Author Archives: Dr Peter Jepson

About Dr Peter Jepson

I am the editor of this LawsBlog. On the 31st August 2014, I retired as Head of the Department of Social Sciences at Strode's College, Egham, Surrey. In that post I was responsible for the subject areas of Laws, Politics, Sociology, and Humanities. Prior to that, also at Strode's College, I managed Laws, Politics, Citizenship, the AQA Baccalaureate, and the Extended Project Qualification.
Nov 03

Brexit: Legal challenge …

There has been some concern that the government are seeking to leave the EU using Royal Prerogative and without passing an Act of Parliament to trigger Article 50 of The Treaty of the European Union.  Indeed, lawyers at Mishcon de Reya claim … Read More

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Oct 28

Two drivers win landmark tribunal case

Two drivers have won a landmark employment case that could have significant implications for private hire firms and even delivery firms. See also Barrister: Daniel Barnett’s Employment Law Bulletin. The UBER private hire company insists that its 40,000 drivers are … Read More

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Sep 29

Conviction: Murder at the Station.

The BBC have been showing an excellent documentary entitled ‘Conviction: Murder at the Station‘. The two-part documentary involves a team of legal experts examining the police evidence against convicted murderer Roger Kearney. The documentary looks at the criminal appeal process and … Read More

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Sep 06

What is “scuttlebutt”?

According to a newspaper press report, solicitors acting for Keith Vaz MP have written to Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen accusing him of “maliciously spreading false and highly defamatory scuttlebutt” about Mr Vaz. Many of us will be confused about the word “scuttlebutt” … Read More

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Sep 01

Sexting …

‘Sexting has become “normal” but can leave youngsters vulnerable to exploitation or blackmail.’  See Sky News report. Advice: “It is crucial that posters understand that every internet site and social networking site is monitored by an administrator.”  They, in turn, … Read More

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Aug 11

Should a Judge swear at a defendant?

A Judge who reflected the words back at a man convicted of racism, after he swore at her while being sentenced, is facing complaints and an investigation by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO). In Chelmsford Crown Court a 50-year-old defendant, who had … Read More

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May 11

Wearing high heels at work …

There has been a great deal of press coverage about a female receptionist being sent home from work because she was not wearing high heels. Indeed, according to BBC News reports, the complainant has started a petition calling for the law … Read More

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May 02

A few tips …

Tips left by customers should go to workers in full – and not their employers, the Government has said in a report. Restaurants and bars could also be stopped from adding service charges to bills to remind customers they do not … Read More

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Apr 25

50 shades of grey …

I was interviewed on the radio earlier today and asked about the discretion of a Judge in lifting a curfew to allow somebody to attend Glastonbury Festival. I commented: “Law is generally not black or white – it is often … Read More

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Mar 03

Cheating watches

Exam Boards have warned students about the dangers of “Cheating Watches”. These watches can be bought online and they are designed to enable a student to produce notes on a watch that can be read in exams. Should an invigilator … Read More

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Mar 02

Mohamud v Morrisons 2016

The tort case of Mohamud v Morrisons involved an employee physically attacking a customer of Morrisons at a petrol station. Previous to this case, it was generally accepted that Morrisons would not be liable in tort law for the criminal … Read More

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Dec 22

Drink Aware …

According to a study, the number of teenage girls – aged 13 to 19 – going to A&E with suspected alcohol poisoning is one and half times the rate of their male counterparts. See also government advice. What is alarming … Read More

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