Family head clamps down on care time limit, but hails pioneering court – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 17th, 2014 in care orders, courts, drug abuse, family courts, news, time limits by tracey

‘The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) must be a “vital component” of the unified Family Court, the head of the Family Division said in a judgment highlighting the need for strict adherence to the time limit for resolving care cases.’

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Family Law Week, 16th April 2014

Source: www.lawsocietygazette.co.uk

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Is Time Running Out For Section 20 of The Children Act? – Family Law Week

Posted April 17th, 2014 in birth, care orders, children, local government, news, social services, time limits by tracey

‘Julie Stather, barrister of 42 Bedford Row, examines the recent use of section 20 and considers its future in the light of the impending 26 week limit for care proceedings.’

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Family Law Week, 16th April 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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A Family Justice System Fit for Families – Family Law Week

Posted April 17th, 2014 in children, courts, delay, divorce, family courts, news, time limits by tracey

‘Justice Minister Simon Hughes MP welcomes the family justice changes which come into force on the 22nd April.’

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Family Law Week, 16th April 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Non-Appealing Cartelists Beware – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted April 14th, 2014 in appeals, competition, damages, news, Supreme Court, time limits by sally

‘Tucked away at the back of last week’s Supreme Court decision on time-limits for follow-on claims is a very important development for private competition actions.’

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 13th April 2014

Source: www.competitionbulletin.com

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Early learning – New Law Journal

Posted April 10th, 2014 in arbitration, dispute resolution, employment, news, regulations, time limits by sally

‘The early conciliation scheme packs some hidden complexities notes Charles Pigott.’

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New Law Journal, 10th April 2014

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

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Nursing and Midwifery Council v Kidd and another – WLR Daily

Posted April 9th, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, law reports, midwives, nurses, service, time limits by sally

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Kidd and another [2014] EWHC 847 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 155

‘Where the Nursing and Midwifery Council applied to the High Court under article 31(8) and (9) of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 for the extension of an interim suspension order, the respondent affected by the order should ordinarily receive a minimum of seven calendar days notice of the application.’

WLR Daily, 26th March 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Life after death – New Law Journal

‘Jonathan Herring explores a clear case of compassion from the courts.’

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New Law Journal, 4th April 2014

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

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Domenico Rancadore: DPP admits ‘error’ over Mafia boss extradition – BBC News

‘The director of public prosecutions has admitted an error was made by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) during a Mafia boss’s extradition proceedings.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2014

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Chancery Division to pilot fixed-length trials from May – Litigation Futures

Posted March 20th, 2014 in case management, news, pilot schemes, time limits, trials by tracey

‘A pilot of fixed-ended trials will begin in the Chancery Division in less than six weeks’ time – and parties have been warned that they may be given just 24 hours’ notice that they are to be included in it.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th March 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Warren v Care Fertility (Northampton) Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Posted March 20th, 2014 in assisted reproduction, consent, human tissue, law reports, time limits, widows by tracey

Warren v Care Fertility (Northampton) Ltd and another: [2014] EWHC 602 (Fam);  [2014] WLR (D)  135

‘Pursuant to section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998, regulation 4(3)(b) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Statutory Storage Period for Embryos and Gametes) Regulations 2009 was required to be construed in a purposive way so as to ensure compatibility with rights under article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.’

WLR Daily, 6th March 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

 

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High Court brands claim of late budget filing “manifest nonsense” – Litigation Futures

Posted March 13th, 2014 in budgets, case management, costs, news, service, time limits by tracey

‘A High Court judge yesterday sought to “reinforce the message that the Commercial Court will firmly discourage the taking of futile and time-wasting procedural points” as it appeared the message from last month’s Summit Navigation ruling “may not yet have been heard”.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th March 2014

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High Court rules dead partner’s sperm can be kept despite lack of written consent – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Elizabeth Warren -v- Care Fertility (Northampton) Limited and Other [2014] EWHC 602 (Fam). The High Court has ruled in favour of a 28-year-old woman who wanted her late husband’s sperm to be retained even though the correct written consent was not in place. Mrs Justice Hogg (“Hogg J”) ruled that Mrs Warren has a right under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to respect for private and family life) to decide to become a parent by her deceased husband.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th March 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Precedent H to be amended in CPR update but no news yet on costs management limit – Litigation Futures

Posted March 6th, 2014 in budgets, civil procedure rules, costs, news, time limits by tracey

‘The statement of truth to be used in verifying a costs budget is to be changed, the latest update to the Civil Procedure Rules has revealed – but there is no word as yet about whether the level at which the costs management exemption kicks in will be increased.’

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Litigation Futures, 6th March 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Beth Warren waits on sperm legal fight result – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2014 in assisted reproduction, human tissue, married persons, news, time limits, widows by tracey

‘The High Court will rule later on a widow’s attempt to prevent her dead husband’s sperm from being destroyed.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Summit Navigation Ltd and another v Generali Romania Asigurare Reasigurare SA and another – WLR Daily

Summit Navigation Ltd and another v Generali Romania Asigurare Reasigurare SA and another [2014] EWHC 398 (Comm); [2014] WLR (D) 104

‘All sanctions were not equal nor were they to be treated as equivalent to one another for the purposes of an application for relief from sanctions under CPR r 3.9.’

WLR Daily, 21st February 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Basically, we are all… – NearlyLegal

‘Associated Electrical Industries Ltd v Alstom UK [2014] EWHC 430 is the latest case to be handed down in the post Jackson/Mitchell dystopian legal world.’

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NearlyLegal, 4th March 2014

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High Court sends out strong warning against ‘tactical’ use of Mitchell – Litigation Futures

‘The Mitchell ruling is not to be used as a tactical weapon, the High Court has warned litigators in a case where its opprobrium was reserved for the conduct of the party on the other side of the default.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st February 2014

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Extensions of time for witness statements post Mitchell and Lloyd ~ Don’t be caught out – 11 Stone Buildings

Posted February 14th, 2014 in civil procedure rules, consent orders, news, time limits, witnesses by sally

‘The recent decision in MA A Lloyd & Sons Ltd v PPC International Ltd [2014] EWHC 41 (QB) provides that parties who agree to extend time for service of witness statements must also apply to the Court for an order by consent. A mere written agreement is not sufficient. In the post-Mitchell, post-Lloyd world, parties are increasingly unlikely to agree extensions of time. Tom Shepherd considers the decision in Lloyd and highlights some practical pointers which parties who need to make or respond to an application to extend time for witness statements can consider. He also explains why this decision leaves us with a few unresolved questions.’

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11 Stone Buildings, February 2014

Source: www.11sb.com

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Reforms to help reduce reoffending come into force – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 14th, 2014 in criminal records, news, rehabilitation, time limits by sally

‘Reforms which will cut the amount of time some offenders need to disclose details of any low level convictions will come into effect next month, Justice Minister Simon Hughes said today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 13th February 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Judiciary mulls allowing parties to agree time extensions between themselves – Litigation Futures

Posted February 14th, 2014 in civil procedure rules, news, practice directions, time limits by sally

‘The judiciary is considering a change to model directions that would allow parties to agree a 28-day extension to time limits without the need for court approval, it has emerged.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th February 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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