Supreme Court: losing party to adjudication has six years to challenge that decision in the courts – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 19th, 2015 in contracts, dispute resolution, limitations, news by tracey

‘A party seeking repayment of sums paid following an adjudication award against it has six years from the date of payment to do so, the UK’s highest court has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th June 2015

Source: www.out-law.com

Court of Appeal dismissed local resident’s objections to the Shell redevelopment – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 19th, 2015 in appeals, bias, news, planning by tracey

‘The UK Court of Appeal has dismissed a legal challenge against the redevelopment of the 1950s 27-storey Shell Tower in London made by a local resident, George Turner.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th June 2015

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UK courts are bound by UK rulings, not Strasbourg decisions, says Admin Court – Leanne Woods – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 19th, 2015 in compensation, human rights, miscarriage of justice, news by tracey

‘R (Victor Nealon) v Secretary of State for Justice : R (Sam Hallam) v Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWHC 1565 (Admin), 8 June 2015. As Michael Gove contemplates the future of the Human Rights Act 1998, the High Court has considered how far the presumption of innocence in Article 6(2) ECHR spreads into decisions on payment of compensation for a miscarriage of justice. In doing so, Burnett LJ also managed to find some less than complimentary sentiments about the Strasbourg court’s decision-making.’

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UK HUamn Rights Blog, 19th June 2015

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Consultation on proposed amendments to allocation guideline – Sentencing Council

Posted June 19th, 2015 in Crown Court, magistrates, press releases, trials by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation on proposed amendments to the allocation guideline.’

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Sentencing Council, 19th June 2015

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Consumer Prepayments on Retailer Insolvency – Law Commission

Posted June 19th, 2015 in consultations, consumer protection, insolvency, news by tracey

‘In a consultation paper published on 18 June 2015, the Law Commission considers whether prepaying consumers should be better protected in the event of company insolvency, either through improved voluntary mechanisms or required by law.’

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Law Commission, 18th June 2015

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

Woman sentenced for pretending to be a barrister – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 19th, 2015 in forgery, impersonating a barrister, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former Guildford Borough Councillor has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to forging her qualifications and claiming to be a qualified barrister.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th June 2015

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Guidance Notes for Chancery Masters following Changes to Practice Direction 2B – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted June 19th, 2015 in civil justice, injunctions, judiciary, news by tracey

‘Guidance Notes for Chancery Masters following Changes to Practice Direction 2B.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 16th June 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Surge in ‘DIY’ justice sparks guidelines for lawyers – The Bar Council

Posted June 19th, 2015 in legal profession, litigants in person, press releases by tracey

‘A surge in the number of people representing themselves in court has prompted legal organisations to draft guidelines for lawyers who come up against people who find themselves in court without legal representation.’

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The Bar Council, 18th June 2015

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Relief from Sanctions in the Family Courts – Family Law Week

Posted June 19th, 2015 in children, civil procedure rules, costs, delay, news, penalties by tracey

‘Chris Barnes, 4 Paper Buildings, and Jane Wells and James Billingham, Harney and Wells Solicitors, consider the lessons of H (Children) in which they acted for the appellant father.’

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Family Law Week, 14th June 2015

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Child Abduction and Inchoate Rights – Family Law week

Posted June 19th, 2015 in child abduction, law reports, parental responsibility, treaties by tracey

‘Marie Crawford, barrister of Becket Chambers, considers one of the most significant developments in relation to child abduction cases in the last thirty years.’

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Family Law Week, 11th June 2015

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Defendants should be allowed to waive their right to trial by jury – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2015 in appeals, criminal justice, juries, news, trials by tracey

‘The UK criminal justice system needs to do more with less. Sir Brian Leveson’s recommendations would introduce some sensible flexibility to it.’

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The Guardian, 18th June 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government ordered to publish redacted fracking report in full – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2015 in energy, environmental protection, freedom of information, news, reports by tracey

‘A heavily-redacted government report on the impacts of fracking on house prices, businesses and services in rural areas must be published in full, the UK’s information commissioner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 18th June 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Shoppers ‘duped’ by millions of fake online reviews – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 19th, 2015 in advertising, consumer protection, inquiries, internet, news by tracey

‘Shoppers who use the internet to research hotels, books, electronics and other purchases are being misled by millions of “fake” reviews orchestrated by companies to trick potential customers, the consumer watchdog warns today as it begins an inquiry.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Welsh government job advert breached language policy – BBC News

Posted June 19th, 2015 in advertising, government departments, news, Wales, Welsh language by tracey

‘An advert by the Welsh government to recruit the new children’s commissioner breached its own Welsh language policy, an investigation has found.’

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BBC News, 19th June 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk