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Allegations of child sexual abuse in Rotherham: Wanless and Whittam QC review – Home Office

6 hours 9 min ago

‘The Home Secretary has today published Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam QC’s independent review into information passed to the Home Office in connection with allegations of child sexual abuse in Rotherham.’

Full press release and documents

Home Office, 17th July 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Criminal solicitors in England and Wales challenge cut to fees – The Guardian

6 hours 35 min ago

‘Criminal solicitors have had their fees for reading large quantities of crown court evidence cut by up to 37% under changes imposed by the Ministry of Justice, the high court has heard.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 17th July 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Young black men more likely to be prosecuted over dispersal orders – The Guardian

6 hours 49 min ago

‘Young black men in London are disproportionately more likely to be prosecuted for breaking public dispersal orders available to police as part of a range of measures to crack down on antisocial behaviour.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 18th July 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Tommy Robinson appeal – LIVE: EDL founder challenges 13-month prison sentence for contempt of court – The Independent

7 hours 6 min ago

‘The Court of Appeal is to hear a challenge by former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson against his jail term for contempt of court.’

Full Story

The Independent, 18th July 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Cliff Richard wins £210,000 in damages from BBC in privacy case – The Guardian

7 hours 12 min ago

‘Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC and will be awarded £210,000 in damages following a lengthy legal battle with the broadcaster after it reported the singer was being investigated over historic child sex assault claims.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 18th July 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Home Office had information on Rotherham grooming gangs in 2002 but failed to act, review finds – The Independent

7 hours 16 min ago

‘The government received information detailing the extent of grooming gang activity in Rotherham as far back as 2002 but failed to properly act on it, a review has found.’

Full Story

The Independent, 17th July 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

12-year-old girl who became child model despite cerebral palsy awarded £15m by NHS in compensation – Daily Telegraph

7 hours 17 min ago

‘A 12-year-old girl who has forged a child modelling career despite suffering severe cerebral palsy since her birth has won over £15 million in NHS compensation.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Morecambe Bay: Nurse and midwife regulator apologises for failing families who lost children in scandal – The Independent

7 hours 21 min ago

‘The families of children who died because of major care failures by the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, have received an apology from the body meant to protect patients and the public from unsafe nurses and midwives.’

Full Story

The Independent, 17th July 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Inquest criticises police over London killing of Dutch academic – The Guardian

7 hours 25 min ago

‘An inquest jury has criticised police failings over the killing of the academic Dr Jeroen Ensink, who was stabbed by a stranger suffering from psychosis as he posted cards announcing the birth of his daughter.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 17th July 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Animal rights activist sentenced for Pickwell pig theft – BBC News

7 hours 32 min ago

‘An animal rights activist who stole a pig from a farm has been sentenced.’

Full Story

BBC News, 16th July 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK government launches consultation on open justice – OUT-LAW.com

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 11:53

‘The UK government is seeking to clarify the rules governing when litigation should be heard in private, in a bid to safeguard the principles of open justice.’

Full Story

OUT-LAW.com, 16th July 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Arrest for lawful acts – UK Police Law Blog

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 11:51

‘The recent decision of Holmes v CC Merseyside Police [2018] EWHC 1026 (QB) confirms the power of the police to arrest individuals who are not acting unlawfully. It relies on the earlier case of CPS v McCann [2015] EWHC 2461; [2016] 1 Cr. App. R. 6, which held that an arresting officer was acting in the execution of their duty when making an arrest notwithstanding that their suspicion that that offences were being committed being mistaken.’

Full Story

UK Police Law Blog, 15th July 2018

Source: ukpolicelawblog.com

Judge rules residence qualification in allocation policy of council to be unlawful – Local Government Lawyer

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 11:18

‘A residence qualification set by Hillingdon Council stating that only households with at least 10 years’ continuous residence in-borough could qualify to join the three-welfare-based bands of its housing register was unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 16th July 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Lawyers could be forced to share notes of hearings with litigants in person – Litigation Futures

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 10:52

‘A new rule giving judges the power to order lawyers to share notes of hearings with litigants in person is being proposed by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). Another new rule would put the parties under an explicit obligation to disclose to the other side communications with the court.’

Full Story

Litigation Futures, 17th July 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Whiplash reforms delayed a year to April 2020 – Legal Futures

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 10:45

‘Implementation of the government’s whiplash reforms is to be delayed by a year to April 2020, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 17th July 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Judicial Protocol update: Expedition of Cases Involving Witnesses Under 10 Years – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 10:39

‘A Protocol between The National Police Chiefs’ Council, The Crown Prosecution Service and Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service to Expedite Cases Involving Witnesses Under 10 Years.’

Full text

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 13th July 2018

Source: www.judiciary.uk

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