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Client and lawyers granted harassment injunction – Legal Futures

23 October 2019 - 11:30am

‘The High Court has granted an injunction to protect a former wife, her children and her lawyers from harassment by from her former husband, described as “an exceptionally vexatious litigant”.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd October 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

In-house lawyer cannot rely on leaked email for discrimination claim – Legal Futures

23 October 2019 - 11:26am

‘A former senior in-house lawyer at Shell cannot rely on a leaked internal email or an overheard pub conversation in his discrimination claim against the company, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd October 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Court of Appeal orders early neutral evaluation despite party objection – Family Law

23 October 2019 - 11:25am

‘The Court of Appeal has held that the court has power to order an early neutral evaluation (ENE) by a judge even where one or more parties do not consent to that course. There was no reason to imply into the relevant rule giving the court power to order ENE any limitation based on the parties’ consent: Lomax v Lomax [2019] EWCA Civ 1467.’

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Family Law, 21st October 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

University of Law slashes price of bar training course – Law Society’s Gazette

23 October 2019 - 11:17am

‘The University of Law has dramatically reduced the price of its bar training course to make it “more accessible and affordable” – after the Inns of Court pledged to deliver a cheaper course for aspiring barristers earlier this year.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 22nd October 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

‘Hot courting’ is causing havoc, says criminal bar – Law Society’s Gazette

23 October 2019 - 11:14am

‘So-called “hot courting” is delaying trials and fuelling job insecurity for barristers, the criminal bar has warned. Caroline Goodwin QC, chair of the Criminal Bar Association, said that the practice of different judges using the same courtroom back-to-back has caused backlogs of cases – just for the sake of “saving electric”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 22nd October 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Seahorses are to be given greater protection from oil drilling after a landmark High Court challenge – Daily Telegraph

23 October 2019 - 10:48am

‘Seahorses are to be given greater protection from oil drilling off British coastlines after a landmark High Court challenge.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2019

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Prosecutors reconsider prosecuting members of Isil ‘Beatles’ gang in the UK – Daily Telegraph

23 October 2019 - 10:45am

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is to reconsider its opposition to putting on trial in the UK a pair of British Islamic State terrorists who were members of so-called “Beatles” cell.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2019

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Family of man who died after police restraint call for better training – The Guardian

23 October 2019 - 10:39am

‘The family of a company director who died after being restrained on a street by police while suffering acute behavioural disorder (ABD) have called for more training to be given on how to deal with people experiencing such a crisis.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2019

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Public inquiry to be held into Manchester terror attack to allow security services to give evidence – Daily Telegraph

23 October 2019 - 10:35am

‘A public inquiry will be held into the Manchester Arena terror attack so that evidence from the security services and counter-terrorism police can be heard in camera.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2019

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Snowdonia campsite death: Drunk driver who killed woman by running over tent jailed – The Independent

23 October 2019 - 10:31am

‘A driver who killed a mother while she slept after drunkenly crashing into tents at a Snowdonia campsite has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 22nd October 2019

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Legal View: Brain injury findings could be landmark in battle to win compensation for stricken ex-players – Daily Telegraph

23 October 2019 - 10:26am

‘The University of Glasgow’s study is of huge significance in football’s long-running history with brain injury. The fact that neurodegenerative disease was listed as the primary or contributory cause of death amongst so many former players is staggering. This evidence cannot be ignored, the links are known and football’s governing bodies have a responsibility to the players. If they do not now act, they will leave themselves vulnerable to legal claims. The law is clear and football is no different to any other employer-employee relationship. If your employer knows of a risk that can be mitigated and takes no reasonable action to remedy it, then you are looking at legal redress.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Report calls for more support for relatives of Britons murdered abroad – The Guardian

23 October 2019 - 10:19am

‘Bereaved families who lose a loved one to homicide overseas deserve far more support from the Foreign Office (FCO) and other agencies, a report by the victims’ commissioner for England and Wales urges.’

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2019

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Katie Price, Lauren Goodger and Georgia Harrison Instagram posts banned – BBC News

23 October 2019 - 10:13am

‘A trio of influencers have had Instagram posts touting diet products banned by the UK’s ad regulator.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2019

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Child sex abuse survivors ‘traumatised again’ by facing attackers in court buildings before hearings – The Independent

23 October 2019 - 10:02am

‘Survivors of childhood sexual abuse are forced to come face-to-face with their tormentors in court buildings while waiting for cases to be heard, a report has revealed.
Such shocks are among a host of failings by authorities and advisers that are regularly leaving people “at risk of being traumatised all over again” and feeling “discarded” by the justice system.’

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The Independent, 23rd October 2019

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Sex abuse compensation rules ‘must change’ – BBC News

23 October 2019 - 9:58am

‘Rules that mean some victims of childhood sex abuse are denied compensation must be changed, MPs have told the Victoria Derbyshire programme.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2019

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Shamima Begum appeals decision to strip her of UK citizenship – The Independent

23 October 2019 - 9:48am

‘Shamima Begum will appeal the government’s decision to strip her of British citizenship at a specialist court hearing on Tuesday.’

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The Independent, 22nd October 2019

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Drugs: UK should consider legalising possession, MPs say – BBC News

23 October 2019 - 9:43am

‘The government should investigate decriminalising the possession of all illegal drugs in a bid to prevent the rising number of related deaths, a group of MPs has said.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2019

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Dentist struck off after patient bled to death hours after he extracted ten of her teeth – Daily Telegraph

23 October 2019 - 9:41am

‘A dentist has been banned from practising for a year after one of his patients bled to death only hours after he extracted ten of her teeth.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2019

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Exhumation without church or MoJ approval…- Law & Religion UK

22 October 2019 - 11:45am

‘On 17 October 2019, the Daily Mail carried the snappily-titled, but detailed headline Remains of Captain Matthew Flinders – the man credited with naming Australia – will be reburied in his home village after being found in London during HS2 dig. The story concerns the remains of Captain Flinders which were discovered during the excavation of St James’s burial ground for the new High Speed rail project; the article explains:

“Following a request by descendants of the Flinders family and the local community that he be returned to his home village of Donington, Lincolnshire, HS2 Ltd’s chief executive Mark Thurston has written to the family to say he can be buried there.”

Well, not quite, for although under secular legislation, as the “nominated undertaker” under the Act, HS2 has the authority for the exhumation of Flinders’ remains and their subsequent retention, re-interment in the Donington churchyard is governed by ecclesiastical law.’

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Law & Religion UK, 19th October 2019

Source: www.lawandreligionuk.com

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