Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor at Mills & Reeve LLP, reviews the latest developments and judgments relating to marriage, divorce and financial remedies.’

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Family Law Week, 11th July 2014

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Mitchell: conjoined appeals – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Practitioners will be conscious of the ridiculous practice that ensued in the lower courts following the ‘guidance’ dispensed by the Court of Appeal in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers [2013] EWCA Civ 1537 as to the operation and application of rule 3.9 of the Civil Procedure Rules – Relief from Sanction.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th July 2014

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Colefax v First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) and another – WLR Daily

Posted July 9th, 2014 in criminal injuries compensation, law reports, time limits by sally

Colefax v First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) and another [2014] EWCA Civ 945; [2014] WLR (D) 296

‘The ordinary meaning of paragraph 18(b) of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2008, which provided that a claims officer could waive the two-year time limit, from the date of the relevant incident, for the making of an application for compensation in respect of a criminal injury where, in the particular circumstances of the case, it would not have been reasonable to expect the applicant to have made an application within the two-year period, required the late applicant to show that it was not reasonable to expect him to make any application for compensation within time thereby placing the burden on the late applicant to show that he did not fail to comply with a reasonable expectation that he would pursue his compensation rights in a timely manner.’

WLR Daily, 8th July 2014

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Court of Appeal takes some of the blame for “misunderstood and misapplied” Mitchell ruling – Litigation Futures

‘The Mitchell ruling has been “misunderstood and is being misapplied by some courts”, the Master of the Rolls said today in issuing more detailed guidance on how it should be used – while also recognising that some of the language used in Mitchell may have contributed to the problems.’

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Litigation Futures, 4th July 2014

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Court of Appeal sets out 3-stage test for applications for relief from sanctions – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal’s ruling today [4 July] in three linked appeals relating to its its earlier judgment in Mitchell will make civil litigation less adversarial and more co-operative, the Law Society has predicted.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th July 2014

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Mitchell-Game, Set and Match? – NearlyLegal

‘The eagerly awaited Court of Appeal judgement in Denton & others v TH White Ltd & others was handed down on Friday. Dyson LJ provides a careful methodology on the approach to applications for relief from sanctions under CPR 3.9, with the aim to set to rights the fall-out from the landmark decision of Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd’

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NearlyLegal, 6th July 2014

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MMR vaccine: lawyers sued for pursuing claim based on link to autism – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2014 in class actions, law firms, medical treatment, negligence, news, time limits by sally

‘A man is suing his former legal team for pursuing “hopeless claims” based on flawed research into the MMR vaccine, it has emerged.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2014

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Hallam Estates v Baker : Extensions of time – time to get along? – Henderson Chambers

Posted June 26th, 2014 in agreements, appeals, civil procedure rules, delay, news, sanctions, time limits by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson took this appeal as an opportunity to stress the importance of parties acting reasonably in agreeing to extensions of time where court hearings are not disrupted. Whilst one might have expected courts to be less approving of parties granting each other extensions of time following the 1 April 2013 reforms, the contrary appears to be the case: Jackson LJ made it quite clear that “…it was no part of my recommendations that parties should refrain from agreeing reasonable extensions of time, which neither imperil hearing dates nor otherwise disrupt the proceedings” (at [30]).

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Henderson Chambers, 27th May 2014

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English landlords will not need to re-comply with tenancy deposit requirements when tenancy ‘rolls over’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 23rd, 2014 in appeals, bills, deposits, landlord & tenant, news, repossession, time limits by sally

‘English landlords that secured deposits from fixed-term tenants would not have to re-comply with the deposit protection rules if that tenancy later ‘rolls over’ to become a statutory periodic tenancy or if the landlord enters into a new tenancy with the same tenant for the same premises, the UK government has proposed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th June 2014

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New distance selling rules among new UK consumer protection law reforms – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 16th, 2014 in consent, consumer protection, contracts, EC law, fines, internet, news, time limits by sally

‘Businesses must respect new consumer rights to cancel contracts for services or the supply of digital content over the internet up to a minimum of 14 days after those contracts have been entered into, under new rules which have come into force in the UK.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th June 2014

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Section 13 DPA in the High Court: nominal damage plus four-figure distress award – Panopticon

Posted June 16th, 2014 in compensation, damages, data protection, disclosure, documents, news, time limits by sally

‘Given the paucity of case law, it is notoriously difficult to estimate likely awards of compensation under section 13 of the Data Protection Act 1998 for breaches of that Act. It is also very difficult to assess any trends in compensation awards over time.’

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Panopticon, 13th June 2014

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The Jackson Reforms: One year on – Falcon Chambers

‘The anniversary of the implementation of the Jackson reforms looms. Has all the fear and dread it engendered at the time been justified? Views will vary, whether because of temperament or because of preference, but in our view, for what it’s worth, the answer is “yes”. In the sphere of relief from sanctions at least, and in the kind of costs budgeting that we most often face, many of the concerns warned of in advance have come to pass. The by now well-know case of Andrew Mitchell has illustrated the draconian approach being taken by the courts to relief from sanctions, with the support of what appears to be a hand-picked Court of Appeal. The methodology of county courts in dealing with costs budgeting and CCMCs varies widely, making it difficult to predict or advise on procedural issues in the run up to trials and hearings.’

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Falcon Chambers, 25th March 2014

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Emily MacKenzie: The Lawfulness of Detention by British Forces in Afghanistan – Serdar Mohammed v Ministry of Defence – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘On 2nd May, the High Court held that the UK Government must pay Serdar Mohammed (SM) compensation because British troops detained him unlawfully in Afghanistan. The case raised a myriad of international law issues, which are dealt with elegantly in an extensive judgment by Mr Justice Leggatt. This post will attempt to summarise some of the key issues involved.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 2nd June 2014

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In re Lehman Brothers (International) (Europe) (in administration) (No 5) – WLR Daily

In re Lehman Brothers (International) (Europe) (in administration) (No 5); Contrarian Funds LLC v Lomas and others [2014] EWHC 1687 (Ch);  [2014] WLR (D)  233

‘Approach of court to applications for extensions of time under the Insolvency Rules 1986 in light of the reformulation of CPR r 3.9 and the test to be applied on an application for relief from sanctions.’

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2014

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Landowner wins appeal over time limits for village green application – Local Government Lawyer

‘A landowner has defeated an attempt to register as a village green land it owns that was previously the site of a military camp, after the applicant only fulfilled the registration requirements months after the relevant time limit.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th May 2014

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Lindum Construction Co Ltd and others v Office of Fair Trading – WLR Daily

Posted May 21st, 2014 in appeals, competition, law reports, penalties, restitution, time limits, tribunals by tracey

Lindum Construction Co Ltd and others v Office of Fair Trading: [2014] EWHC 1613 (Ch); [2014] WLR (D) 219

‘Where the statutory requirements for the imposition of a penalty under the Competition Act 1998 had been complied with, the statutory appeal process provided for by the Act was the exclusive route by which such penalty so imposed could be challenged. A party who failed to appeal against a penalty remained bound by it, irrespective of the outcome of any appeals brought by other parties against whom penalties had been imposed under the same decision.’

WLR Daily, 19th May 2014

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Jackson rules High Court erred in refusing more time – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 21st, 2014 in civil justice, disclosure, interpretation, news, time limits by tracey

‘Lord Justice Jackson, architect of the civil justice reforms, has overturned a High Court decision which wrongly interpreted his own changes to the system.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th May 2014

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Prison book ban may face legal challenge – BBC News

Posted May 7th, 2014 in news, prisons, rehabilitation, time limits by sally

‘A government policy that bans books being sent to prisoners in England and Wales may face a legal challenge.’

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BBC News, 7th May 2014

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Family justice reforms to benefit children – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 24th, 2014 in care orders, children, family courts, press releases, time limits by tracey

‘The largest family justice reforms for a generation will come into effect today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd April 2014

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Kaneria v Kaneria and others – WLR Daily

Posted April 24th, 2014 in civil procedure rules, law reports, time limits by tracey

Kaneria v Kaneria and others: [2014] EWHC 1165 (Ch); [2014] WLR (D) 177

‘An in-time application for extension of time was not to be treated as if it were an application for relief from sanctions, but was to be judged against the overriding objective rather than CPR r 3.9. When dealing with an in-time application, the court was not to give paramount status to the considerations of enforcing compliance with rules, Practice Directions and orders.’

WLR Daily, 15th April 2014

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