Lawyers for the London Metropolitan University are to appear at the High Court to ask for a ban on recruiting overseas students to be suspended, according to the BBC.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) last month took away the university’s right to sponsor overseas students due to claims it had not addressed issues regarding English skills and the right of students to be in the UK.
London Metropolitan University (LMU) is planning to take legal action, most likely in the form of seeking a judicial review, regarding a recent shock decision by the UK Border Agency (UKBA).
An unprecedented decision means that the University’s license to sponsor students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) is being revoked.
As London 2012 ends its first week, the fear of the city being overwhelmed has fortunately not come to pass. The order and calm will come as a relief to many Londoners, and will certainly impress our international guests, but for cycling Londoners the true ‘Olympic legacy’ may be a bitter taste of what might have been.
In 2007, Sustrans made projections of how the 2012 Olympics would fuel the development of ‘green’ cycle and walking routes throughout the capital. Not one of these proposals came to fruition while more contentious schemes ballooned in cost. The realised vision of the London Games is marked with a particular disinterest in accommodating cyclists. With the controversial ORN Olympic Lanes now in force, the Olympics are pitting cyclists against a gauntlet of temporary routes and pockets of congestion while offering few exemptions or bypasses for bikes.
Many citizens living in locations that will impacted by the Olympic Games are less than pleased over the hassle surrounding the summer event. One of the biggest fears is over a potential increase in crime.
There has been speculation over how the court system will cope. Plans for how the courts will deal with offences committed during the Olympics have now been outlined and there will be an ‘Olympics fast-track system’ for crimes correlated to the Games.
The Guardian reports that a campaign group, Stop the Arrests, is protesting about the way the Metropolitan police are ‘cleaning up’ brothels in five London boroughs ahead of the Olympics. The Boroughs are Newham, Tower Hamlets, Greenwich, Hackney and Waltham Forest.
Stop the Arrests has attracted backing from some local celebrities and politicians, such as Brooke Magnanti, the author of Belle Du Jour, a novelisation of the memoirs of a call-girl; Labour MP John McDonnell and Jenny Jones, the Green party chairperson.
The past weekend was filled with celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, which highlighted her 60 years of reign. Thousands of people participated in the events that had been organised.
For many bodies, including the police and transport for London, the weekend was seen as their final chance to test their strategies for the upcoming Olympics. (more…)
As the Jubilee bank-holiday weekend is just around the corner, many looking to celebrate the event have been caught by surprise after warnings have been issued asking people to stay away from the centre of London.
Once again it is the arrival of the Olympics that is posing an obstruction to many. In preparation for the Olympics, rail works and maintenance of some of the tube lines have been scheduled to be carried out during the weekend. (more…)
Part IV: Arbitration
Today is the fourth part of our blog series on alternative dispute resolution. The two previous posts have looked at mediation in general and what types of disputes are suitable for mediation.
In this post we will be looking at arbitration, which will be continued in next week’s post when the focus will be on the type of disputes commonly solved through arbitration. (more…)
Following a recent tragic court case, there is concern that some parents could have been prosecuted for physically abusing their children, when the broken bones found in their offspring were actually caused by childhood rickets. Rickets is brought about by Vitamin D and calcium deficiency, which causes the bones to be weak.
The case involves a young London couple, 19-year-old Chana al-Alas and 22-year-old Rohan Wray, who had their first baby boy, Jayden, when the mother was aged 16 years. The baby was taken to hospital at the age of 18 weeks, due to his deteriorating condition, and had multi-skeletal scans at two medical centres. These found multiple fractures in his body. (more…)
The tourist industry is benefiting from the Olympics coming to town as non-Londoners are looking for accommodation and many will be visiting the capital’s many sites and restaurants. The Games are expected to give a much-needed boost to several London businesses.
However, many tenants renting accommodation in London are less pleased with the coming sporting event as their landlords are looking to evict them and let the properties during the busy summer weeks for a high sum of money. (more…)