Litigants in person, mental health, and relief from sanctions – Zenith PI Blog

‘An application for an extension of time to serve medical evidence by a litigant in person with a mental health disability was refused where there had been a number of breaches and considerable delay, effectivly bringing proceedings to a halt. Appeal to Court of Appeal dismissed.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 26th June 2015

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Szegfu v Court of Pecs, Hungary – WLR Daily

Szegfu v Court of Pecs, Hungary [2015] EWHC 1764 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 273

‘Guidance on the application of section 26(5) of the Extradition Act 2003 relaxing the application of the strict time limit for bringing an extradition appeal in section 26(4).’

WLR Daily, 24th June 2015

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Justice system badly failing most users, says Michael Gove – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2015 in courts, criminal justice, delay, news by tracey

‘Britain’s justice system is badly failing most people who use courts while providing a gold standard of service to the wealthy, according to the justice secretary, Michael Gove.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2015

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Relief from Sanctions in the Family Courts – Family Law Week

Posted June 19th, 2015 in children, civil procedure rules, costs, delay, news, penalties by tracey

‘Chris Barnes, 4 Paper Buildings, and Jane Wells and James Billingham, Harney and Wells Solicitors, consider the lessons of H (Children) in which they acted for the appellant father.’

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Family Law Week, 14th June 2015

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Chilcot report into Iraq war ‘unlikely to be published for another year’ – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2015 in delay, disclosure, documents, inquiries, Iraq, news by sally

‘The Chilcot report has taken six years and cost £10m but is “unlikely to be published for another year at least”, according to sources close to the inquiry.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2014

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Relief from sanctions- Be sensible or be prepared to pay – Zenith PI Blog

Posted June 9th, 2015 in delay, news, sanctions, service, striking out by tracey

‘Viridor Waste Management Ltd v Veolia ES Ltd [2015] (unreported)
The Claimant was awarded costs on the indemnity basis when the Defendant had taken unreasonable advantage of the Claimant’s late service of its particulars of claim in the hope of obtaining a windfall strike-out when it was obvious that relief from sanctions was appropriate.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 8th June 0215

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PIPs disability benefit delay unlawful, says High Court – BBC News

‘A delay in paying welfare benefits to two disabled people was “unlawful”, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2015

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Disability benefits: Court to rule on delay test case – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2015 in benefits, delay, disabled persons, government departments, news by tracey

‘The High Court is expected to rule later on whether the government took too long to process benefit claims by two disabled people.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2015

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Habib Ullah death: Seven-year wait for conduct hearing – BBC News

‘The actions of five officers during and after the death of a father-of-three will be aired in public later. Until recently, nearly every police disciplinary hearing was held behind closed doors.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2015

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Financial remedy and Wyatt v Vince – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Despite the highly unusual facts of Wyatt v Vince [2015] UKSC 14, the Supreme Court’s decision on 11 March to allow Ms Wyatt to proceed with her financial remedy application has attracted a great deal of comment. The Supreme Court unanimously allowed the wife’s appeal. Lord Wilson gave the leading judgment.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st June 2015

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Woman left housebound after having legs amputated receives compensation following blunder that led to benefit money being withheld – The Independent

Posted May 29th, 2015 in benefits, budgets, compensation, delay, disabled persons, local government, news by sally

‘A woman who was left housebound following the amputation of both legs has received £27,000 in compensation after watchdogs found financial support was withheld due to an administrative battle between a council and the NHS.’

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The Independent, 28th May 2015

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Relatives of dementia sufferers who die in care homes having to wait months to bury loved ones thanks to new Government rules – The Independent

‘Relatives of dementia sufferers who pass away in care homes are being forced to wait months to bury loved ones because of new rules.’

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The Independent, 28th May 2015

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CPS delays take police off frontline, says report – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 28th, 2015 in Crown Prosecution Service, delay, news, police, prosecutions, reports by sally

‘Official study by watchdog finds series of failings with the way police and prosecutors deal with charging criminals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th May 2015

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Disability benefits delays not illegal, government says – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2015 in benefits, delay, disabled persons, government departments, news by sally

‘Delays in processing disability benefits claims were unacceptable but not illegal, the Department for Work and Pensions has told the High Court.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2015

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Priestley v Dunbar and Co – Zenith PI

Posted May 13th, 2015 in appeals, delay, negligence, news, setting aside by tracey

‘Denton and Delay: to what extent should delay impact upon an application to set aside judgment?’

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Zenith PI, 13th May 2015

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Delays in Court of Protection ‘readily tolerated’ – Munby – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 11th, 2015 in case management, Court of Protection, delay, news by sally

‘The president of the Family Division has bemoaned what he called ‘systemic failures’ in Court of Protection procedures causing cases to take years to reach full hearing.’
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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th May 2015

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Jimmy Savile: Publication into TV presenter’s abuse over decades at BBC postponed – The Independent

Posted May 5th, 2015 in BBC, delay, news, police, reports by sally

‘Publication of Dame Janet Smith’s report into how Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall carried out campaigns of abuse over decades at the BBC has been postponed at the request of the Metropolitan Police.’
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The Independent, 1st May 2015

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Delay Too Often Defeats Justice – Speech by Master of the Rolls

Posted April 30th, 2015 in case management, costs, delay, magna carta, news, speeches by sally

Delay Too Often Defeats Justice (PDF)

Speech by Master of the Rolls

The Law Society, Magna Carta Event, 22nd April 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Late applications to amend come a cropper in High Court – Litigation Futures

Posted April 30th, 2015 in amendments, banking, case management, delay, evidence, litigants in person, news by sally

‘The High Court has condemned as “utterly inappropriate” a bid by one of the big banks to amend its defence and serve a new witness statement on a litigant in person on the eve of trial.’
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Litigation Futures, 29th April 2015

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Dyson: ‘we must simplify Civil Procedure Rules’ – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The master of the rolls has called for further simplification of the Civil Procedure Rules to reduce delays in the justice system.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd April 2015

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