Independent review on departure of Metropolitan Police Commissioner published – Home Office

Posted September 5th, 2022 in government departments, London, news, police, reports by tracey

‘Sir Tom Winsor’s review into the circumstances of Dame Cressida Dick’s departure has been published.’

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Home Office, 2nd September 2022

Source: www.gov.uk

Ex-director given another chance to appeal eight-year-old ET judgment – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has granted more time for a former law firm director to challenge a coruscating judgment against her more than eight years after it was handed down.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 2nd September 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Research Briefing: Commonwealth and Human Rights Research Briefing Published Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 – House of Commons Library

‘Describes the Commonwealth’s work on human rights and the issues it seeks to address, such as the economic empowerment of women and preventing modern slavery.’

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House of Commons Library , 30th August 2022

Source: commonslibrary.parliament.uk

Barristers strike: ‘The system is falling apart and victims are let down’ – BBC News

‘As many defence barristers begin an indefinite strike over pay, the BBC spoke to a barrister about her day-to-day work in the “falling apart” criminal justice system and to an alleged victim of sexual abuse caught up in the backlog of cases.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2022

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NHS whistleblower Shyam Kumar wins case against regulator – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2022 in compensation, doctors, employment, hospitals, news, unfair dismissal, whistleblowers by tracey

‘A doctor who was sacked for raising patient safety concerns has won a case against England’s hospital regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).’

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BBC News, 5th September 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

High Court challenge over Rwanda policy due to start – The Independent

‘A High Court challenge against the Government’s plan to deport some asylum seekers to Rwanda is set to begin.’

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The Independent, 5th September 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Research Briefing: Mobile (park) homes – House of Commons Library

Posted September 5th, 2022 in housing, local government, news, parliament by tracey

‘This paper provides an overview of the rights of residents who live year-round on mobile (park) home sites and proposals to improve protections for residents in England.’

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House of Commons Library , 30th August 2022

Source: commonslibrary.parliament.uk

Research Briefing: E-petition debate: The removal of parental responsibility for people convicted of serious offences – House of Commons Library

Posted September 5th, 2022 in children, criminal justice, news, parental responsibility, parliament by tracey

‘Read the Government’s response and background ahead of the debate on e-petition 614893 on Monday 12 September 2022.’

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House of Commons Library , 2nd September 2022

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Ivy owner Richard Caring defies order to remove £40m home’s incongruous windows – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2022 in appeals, enforcement notices, housing, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘Richard Caring, the billionaire nightclub and restaurant entrepreneur, is refusing to remove three “incongruous and dominant” windows from his £40m house in South Kensington despite the council issuing an “enforcement notice” ordering him to do so.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Barristers start indefinite strike action over pay in England and Wales – BBC News

‘Barristers in England and Wales are starting an indefinite, uninterrupted strike, in an escalation of industrial action over pay which began in April.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 2nd, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/927 – The Building Safety Act 2022 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/926 – The African Swine Fever (Import Controls) (England and Scotland) Order 2022

SI 2022/924 – The Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 2nd, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

HXA v Surrey County Council [2022] EWCA Civ 1196 (31 August 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Spitalfields Historic Building Trust, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Tower Hamlets [2022] EWHC 2262 (Admin) (31 August 2022)

High Court (Patents Court)

Cook (UK) Ltd v Boston Scientific Ltd & Ors [2022] EWHC 2248 (Pat) (30 August 2022)

Source: www.bailii.org

Local authority age assessments considered in R (HAM) v Brent LBC – EIN Blog

Posted September 2nd, 2022 in asylum, children, immigration, judicial review, local government, news, young persons by tracey

‘This decision, handed down by Swift J in the High Court, concerns the requirements for fairness in local authority age assessments for asylum seekers and the correct approach to be adopted.’

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EIN Blog, 1st September 2022

Source: www.ein.org.uk

“Church treasures”: an unnecessary classification? – Law & Religion UK

Posted September 2nd, 2022 in Church of England, news by tracey

‘The recently published Removal of bells from a closed church considers two judgments relating to St James, Church Kirk in the Blackburn Diocese; the earlier case, Re St James Church Kirk [2019] ECC Bla 4, suggested that the designation of “church treasure” was not appropriate in relation to one of the church’s bells [12, 13]. The Worshipful John W Bullimore addressed the issue in the context of a closed church, and below we explore this further and consider the utility of such a designation, other than providing a convenient shorthand for a range of disparate but valuable objects.’

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Law & Religion UK, 2nd September 2022

Source: lawandreligionuk.com

The test for discharging a planning condition – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 2nd, 2022 in judicial review, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘A local authority recently defeated a judicial review challenge in the High Court in relation to discharging planning conditions. Piers Riley-Smith explains how.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd September 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Late service of CIL liability notice – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 2nd, 2022 in local government, news, planning by tracey

‘Christopher Cant analyses the consequences of a delay in issuing and serving a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) liability notice when it comes to enforcement.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd September 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Time taken to get civil cases to trial reaches all-time high – Legal Futures

‘The time between issue and trial for fast- and multi-track claims has hit 75 weeks, the longest this century, according to government figures published yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd September 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Man jailed for attacking blind wife with meat cleaver – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for nine years after striking his blind wife in the head with a meat cleaver.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2022

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Convictions for peaceful protests “should not lead to regulatory action” – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is unlikely to take action against solicitors convicted in exercising their right to protest where no significant harm has been caused, it said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd September 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Babies, bodies and borders: the risks and rise of surrogacy – Family Law

Posted September 2nd, 2022 in children, families, foreign jurisdictions, news, surrogacy by tracey

‘Despite its challenges, surrogacy is becoming a readily available form of family formation for many who have endured considerable heartache and difficulty in conceiving naturally. Surrogacy has an important role to play within our modern society particularly bearing in mind the overwhelming tide-change in social attitudes, the importance of assisted reproduction, such as IVF, and the introduction of same sex marriage which was legalised back in 2014.’

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Family Law, 1st September 2022

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk