EVENT: The Ninth Annual Hart Judicial Review Conference

Posted September 30th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Hart Publishing is pleased to invite you to the ninth annual Hart Judicial Review Conference. The conference promises to be of extremely high quality, with an excellent chair and panel of speakers dedicated to analysing developments in Judicial Review in 2015.’

Date: 11th December 2015, 8.45am-5.00pm

Location: The Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London, W1G 9DT

Charge: DELEGATE FEE – £380 + £76 VAT*= £456, EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – 15% off bookings made by 23rd October
£323 + £65 VAT*= £388

More information can be found here.

Civil court fee increases a ‘serious own goal’ – City lawyers – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 30th, 2015 in civil justice, consultations, courts, dispute resolution, fees, news by sally

‘Further civil court fee increases could force international businesses to take their legal work outside the UK, City lawyers have warned.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th September 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Deport first, appeal later–the effects explained – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Deport first, appeal later is part of the current strategy to cut net migration. As set out in the Immigration Bill 2015-16, the rule has been extended to all immigration appeals and judicial reviews, including where a so-called family life is involved, apart from asylum claims.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 30th September 2015

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Jayden Parkinson: Police employee cleared of misconduct – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2015 in murder, news, ombudsmen, police, professional conduct by sally

‘A Thames Valley Police employee has “no case to answer” for misconduct over the investigation into the disappearance of Jayden Parkinson, watchdogs said.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Prison smoking ban begins in 2016 despite fears of unrest – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2015 in health & safety, news, prison officers, prisons, smoking, statistics by sally

‘A complete ban on smoking in prisons in England and Wales is to be phased in from January, despite warnings from prison governors that it risked making jails more unstable.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

A & M v Royal Mail Group – ATE Premiums and Success Fees Under CPR 21 – Zenith PI Blog

‘A and M, aged 12 and 4 respectively, brought claims in damages for personal injuries and consequential losses sustained in a road traffic accident on the 31st July 2013. Agreement was reached with the insurers for the Defendant for both general damages and special damages through the usual minor injury claim portal process. Naturally, that agreement was subject to the ultimate approval of the Court pursuant to Part 21 CPR. DJ Lumb at the County Court Sitting at Birmingham was able to provisionally approve awards of £2115 and £2065 respectively on 14th August 2015. In addition, the Defendant agreed to pay the fixed recoverable costs calculated in accordance with CPR Part 45. The case had progressed in the standard way up until this point.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 29th September 2015

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

Woman jailed for stabbing to death convicted paedophile – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2015 in child abuse, elderly, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for manslaughter, after stabbing a convicted paedophile to death.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk