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Social housing proposals 'to give tenants greater power' (21 August 2018)

Aims to give tenants greater support in holding their landlords to account is being considered as part of new government proposals on social housing. The Green Paper would include speeding up the complaints procedure and publishing a league table to highlight the performance of landlords. The plans are part of the government’s "fundamental rethink" on social housing following the tragic events of Grenfell.  Read more...

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Shaw Report on Immigration Detention: A Review (21 August 2018)

Patrick Page, senior caseworker in the Duncan Lewis’ Harrow Public Law Team, and editor of No Walls, takes a look at some of the salient aspects of Shaw 2.0, rounding off with an assessment of the statement made by Home Secretary Sajid Javid which accompanied the report’s release.   Read more...

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Adults hiding more than £69 billion of debt from their partners (8 August 2018)

A recent study conducted found that adults in the UK are hiding more than £69 billion of debt from their partners. The figures suggested 8.3 million people have debts their partners have no knowledge about and are unaware of their partners spending habits.   Read more...

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Survey prompts warning for adults without a will (8 August 2018)

The Kings Court Trust (KCT) commissioned a survey, conducted by YouGov, to assess more than 2,000 adults living in the UK to look at how will drafting has changed in recent years. The results of the survey reveal that more than 60% of UK adults do not have a will.   Read more...

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Teenager Sentenced to 17 years over Fatal Acid Attack (3 August 2018)

A teenager was sentenced to 17 years imprisonment, for what is being perceived as the first conviction for an acid attack causing death in the UK.  Read more...

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Fire Safety: A Landlord’s Responsibility (3 August 2018)

A recent study carried out by the government has revealed that, alarmingly, fire doors made by five different suppliers have failed fire safety tests and have been withdrawn from the market. The likelihood is that doors across the country will need to be replaced as soon as possible.   Read more...

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Clinical Negligence Claims Arising from Faulty Hip Replacement Dismissed in High Court (3 August 2018)

In recent news we have seen a high profile clinical negligence claim concerning a number of hip-replacement patients fail at the High Court. Numerous Claimants had to have further surgery after being fitted with the Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) and Pinnacle Hip Implants manufactured by DePuy Synthes, which they say was due to the fact that the product was unsafe. They brought the claim against the medical equipment US manufacturer owned by Johnson & Johnson on the grounds that the materials used were unsafe and caused a risk to public health.   Read more...

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Supreme Court Backs New End-of-Life Decisions (3 August 2018)

The Supreme Court has ruled that legal permission will no longer be required in order to withdraw treatment from patients in a permanent vegetative state.   Read more...

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British court recognises Sharia/Islamic marriage as voidable in landmark divorce case (2 August 2018)

The High Court has recognised an Islamic marriage in deeming that the Wife is entitled to make an application for finances as the marriage is voidable. A woman, who had an Islamic wedding ceremony known as a “nikah”, has been told that her marriage came under the scope of the English matrimonial laws as the marriage was void, therefore she is entitled to a decree of nullity and is able to claim financial assets.  Read more...

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