Tensions in Legal Services Act coming to fore, says review – Legal Futures

Posted October 4th, 2018 in legal services, news by tracey

‘The world when the Legal Services Act was drawn up “simply does not exist in the same way now” and the inherent tensions in the Act are becoming “increasingly apparent”, the first paper from the independent review of legal regulation has concluded.’

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Legal Futures, 4th October 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Gang member jailed for London acid attack – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 4th, 2018 in conspiracy, hazardous substances, press releases, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘The ringleader of a gang who sprayed corrosive cleaning fluid in the face of a shopkeeper during a failed robbery has been jailed for ten years, with a further four years on licence.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 3rd October 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Banker’s wife may lose property worth millions after UK court ruling – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2018 in money laundering, national crime agency, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘The wife of a foreign banker faces losing UK property worth millions of pounds unless she can explain the source of her wealth, following a judgment at the high court.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Westminster attack: PC Keith Palmer could have been saved if Met put armed police on Parliament gates, coroner finds – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2018 in firearms, inquests, London, news, parliament, police by tracey

‘”Shortcomings in security” outside the Houses of Parliament contributed to the death of a police officer during the Westminster attack, a coroner has concluded.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Chiropractor disciplined after telling woman her daughter was pregnant – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, disclosure, health, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘A gossiping chiropractor faced a disciplinary hearing after he told a patient’s mother that her daughter was pregnant.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd Otober 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

UK watchdogs demand transparency from Facebook amid child trafficking claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2018 in children, internet, news, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘UK child protection organisations have called for Facebook to improve transparency on its site, after a new lawsuit in America claimed that it is being used to lure children into the sex trade. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said Facebook should be forced to report how many child abusers it identifies online to help measure the scale of the problem.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd Ocotber 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Court upholds UK cap on number of child refugees – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2018 in appeals, children, consultations, immigration, news, refugees by tracey

‘The government’s decision to cap the number of unaccompanied child refugees who can be brought into the UK has been upheld by the court of appeal. But three senior judges said there had been a breach of the “duty of fairness” in the process because those refused entry were not given any reasons for being denied permission.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Arthur Collins loses appeal against Dalston acid attack sentence – BBC News

Posted October 4th, 2018 in appeals, hazardous substances, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who threw acid across a packed London nightclub has lost an appeal against his 20-year jail sentence.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man extradited from Pakistan over eight murders in 2002 Huddersfield house fire – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2018 in arson, extradition, murder, news, trials by tracey

‘A murder suspect has been extradited to the UK from Pakistan to face trial over a 2002 Yorkshire house fire that left eight people dead.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lawyer bloggers invited to lift veil on family courts – Legal Futures

‘An effort to encourage lawyers to report on everyday proceedings in the family courts to compensate for lack of press interest is being piloted over the next nine months, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd October 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Case Comment: Commissioners for HMRC v Taylor Clark Leisure Plc (Scotland) [2018] UKSC 35 – UKSC Blog

Posted October 3rd, 2018 in appeals, interpretation, news, Supreme Court, taxation, VAT by sally

‘This case revolves around Carlton Clubs Ltd’s (“Carlton”) claims for repayment of overpaid VAT following the change in VAT treatment of income generated from bingo and gaming machines.’

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UKSC Blog, 1st October 2018

Source: ukscblog.com

Bar considers responses on future of pupillage – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 3rd, 2018 in barristers, consultations, legal education, news, pupillage by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is to assess the future of pupillage after the deadline for chambers to respond to a consultation on reforms passed on Sunday.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st October 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

EVENT: Senate House Library – The Beginning of the End for Inequality

Posted October 3rd, 2018 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Visit Senate House Library’s Periodicals Room for talks and collection displays marking anniversaries of two important Parliamentary Acts – the centenary allowing women over 21 the right to stand for election as an MP and the 15 year anniversary of the repeal of Section 28, the anti-gay legislation.’

Date: 21st November 2018, 3.00-5.00pm

Location: Senate House Library, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

Pret allergy death: Government to review food labelling law – BBC News

‘The prime minister has called for a review of food labelling laws after a teenager died from an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger sandwich.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Activists accused of blocking Stansted flight go on trial over terror charge – The Guardian

‘Fifteen activists who locked themselves together around an immigration removal charter flight to prevent its departure from Stansted and displayed a banner proclaiming “mass deportations kill” have gone on trial charged with a terrorist offence.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

EVENT: LSE – The Origins and Endings of Britain and the EU?

Posted October 3rd, 2018 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Politics curator Daniel Payne explores the origins of European integration and anti-federalist movements through the archive material on display in ‘What Does Brexit Mean to You?’. The discussion will consider how both these early movements for and against further integration with Europe have influenced the 2016 Brexit referendum and the earlier 1975 referendum. There will also be a chance to discuss what Brexit means to you.’

Date: 15th November 2018, 1.00-2.00pm

Location: LSE Library Gallery, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

‘Deceitful’ £17m solar panel scam gang jailed for fraud – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2018 in elderly, fraud, news, sentencing, Serious Fraud Office, victims by sally

‘Six men have been jailed over a £17m fraud involving selling solar panels to elderly, retired and vulnerable people.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Remembering Louis Blom-Cooper, A Human Rights Champion – Rights Info

‘Lawyer and human rights champion Sir Louis Blom-Cooper passed away in London, aged 92, on September 19, 2018. Here are some of the ways in which Blom-Cooper blazed a trail for human rights.’

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Rights Info, 2nd October 2018

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Planning reforms to give councils more flexibility to dispose of surplus land – Local Government Lawyer

‘The government has announced plans to consult on further reforms to the planning system, including giving local authorities more flexibility to dispose of surplus land that could instead accommodate new homes.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd October 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Neuberger and Grieve join legal regulation review – Legal Futures

Posted October 3rd, 2018 in competition, legal services, news, regulations by sally

‘The former president of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, and former Attorney General Dominic Grieve are on the advisory panel for an independent review of the regulatory framework for legal services.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd October 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk