Taxi driver who refused guide dog loses licence – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2019 in disability discrimination, disabled persons, dogs, licensing, news, taxis by sally

‘A taxi driver who refused to pick up a blind couple and their guide dog has lost his licence.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2019

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No-fault divorce to become the law – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2019 in consent, divorce, news, time limits by sally

‘No-fault divorces that could replace the protracted courtroom battles couples often face when separating are to be introduced into law.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Adjudication and insolvency – guidance from the Court of Appeal – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘Summer 2018 will be remembered as a special time by many readers of this blog: whether it was the spectacular weather, the giddy heights hit by the England football team, or Fraser J’s decision in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation), it was a summer to remember.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 6th February 2019

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 7th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Plant Health etc. (Fees) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies and Animal By-Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 7th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 112 (06 February 2019)

Blanche v Easyjet Airline Company Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 69 (06 February 2019)

Eze v Conway & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 88 (06 February 2019)

Medsted Associates Ltd v Canaccord Genuity Wealth (International) Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 83 (06 February 2019)

The Trustees of the Morrison 2002 Maintenance Trust & Ors v Revenue And Customs [2019] EWCA Civ 93 (06 February 2019)

SA (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 53 (05 February 2019)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

A, R v [2019] EWCA Crim 106 (06 February 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Westminster City Council vSecretary of State for Housing Communities And Local Government [2019] EWHC 176 (Admin) (05 February 2019)

Lyons, R (On the Application Of) v Criminal Cases Review Commission [2019] EWHC 183 (Admin) (05 February 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Kohli v Proles [2019] EWHC 193 (Ch) (06 February 2019)

Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Ltd, Re [2019] EWHC 185 (Ch) (05 February 2019)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Assetco Plc v Grant Thornton UK LLP [2019] EWHC 191 (Comm) (06 February 2019)

High Court (Family Division)

QC v UC & Ors [2019] EWHC 167 (Fam) (31 January 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Burgon MP v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Anor [2019] EWHC 195 (QB) (06 February 2019)

Howard v The Imperial London Hotels Ltd [2019] EWHC 202 (QB) (06 February 2019)

Rabilizirov v A2 Dominion London Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 186 (QB) (05 February 2019)

Linklaters LLP & Anor v Mellish [2019] EWHC 177 (QB) (05 February 2019)

The British Broadcasting Corporation & Anor v The Secretary of State for Transport & Anor [2019] EWHC 192 (QB) (05 February 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

High Court allows more time for steelworker claims – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court has given the personal representatives of deceased steelworkers more time to register their compensation claims under a group litigation order (GLO).’

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Litigation Futures, 7th February 2019

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Government announces plans to tackle illegal traveller sites – Home Office

‘The Home Secretary has today (Wednesday 6 February) announced plans to give police tough new powers to crackdown on illegal traveller sites.’

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Home Office, 6th February 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Blog: Divorce and the Muslim community – Family Law

‘Solicitor advocate and law writer David Burrows writes that to define a valid marriage in English law is by no means obvious.’

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Family Law, 7th February 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Analysis: Was De Gafforj ruling another missed opportunity? – Family Law

‘Stuart Clark, of the International Family Law Group, looks at the Court of Appeal ruling that granted Anne Orenga de Gafforj a Hadkinson Order in September 2018.’

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Family Law, 7th February 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Online child abuse cases reported to Metropolitan Police more than double in year – The Independent

‘Online child sex abuse cases reported to London’s Metropolitan Police have more than doubled in a year, amid warnings that paedophiles are grooming children to send them images.
Scotland Yard’s online child sexual abuse and exploitation team received 2,514 referrals in 2018, up from 1,050 the year before – a 139 per cent increase. The vast majority were alerts from technology companies, as calls have been mounting for web giants to prevent indecent images being uploaded or shared on their platforms.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Antisemitic incidents in UK at record high for third year in a row – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2019 in Judaism, news, religious discrimination, statistics by sally

‘Jewish community leaders and politicians have condemned a third successive year with a record number of antisemitic incidents.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2019

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What is really being protected in the Linklaters case? – Legal Futures

‘The Linklaters v Mellish case has brought the issue of how law firms deal with sexual harassment, and how the courts deal with confidentiality, back into the spotlight.’

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Legal Futures, 7th February 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Rolf Harris primary school incident to be investigated – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2019 in child abuse, news, school children, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice has launched an investigation after convicted paedophile Rolf Harris entered the grounds of a Berkshire primary school.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2019

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Kathleen Griffin death: Torture killer ‘could have been stopped’ – BBC News

‘A woman was tortured and killed by a man who authorities should have stopped from living with her, a report said.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2019

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RBS sued by Newham council over the terms of £150m in loans – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2019 in banking, interest, loans, local government, news, time limits by tracey

‘Newham council is suing Royal Bank of Scotland over the terms of about £150m in complex bank loans, making it the latest UK bank to face a lawsuit over lending terms that critics say piled undue pressure on local services.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2019

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MPs and peers call for end to indefinite detention – The Guardian

‘Indefinite detention in immigration centres is traumatic and the practice should be stopped, with people ideally held for no longer than 28 days, a parliamentary committee has recommended. In a highly critical report, the joint committee on human rights (JCHR), made up of MPs and peers, described the UK’s immigration system as “slow, unfair and expensive to run”, and said detention should be authorised only by decision-makers independent of the Home Office.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2019

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Stansted 15: no jail for activists convicted of terror-related offences – The Guardian

‘Fifteen activists convicted of a terrorism-related offence for chaining themselves around an immigration removal flight at Stansted airport have received suspended sentences or community orders.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2019

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MP Richard Burgon wins ‘Nazi metal band’ Sun libel case – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2019 in damages, defamation, media, news, parliament by tracey

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BBC News, 6th February 2019

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Sacked 88-year-old hospital secretary becomes oldest person ever to win age discrimination case – Daily Telegraph

‘An 88-year-old hospital secretary has become the oldest person ever to win an age discrimination case after she was marched out her office and later dismissed over “frality” claims.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2019

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Trusts and divorce: the ‘Chinese tigers’ saga continues – Family Law

Posted February 6th, 2019 in charities, divorce, news, trusts by tracey

‘Edward Floyd, a partner at Penningtons Manches in London, writes that there has been a fascinating twist in the tale of the long running, bitterly contested litigation, Quan v Bray (dubbed the “Chinese tigers” case) after the wife’s financial claims on divorce came before Mr Justice Mostyn in December 2018. The case has spanned six years and legal fees of £7 million have been incurred, attracting widespread tabloid interest.’

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Family Law, 6th February 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk