Paying the Price of Love: Costs in Hague Cases – Family Law Week

Posted September 27th, 2016 in child abduction, civil procedure rules, costs, international courts, news, treaties by sally

‘Sarah Lucy Cooper, barrister of Thomas More Chambers, considers the circumstances in which a respondent might secure a costs order against an applicant in Hague Convention abduction proceedings.’

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Family Law Week, 21st September 2016

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Education Law Changes And How Human Rights Can Keep The Government In Check – RightsInfo

Posted September 27th, 2016 in education, equality, fees, human rights, news, universities by sally

‘The new Secretary of State for Education has recently announced a new government proposal to abolish the ban on opening new grammar schools. This proposal could ultimately be ultimately be challenged in the courts. How could the government make sure it is complying with its human rights obligations in future proposals?’

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RightsInfo, 14th September 2016

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HMCTS reform will mean fewer staff and fewer courts but a better system, says Gross – Litigation Futures

Posted September 27th, 2016 in courts, judges, news, speeches, tribunals by sally

‘The court reform process will lead to staff cuts and fewer court buildings, the former Senior Presiding Judge has said, but it is not a cost-cutting exercise and the end result should be higher-grade staff and an improved court estate.’

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Litigation Futures, 26th September 2016

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We eat ham and jam and spam a lot – Nearly Legal

Posted September 27th, 2016 in enforcement, housing, news, notification, threatening behaviour by sally

‘Property guardian companies. Just when you think that most of the firms involved have managed some form of legality around their possession and eviction practices, they go and disappoint you.’
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Nearly Legal, 26th September 2016

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Briggs: online court will take the ‘A’ out of ‘ADR’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 27th, 2016 in arbitration, courts, dispute resolution, internet, judges, news by sally

‘Mediation will become the cultural norm should a new online court dealing with all monetary claims up to £25,000 become reality, Lord Justice Briggs has predicted.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th September 2016

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Regulatory focus on data access restrictions could impact Uber, retailers, insurers and car manufacturers, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 27th, 2016 in competition, data protection, EC law, financial regulation, insurance, news, privacy by sally

‘Retailers, insurers, car manufacturers and the fast-growing software company Uber are among the businesses that should take note of the increased regulatory scrutiny being placed on restrictions of access to data.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th September 2016

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Ofcom investigates Christopher Biggins’s CBB bisexuality remarks – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2016 in complaints, homosexuality, media, news by sally

‘Ofcom has begun an investigation into Christopher Biggins’s comments about bisexuality on Celebrity Big Brother.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2016

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The Fight Against Fraud – Success or Failure? – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 26th, 2016 in costs, fraud, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Earlier this month the Scottish government set out its plans to introduce legislation emulating the funding arrangements which have now been in place south of the border for some time. The Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation Bill, expected to be introduced next year, will permit DBAs to be enforceable by solicitors and will introduce a regime of QOCS, now three years old, countrywide. Though there are few details on how QOCS will work in practice, it is reasonable to expect that the exceptions in the current system will apply equally to the new regime.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 23rd September 2016

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Criminal bar chief targets ‘corruption’ of defence work – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 26th, 2016 in advocacy, barristers, criminal justice, news by sally

‘The leader of the criminal bar has urged the government to get on with advocacy reforms to fix a sector troubled by corruption and poor business models.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd September 2016

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BREXIT: What now for the Bar? – Counsel

Posted September 26th, 2016 in barristers, EC law, legal services, news, referendums by sally

‘Evanna Fruithof outlines Brexit’s implications for barristers across practice area.’

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Counsel, October 2016

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10 steps to help safeguard access to justice – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 26th, 2016 in civil justice, legal aid, litigants in person, news by sally

‘On Thursday 22 September 2016, Halsbury’s Law Exchange (HLE) hosted a panel discussion on the future of access to justice and litigants in person, specifically focusing on proposing solutions to this critical problem. In the lead up to the panel discussion, HLE produced a state of the nation paper that looks at the state of legal aid provision in the UK currently and asks the urgent question: “Can we safeguard access to justice?”’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 26th September 2016

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Expect case soon on right of parties to recover costs of adjudication, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 26th, 2016 in costs, dispute resolution, news by sally

‘Parties are becoming increasingly likely to claim their costs when settling debt-related disputes via adjudication – but the statutes remain conflicted over whether or not this is legally possible.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th September 2016

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Becky Godden case shines light on issue of UK’s missing women – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2016 in missing persons, murder, news by sally

‘Women account for half of the 2,100 people who become long-term missing every year, but a lack of central database hampers search efforts.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2016

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Freedom’s banner – Counsel

Posted September 26th, 2016 in demonstrations, legal history, news by sally

‘The legal and practical issues surrounding street demonstrations have remained remarkably similar over the 200 years since the idea of peaceful demonstrations was first thought of.’

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Counsel, October 2016

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Privacy of a doctor under GMC investigation clashes with that of his patient – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 26th, 2016 in complaints, data protection, doctors, medical records, news, privacy by sally

‘An interesting three-way privacy fight between a GP, a patient who had complained about his treatment by the GP, and the GMC who had investigated that complaint. The prize in that fight was a copy of a medical report obtained by the GMC from an independent expert, which had concluded that the GP’s care had fallen below “but not seriously below” the expected standard.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th September 2016

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Anti-Brexit group lodges legal challenge over article 50 procedure – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2016 in EC law, news, parliament, prerogative powers, referendums by sally

‘The government is shutting down public debate by refusing to allow legal opponents to reveal the official justification for using royal prerogative powers, rather than seeking parliament’s approval, to trigger Brexit, according to documents lodged in the high court.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2016

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James Fox father ‘disappointed’ with lawful killing ruling – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2016 in firearms, inquests, mental health, news, police by sally

‘A mentally ill man who was shot dead by Met Police officers at his home was lawfully killed, an inquest has concluded.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2016

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Children’s party organiser who raped girl four times and threatened to kill her jailed – The Independent

Posted September 26th, 2016 in child abuse, guilty pleas, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A children’s party organiser who admitted to raping a girl under the age of 13 four times has been sentenced to 17 years behind bars.’

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The Independent, 25th September 2016

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Amazon UK found guilty of trying to airmail dangerous goods – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2016 in carriage by air, electronic commerce, hazardous substances, news by sally

‘Amazon UK has been found guilty and fined £65,000 for breaking aviation safety laws after repeatedly trying to send dangerous goods by airmail.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2016

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Litigants in Person and Costs Budgeting: Campbell v Campbell [2016] EWHC 2237 (Ch) – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 26th, 2016 in budgets, civil procedure rules, costs, litigants in person, news by sally

‘Can litigants in person ‘escape’ the rules relating to costs budgeting in all claims? To what extent does the costs management regime under CPR 3.12 to 3.18 apply to the costs of a litigant in person?’

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Zenith PI Blog, 23rd September 2016

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