Appeal judges “penalising law firms for being efficient” – Litigation Futures

Posted February 18th, 2019 in news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal ruling last week in the Bott & Co flight delay litigation shows that judges are not giving solicitors credit for being more business-like and efficient, a leading commentator has argued.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th February 2019

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London firm cultivating groundbreaking cannabis law practice – Legal Futures

Posted February 18th, 2019 in news by sally

‘A London law firm is building what it says is the country’s first dedicated cannabis law practice as it looks to take the lead in a fast-growing market.’

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Legal Futures, 18th February 2019

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Will a new EU copyright law change the face of the internet? – Technology Law Update

Posted February 18th, 2019 in news by sally

‘The controversy around Europe’s new copyright directive has been high profile and intense. On one side are authors, musicians and writers, and those that publish and monetise their work. (It is not often that Sir Paul McCartney writes an open letter to MEPs on a piece of planned legislation.) On the other side of the argument is the free internet lobby, both large tech and individual internet users. Google has explained its perspective in similarly strong terms.’

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Technology Law Update, 15th February 2019

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Legal Aid Review: A Step In The Right Direction Or ‘A Drop In The Ocean’? – Rights Info

Posted February 18th, 2019 in news by sally

‘Last week the government published its long-awaited review into much criticised changes to our legal aid system. It is accompanied by a Legal Support Action Plan that the Law Society says represents a step towards fixing our ailing system, while others have expressed dismay at the uphill battle many still face to access justice.’

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Rights Info, 15th February 2019

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Parliamentary report set to savage ‘duplicitous’ Facebook – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2019 in news by sally

‘Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself and must be subject to sweeping new legislation, a parliamentary report will announce on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2019

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Electronic GPS tags to track thousands of criminals in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2019 in news by sally

‘Thousands of criminals in England and Wales will be tagged with GPS trackers to allow authorities to trace them 24 hours a day.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2019

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Ep. 66: Upholding Public Confidence – Owain Thomas QC – Law Pod UK

Posted February 18th, 2019 in news by sally

‘Taken from our recent seminar, ‘Erasure, Remediation and Rights of Appeal in Disciplinary Proceedings’, Owain Thomas QC gives a talk entitled – Upholding public confidence argument: is it undermining remediation?’

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Law Pod UK, 15th February 2019

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U Can’t Do This* – Nearly Legal

Posted February 18th, 2019 in news by sally

‘This was a directions hearing in a possession claim, supposedly brought by Ojo & Opaleye. The tenant, Ms M, was defending on the basis of failure to comply with deposit protection regulations.’

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Nearly Legal, 15th February 2019

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Male lawyers must confront others who sexually harass – QC – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2019 in news by sally

‘Men in the legal profession need to “call out” other men if they witness sexual harassment, according to the barrister Helena Kennedy QC, who has urged such behaviour to be made the subject of disciplinary action.’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2019

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Ella Kissi-Debrah ‘pollution’ death: New inquest plea lodged – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2019 in news by sally

‘The mother of a nine-year-old girl whose death may have been linked to air pollution has applied to the High Court for a new inquest.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2019

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Families threaten to boycott IRA Birmingham pub bombs inquest – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2019 in news by sally

‘Bereaved families and lawyers are threatening to boycott the long-awaited inquests into the 1974 IRA Birmingham pub bombings because of concern over missing documents, lack of legal funding and what the process can deliver.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2019

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The Court of Appeal Rolls out the DP Barrel – Panopticon

Posted February 18th, 2019 in news by sally

‘Sometimes a case comes along which, whether through range of issues or over-enthusiastic pleading, seems to touch on more or less every data protection provision going. To this end, at least for the DPA 1998, we give you the lengthy treatise of Sales LJ that is: Cooper v National Crime Agency [2019] EWCA Civ 16.’

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Panopticon, 18th February 2019

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Are banks guilty of faking signatures on British court papers? – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2019 in banking, documents, forgery, news, repossession by sally

‘Have some banks, or their legal representatives, been faking signatures on UK court documents used to repossess people’s homes and to recover other debts?’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2019

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CA rules £1m security order to admit late statement was wrong – Litigation Futures

Posted February 18th, 2019 in adjournment, costs, news, service, time limits, witnesses by sally

‘A High Court judge was wrong to order a defendant to make a £1m security for costs payment – almost the sum the claimant was seeking – to rely on a witness statement it had served late, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th February 2019

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Landmarks in law: when female lawyers were declared ‘people’ – The Guardian

‘Gwyneth Bebb was born in Oxford in 1889. She was the sixth woman to study law at Oxford University, reading jurisprudence at St Hugh’s College. She completed her studies in 1911 with first class marks, yet she didn’t formally graduate because women at the time couldn’t be awarded degrees.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2019

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Eloise Parry death: Diet pill dealer appealing against sentence – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2019 in appeals, food, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man found guilty of manslaughter for selling toxic slimming pills that killed a student is set to appeal against his sentence.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2019

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Poppi Worthington’s father received £25k in legal aid to fight inquest – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2019 in child abuse, inquests, judicial review, legal aid, news by sally

‘Poppi Worthington’s father received more than £25,000 in legal aid despite refusing to answer 252 questions at the inquest into her death, it has emerged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2019

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‘Fear led our mother to kill our father. It wasn’t murder’ – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2019 in domestic violence, married persons, murder, news by sally

‘A mother-of-two who killed her husband in a hammer attack will make legal history later this month when her conviction for murder is reviewed by the Court of Appeal.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2019

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Private probation firms in Wales and south west in administration – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2019 in contracting out, insolvency, news, probation by sally

‘Private firms which manage thousands of offenders in Wales and south west England have gone into administration.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2019

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The legal profession is rife with prejudice – I’ve seen it firsthand – The Guardian

‘An overhaul tackling sexism, racism and class discrimination would address the profession’s failure to reflect the society it represents.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2019

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