Chilcot report delays blamed on ‘vested interests’ – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2015 in delay, disclosure, documents, evidence, inquiries, Iraq, judges, news, reports, war by sally

‘Anger over continued delays in the publication of the report into the Iraq war has swung back against the government with allegations that “vested interests” have tried to suppress evidence.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2015

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The case of a Judge, a barrister, some bad weather and the right to that fundamental thing: A FAIR HEARING – The World of Family Law (Garden Court Chambers)

Posted August 28th, 2015 in appeals, contact orders, judges, news, setting aside by sally

‘In case you some how managed to miss it Re G is worth a revisit for all of those who know and recognise that need for a fair hearing before a fair tribunal. And of course for all of those who have seen in action just what unfairness can look like. Be bold , Re G, the idea of justice and those Court of Appeal Judges are there to help.’

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The World of Family Law (Garden Court Chambers). 27th August 2015

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Lady Butler-Sloss criticised for giving evidence for defence in child rape trial – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2015 in assault, child abuse, evidence, inquiries, judges, news, rape, witnesses by sally

‘A prominent retired high court judge, who specialised in family matters, has been criticised for giving evidence for the defence in the case of a man accused of raping a girl – though she knew he had a previous conviction for violence.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2015

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Law books aren’t dull – they’re crammed with jaw-dropping tales – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2015 in judges, judgments, legal education, news, trials by sally

‘Studying law doesn’t mean burying your nose in huge dusty tomes. Case law shows how theory applies directly to real life.’
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The Guardian, 21st August 2015

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Man convicted of raping 13-year-old despite testimony by Lady Butler-Sloss – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, judges, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A nightclub doorman has been found guilty of raping a 13-year-old girl despite a prominent retired high court judge appearing in court to give character evidence on his behalf.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2015

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Retired High Court judge questions ‘inordinate’ Chilcot delay as Defence Secretary intervenes – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 18th, 2015 in delay, inquiries, Iraq, judges, news, reports by sally

‘The retired High Court judge Baroness Butler-Sloss has spoken out about the “inordinate” delay in publication of Sir John Chilcot’s inquiry into the Iraq war as Defence Secretary Michael Fallon also calls for report to be pushed through.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th August 2015

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Judge criticises social worker over report which ‘might just as well have been written in a foreign language’ – The Independent

Posted August 3rd, 2015 in family courts, judges, news, reports, social services by sally

‘A social worker’s report on a woman who wanted to care for two children might as well have been “written in a foreign language”, a family court judge has suggested.’

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The Independent, 3rd August 2015

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Yes, m’lud, an airline losing your luggage is awful – so is raising the issue in court – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2015 in abuse of position of trust, airlines, competition, judges, news by sally

‘Justice Peter Smith raised the matter of his own lost luggage 33 times in a British Airways competition case. If all judges did this, some companies would never get a fair hearing.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2015

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Families travelling to join Isis should be allowed to keep custody of their children, says judge – The Independent

Posted July 31st, 2015 in children, custody, electronic monitoring, judges, news, terrorism by sally

‘Families suspected of attempting to travel overseas to join Isis should be allowed to keep custody of their children – as long as the parents wear electronic tags, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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The Independent, 31st July 2015

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The High Court judge, the £3bn airline case and the mystery of his lost luggage – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2015 in airlines, bias, judges, news, recusal by sally

‘Prominent High Court judge removes himself from £3 billion case involving BA after asking airline’s legal team: “What happened to my luggage?”‘
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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2015

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Child abuse inquiry judge’s £500,000 pay package revealed – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2015 in inquiries, judges, news, remuneration by tracey

‘The New Zealand high court judge chairing a UK inquiry into child abuse is to receive a pay package worth £500,000 a year, it has been disclosed.’

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The Guardian, 13th 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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Jackson issues costs penalty for bundle that proved an “obstacle course” – Litigation Futures

Posted July 10th, 2015 in appeals, civil procedure rules, construction industry, costs, judges, news by tracey

‘The bundle prepared for the Court of Appeal should be an aid, “not an obstacle course”, Lord Justice Jackson has said in ruling that no party in a case before him would be entitled to recover the costs of preparing it.’

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Litigation Futures, 10the July 2015

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Secret prosecution of terrorism suspect raises ‘difficult constitutional issues’ – The Guardian

‘The decisions that led to a terrorism suspect being prosecuted in conditions of almost unprecedented secrecy raise “really difficult constitutional issues” about the independence of prosecutors from government, the head of the judiciary in England and Wales warned on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2015

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Judges must not speak out on matters “hotly debated in Parliament”, Beatson LJ says – Legal Futures

Posted June 16th, 2015 in bills, judges, judiciary, news, parliament by sally

‘It would be wrong for judges to “intervene or to comment while a matter is being hotly debated in Parliament”, Lord Justice Beatson has said.’
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Legal Futures, 15th June 2015

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NSPCC queries High Court judge’s smacking remarks – BBC News

‘Children need to be protected from being physically abused by their parents irrespective of “cultural sensitivities”, a UK charity has said.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2015

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Make allowances for immigrants who slap their children, says high court judge – The Guardian

‘Police and social workers should make allowances for immigrants who slap or hit their children when investigating allegations of physical abuse, a high court judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2015

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I wish I could pass a longer jail term, judge tells stalker – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge speaks of frustration at only being able to jail a stalker, who drove female GP to a mental breakdown, for five years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2015

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Judge asks: Where are all the applications to vary budgets? – Litigation Futures

Posted May 12th, 2015 in budgets, case management, judges, news by tracey

‘A leading judge has expressed his “deep unease about the desert of applications” to vary costs budgets – with practitioners responding that they are positively avoiding doing so.’

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Litigation Futures, 12th May 2015

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Senior judge says the UK needs a new Copyright Act – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 30th, 2015 in copyright, EC law, intellectual property, internet, judges, legislation, news, speeches by sally

‘The UK government should create a new Copyright Act to address changes in technology, developments internationally and in the EU and a range of problems and issues that have arisen with existing UK copyright laws since they were introduced in 1988, a senior judge has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th April 2015

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