High Court: costs budget DOES trump detailed assessment – Litigation Futures

Posted February 27th, 2017 in appeals, budgets, civil procedure rules, costs, judges, judgments, news, stay of proceedings by tracey

‘An approved or agreed budget will bind the parties at detailed assessment unless there is good reason not to, the High Court has ruled in a decision that is almost certain to go to the Court of Appeal.’

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Litigation Futures, 24th February 2017

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Miller and the modern British Constitution – Counsel

‘Miller reveals the malleability of the parliamentary sovereignty doctrine, argues Professor Mark Elliott in his examination of the many tensions which lie at the heart of the majority judgment.’

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Counsel, March 2017

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Income rules for foreign spouses upheld – BBC News

‘Income rules which stop thousands of British citizens bringing their foreign spouse to the UK are lawful “in principle” the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2017

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Opposite-sex civil partnerships? Steinfeld & Anor in the Court of Appeal – Law & Religion UK

‘S 1(1) Civil Partnership Act 2004 stipulates that only a same-sex couple may conclude a civil partnership: “A civil partnership is a relationship between two people of the same sex…”. In June 2014 the Coalition Government published the results of its second consultation on the future of civil partnership: Civil Partnership Review (England and Wales) – Report on Conclusions. After considering the responses to that consultation, the Government decided that it would not be making any changes at present.’

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Law & Religion UK, 21st February 2017

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Court of Appeal issues new-style short judgment – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 20th, 2017 in appeals, courts, documents, judgments, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has issued a new-style ‘short judgment’ in an immigration case, avoiding the lengthy documents normally issued by courts.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th February 2017

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Court of Appeal judges told to stop writing unneccesarily long judgments – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 9th, 2017 in appeals, judges, judgments, judiciary, news by sally

‘Court of Appeal judges have been told to stop unnecessarily long judgments and replace them with more concise rulings.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2017

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Criminals fleeing British justice can no longer use Cyprus as a safe haven, judges rule, in landmark decision – Daily Telegraph

‘Fugitives from British justice cannot use Northern Cyprus to dodge punishment for their crimes, High Court judges have ruled in a landmark decision.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2017

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The supreme court Brexit judgment isn’t a victory for me, but for our constitution – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2017 in appeals, constitutional law, EC law, judgments, news, parliament, Supreme Court, treaties by sally

‘An overriding principle of British law is that parliament is sovereign – and we should be grateful to the judges, in the face of huge pressure, for upholding it.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2017

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Brexit ruling: The Supreme Court judgment in full – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 24th, 2017 in appeals, EC law, judgments, news, parliament, Supreme Court, treaties by sally

‘After the Government lost its historic legal battle over Brexit, the Supreme Court published the full 43,000-word judgment online.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2017

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Brexit Supreme Court ruling: Judges defy Theresa May and hand power to Parliament – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2017 in appeals, EC law, judgments, news, parliament, Supreme Court, treaties by sally

‘The Supreme Court has ruled against Theresa May’s Brexit plans and decreed that MPs are entitled to vote on whether to trigger Article 50.’

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The Independent, 24th January 2017

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Article 50 ruling: When is it and what will it mean for Brexit? – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 24th, 2017 in appeals, EC law, judgments, news, parliament, referendums, Supreme Court, treaties by sally

‘The Supreme Court in London will give its ruling on Article 50 on Tuesday, following a four-day hearing last December.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2017

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Supreme court poised to deliver article 50 judgment – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2017 in appeals, EC law, judgments, news, parliament, referendums, Supreme Court, treaties by sally

‘The supreme court is due to deliver its eagerly awaited Brexit judgment declaring whether ministers or parliament have legal authority to approve the UK’s departure from the European Union.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2017

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Judges set to rule on Taliban bomb maker suing UK government – Daily Telegraph

‘The Supreme Court is expected this week to make it more difficult for former Taliban fighters to sue the Government over their detention in Afghanistan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2017

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Couple who sacked housekeeper who let boyfriend stay at £10m mansion and drove Porsche when they were away ordered to pay him £8,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2016 in employment tribunals, judgments, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

‘A housekeeper who drove his millionaire bosses’ Porsche and had his boyfriend to stay at their home was unfairly sacked because his employers did not follow the correct procedures, a tribunal has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2016

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Syria couple win legal fight for care of children – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2016 in children, custody, family courts, judgments, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘A Muslim couple arrested over fears that they were heading to Syria for “extremist activities” have won a court fight for the care of their children.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2016

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Social worker and police officer win challenge over criticisms made by judge – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 25th, 2016 in judgments, news, police, setting aside, social services, witnesses by tracey

‘A social worker and a police officer have successfully crossed what McFarlane LJ called “legal landmines” to secure deletion of criticisms made of them by a judge.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd 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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Jeff King and Nick Barber: In Defence of Miller – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union has stimulated quite a bit of debate. Some criticism of the decision has been well-informed and thoughtful, whilst some of it has been, to put it charitably, less worthy of engagement. In this post we respond to what we view as the strongest arguments against Miller, taking account of the Government’s written case for appeal. We discussed the reasoning used in the case in an earlier post written with Tom Hickman, and will not repeat that explanation here. This post assumes knowledge of that earlier piece, which was written with the lay reader in mind. The present piece, more legally detailed, is necessitated by the quite subtle replies to the argument in that original post and to the judgment in Miller.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 22nd November 2016

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Courts reform gives stronger protection for victims and witnesses – Ministry of Justice

‘Vulnerable victims and witnesses will no longer have to appear in court under new plans to roll out pre-trial evidence sessions.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th September 2016

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Smile: High Court judge uses emoji in official ruling – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2016 in children, custody, family courts, judges, judgments, news, terrorism by tracey

‘It is the kind of document in which one might expect to find daunting legal terminology, interspersed with Latin phrases or even a smattering of Norman French.But one High Court judge has gone to previously unheard-of lengths to make a judgment in a family court case comprehensible even for the children it affects – by replacing dry terminology with a battery of down-to-earth phrases and even a smiley face symbol.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2016

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