Man loses ‘right to be forgotten’ Google court bid – BBC News

‘A man involved in a £51m VAT scam has lost a legal bid to have news stories about him removed from Google under the so-called “right to be forgotten”.’
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BBC News, 30th July 2015

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‘Monkey gestures’ Middlesbrough fan found guilty – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2015 in costs, disqualification, fines, news, public order, racism, sport by sally

‘A Middlesbrough fan who made “monkey gestures” towards three black footballers at a Championship match has been fined and given a banning order.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2015

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Woman jailed for strangling dog using collar and wrapping muzzle in duct tape – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2015 in animal cruelty, costs, disqualification, news, sentencing by sally

‘Hayley Cowan buries Staffordshire bull terrier in shallow grave in case described by RSPCA as ‘one of most harrowing and distressing cases to date’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2015

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Lawrence and others v Fen Tigers Ltd and others (No 3) (Secretary of State for Justice and others intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted July 30th, 2015 in appeals, costs, fees, insurance, law reports, Supreme Court by sally

Lawrence and others v Fen Tigers Ltd and others (No 3) (Secretary of State for Justice and others intervening) [2015] UKSC 50; [2015] WLR (D) 332

‘The costs regime in place between 1999 and 2013, which could require losing defendants to pay not only the claimants’ base costs but any success fee and after the event (“ATE”) insurance premium which they had paid as part of their conditional fee arrangement— even though the total costs were far in excess of the value of the claim— was not contrary to defendants’ rights to a fair trial and to the protection of their property under article 6 of, and article 1 of the First Protocol (“A1P1”) to, the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.’

WLR Daily, 22nd July 2015

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‘I watched the man convicted of sexually abusing me as a child walk free from court with a fine’ – The Independent

‘A child sex abuse victim who was attacked by her sister’s fiancé when she was just 10 years old has started a campaign to change the legal system that saw her abuser walk free from court.’
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The Independent, 29th July 2015

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Service charges, the burden of proof and reasonableness of decisions – Park Square Barristers

‘Last week wrote an introductory article on a service charge case, The Gateway (Leeds) Management Ltd v Naghash and Shamsizadeh (citation above), a decision of Martin Rodger QC, Deputy President in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), in which I acted for the Defendants/Respondents. The facts are set out in that piece, and I do not propose to rehearse them here.’

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Park Square Barristers, 15th July 2015

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Late amendments – A new approach – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in amendments, appeals, costs, news, proportionality by sally

‘In CIP Properties (AITP) Limited v Galliford Try Infrastructure Limited Anors (No.3) [2015] EWHC 1345 (TCC) Coulson J reviewed the post-Jackson authorities governing amendments to statements of case. The judgment leaves little doubt that there is a new approach to applications to amend and that courts will be much more willing to consider questions of procedural prejudice when determining whether permission should be granted.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 10th June 2015

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Setting Aside Notices of Discontinuance and QOCS: Kite v The Phoenix Pub Group – Zenith Chambers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in adjournment, costs, news, setting aside, striking out by sally

‘The Claimant brought a claim in damages for injuries sustained in November 2014 when he fell into an uncovered man hole in the car park of a pub. Whilst the Defendant company operates anumber of pubs it alleged that at the time of the accident the pub was owned, operated and occupiedby a different company. The Defendant was asserting that it was not the correct company to pursue.’

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Zenith Chambers, 27th July 2015

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ADR and costs – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in arbitration, budgets, costs, dispute resolution, news by sally

‘To say that there can be costs consequences for failing to engage in ADR is hardly news but it is something that is always worth remembering and, if you don’t remember it, there is a good chance that the court will remind you!’
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Hardwicke Chambers, 10th June 2015

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Resolving the rules of insolvency – 11 Stone Buildings

Posted July 28th, 2015 in appeals, consent, costs, cross-claims, insolvency, liquidators, news, winding up by sally

‘Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: In what ways has Re Kingstons Investments Ltd shed light on longstanding ambiguities in the Insolvency Rules 1986? Jamie Riley, commercial litigator at 11 Stone Buildings, explores the case and explains why the final decision will be so important for insolvency lawyers.’

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11 Stone Buildings, June 2015

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Constance Briscoe avoids £89,000 in costs for perverting course of justice – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2015 in barristers, costs, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

‘One of Britain’s first black female judges has avoided paying thousands of pounds after her trial for lying to police investigating the Chris Huhne speeding points scandal.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2015

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Supreme Court Judgment in Coventry and Ors v Lawrence and another [2015] UKSC 50 – Henderson Chambers

Posted July 27th, 2015 in civil procedure rules, costs, fees, human rights, insurance, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has handed down its Judgment in Coventry v Lawrence in which it considered the compatibility of the system for the recovery of success fees and ATE premiums under the Access to Justice Act 1999 with the European Convention on Human Rights, Articles 6 and Article 1 Protocol 1. The Court held by a majority of 5-2 (Lord Neuberger, Lord Dyson, Lord Sumption, Lord Mance and Lord Carnwarth in the majority and Lord Clarke and Lady Hale dissenting) that the system is compatible. Success fees and ATE premiums entered into under the AJA 1999 scheme will therefore remain to be recoverable by successful claimants. Whether the decision will be challenged before the ECtHR in Strasbourg and, if so,whether the European Court will take the same view as the Supreme Court remains to be seen.’

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Henderson Chambers, 24th July 2015

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Old conditional fee agreements did not breach human rights law, Supreme Court rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 27th, 2015 in costs, fees, human rights, insurance, news, proportionality, Supreme Court by sally

‘A speedway track operator must pay the legal expenses of the couple who successfully sued it for noise-related nuisance after the UK’s highest court ruled that the old fee recovery regime did not breach its right to a fair trial.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th July 2015

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High Court: If you need to revise your budget, act very quickly – Litigation Futures

Posted July 27th, 2015 in budgets, costs, news, time limits by sally

‘There is a “high premium on swift action” when revisiting costs budgets, a High Court judge has warned, questioning why a revised budget was not prepared quicker than four days after the issue that caused it arose.’

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Litigation Futures, 24th July 2015

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Supreme Court: no-win-no-fee costs regime compatible with Article 6 – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 23rd, 2015 in appeals, costs, fees, human rights, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The pre-April 2013 Conditional Fee Agreement system, under which claimants could recover uplifts on their costs and their insurance premiums from defendants, has survived – just. It received a sustained challenge from defendants to the effect that such a system was in breach of their Article 6 rights to a fair trial.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd July 2015

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Phone hacking: Andy Coulson to pay £150,000 legal costs – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2015 in costs, interception, media, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been ordered to pay £150,000 prosecution costs after his 2014 conviction for phone hacking.’
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BBC News, 22nd July 2015

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Former employee found guilty over Morrisons data theft – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Andrew Skelton, a former employee of Morrisons supermarket has today (17 July) been found guilty of fraud, securing unauthorised access to computer material and disclosing personal data. He has been sentenced to eight years at Bradford Crown Court, in relation to stealing personal data belonging to nearly 100,000 Morrisons employees.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th July 2015

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Chambers offers legal advice through ‘video surgeries’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 20th, 2015 in barristers, costs, internet, legal services, news, solicitors by tracey

‘Direct access barristers at a virtual chambers are offering advice through “video surgeries” in a bid to become the first port of call for legal services.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 201th July 2015

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Time to banish “procedural squabbles” to keep costs proportionate, says senior judge – Litigtaion Futures

‘Unreasonableness, intransigence and the taking of every point must now be regarded as unacceptable in the post-Jackson world, a High Court judge has warned in setting out how to comply with the overriding objective to deal with cases at proportionate cost.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th July 2015

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Barristers braced for new direct access push – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 13th, 2015 in barristers, costs, disciplinary procedures, internet, news, solicitors by tracey

‘Solicitors must come to terms with more competition from the bar, the chief executive of the Bar Council has told the Gazette, as the body ramps up support for barristers who want to take instructions direct from the public.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th July 2015

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