Man ‘brutally’ attacked woman, 88, asleep in her Chorley home – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2017 in assault, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who dragged an 88-year-old woman out of her bed and “brutally” assaulted her before ransacking her home has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2017

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Peanut curry death: Mohammed Zaman fails in appeal bid – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2017 in allergies, appeals, food, negligence, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A restaurant owner who was jailed after a customer died from an allergic reaction to a curry has failed in a bid to have his conviction overturned.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2017

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Dates of IICSA public hearings to 2019 – Law & Religion UK

Posted November 9th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘On 7 November 2017, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) published the following dates of its public hearings to March 2019.’

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Law & Religion UK, 9th November 2017

Source: www.lawandreligionuk.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 9th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Zaman, R v [2017] EWCA Crim 1783 (08 November 2017)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Bialon v Regional Court of Bielsko-Biala, Poland [2017] EWHC 2766 (Admin) (08 November 2017)

High Court (Family Division)

Grasso v Naik (twenty-one irregular divorces) [2017] EWHC 2789 (Fam) (08 November 2017)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

BFS Group Ltd (t/a Bidvest Logistics) & Ors v Foley & Ors [2017] EWHC 2799 (QB) (08 November 2017)

McClelland v Elvin & Ors [2017] EWHC 2795 (QB) (08 November 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

Chair’s speech marks Parole Board’s 50th Anniversary and looks at the future for parole – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 9th, 2017 in parole, speeches by tracey

‘Nick Hardwick, Chair of the Parole Board, gave a speech looking at the “past, present and future of parole” at event marking the organisation’s 50th Anniversary.’

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Ministry of Justice, 8th November 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

City firm fined record £500k over solicitor’s links with investment schemes – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 9th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, fines, law firms, news, professional conduct, solicitors by tracey

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal today confirmed its largest-ever fine levied against a law firm in England and Wales.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th November 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Munby cancels 21 divorces handled by fraudster ex-barrister – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 9th, 2017 in barristers, costs, divorce, documents, fraud, impersonating a barrister, news by tracey

‘The High Court has torn up 21 divorce petitions that were engineered by a convicted fraudster and former barrister.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th November 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Finance and Divorce Update, November 2017 – Family Law Week

Posted November 9th, 2017 in appeals, divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Rose-Marie Drury, Senior Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during October 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 8th November 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Rolf Harris challenges indecent assault convictions – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2017 in appeals, news, retrials, sexual offences by tracey

‘Former entertainer Rolf Harris has renewed his application to have his convictions for indecent assault quashed at the Court of Appeal. His lawyers said there was overwhelming evidence to show he wasn’t in an area where one of the alleged indecent assaults took place.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2017

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Met Police holding children in custody for too long, says prison watchdog – The Independent

Posted November 9th, 2017 in children, custody, London, news, police, young offenders by tracey

‘Children are being held for too long in police custody once they are charged with an offence, the prison watchdog has warned. A report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary found that too many children in north and north-east London were being kept in cells overnight and even at weekends, despite a statutory duty for authorities to provide them with alternative accommodation.’

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The Independent, 8th November 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teen guilty of bid to import explosives from dark web – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2017 in explosives, internet, news, young persons by tracey

‘A teenager has been convicted of trying to import explosives from the dark web with intent to endanger life.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2017

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City watchdog swoops on £68bn insurance broking market – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 9th, 2017 in competition, financial regulation, insurance, news by tracey

‘The City watchdog has turned its attention towards London’s £68bn insurance broking market following “significant changes” to the lucrative sector since its last probe a decade ago.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2017

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Anthony Grainger: Inquiry into senior officer’s evidence – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2017 in complaints, evidence, firearms, inquiries, news, police by tracey

‘A senior police officer is being investigated over evidence he gave to a public inquiry into the death of an unarmed man who was shot by police.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2017

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Wannabe YouTube star sentenced for ‘tombstoning’ into swimming pool during water polo match – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 9th, 2017 in community service, costs, news, nuisance, sentencing, young persons by tracey

‘A wannabe YouTube star has been convicted after he filmed himself “tombstoning” into a swimming pool during a water polo match in a bid to make money from social media.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Police failing to respond to some crimes because of ‘significant stress’ caused by budget cuts, report warns – The Independent

Posted November 9th, 2017 in crime, news, police, reports by tracey

‘Police forces are failing to respond to low-priority crimes because of “significant stress” caused by continued budget cuts amid a huge rise in demand, a report has found.’

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The Independent, 9th november 2017

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Landlord’s ‘curry smell’ letting ban unlawful – BBC News

‘A buy-to-let tycoon who banned Indian and Pakistani tenants “because of the curry smell” has been ordered to ditch the policy.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2017

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 8th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Central Securities Depositories Regulations 2017

The Corporation Tax (Instalment Payments) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The United Nations and European Union Financial Sanctions (Linking) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2017

The Wales Act 2017 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Aspects of burial law from Brady’s funeral judgment – Law & Religion UK

‘On 13 October, the High Court handed down the judgment Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council & Ors v Robin Makin & Ors [2017] EWHC Case No: HC-2017-002064 (Ch) concerning the arrangements for the disposal of the body of Ian Stewart-Brady, formerly Ian Brady (the “deceased”), one of the infamous Moors murderers. We posted some initial comments based upon the Court’s judgment and the Summary which it produced “to assist in understanding the Court’s decision”.’

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Law & Religion UK, 8th November 2017

Source: www.lawandreligionuk.com

UK government sued for third time over deadly air pollution – The Guardian

‘The UK government is being sued for a third time over the widespread illegal levels of air pollution, which cause 40,000 early deaths every year.’

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The Guardian, 7th November 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 8th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

The Secretary of State for the Home Department v AM (Jamaica) [2017] EWCA Civ 1782 (07 November 2017)

Harvey, R (On the Application Of) v Mendip District Council [2017] EWCA Civ 1784 (07 November 2017)

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Gubeladze [2017] EWCA Civ 1751 (07 November 2017)

BNM v MGN Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1767 (07 November 2017)

Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services And Skills v The Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School [2017] EWCA Civ 1787 (07 November 2017)

The Welsh Ministers v Price & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 1768 (07 November 2017)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Green v R [2017] EWCA Crim 1774 (07 November 2017)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Sesinova v District Court in Most, Czech Republic [2017] EWHC 2755 (Admin) (7 November 2017)

RoadPeace v Secretary of State for Transport [2017] EWHC 2725 (Admin) (07 November 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Accord Healthcare Ltd v Research Corporation Technologies, Inc [2017] EWHC 2711 (Ch) (07 November 2017)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Tonicstar Ltd & ors v Allianz Insurance Plc & Anor [2017] EWHC 2753 (Comm) (06 November 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org