Court of Appeal overturns order discharging mother as party in Court of Protection proceedings – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal from a decision by the Vice-President of the Court of Protection to discharge a mother as a party to proceedings concerning her highly vulnerable 19-year-old daughter (P).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th April 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Grenfell: Government defeated on fire safety costs bill – BBC News

‘The government has been defeated for a fourth time on its Fire Safety Bill as the House of Lords voted to shield residents from fire safety work costs.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2021

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Ep 142: Vaccine Hesitancy and the Court of Protection: Who Decides? – Law Pod UK

Posted April 28th, 2021 in coronavirus, Court of Protection, mental health, news, podcasts, vaccination by sally

‘What happens, if someone lacks capacity under the Mental Capacity Act, and their family for whatever reason objects to the Covid vaccine? Amelia Walker discusses three recent cases with Rosalind English.’

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Law Pod UK, 27th April 2021

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Geoffrey Broome: Youth football coach jailed for abusing players – BBC News

‘A former youth football coach who abused players in his care had previously received a caution for spanking an 11-year-old boy, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2021

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I suffered faith-based conversion therapy – Boris Johnson’s religious loophole is deeply worrying – The Independent

‘By creating exemptions in legislation to ban conversion therapies, we leave thousands of young people vulnerable to abuse. I can no more cure my sexuality than I can scrub the brown from my skin.’

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The Independent, 28th April 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teenager who threw six-year-old from Tate Modern was not considered a risk – The Guardian

‘An autistic teenager who threw a six-year-old boy from the Tate Modern was not considered a risk to others at the time, despite previously assaulting police and a restaurant worker and hitting support staff with a brick, a report has found.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2021

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Dropping of stalkers’ register from bill an ‘insult to victims’ – The Guardian

‘Ministers have been accused of misleading and insulting victims after a push by a cross-party group of peers to create an automatic register of dangerous domestic abusers and stalkers was dropped.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2021

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New Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 28th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Vaccine Damage Payments (Specified Disease) (Amendment) Order 2021

The Pension (Non-Taxable Payments Following Death) (Real Time Information) Regulations 2021

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

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 28th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Barker, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 603 (27 April 2021)

MS, Application By Prosecution for Leave To Appeal [2021] EWCA Crim 600 (27 April 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Keir, R (On the Application Of) v Natural England [2021] EWHC 1059 (Admin) (27 April 2021)

Choiceplace Properties Ltd v Secretary of State for Housing Communities And Local Government [2021] EWHC 1070 (Admin) (27 April 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Lizzium Ltd v The Crown Estate Commissioners [2021] EWHC 941 (Ch) (27 April 2021)

Sprint Electric Ltd v Buyer’s Dream Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 960 (Ch) (26 April 2021)

Tolmie & Anor v Taylor & Anor [2021] EWHC 1055 (Ch) (26 April 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Skatteforvaltningen (The Danish Customs And Tax Administration) v Solo Capital Partners LLP & Ors [2021] EWHC 974 (Comm) (27 April 2021)

Bugsby Property LLC v LGIM Commercial Lending Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 1054 (Comm) (27 April 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org

Watchdog to examine how Met police handled Richard Okorogheye’s disappearance – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2021 in complaints, minorities, missing persons, news, police, race discrimination by sally

‘The police watchdog is investigating complaints by Richard Okorogheye’s mother and considering whether race played a role in the way the Metropolitan police handled reports of her son’s disappearance.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2021

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DPP: CPS ‘briefing principles’ to aid under-represented advocates – Legal Futures

Posted April 27th, 2021 in barristers, Crown Prosecution Service, diversity, equality, news, women by sally

‘New “briefing principles” will ensure that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) delivers equality of opportunity among the advocates it instructs, the Director of Public Prosecutions has pledged.’

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Legal Futures, 27th April 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Inquest finds neglect contributed to woman’s hospital death – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2021 in disabled persons, food, hospitals, inquests, learning difficulties, news by sally

‘The death of a young disabled woman following a routine eye operation was partly caused by malnutrition as a result of neglect, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Lockdown fines: Fixed penalty notices should all be reviewed – MPs – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2021 in coronavirus, fines, news, penalties, regulations by sally

‘All fixed penalty notices for Covid lockdown breaches, which can be as high as £10,000, should be reviewed – according to a parliamentary committee.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2021

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Home Office Windrush decision was irrational, holds High Court – EIN Blog

Posted April 27th, 2021 in citizenship, colonies, government departments, immigration, news by sally

‘Hubert Howard was born in 1956 and came to the United Kingdom in 1960, aged almost 4 from Jamaica. He was part of the Windrush Generation. No doubt like all West Indians of that time, including my parents, he thought he was a British Citizen.’

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EIN Blog, 27th April 2021

Source: www.ein.org.uk

British woman to sue UAE royal she accuses of sexual assault for damages – The Guardian

‘A British woman who accused a senior United Arab Emirates royal of sexually assaulting her has issued a formal claim for damages.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2021

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Private Prisons Have Shown A Lax Approach To Human Rights – Each Other

Posted April 27th, 2021 in contracting out, human rights, news, prisons by sally

‘Private prisons may seem like an American phenomenon, but, statistically, UK prisoners are more likely to be held in one.’

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Each Other, 26th April 2021

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The cost of air pollution is captured in a child’s smile: it’s time for ‘Ella’s law’ – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2021 in bills, children, environmental protection, news, pollution by sally

‘As the family lawyers at Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah’s inquest, we join her mother and the coroner in calling for changes to the environment bill.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2021

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Ex-Serco bosses cleared after fraud case collapses – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2021 in electronic monitoring, fraud, news, security companies by sally

‘Two former executives at the private security company Serco have been cleared of concealing £12m in profits from electronically tagging criminals.’

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BBC News, 26th April 2021

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Home Office to resume evicting some asylum seekers ‘with immediate effect’ – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2021 in asylum, coronavirus, government departments, homelessness, housing, news by sally

‘The Home Office is starting the process of evicting some asylum seekers from their accommodation “with immediate effect” after a pause of almost a year because of the pandemic, according to internal documents seen by the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

New Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 27th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Family Court (Composition and Distribution of Business) (Amendment) Rules 2021

The Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk