Munby: video-links in family courts ‘a disgrace’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 24th, 2017 in courts, evidence, family courts, judges, news, victims, video recordings, witnesses by sally

‘The president of the Family Division has berated the state of equipment in family courts, including his own court in London’s Royal Courts of Justice.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd January 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Magistrates struggle (again) with the use of imprisonment for non-payment of council tax – by Sam Genen and Sophie Walker – UK Human Rights Blog

‘There is an exceedingly long line of case law, stretching back beyond the days of the community charge (which was of course better known as the Poll Tax). In those cases, the courts have traditionally quashed custodial orders improperly imposed by magistrates for non-payment of council taxes.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd January 2017

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Practice guidance: Family Court – Duration of Ex Parte (Without Notice) Orders – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted January 19th, 2017 in courts, family courts, practice directions, press releases, time limits by tracey

‘Guidance issued by Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division on 18 January 2017.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 17th January 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Paying the Incorrect Court Fee – Some Relief for Claimants – Zenith PI Blog

Posted January 16th, 2017 in courts, fees, limitations, news by sally

‘This is another case in which the court considered a Defendant’s application that a claim was statute barred following the payment of an incorrect court fee on issue. Zenith Chamber’s Gordon Exall acted for the successful Claimant.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 12th January 2017

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Reform is about much more than just Online Court, top judges remind profession – Legal Futures

Posted January 9th, 2017 in courts, enforcement, judges, judiciary, jurisdiction, legal profession, news, reports by sally

‘The senior judiciary has acted to remind the profession that implementation of Lord Justice Briggs’ Civil Courts Structure Review will cover much more than just the introduction of the Online Court.’

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Legal Futures, 6th January 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Applications to appeal patent rulings should no longer be given easy passage – Litigation Futures

Posted December 21st, 2016 in appeals, civil procedure rules, courts, news, patents by tracey

‘The principle outlined in the White Book that the Court of Appeal should more readily grant permission to appeal in patent cases no longer holds good, it ruled last week.’

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litigation Futures, 20th December 2016

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CJC group urges government to consider online system for PI small claims – Legal Futures

Posted December 12th, 2016 in Civil Justice Council, courts, internet, news, personal injuries, small claims by sally

‘Personal injury (PI) claims that fall into an enlarged small claims track under government reforms should be dealt with online rather than in court, an expert Civil Justice Council (CJC) group has suggested to the Ministry of Justice.’

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Legal Futures, 9th December 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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The court will not be used as “weapon of war”, judge warns family in costs row – Litigation Futures

Posted December 9th, 2016 in costs, courts, news by sally

‘The modern court will not allow itself to be used as a “weapon of senseless war”, a judge has warned a family locked in a bitter costs dispute.’

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Litigation Futures, 6th December 2016

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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: Building the Best Court Forum for Commercial Dispute Resolution – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 7th, 2016 in courts, dispute resolution, speeches, Wales by tracey

‘Speech given at the Wales Commercial Law Association, Cardiff, 21 October 2016.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 5th December 2016

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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MoJ says it sets no travel time target when closing courts – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 2nd, 2016 in budgets, courts, Ministry of Justice, news, transport by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice has denied ever promising a benchmark figure for an acceptable maximum public transport travel time for people attending court when it considers court closures. In a letter to House of Commons justice select committee chair Bob Neill MP, permanent secretary Richard Heaton said access to justice was “not just about” court proximity.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 30th November 2016

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Magistrates quitting in ‘considerable’ numbers over court closures – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2016 in courts, criminal justice, magistrates, news by tracey

‘Magistrates are resigning in “considerable” numbers, the head of their national body has said, after scores of court closures and swingeing government cuts.’

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The Guardian, 29th November 2016

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Responding to human rights judgments: 2014 to 2016 – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in courts, declarations of incompatibility, human rights, judgments, reports, treaties by tracey

‘This report sets out the government’s position on the implementation of human rights judgments from the European Court of Human Rights and our domestic courts.’

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official-documents.gov.uk, 18th November 2016

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UK’s top judge unveils plan to make supreme court more diverse – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in courts, diversity, judges, judiciary, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The UK’s most senior judge, Lord Neuberger, has announced he will retire next summer and signalled the launch of a judicial appointments process that could – through offering flexible working practices – improve diversity on the supreme court bench.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Sarah Nason: Justice Outside London? An Update on ‘Regional’ Judicial Review – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted November 17th, 2016 in Administrative Court, constitutional law, courts, judicial review, news by sally

‘In April 2009 Administrative Courts were established in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds and Manchester to deal with judicial review claims and other aspects of the Administrative Court’s jurisdiction. An important aim of this reform was to improve access to justice by ensuring that public law claims are issued and heard at the most appropriate location. In this post I consider some recent data relevant to whether the ‘regional’ Courts are continuing to achieve this aim in 2016.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 16th November 2016

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Magistrate court cases take a week longer to complete – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2016 in appeals, courts, delay, magistrates, news, trials by sally

‘A victim’s charity says growing court delays are damaging “the public’s confidence in the criminal justice system”.’

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BBC News, 17th November 2016

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Speech by The Chancellor of the High Court: A Look at the Future for Insolvency and Business Litigation in London – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 15th, 2016 in courts, insolvency, judges, judiciary, speeches by tracey

‘I am keen to speak tonight about the important work of the Rolls Building and the real value of the international reputation of our law and our judges in the post-Brexit world.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 10th November 2016

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Failure to pay correct Court fee leads to strike-out – Park Square Barristers

Posted November 9th, 2016 in courts, fees, news, proportionality, striking out by sally

‘Mr C claimed that he was injured as a result of a fall in a pub in November 2012. Proceedings were issued by Mr C four days before limitation expired in November 2015. The Statement of Value on the Claim Form limited the claim to £10,000 and the relevant court fee of £455 was paid.’

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Park Square Barristers, 17th October 2016

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Digital courts’ success will win over sceptics, says senior judge – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 8th, 2016 in courts, internet, judges, news, witnesses by sally

‘The judge leading efforts to drag the courts system into the 21st century has reassured sceptical lawyers they will be won over by technological advances.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th November 2016

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Top judge warns rising court fees threaten access to justice – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2016 in civil justice, courts, criminal justice, fees, judges, judiciary, news, reports by tracey

‘Excessive court fees are in danger of driving away international legal business from London and preventing access to justice, the lord chief justice has warned. In his annual report, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd also expresses concern about low morale in the judiciary and the difficulties in recruiting high court judges.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2016

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Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder: Raising the Bar: Innovation and global opportunity for a forward thinking profession – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 20th, 2016 in barristers, courts, legal profession, speeches, tribunals by tracey

‘Keynote address at the Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference 2016.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 17th October 2016

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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