No Fault, No Home: Addressing the Crisis of No-Fault Evictions


No-fault evictions, also known as Section 21 evictions, are a type of eviction that allows landlords in England to evict tenants without giving a reason. This means that landlords can terminate a tenancy agreement without having to prove that the tenant has breached the terms of the agreement, such as by not paying rent or damaging the property. No-fault evictions were introduced in the Housing...

E.U. tells U.K. its asylum plan ‘violating international law.’


Johansson’s comments are the most delinquent international backlash against the British government’s Illegal Migration Bill, unveiled this week to stop small boats arriving on the country’s shores.Responding to Johansson’s comments, a U.K. Home Office official confirmed the call had occurred but said Braverman “said to the commissioner before her Commons account and...

Man wrongly identified as Cleo Smith accused reaches settlement with Seven Network


The man wrongly identified as Cleo Smith’s alleged kidnapper by the Seven Network has had a victory in the Western Australia supreme court, after suing the network for defamation. On Wednesday the WA supreme court chief justice, Peter Quinlan, read out consent orders in favour of Terrance Flowers, a 27-year-old Nyamal man from the town of Karratha. Flowers sued the network in November after his...

The UK’s right to repair law already needs repairing


As software and hardware grows ever more entwined, typically at the behest of manufacturers looking for greater control over user experience (and spending), the right to repair has become a major issue. The UK has just made a big stride to protect consumers’ right to repair with new legislation, but, for many, it’s missing some key components. Here’s the full picture of the right-to-repair...

Gary F Poste, aka the Zodiac Killer, ‘was obsessed with killing animals’, friend says as FBI keeps case open.


Poste’s friend Will who spent two decades backpacking with Poste in Northern California said his violent streak was on full display during their trips as he killed animals “indiscriminately” and treated their carcasses in a manner he described as “chilling.” Years later Will began to suspect that Poste could be the Zodiac after watching a true crime documentary on...

Almost 60,000 cases in crown court backlog as barristers to go on strike


As barristers in England and Wales vote to strike, there are almost 60,000 cases waiting to be heard in the Crown Court. Barristers have voted to go on an indefinite, uninterrupted strike from Monday, September 5, the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has announced. That’s on top of industrial action that is due to start on August 30, meaning their last working day will be Friday, August 26. The...

How is second-degree murder defined?


The charges in a murder case range between first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and felony murder. What is second-degree murder?Second-degree murder is defined as intentional murder that is not premeditated, is intended to only cause bodily harm or displays an obvious lack of concern for human life. Exact qualifications between second-degree murder and first-degree murder vary from state to...

Fears that cost of living crisis hitting EFL attendances


Premier League clubs have bounced back from the pandemic according to a new industry survey – though lower legal clubs are still struggling. At the same time more than half of all Championship clubs and a quarter of clubs in Leagues One and Two said their finances were “in need of attention”. The biggest concern for clubs right now will be the impact of the cost of living crisis on match...

Bristol’s old magistrates court to be transformed after National Lottery funding boost


Work to transform Bristol’s old magistrates court into a new creative enterprise hub could start as soon as September after the project secured a “crucial” funding boost. Local charity Creative Youth Network is looking to redevelop the grade II-listed building in Bridewell Street – left derelict for almost 50 years – in a bid to improve employment and learning opportunities for young...

Law firm Simpson Millar puts 100 jobs at risk with department closure plans


A law firm with offices across England and Wales has put 100 jobs at risk after it announced a company-wide restructure. Simpson Millar has said the move will “ensure that the business is operating in the most efficient way possible, and so that it can focus on further investment in its growth areas”. As part of the reorganisation, the firm is proposing a reduction in the range of...


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