The Prime Minister announced on Tuesday 22 September a new range of restrictions to protect us from the Covid crisis, some of which will apply to charities.
The matter did not end there and Anthony Collins Solicitors have since been assisting the family in progressing matters to the European Court of Human Rights. We alleged that the steps taken to punish Dr Ubani in Germany were inadequate and more could have been achieved if he had been extradited to the UK relating to the manslaughter of the patient; this amounted to a violation of Article 2 namely of Right to Life.
On 22 May 2014, the ECHR has issued its preliminary judgment (click here) which reviews the facts and concludes that there has been no violation of Article 2. The judgement will not be made final for 3 months in which time the Gray Family will consider their options and prospects of successfully overturning the present judgement before the Grand Chamber in Strasbourg.
The result is not entirely surprising as there are many claims lodged with the ECHR which do not even get to the stage of being adjudicated upon so the case has progressed further than many thousands of claims brought against the member countries of the European Union.
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Following the end of the possession stay on 21 September, Helen Tucker & Rebecca Sembuuze from our housing litigation team discuss the most recent guidance, priority cases and what to expect in court.
Covid-19 has resulted, on the whole, in a marked co-operation between contracting authorities and their suppliers as everybody focuses on maintaining delivery as far as possible.
Employment Tribunal rules in favour of claimants in minimum wage case – has the interpretation of “working time” changed?
As we enter a recession, we have been here before, and a key question is what did we learn and how can we benefit from that learning?
It is anticipated that as lockdown restrictions ease, and particularly with children and young adults returning to education, cases of meningitis will start to rise.
As we continue to emerge from lockdown measures and deal with local measures and the short and long term economic impact of Covid-19, local authorities will need to re-assess how services will be delivered for years to come.
The Government first announced plans for a shared ownership right to buy in October 2019. At the time the sector raised concerns about the impact the plans would have on housing associations ability to borrow. An election and a pandemic later the Government announced, during the CIH Housing Festival last week, the return of the right to shared ownership as part of its Affordable Homes Programme (AHP).
Two final pieces of the possession jigsaw have been published on 15 September 2020. Mr Justice Knowles’ working group on possession proceedings has issued its guidance on the “overall arrangements” for possession proceedings.
One change proposed by the Building Safety Bill is the introduction of a duty holder regime, which will see statutory responsibility for the safety of higher risk buildings placed on key individuals
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