Immigration Law (18 June – 2 July)

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Immigration News Retirees returning to Jamaica face ‘extreme’ murder risk, say police The Guardian – 29 June According to a former Police Chief of Jamaica, Jamaican expats who retire to Jamaica currently face an extreme murder risk. Over 85 British, American and Canadian expats have been murdered in the country since 2012, with Gayle and Charlie Anderson from the UK …

Family Law (18 June – 2 July)

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Family News Childminders leave sector at rate of six-a-day Cypnow – 27 June Between December 2017 and March 2018, an average of six childminders left the sector per day. In the past six years, there has been a 27% decrease in the workforce. Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (Pacey) chief executive Liz Bayram has called for action to …

Immigration Law (4 June – 18 June)

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Immigration News Immigration rules ‘to be eased to allow NHS to recruit more staff’ The Independent – 14 June Sajid Javid, the newly appointed Home Secretary is expected to announce the removal of the cap on skilled workers to allow overseas medics coming to work in the UK. Currently the government only give out 20,700 tier 2 visas per year. …

Family Law (4 June – 18 June)

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Family News Early years cuts ‘pushing more children into care’ in England The Guardian – 12 June Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, has warned that cuts to ‘early years and youth services’ will lead to more children slipping through the net. Preventative services, such as Sure Start, have received cuts of up to 60% to their funding. As …

June Online Service Updates

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What’s new in our plethora of law online services? Steve Savory summarises the highlights. The big news this month is the first new edition since 2009 of Brearley & Bloch on employment covenants. Perhaps the most immediately noticeable thing about Employment Covenants and Confidential Information: Law, Practice and Technique, is its size – as the authors mention in the preface, …

Family Law (21 May – 4 June)

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Feature of the Fortnight Female genital mutilation protection The spectrum of law, and of human rights law, covered by family proceedings can be seen in A Local Authority v M & N (Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order) [2018] EWHC 870 (Fam) (19 April 2018). In M & N Hayden J granted to a local authority a FGMP order under Female …

Family Law (30 April – 14 May)

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Family News Third of children referred by schools denied mental health treatment Cypnow – 14 May An NSPCC Freedom of Information request to the NHS has revealed that one-third of children who are referred to specialist mental health services by their schools have been turned away by the NHS since 2014. In the four-year period, 56% of the referrals came from …

Immigration Law (30 April – 14 May)

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Immigration News Tracking illegal immigrants using NHS records will end, says Minister The Telegraph – 9 May The Government has announced that NHS health records will no longer be used to track down illegal immigrants. NHS information will now only be shared with the Home Office in cases of ‘serious criminality’. Jobcentres sanctioning refugees for learning English, watchdog finds The …

Spring Scottish Online Service Updates

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What’s new in our plethora of Scottish online services? Steve Savory summarises the highlights. Detailed and updated coverage of the new Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act is provided in the Scottish Older Client Law Service. Here’s a small sample of the commentary on the new regime from the chapter on renting: ‘In April 2016 the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act …

Arbitration (28 March – 11 May)

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Arbitration News White & Case partner Dipen Sabharwal discusses the 2018 International Arbitration Survey White & Case – 9 May White & Case have partnered with the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London to produce the 2018 International Arbitration Survey. Dipen Sabharwal highlights the key findings of the survey in a video within the article, including that …