Legal aid residence test ‘discriminatory and unlawful’, high court rules – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2014 in appeals, civil justice, legal aid, news, regulations, ultra vires by tracey

‘The government’s attempt to introduce a residence test for legal aid has been struck down by the high court on the grounds that it is discriminatory and unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2014

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Court of Appeal warns of consequences for overly long bundles and skeletons – Litigation Futures

Posted July 15th, 2014 in appeals, case management, civil procedure rules, costs, courts, news by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has hit out forcefully at unnecessarily long bundles and skeleton arguments that are anything but.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th July 2014

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Smithton Ltd v Naggar – WLR Daily

Posted July 15th, 2014 in appeals, company directors, law reports by tracey

Smithton Ltd v Naggar; [2014] EWCA Civ 939; [2014] WLR (D) 306

‘The Court of Appeal set out points of general practical importance in determining whether a person was a de facto director.’

WLR Dail, 10th July 2014

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Regina (MM (Lebanon)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Regina (Majid) v Same; Regina (Javed) v Same – WLR Daily

Posted July 15th, 2014 in appeals, families, human rights, immigration, law reports, proportionality by tracey

Regina (MM (Lebanon)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Regina (Majid) v Same; Regina (Javed) v Same; [2014] EWCA Civ 985; [2014] WLR (D) 308

‘When applied to either recognised refugees or British citizens, Appendix FM of the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 395), as inserted, which prevented entry clearance being granted to a party to a marriage where the income of the sponsor did meet the minimum threshold, was not a disproportionate interference with the right to respect for family life under article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.’

WLR Daily 11th July 2014

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Greenwich Millennium Village Ltd v Essex Services Group plc and others – WLR Daily

Greenwich Millennium Village Ltd v Essex Services Group plc and others: [2014] EWCA Civ 960; [2014] WLR (D) 309

‘A contractor (the respondent) to which building work had been subcontracted which it had in turn subcontracted to another contractor (the appellant) which undertook to indemnify the respondent against liability for the appellant’s negligence was not prevented by its own negligence from enforcing the indemnity clause.’

WLR Daily, 11th July 2014

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor at Mills & Reeve LLP, reviews the latest developments and judgments relating to marriage, divorce and financial remedies.’

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Family Law Week, 11th July 2014

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Supreme Court: BT entitled to introduce new charging regime for connecting ’08′ calls from mobile networks – OUT-LAW.com

‘A new charging scheme proposed by BT, the telecommunications firm, for connecting calls from mobile networks to its ’0800′, ’0845′ and ’0870′ non-geographic fixed line phone numbers should not have been rejected by regulator Ofcom, the UK’s highest court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th July 2014

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Mitchell: conjoined appeals – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Practitioners will be conscious of the ridiculous practice that ensued in the lower courts following the ‘guidance’ dispensed by the Court of Appeal in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers [2013] EWCA Civ 1537 as to the operation and application of rule 3.9 of the Civil Procedure Rules – Relief from Sanction.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th July 2014

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Appeal court: if you earn £18,600 a year your foreign spouse can live in UK – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2014 in appeals, families, immigration, married persons, news, remuneration by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has dismissed a legal challenge to Home Office rules for UK citizens who want their overseas spouses to live with them in Britain, affecting more than 3,600 families.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2014

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Lover Gillian Clemo’s fake will conviction quashed – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2014 in appeals, forgery, news, wills by sally

‘A dead estate agent’s girlfriend found guilty of using a forged will to stop his estranged wife inheriting his £3m fortune has had her conviction quashed.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2014

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Family comes first (even if they’re in Poland) – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 11th, 2014 in adoption, appeals, care orders, families, grandparents, human rights, news by sally

‘In this successful appeal against care and placement orders in respect of a young infant with Polish parents, the Court of Appeal were sharply critical of comments made by the first instance judge which made it clear he had closed his mind at an early stage to the possibility of the baby being looked after by her grandparents in Poland. The Court held that both the judge and the local authority had failed to give sufficient weight to their positive obligation under Article 8 to consider ways of retaining a child within the family.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th July 2014

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Appeal judges to hear BSB “misleading conduct” case – Legal Futures

‘The Court of Appeal is to hear a disciplinary case which led to the Bar Standards Board being accused by Lord Justice Moses of “misleading conduct”.’

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Legal Futures, 10th July 2014

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Supreme Court overturns liquidator’s challenge to pre-liquidation security granted over golf club – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 9th, 2014 in appeals, hotels, liquidators, news, Scotland, Supreme Court by sally

‘A recent decision by the UK’s highest court reinforces how important it is for litigants to succeed in the court of first instance as chances of success on appeal are getting slimmer an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th July 2014

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Mark Duggan case goes back to court – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2014 in appeals, coroners, firearms, inquests, juries, news by sally

‘The mother of Mark Duggan, whose fatal shooting by police in London sparked nationwide riots, is challenging an inquest verdict of lawful killing.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2014

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Expert welcomes Court of Appeal’s “more nuanced approach” to granting relief from ‘Mitchell’ sanctions – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 8th, 2014 in appeals, civil procedure rules, courts, news, proportionality, sanctions by tracey

‘Courts should be much more ready to grant relief from sanctions for failure to comply with court orders, practice directions and rules after the Court of Appeal found that the current approach had been “misunderstood and is being misapplied by some courts”, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th July 2014

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Skraba v Regional Court in Nowy Sacz, Poland – WLR Daily

Posted July 8th, 2014 in appeals, costs, extradition, jurisdiction, law reports by tracey

Skraba v Regional Court in Nowy Sacz, Poland: [2014] EWHC 2193 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 292

‘Section 60(3) of the Extradition Act 2003 gave the High Court power, having dismissed an appeal against an extradition order, to review and, where considered appropriate, to vary any costs order made against the requested person by the first instance court under section 60(1)(a) of the Act.’

WLR Daily, 3rd July 2014

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Churngold Recycling Ltd v Environment Agency – WLR Daily

Posted July 8th, 2014 in appeals, conversion, law reports by tracey

Churngold Recycling Ltd v Environment Agency: [2014] EWCA Civ 909: [2014] WLR (D) 295

“Electronically stored information, as opposed to the media upon which it was stored, was intangible and not a chattel and could not be “goods” for the purposes of the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977. It was accordingly not capable of being wrongfully interfered with so as to constitute the tort of conversion.’

WLR Daily, 4th July 2014

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Care Orders and Home Placements: removal and the public funding conundrum – Family Law Week

‘Michael Jones, barrister, of 15 Winckley Square Chambers considers the lessons to be learned from Re DE (A Child) when care plans provide for placements at home with the family.’

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Family Law Week, 7th July 2014

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Court of Appeal takes some of the blame for “misunderstood and misapplied” Mitchell ruling – Litigation Futures

‘The Mitchell ruling has been “misunderstood and is being misapplied by some courts”, the Master of the Rolls said today in issuing more detailed guidance on how it should be used – while also recognising that some of the language used in Mitchell may have contributed to the problems.’

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Litigation Futures, 4th July 2014

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The UT Repays Again – NearlyLegal

Posted July 7th, 2014 in appeals, landlord & tenant, licensing, news, rent, repayment, tribunals, utilities by sally

The Upper Tribunal has again found itself considering the issue of Rent Repayment Orders and has provided some further enlightenment on its position after the case of Parker v Waller.

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NearlyLegal, 6th July 2014

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