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Family Law (3 December – 17 December)

Family News Extra SEND funding insufficient, warn children’s services leaders Cypnow – 17 December Damian Hinds, the Education Secretary, has announced that £250 million of addition funds will be given to councils to help fund SEND support. However, children’s services leaders have claimed the funds will not be enough to avert the current ‘schools cash. Read more

Drugs Offences Litigation

In different jurisdictions, the possession and use of certain substances is restricted. These substances include chemicals and herbs that can be used for medicinal or recreational purposes. Such substances, which can affect the physiological and psychological state of a person are generally referred to as drugs. Societies restrict the use of these drugs because of. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (26 November – 10 December)

Employment News Average salaries for new jobs increase by 28.9% in the UK Employee Benefits – 7 December Between November 2017 and November 2018, average salaries for new jobs have increased by 28.9% in the UK. These figures have been taken from job market data compiled by the recruitment website CV Library. There may be. Read more

IP & IT Law (26 November – 10 December)

IP & IT News Facebook defends Mark Zuckerberg’s exposed emails BBC News – 6 December Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is facing another accusation of data misuse. A number of confidential internal emails supposedly confirm the social media company shared data to third-parties after the cut-off point. Facebook has published a response to this and other. Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: December Teaser

Child rights in private law Children Act 1989 proceedings A child’s views (according to his or her understanding) must be heard in proceedings which concern the child. The Children Act 1989, a UN Convention and a EU Charter all agree on that. But what are the law and the court procedure for such views to. Read more

Bloomsbury Arbitration Law Briefing Teaser

Case Summaries Invalidity on Grounds of Public Policy [Hong Kong] Z v Y [2018] HKCFI 2342 The Honk Kong CFI refused to recognise an arbitral award rendered by the China Guangzhou Arbitration Commission on the grounds that, inter alia, recognition of the award would be contrary to the public policy of Hong Kong. Injunctive Relief. Read more

Policing Financial Crimes

In 2015, an anonymous source released documents which became known as the Panama Papers, detailing financial information of wealthy individuals and public officials across the world. The papers revealed how the law firm of Mossack Fonseca had helped to facilitate the incorporation of offshore shell companies, which were used for various purposes including tax evasion. Read more

Family Law (19 November – 3 December)

Family News The Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008 (Commencement No.16) Order 2018 Family Lore – 29 November The Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008 (Commencement No.16) Order 2018 brings into force s 27 of the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008, inserting new ss 39B to 39G into the Child Support. Read more

Immigration Law (19 November – 3 December)

Immigration News Immigration plans might not be published before Brexit vote, says Javid The Guardian – 27 November Home Secretary, Sajid Javid has indicated that immigration plans might not be published before MPs vote on the Brexit deal on 11 December. Javid has stated that the white paper on post-Brexit immigration should come before the. Read more

Bloomsbury IP & IT Briefing: November Teaser

Nine months after hearing oral argument in Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) & Anor (rev 1) [2018] UKSC 56, the UK Supreme Court issued its judgment on 14 November. The judgment comprises opinions by four of the five judges, addressing the four issues on appeal: (1) construction of claim 3 of. Read more

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