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10 hours 34 min ago

Supreme Court

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood [2018] UKSC 22 (25 April 2018)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Ryanair Ltd v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 899 (24 April 2018)

Khrapunov v JSC BTA Bank [2018] EWCA Civ 819 (24 April 2018)

Ararso v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 845 (24 April 2018)

RBRG Trading (UK) Ltd v Sinocore International Co Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 838 (23 April 2018)

Mohamed & Ors v Abdelmamoud & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 879 (23 April 2018)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Cole, R v [2018] EWCA Crim 888 (24 April 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Lomas & Ors v Burlington Loan Management Ltd & Ors [2018] EWHC 924 (Ch) (24 April 2018)

Perkins v Nieuwenhuizen [2018] EWHC 918 (Ch) (24 April 2018)

Watson & Anor v Eyre [2018] EWHC 500 (Ch) (24 April 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Dreymoor Fertilisers Overseas PTE Ltd v Eurochem Trading GmbH [2018] EWHC 909 (Comm) (24 April 2018)

Glencore Energy UK Ltd v OMV Supply & Trading Ltd [2018] EWHC 895 (Comm) (23 April 2018)

Engelhart CTP (US) LLC v Lloyd’s Syndicate 1221 for the 2014 Year of Account & 6 Ors [2018] EWHC 900 (Comm) (23 April 2018)

IMS SA & Ors v Capital Oil & Gas Industries Ltd [2018] EWHC 894 (Comm) (23 April 2018)

High Court (Patents Court)

Anan Kasei Co. Ltd & Anor v Molycorp Chemicals & Oxides (Europe) Ltd [2018] EWHC 843 (Pat) (23 April 2018)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Wheeldon Brothers Waste Ltd v Millenium Insurance Company Ltd [2018] EWHC 834 (TCC) (19 April 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Ellie Butler report warns of further deaths unless failures put right – The Guardian

11 hours 25 min ago

‘Deaths like that of six-year-old Ellie Butler, who was murdered by her father, could keep happening unless failures in child protection are quickly corrected, a report obtained by the Guardian has warned.’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Analysing the Government response to the review of the law on deprivation of liberty – Family Law

12 hours 30 min ago

‘Local Government analysis: On 14 March 2018, the Government’s final response to the Law Commission review of the law on deprivation of liberty was published, which broadly agrees with most of the proposals, and more significantly, agrees to replace the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) system. Ben Troke, partner at Browne Jacobson LLP, discusses the Government’s proposals and assesses whether they go far enough, as well as the likely timescales involved in implementing them.’

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Family Law, 23rd April 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

SRA appeals “unduly lenient” penalty handed out to solicitor found guilty of sexual assault – Legal Futures

12 hours 38 min ago

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to appeal a tribunal’s decision to suspend a solicitor found guilty of sexual assault as being too lenient, Legal Futures can reveal.’

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Legal Futures, 25th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Arbitrator appointed on multiple related cases was not biased, court finds – OUT-LAW.com

12 hours 50 min ago

‘The English and Welsh Court of Appeal (CoA) has dismissed a claim that an arbitrator who accepted multiple appointments from one party in an arbitration would be biased as a result.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th April 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Woman divorcing husband when he died claims £675k damages because ‘I still loved him’ – Daily Telegraph

12 hours 58 min ago

‘A woman who was divorcing her husband when he died is trying to claim over £675,000 in damages because she claims she still loved him, the High Court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th April 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Open Up! Access to Upper Tribunal Files – Panopticon

13 hours 2 min ago

‘The Upper Tribunal has its own rules. It is not governed by the CPR. Inevitably, this leaves some gaps on occasion. One of those which occasionally puzzles people interested in the system is that there is no equivalent to CPR rule 5.4C, which allows non-parties the right to ask to see the court file. So can a non-party get access to an Upper Tribunal file, whether or not the material has been referred to in an open hearing?Yes, said the Tax and Chancery Chamber of the Upper Tribunal in Aria Technology Ltd v HMRC & Situation Publishing [2018] UKUT 111 (TCC). Although there was no specific power given in the Rules to disclose documents to non-parties upon request, there was nothing to prohibit it either. The provisions of rule 14(8) – which allows a party to seek a direction preventing disclosure – implicitly recognises a power to disclose. Indeed, Judge Sinfield went further. Applying the open justice principle as set out in no uncertain terms in R (Guardian News and Media Ltd) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2012] EWCA Civ 420, the Upper Tribunal had an inherent power and indeed a common law duty to consider any request for access to or disclosure of the court file, including material not referred to in open court.’

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Panopticon, 25th April 2018

Source: panopticonblog.com

New law could be made against upskirting in the UK – Daily Telegraph

13 hours 8 min ago

‘Justice Secretary David Gauke has signalled the Government could support creating a specific offence to deal with upskirting.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th April 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

WhatsApp to raise minimum age limit to 16 in EU – BBC News

13 hours 13 min ago

‘Popular messaging service WhatsApp is banning under-16s from using its platform in the European Union.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Alfie Evans can return home, judge rules – but he can’t go to Italy for treatment – Daily Telegraph

13 hours 15 min ago

‘Terminally ill Alfie Evans may be allowed home, a judge has ruled but he will not be allowed to go to Rome for further treatment.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th April 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Steep rise in law firm closures and Compensation Fund payouts – Legal Futures

13 hours 22 min ago

‘The number of law firms shut by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) increased by more than a third last year from 37 to 50, figures from the regulator’s annual review have shown.’

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Legal Futures, 24th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Times distorted Muslim foster case, regulator finds – BBC News

13 hours 27 min ago

‘The press regulator has ruled the Times “distorted” its coverage of a five-year-old Christian girl who was placed with Muslim foster carers.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Supreme Court to hear NI woman’s widow benefit case – BBC News

13 hours 32 min ago

‘An unmarried mother from Northern Ireland who is fighting for access to a widowed parent’s allowance is to have her case heard by the Supreme Court.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The disbelieved: rape accusers’ stories retold on stage – The Guardian

13 hours 33 min ago

‘When a rape trial ends in acquittal, what do the anonymous women who made the claims do next?’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Ex-hospital worker prosecuted for inappropriately accessing patient records – Local Government Lawyer

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 13:21

‘A former receptionist of a Milton Keynes hospital trust has become the latest NHS employee to be prosecuted for accessing patient records without authorisation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd April 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Man released after joint enterprise conviction quashed – BBC News

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 12:36

‘A man has been released from prison after becoming the first person since 2016 to have a joint enterprise murder conviction quashed.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

What’s in a Junior Civil Servant’s Name? Personal Data Stoopid – Panopticon

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 12:32

‘If there is one thing everyone using FOIA is used to, it is the idea that the personal data (names, contact details) of ‘junior civil servants’ will be redacted out of the disclosed information, applying the section 40(2) personal data exemption. Unless there is a good reason not to. But what if everyone is wrong? Is redacting junior civil servants just a personal data shibboleth?’

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Panopticon, 23rd April 2018

Source: panopticonblog.com

Big firms share LGBT knowledge in SRA mentoring scheme – Legal Futures

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 11:53

‘Small and medium-sized law firms will get free help and advice from some of the biggest firms in the country on how to become more inclusive employers under a pilot scheme launched this month by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 24th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

When does rehabilitation create a ‘right to be forgotten’? – UK Human Rights Blog

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 11:50

‘In NT1 and NT2 v Google LLC, Mr Justice Warby considered whether Google should be required to ‘de-list’ links in its search results to articles about the spent historic convictions of two businessmen under what is commonly called the ‘right to be forgotten’. He held it was in the case of one claimant, but not the other.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th April 2018

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

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