1077 (Ch) (28 April 2021)

Original Beauty Technology Company Ltd & Ors v G4k Fashion Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 954 (Ch) (28 April 2021)

Matter of Arboretum Devon (RLH) Ltd, Re [2021] EWHC 1047 (Ch) (28 April 2021)

Carl v Edwards [2021] EWHC 1103 (Ch) (27 April 2021)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Kang & Anor v Pattar [2021] EWHC 1101 (TCC) (28 April 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org..uk

Nicholas Reed Langen: Confronting Climate Change in the Courts – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Talk is cheap. Governments, particularly wealthy, western ones, have been quick to make promises on climate change. They swear blind that they understand the threat the world faces, and that they will implement a policy response commensurate with it. Few nations have adopted this rhetoric as determinedly as the UK, with the British government promising to transform the UK into a net-zero country by 2050, an oath enshrined in law through the passing of the Climate Change Act 2008 (Order 2019) by Parliament in the summer of 2019.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 27th April 2021

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