Home Secretary gives backing to police who ram scooter criminals – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 29th, 2018 in motorcycles, news, police, statistics by tracey

‘he Home Secretary has offered his backing to police who ram moped thieves from their scooters saying it is “exactly what we need”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2018

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Home Office admits it has made no attempt to inform Commonwealth deportees about Windrush taskforce – The Independent

‘The Home Office has made no attempt to inform people deported to Commonwealth countries that the Windrush taskforce exists, prompting concerns that people who were wrongly removed do not know they can have their cases looked into.’

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The Independent, 28th November 2018

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Gay rugby player facing deportation allowed to leave holding centre – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2018 in bail, deportation, homosexuality, immigration, news, tribunals by tracey

‘A gay rugby player who is facing deportation to Kenya, where he says he will be persecuted because of his sexuality, has been granted bail allowing him to leave the immigration centre where he was being held.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2018

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Asylum seekers ‘too afraid’ to seek NHS care, report says – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2018 in asylum, data protection, health, human rights, immigration, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Asylum seekers who need NHS care have been left in “considerable fear” because of the government’s “hostile environment” policies, according to the human rights watchdog.
In a highly critical report the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) says people have gone without medical help since ministers forced the NHS in England to impose upfront charges to access care last year.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2018

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Former postman wrongfully convicted of attempted rape to sue police force over forensic failings – The Independent

‘A former postman who was wrongly convicted of attempted rape is suing West Mercia police after it emerged that the force had failed to detect another man’s DNA on the victim’s clothing.’

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The Independent, 28th November 2018

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Rogue landlords: 90% of local authorities fail to issue fines – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2018 in enforcement, fines, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, statistics by tracey

‘Almost 90% of local authorities failed to use new powers to fine rogue landlords last year, in the latest finding to suggest tenants are being failed by a lax enforcement regime.’

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The Guardian, 29th November 2018

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Services at scandal-hit Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals ‘inadequate’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 29th, 2018 in codes of practice, hospitals, news, ombudsmen, pregnancy, standards by tracey

‘A hospital trust at the centre of a maternity care scandal has been criticised by health inspectors in a new report.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2018

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Online gambling firms fined in crackdown – BBC News

‘Three online casino companies have been fined and one has been prevented from operating in the UK following a crackdown by the industry regulator. The Gambling Commission has fined three firms almost £14m for not having “effective safeguards” to prevent money laundering and harm to customers from gambling.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2018

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Watchdog to launch investigation into UK funerals over ‘unjustified’ price hikes – The Independent

Posted November 29th, 2018 in bereavement, budgets, burials and cremation, competition, news, statistics by tracey

‘The UK funeral market could be the subject of the competition watchdog’s next investigation, after the regulator said it had “serious concerns” with the sector due to “unjustified” price hikes of more than 66 per cent over the last 10 years.’

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The Independent, 29th November 2018

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Workshy dairy farmer son who ‘hates cows’ loses out on £1m inheritance – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 29th, 2018 in agriculture, families, news, wills by tracey

‘A dairy farmer’s workshy son who “hated the herd” and “made cows nervous” will be thrown out of his home after losing a High Court claim to inherit his parents’ £1million farm.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2018

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Man who bit police officer is first person to be jailed under new law to protect emergency workers – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2018 in assault, emergency services, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A landscape gardener who bit a police officer has become the first person to be jailed under new laws to protect emergency workers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2018

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“All you need is fraud?”: stays of execution and adjudication enforcement – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted November 28th, 2018 in dispute resolution, enforcement, fraud, news, stay of execution by tracey

‘Earlier this year, Fraser J gave a significant judgment in which he: confirmed the circumstances in which fraud could be a successful ground to resist the enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision; developed a new circumstance, or principle, in which a stay of execution of an adjudicator’s decision may be granted. This post focuses on, and analyses in further detail, Fraser J’s so-called “principle (g)”.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 28th November 2018

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 28th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Environmental Protection (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England and Wales) Regulations 2018

The Space Industry Act 2018 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2018

The State Pension Debits and Credits (Revaluation) Order 2018

The Occupational Pensions (Revaluation) Order 2018

The State Pension Revaluation for Transitional Pensions Order 2018

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018

The Local Authorities (Capital Finance and Accounting) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (Commencement No. 9) Regulations 2018

The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) (No.2) Order 2018

The Official Controls (Animals, Feed and Food) (England) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The National Citizen Service Act 2017 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2018

The Livestock (Records, Identification and Movement) (England) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Value Added Tax (Disclosure of Information Relating to VAT Registration) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Electronic Communications (Universal Service) (Broadband) Regulations 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 28th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Conway, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2018] UKSC B1 (27 November 2018)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Global Corporate Ltd v Hale [2018] EWCA Civ 2618 (27 November 2018)

Slade (t/a Richard Slade And Company) v Boodia & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 2667 (27 November 2018)

Moore v Moore & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 2669 (27 November 2018)

Dill v The Secretary of State for Communities And Local Government & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 2619 (26 November 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Sait v The General Medical Council (GMC) [2018] EWHC 3160 (Admin) (27 November 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Paull v Paull [2018] EWHC 2520 (Ch) (26 November 2018)

London Trocadero (2015) LLP v Shinners & Ors [2018] EWHC 3200 (Ch) (23 November 2018)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Burges & Anor v Lejonvarn [2018] EWHC 3166 (TCC) (26 November 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Lady Hale gives the Michael Ryle Lecture at the House of Lords, London – Supreme Court

‘Should the Law Lords have left the House of Lords?’

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Supreme Court, 14th November 2018

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Men jailed for selling unlicensed medicines to sick patients – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 28th, 2018 in licensing, medicines, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Four people who manufactured and sold an unlicensed drug to patients suffering from conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV and autism have been sentenced today (27 November).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th November 2018

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Solicitors warned about acting as ‘hired guns’ for dubious clients – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Regulators have vowed to take action against any solicitor found to have neglected their wider obligations simply to keep a client happy.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 27th November 2018

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Solicitors win on appeal over status of costs bills – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 28th, 2018 in appeals, costs, law firms, news by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has allowed a challenge from a law firm whose former clients wanted a full assessment of more than £200,000 in billed costs. Lord Justice Newey overturned a High Court ruling which had held that a statute bill served by a law firm should contain details of disbursements.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th November 2018

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Singer who toured with Little Mix jailed after killing cyclist in road crash – The Independent

Posted November 28th, 2018 in bicycles, careless driving, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A singer who toured with Little Mix has been jailed after she killed a cyclist in a road crash when she failed to stop at a roundabout.’

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The Independent, 27th November 2018

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Government to review safety advice amid new high-rise cladding fears – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2018 in building law, construction industry, fire, health & safety, news, regulations by tracey

‘The government has ordered a review of building safety advice amid concerns that scores of tall buildings fitted with combustible cladding and insulation may have been missed by a testing programme following the Grenfell Tower fire.

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The Guardian, 27th November 2018

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