Family Law (7 January – 21 January)

Family News ‘Landmark’ overhaul for domestic abuse laws BBC News – 21 January A draft bill overhauling domestic abuse laws will be going before MPs. Proposed changes include banning abusers from cross-examining victims and recognise economic abuse and control as a form of domestic abuse. Victims giving evidence at criminal trials will now automatically be. Read more

Immigration Law (7 January – 21 January)

Immigration News Data laws could harm EU citizens’ attempts to stay in UK, court told The Guardian – 17 January The High Court has heard that some EU citizens are being denied access to their personal records under Home Office rules. This could cause issues for those wanting to apply for their right to remain.. Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: January Teaser

Top cases Re A & B (care orders and placement orders – failures) [2018] EWFC 72 (30 November 2018), Keehan J – placement order children not adopted: Art 8 rights infringed seriously and IRO role ‘woefully’ inadequately performed. Re M (A Child) (Secure Accommodation) [2018] EWCA Civ 2707 (6 December 2018) – a secure accommodation. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (1 January – 14 January)

Employment News Half of older workers want to avoid a ‘cliff edge’ retirement People Management – 9 January A recent survey of 1,007 workers, conducted by Aegon, concluded that 50% of respondents would like to retire gradually, even if that meant working longer. Many respondents would prefer to reduce the number of days they worked,. Read more

IP and IT Law (1 January – 14 January)

IP and IT News Burberry and Louis Vuitton lose counterfeiting case in Singapore WIPR – 9 January In a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Singapore, Burberry and Louis Vuitton have lost their trade mark dispute appeal. The two brands had accused Megastar Shipping of handling over 15,000 counterfeit products which were headed to. Read more

On a wig and a prayer: the pros and cons of courtly costume

Now that courts are becoming more transparent and even allowing in the TV cameras, how important is it that all the barristers in open court should ‘look the part’ by wearing wigs and gowns? People have certain expectations about what goes on in court. Sometimes, as explored in my earlier post on this blog, those. Read more

Rules to be ‘simple and simply expressed’

A judicial review pre-action protocol letter for children proceedings This is a fictional judicial review pre-action protocol letter by the solicitor of a child, Clara, aged almost 13-years-old. Clara wants to be involved her parent’s Children Act 1989 (CA 1989), s 8 proceedings. The solicitor has assessed her as having sufficient understanding (CA 1989, s. Read more

Bloomsbury Immigration Law Briefing: January Teaser

In this month’s briefing we cover case law and other developments up to 7 December 2018. The much-anticipated Immigration White Paper was too late to be covered but will be in next month. In the briefing are a Rules change and the Home Office application process move to become digital. There two Supreme Court decisions. Read more

Bloomsbury IP/IT Law Briefing: December Teaser

This month’s IP and IT Briefing features two decisions in criminal copyright infringement cases. The first is a decision of the CJEU (Case C‑572/17 Imran Syed [ECLI:EU:C:2018:1033]), which addresses whether storage of copyright-infringing goods constitutes an infringement of the copyright owner’s distribution right. The court ruled that it may do so, but that national courts. Read more

Government and Information Rights: The Law Relating to Access, Disclosure and their Regulation

This book was first published in 1990 when the information debate was in its infancy. It has provided readers with an expert analysis of the legal provisions on access to information rights, data protection and secrecy and confidentiality. The fifth edition addresses the profound changes that have affected all aspects of the relevant laws since. Read more

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