Jackson: fixed costs grid is “starting point for debate” – Litigation Futures

Posted May 24th, 2016 in civil justice, costs, judges, negligence, news, personal injuries, speeches by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson has sought to calm fears raised by the “grid of fixed costs” he proposed in January this year for all civil claims worth up to £250,000.’

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Litigation Futures, 24th May 2016

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A judge-shaming list is bad for justice – The Guardian

‘Judges shouldn’t be frightened to set precedents. A list of those that have “gone too far” – including over a Guardian freedom of information request on the Prince of Wales’s letters – risks deterring justice.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2016

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Teach that judge a lesson – Technology Law Update

Posted May 4th, 2016 in expert witnesses, intellectual property, judges, judiciary, news, patents by tracey

‘Patent litigation in the English courts can be a bit of a see-saw, with experts from either side weighing in with their own perspective on technical matters. The judge must then make a choice between their views and come up with what he or she feels is the right answer.’

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Technology Law Update, 4th May 2016

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Technology and the Law – Speech by Lord Neuberger

Posted April 26th, 2016 in courts, evidence, judges, news, privacy, speeches, trials, video recordings, witnesses by sally

Technology and the Law

Speech by Lord Neuberger, President of The Supreme Court

British Irish Commercial Bar Association Law Forum, 21st April 2016

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

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Judge offers to pay court fine of abuse victim who stabbed her abuser on his doorstep after he avoided jail – The Independent

Posted April 20th, 2016 in assault, child abuse, fines, judges, news, victims, young offenders by sally

‘A judge has offered to pay the court fine of a Bradford teenager who stabbed a paedophile on his doorstep after he avoided jail for abusing her when she was just eight-years-old.’

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The Independent, 19th April 2016

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“Boring” hearings or judges who interrupt? Neuberger knows what he likes – Legal Futures

‘The written advocacy of continental European lawyers makes for “boring” court proceedings, according to the President of the Supreme Court.’

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Legal Futures, 19th April 2016

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Constance Briscoe disbarred after being jailed for lying – The Guardian

‘One of Britain’s most high-profile legal figures, Constance Briscoe, must be disbarred as a barrister after being jailed for lying to police during the Chris Huhne speeding scandal, a tribunal has said.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2016

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New Independent Assessor of Compensation for Miscarriages of Justice – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 12th, 2016 in compensation, judges, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

‘Dame Linda Dobbs DBE, a former high court judge with 35 years of legal experience has been named the new Independent Assessor for Miscarriages of Justice.’

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Ministry of Justice, 8th April 2016

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Dangerous drivers should not be allowed to choose trial by jury – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2016 in dangerous driving, judges, juries, news, trials by sally

‘It might seem an unlikely thing for a QC to advocate – but this is about justice: jurors are too ready to acquit drivers who cause death or injury to pedestrians and cyclists.’

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The Guardian, 8th April 2016

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Hammond criticises judge for stripping diplomatic immunity from Saudi billionaire – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in appeals, diplomats, divorce, immunity, judges, ministers' powers and duties, news by sally

‘Phillip Hammond, the foreign secretary, has taken the highly unusual step of criticising a high court judge’s decision to strip diplomatic immunity from a Saudi billionaire facing divorce proceedings from his estranged wife.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2016

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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: The Bailii Lecture 2016 – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 21st, 2016 in arbitration, banking, Commercial Court, courts, judges, rule of law, speeches by tracey

‘As is well known, the development of the law in England and Wales was effected not only through cases where the claims were brought in the courts, but through claims that were brought in arbitrations. In 1979 (by statute) and 1981 (by Lords Denning and Diplock through an interpretation of that statute), the relationship between the courts and arbitration was changed on the perceived basis that it was damaging the attractiveness of London as a centre for dispute resolution through arbitration.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 18th March 2016

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Speech by Lord Justice Fulford for NPCC: National Criminal Justice Performance Conference – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 17th, 2016 in case management, courts, criminal justice, judges, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Lord Justice Fulford for NPCC: National Criminal Justice Performance Conference.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 16th March 2016

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Jackson takes hard line on firm’s late court document – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 17th, 2016 in appeals, default judgments, delay, documents, judges, law firms, news by tracey

‘Lord Justice Jackson has upheld a £211,000 claim won by default after the defendant missed their final chance to submit a court document.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th March 2016

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Judges feel undervalued, says retired court of appeal member – The Guardian

Posted March 16th, 2016 in judges, judiciary, news, remuneration by sally

‘Judges feel unappreciated, demoralised and resent cuts to their pay, according to a recently retired member of the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2016

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Senior judges are ‘feeling unloved’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 15th, 2016 in judges, judiciary, legal profession, news by sally

‘Retired as a Court of Appeal judge warns the judiciary get little thanks for its work.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2016

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Supreme Court learns lessons of IT implementation as it heads towards going paperless – Litigation Futures

Posted March 8th, 2016 in courts, internet, judges, news, speeches, Supreme Court by sally

‘Lord Kerr, the Supreme Court justice, is leading an initiative to improve the use of technology at the court and cut down on paper, it has emerged.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th March 2016

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The justice system of the future: online continuous hearings and a single point of entry – Legal Futures

Posted March 8th, 2016 in courts, internet, judges, news, speeches, tribunals by sally

‘The first trial of online dispute resolution (ODR) in the UK’s courts and tribunals will introduce a concept known as the “online continuous hearing”, it has emerged, with the Senior President of Tribunals urging a change in perception of litigation from an adversarial dispute to “a problem to be solved”.’

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Legal Futures, 8th March 2016

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Cases taking 19 months to get to appeal court owing to backlogs – The Guardian

Posted March 8th, 2016 in appeals, courts, delay, internet, judges, news, reports by sally

‘Cases are taking up to 19 months to reach trial in the court of appeal because of increasing courtroom backlogs, according to the judge in charge of introducing online justice.’

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The Guardian, 7th March

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LIBOR case transferred to Financial List despite need for new judge – Litigation Futures

Posted March 1st, 2016 in banking, case management, courts, damages, financial regulation, interest, judges, news by sally

‘A claim against Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), including allegations of rigging the LIBOR rate, has been transferred to the new Financial List even though the move means bringing in a new judge.’

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Litigation Futures, 1st March 2016

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Brothers remanded after abusing judge on Facebook – Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2016 in drug offences, imprisonment, internet, judges, news, suspended sentences by michael

‘Two brothers have been remanded in custody after a judge ordered them back to court over abusive Facebook messages posted shortly after they were handed suspended prison terms.’

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Guardian, 16 February 2016

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