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

Posted December 7th, 2016 in costs, delay, jurisdiction, news, shareholders, unfairly prejudicial conduct by tracey

‘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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Hearing into handling of child abuse allegations against Lord Janner delayed – The Guardian

Posted November 17th, 2016 in child abuse, delay, inquiries, legal profession, news, witnesses by sally

‘A public hearing into allegations of child abuse against the late Lord Janner is to be put back to an undisclosed date, the national inquiry into institutional abuse has said.’

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The Guardian, 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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Thief has sentencing pushed back so he can celebrate 25th birthday – Daily Telegraph

‘thief who faces jail for driving a stolen motorbike into a policeman has had his sentencing date pushed back by a judge so he can celebrate his 25th birthday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2016

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Thum v Thum – WLR Daily

Posted November 8th, 2016 in civil procedure rules, delay, divorce, EC law, law reports, regulations, service by sally

Thum v Thum [2016] EWHC 2634 (Fam)

‘Having issued a divorce petition in the English courts on 26 October 2015 the wife made no attempt to serve the husband until, on 19 January 2016, she sent the papers to the relevant court office for service out of the jurisdiction. A typographical error contained within the details of the husband’s address caused effective service to be further delayed until 27 February 2016. The husband, having issued his own German divorce petition on 19 January 2016, applied to dismiss or stay the wife’s petition on the ground that she had failed “subsequently [to] take the steps required of her to effect service upon the respondent” in accordance with article 16 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 (“Brussels II revised”).’

WLR Daily, 21st October 2016

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Scotland Yard criticised in leaked report for spending ‘too long’ on £2m Operation Midland – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 4th, 2016 in child abuse, complaints, delay, news, police, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘Scotland Yard has been criticized for spending too long investigating allegations that prominent establishment figures sexually abused and killed children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th November 2016

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UK Government has breached air pollution laws and failed to take enough action on emissions, High Court rules – The Independent

‘The High Court has ruled against the Government over its failure to tackle illegal air pollution.’

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The Independent, 2nd November 2016

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British father spared extradition to Greek jail over minor holiday car crash 13 years ago – The Independent

‘A judge has criticised “appalling delays” by the Greek authorities while sparing a British father extradition to Greece over a minor car crash that happened 13 years ago.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2016

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High Court bids to minimise delay in bitter costs dispute between solicitors – Litigation Futures

Posted October 25th, 2016 in civil procedure rules, costs, delay, law firms, news, solicitors by michael

‘A High Court master has rejected an application from a Leicestershire solicitor for trial of a preliminary issue in a costs claim involving another law firm, citing the “high degree of personal animosity between the parties”.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th October 2016

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Finance and Divorce Update October 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP, analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during September 2016.’

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Family Law Week, 23rd October 2016

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Molly-May Wotherspoon: Police ‘blocked’ baby death review – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2016 in children, delay, dogs, news, reports by sally

‘Police have been accused of “blocking or delaying” a report into the death of a baby who was mauled by a dog.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2016

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Judge issues warning on late service and litigants in person – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 14th, 2016 in case management, delay, litigants in person, news, practice directions, service by sally

‘A judge has warned against unfairness to litigants in person caused by late service of documents.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th October 2016

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Millions of rail travelers to be eligible for compensation if trains are 15 minutes late – but new terms will not be UK-wide until as late as 2025 – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 13th, 2016 in compensation, consumer protection, delay, news, railways, transport by tracey

Millions of commuters will be eligible for compensation if their trains are more than 15 minutes late, ministers will announce today but some passengers will have to wait up to a decade for the change to come into force.’

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Daily telegraph, 13th October 2016

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High Court warning to lawyers over fair treatment of litigants in person – Litigation Futures

Posted October 10th, 2016 in case management, delay, litigants in person, news, practice directions, service by sally

‘The High Court has issued a warning to lawyers over dumping legal documents on litigants in person (LiPs) at the door of the court.’

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Litigation Futures, 6th October 2016

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Average time for disposal of care proceedings steady at 27 weeks: report – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 5th, 2016 in adoption, care orders, delay, female genital mutilation, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘The average time for the disposal of a care or supervision application made in April to June 2016 in England and Wales was 27 weeks, remaining steady over the past year, the latest quarterly report on family court statistics has revealed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th October 2016

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NHS negligence claims hit £1.4bn – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2016 in costs, delay, health, negligence, news by tracey

‘NHS trusts in England paid out more than £1.4bn in medical negligence claims last year compared to £583m in 2008, analysis shows.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2016

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Fugitive Pole wins battle against extradition after ‘transforming’ his life – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 9th, 2016 in delay, extradition, fugitive offenders, human rights, news, Poland by tracey

‘A fugitive from Poland who came to the UK and “transformed” his life has won a High Court battle against extradition for old criminal offences.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th September 2016

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Court of Appeal threshold to remain unchanged – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 24th, 2016 in civil procedure rules, delay, news, oral hearings, statistics by sally

‘The Law Society has welcomed a government decision not to raise the threshold for permission to take cases to the Court of Appeal as part of a package of reforms to reduce delays.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th August 2016

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Jury service: what are your chances of being called up again and again? – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in budgets, complaints, delay, juries, news, statistics by sally

‘As a reader has been told he must serve as a juror for the fifth time. He’s happy to do so, but repeated summons anger others.’

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The Guardian, 20th August 2016

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New BSB report shows more targeted use of enforcement powers – Bar Standards Board

‘The Bar Standards Board has, today, published its Enforcement Annual Report for 2015-16.’

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Bar Standards Board, 8th August 2016

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