He who hesitates is lost – New Law Journal

“Jonathan Aspinall reports from the Court of Appeal on hesitation, liability and costs.”

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New Law Journal, 30th May 2013

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

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The Regan reforms – New Law Journal

Posted May 31st, 2013 in civil justice, expert witnesses, fees, news by sally

“Dominic Regan is in the mood for change post-Jackson.”

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New Law Journal, 30th May 2013

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

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Classifieds

Posted May 31st, 2013 in news by sally

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EVENT: The London Law Fair 2013

Posted May 31st, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“The London Law Fair brings together students of law and graduates from all backgrounds with employers who are looking for the very best talent.

Visitors to the London Law Fair will benefit from a free seminar programme providing valuable insights on how to make a successful career in law.

Brought to you by the London Law Fair Consortium, comprising CILEx, CILEx Law School, the University of East London, London South Bank University, Kingston University and London Metropolitan University, the London Law Fair is the one ‘don’t miss’ opportunity for students, employers and law schools.”

Date: 27th November 2013, 12.00-4.00pm

Location: Business Design Centre, Islington.

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: LegalVoice Conference – ‘LASPO survival’

Posted May 31st, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“Book your places now for the first Legal Voice Conference. The event called ‘LASPO Survival’ will include a keynote address by Lord Low and closing comments by Lord Bach.”

5 CPD Hours

Date: 15th July 2013

Location: Allen & Overy LLP, 1 Bishops Square, London E1 6AD

Charge: £90 for a ticket; discounted Fee (for Legal Voice e-mail subscribers) of £60

More information can be found here.

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Lawyers warn privatisation of courts could damage City’s status as disputes centre – Legal Week

Posted May 31st, 2013 in courts, dispute resolution, legal profession, London, news by sally

“City lawyers have warned that London’s status as an international litigation centre will come under threat should the Government push ahead with proposals to privatise the courts service.”

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Legal Week, 31st May 2013

Source: www.legalweek.com

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All prisoners on licence face foreign travel ban – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 31st, 2013 in news, probation, rehabilitation, release on licence by sally

“All prisoners face being banned from travelling abroad for up to 12 months after they are released under new plans to improve rehabilitation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th May 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Contracting a contagious disease in the course of a teacher’s employment – Employment Law Blog

Posted May 31st, 2013 in appeals, employment, employment tribunals, health, news, sick leave, teachers by sally

“The Burgundy Book (the Conditions of Service for School Teachers in England and Wales) provides that a teacher is entitled to full pay where her ‘absence was due to an infectious or contagious illness contracted directly in the course of the teacher’s employment’, and that ‘such absence was not be reckoned against the teacher’s entitlement to sick leave’.”

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Employment Law Blog, 30th May 2013

Source: www.employment11kbw.com

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Parties that fail to comply with court rules will be likely to face ‘severe sanctions’, says judge – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 31st, 2013 in civil procedure rules, courts, news, sanctions by sally

“Courts are taking an increasingly tough stance on non-compliance with the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), an expert has said, following comments by a High Court judge that parties that do not comply with court rules and practice directions will be likely to face ‘severe sanctions’.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st May 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

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Las Vegas wedding bigamist Garry Floodgate in jail term cut – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2013 in bigamy, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who wed his Canadian bride in Las Vegas while still married to a woman in England has had his jail term cut.”

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BBC News, 31st May 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Woman jailed by ‘secret court’ for taking father out of care home talks for first time of her ordeal – Daily Telegraph

“A woman jailed by a ‘secret court; for trying to take her dying father out of his care home and fly him to Turkey has spoken about her ordeal for the first time.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th May 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Going down: criminal justice statistics – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2013 in cautions, crime, criminal justice, news, sentencing, statistics, young offenders by sally

“Recorded crime, convictions and the number of individuals entering prisons have shown a dramatic decline since 2011. We take a closer look at the data.”

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The Guardian, 30th May 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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April Jones’s mother speaks of her anguish as Mark Bridger is jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2013 in families, murder, news, sentencing, victims by sally

“A former abattoir worker and lifeguard who was found to have abducted and murdered April Jones began a whole-life prison term on Thursday, still refusing to say what he did with her body.”

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The Guardian, 31st May 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Employers forced to repay workers for refusing minimum wage – The Guardian

“Tens of thousands of workers who were denied the minimum wage have received hundreds of pounds in back pay from their employers following tougher enforcement policy by tax inspectors. Over the last year more than 26,000 workers were paid back £4m after action by HM Revenue and Customs, who are responsible for enforcing minimum wage laws.”

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The Guardian, 30th May 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Driver to be investigated after 17 whiplash claims in eight years – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 30th, 2013 in costs, fraud, insurance, news, perjury, personal injuries, recidivists by sally

“A driver who made 17 whiplash claims in eight years is to be investigated for perjury after a judge heard details of his latest compensation bid.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th May 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Councils seek judicial review of Defra decision to withdraw PFI credits from waste projects – OUT-LAW.com

“Three local authorities who were told in February that the Government was withdrawing previously-awarded financial support for waste management projects have launched legal challenges to the decision.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th May 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

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“More intrusive” big data profiling would be subject to new two-tier privacy rules, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 30th, 2013 in data protection, news, privacy by sally

“Big data projects that build profiles of individuals would ‘almost certainly’ trigger privacy rules and safeguards proposed by an EU watchdog, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th May 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 30th, 2013 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Turner v R. [2013] EWCA Crim 642 (09 May 2013)

Brinkley, R v [2013] EWCA Crim 760 (19 April 2013)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Abbar & Anor v Saudi Economic & Development Company (Sedco) Real Estate Ltd & Ors [2013] EWHC 1414 (Ch) (24 May 2013)

High Court (Patents Court)

Novartis Ag v Hospira UK Ltd [2013] EWHC 1285 (Pat) (14 May 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Unite Against the Cuts – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

Posted May 30th, 2013 in civil justice, Law Society, legal aid, news by sally

“Lucy Scott-Moncrieff urges you to join the fight.”

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 25th May 2013

Source: www.criminallawandjustice.co.uk

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Vince v Wyatt: the FPR 2010 strikes back? – Family Law Week

Posted May 30th, 2013 in appeals, civil procedure rules, family courts, news, striking out by sally

“Sian Cox, barrister, Harcourt Chambers analyses the court’s power to strike out in family proceedings and considers in the light of the Court of Appeal judgment in Vince v Wyatt, the circumstances in which such applications may succeed.”

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Family Law Week, 29th May 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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