Financial Remedy Update, September 2019 – Family Law Week

‘Rose-Marie Drury, Principal Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during August 2019.’

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Family Law Week, 6th September 2019

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Police call for crackdown on ‘rape porn’ after man copied videos in London sex attack – The Independent

‘Police have called for a crackdown on “rape porn” after a man appeared to imitate videos he had watched in a sex attack in London.’

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The Independent, 8th September 2019

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Conservative MP Andrew Griffiths cleared of wrongdoing over sexting scandal – The Independent

‘An MP who bombarded two young women with lewd text messages has been cleared of wrongdoing by the parliamentary standards watchdog.’

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The Independent, 9th September 2019

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Harvey Proctor attacks police watchdog after Met officers cleared – The Guardian

‘A former Conservative MP falsely accused of child rape and murder has condemned the police watchdog for clearing the Met officers who investigated the allegations, following a meeting with its director.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2019

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 6th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Food Information (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2019

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 6th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Long, R. v [2019] EWCA Crim 1536 (29 August 2019)

Bangar, R. v [2019] EWCA Crim 1533 (28 August 2019)

High Court (Family Division)

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council v PR & Ors [2019] EWHC 2305 (Fam) (05 September 2019)

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council & Anor v DN & Anor [2019] EWHC 2306 (Fam) (05 September 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

Settling for nil damages can still be a genuine Part 36 offer – MR v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2019] EWHC 1970 QB – Zenith PI

Posted September 6th, 2019 in assault, costs, damages, false imprisonment, harassment, news, part 36 offers, police by tracey

‘The appellant was arrested on suspicion of harassment but was later released without charge, after police had taken fingerprints and DNA samples. The appellant issued a claim for false imprisonment and assault.’

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Zenith PI, 5th September 2019

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Lord Sales at the Anglo-Australasian Law Society, Sydney – Supreme Court

Posted September 6th, 2019 in climate change, company directors, environmental protection, speeches by tracey

‘Directors’ duties and climate change: Keeping pace with environmental challenges.’

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Supreme Court, 27th August 2019

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The extent of the inherent jurisdiction – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 6th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, disabled persons, jurisdiction, local government, mental health, news by tracey

‘Christine Cooper reports on an unusual inherent jurisdiction case that recently went before a High Court judge.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th September 2019

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Paedophile sentenced to 29 years for systematic sexual abuse and rape of a child – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 6th, 2019 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A paedophile has been sentenced for 29 years for raping and sexually abusing a child for over seven years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th September 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

‘Passive’ civil courts urged to improve handling of vulnerable parties – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Rules should be updated, judicial training improved and court rooms rejigged to cater for parties with mental health conditions and other vulnerabilities in civil proceedings.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 5th September 2019

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Huddersfield fined £50,000 by FA for kit sponsorship stunt – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2019 in advertising, fines, news, sport by tracey

‘Huddersfield have been fined £50,000 after admitting a charge relating to the Football Association’s kit and advertising regulations. The club were widely criticised for a sash-style shirt which bore the logo of a bookmaker when they unveiled it as their home kit in July.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2019

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Parliament to launch inquiry into football finances following Bury’s demise – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 6th, 2019 in financial regulation, inquiries, news, parliament, sport by tracey

‘A parliamentary inquiry has been launched into the Football Association and English Football League’s financial governance of clubs following the expulsion of Bury FC from the Football League.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th September 2019

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Doctors blamed after Cardiff runner dies with missed broken leg – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2019 in hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, news, sport by tracey

‘A mother-of-two who broke her leg running a half marathon was wrongly diagnosed and died after doctors’ “gross failings”, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2019

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Court rejects bid to stop Muslim family representing sick girl – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2019 in children, consent, Islam, litigation friends, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘An NHS trust has been criticised for arguing that the family of a seriously ill five-year-old girl are incapable of acting in her best interests because of their Islamic religious beliefs.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2019

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Man jailed for pretending to flat-share with deceased Grenfell resident in £75,000 fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 6th, 2019 in fire, fraud, news, victims by tracey

‘A pharmacist technician who posed as a Grenfell Tower resident and carried out a fraud worth more than £75,000 has been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th September 2019

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PC who bought porn while child lay dead in house is jailed – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2019 in fraud, guilty pleas, internet, news, police, pornography, sentencing by tracey

‘A police officer who bought pornography at the family home of a dead child has been jailed for 12 months.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2019

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Would-be assassin whose gun jammed is jailed for 28 years – The Independent

Posted September 6th, 2019 in attempted murder, firearms, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A would-be assassin whose gun jammed as he opened fire on a woman while she watched TV has been jailed for 28 years.’

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The Independent, 5th September 2019

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Court cannot deviate from six month limit for cross-border merger certificates – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 5th, 2019 in EC law, foreign companies, foreign jurisdictions, jurisdiction, mergers, news, time limits by tracey

‘The High Court in England has ruled that the EU’s cross-border merger regulations meant that a pre-merger certificate from an EU member state court cannot be more than six months old when hearing an application for sanction of the merger, even where obtaining a second pre-merger certificate would be difficult.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th September 2019

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VAT reverse charge – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted September 5th, 2019 in construction industry, HM Revenue & Customs, news, VAT by tracey

‘Coming into effect on 1 October 2019, the reverse charge in relation to building and construction services is set to bring about a major change in how VAT is handled in the construction sector. All those involved – including developers – need to be aware of when it will apply and how it will work.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 3rd September 2019

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com