The court will not be used as “weapon of war”, judge warns family in costs row – Litigation Futures

Posted December 7th, 2016 in costs, delay, jurisdiction, news, shareholders, unfairly prejudicial conduct by tracey

‘The modern court will not allow itself to be used as a “weapon of senseless war”, a judge has warned a family locked in a bitter costs dispute.’

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Litigation Futures, 6th December 2016


Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: Building the Best Court Forum for Commercial Dispute Resolution – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 7th, 2016 in courts, dispute resolution, speeches, Wales by tracey

‘Speech given at the Wales Commercial Law Association, Cardiff, 21 October 2016.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 5th December 2016


Lecture by Sir Terence Etherton, MR: LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards lecture 2016 – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘It is a real pleasure to have been asked to give this year’s LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards lecture. My subject is Access to Justice. I am not interested in it as a slogan. I am interested in it because access to justice lies at the heart of any society that aspires to call itself just, civilised, and committed to democracy and the rule of law.’

Full speech

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 7th December 2016


Finance and Divorce Update, December 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Sue Brookes, Senior Associate for Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during November 2016.’

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Family Law Week, 3rd December 2016


New Act –

Posted December 7th, 2016 in investigatory powers, legislation by tracey

Investigatory Powers Act 2016


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted December 7th, 2016 in legislation by tracey

The Code of Practice (English Language Requirements for Public Sector Workers) Regulations 2016

The Street Works (Qualifications of Operatives and Supervisors) (England) Regulations 2016

The Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 (Continuation) Order 2016

The Trade Union Act 2016 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2016

The Detergents (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Finance Act 2016, Section 179 (Appointed Days) Regulations 2016

The Plant Health (Forestry) (Amendment) (England and Scotland) Order 2016


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 7th, 2016 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Golds, R v [2016] UKSC 61 (30 November 2016)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Harris v Microfusion 2003-2 LLP & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 1212 (06 December 2016)

T (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1210 (06 December 2016)

Leeds City Council v Broadley [2016] EWCA Civ 1213 (06 December 2016)

Worrall v Antoniadou [2016] EWCA Civ 1219 (06 December 2016)

Devon County Council v Kirk [2016] EWCA Civ 1221 (05 December 2016)

Darroch & Anor v Football Association Premier League Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 1220 (02 December 2016)

Wade & Anor v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 1214 (01 December 2016)

Secretary of State for Communities And Local Government & Anor v Engbers [2016] EWCA Civ 1183 (30 November 2016)

James-Bowen & Ors v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (Rev 1) [2016] EWCA Civ 1217 (30 November 2016)

Birmingham City Council v SS & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 1211 (30 November 2016)

British American Tobacco UK Ltd & Ors v The Secretary of State for Health [2016] EWCA Civ 1182 (30 November 2016)

Hospira UK Ltd v Genentech, Inc. [2016] EWCA Civ 1185 (30 November 2016)

Lemos v Lemos & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 1181 (30 November 2016)

Sahin v Havard & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 1202 (30 November 2016)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Brandford & Ors, R v [2016] EWCA Crim 1794 (02 December 2016)

High Court (Administrative Court)

McDonnell v HM Assistant Coroner for West London [2016] EWHC 3078 (Admin) (06 December 2016)

Holder v Gedling Borough Council [2016] EWHC 3095 (Admin) (02 December 2016)

Eatherley v London Borough of Camden & Anor [2016] EWHC 3108 (Admin) (02 December 2016)

Borough of Telford and Wrekin v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2016] EWHC 3073 (Admin) (01 December 2016)

High Court (Chancery Division)

NVidia Corporation & Ors v Hardware Labs Performance Systems Inc [2016] EWHC 3135 (Ch) (06 December 2016)

Gloucester Place Music Ltd v Le Bon & Ors [2016] EWHC 3091 (Ch) (02 December 2016)

NGPOD Global Ltd v Aspirate N Go Ltd [2016] EWHC 3105 (Ch) (02 December 2016)

Property Renaissance Ltd (t/a Titanic Spa) v Stanley Dock Hotel Ltd (t/a Titanic Hotel Liverpool) & Ors [2016] EWHC 3103 (Ch) (02 December 2016)

Fehily & Anor v Atkinson & Anor [2016] EWHC 3069 (Ch) (01 December 2016)

General Motors UK Ltd v The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd [2016] EWHC 2960 (Ch) (30 November 2016)

Wickersham v Revenue And Customs [2016] EWHC 2956 (Ch) (30 November 2016)

High Court (Commercial Court)

MUR Joint Ventures BV v Compagnie Monegasque De Banque [2016] EWHC 3107 (Comm) (02 December 2016)

Bank of Baroda, GCC Operations & Ors v Nawany Marine Shipping FZE & Ors [2016] EWHC 3089 (Comm) (01 December 2016)

High Court (Family Division)

PF v CF [2016] EWHC 3117 (Fam) (02 December 2016)

W (Adoption: Contact), Re [2016] EWHC 3118 (Fam) (02 December 2016)

N (A Child), Re [2016] EWHC 3085 (Fam) (1 December 2016)

R v E [2016] EWHC 3113 (Fam) (28 November 2016)

Hashimi v Hashimi [2016] EWHC 3112 (Fam) (25 November 2016)


Liz Truss calls for rapid completion of probation privatisation review – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2016 in contracting out, news, probation by tracey

‘The justice secretary, Liz Truss, has ordered the rapid completion of an official review into the failing performance of the government’s privatisation of the probation service.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2016


West Yorkshire police and agencies ‘failed to protect’ groomed girl – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, rape, sexual grooming, social services by tracey

‘Police and social services in West Yorkshire were guilty of “a serious systematic failure” to safeguard a vulnerable girl who was groomed and raped by at least 13 men, an investigation has found. A serious case review by the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board found insufficient steps were taken to protect the girl from exploitation.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2016


Charities fined over ‘wealth screening’ data breaches – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2016 in charities, data protection, fines, news by tracey

‘Two charities have been fined over data protection breaches after secretly screening donors so they could be targeted for more money.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2016


Court orders farmer, 83, to pay £30,000 over Britain’s ‘most dangerous herd of cows’ that killed one rambler in spate of attacks – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2016 in agriculture, animals, health & safety, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘An 83-year-old farmer who kept Britain’s “most dangerous” herd of cows ignored official warnings to control them before they attacked and killed a retired professor.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2016


New protection for victims of ‘stranger stalking’ – Home Office

Posted December 7th, 2016 in injunctions, press releases, stalking by tracey

‘The Home Secretary has announced her intention to introduce new stalking protection orders which will help protect victims at the earliest possible stage.’

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Home Office, 7th December 2016


Amber Rudd announces tough new measures against dangerous stalkers – The Independent

Posted December 7th, 2016 in injunctions, news, stalking by tracey

‘Home Secretary Amber Rudd has unveiled new “stalking protection orders” in a bid to clamp down on perpetrators who obsessively follow and torment their victims.’

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The Independent, 7th December 2016


Marine’s conviction for killing Afghan insurgent could be quashed – The Guardian

‘A former Royal Marine serving a life sentence for murdering a wounded Afghan insurgent faces the “real possibility” of having his conviction quashed following the presentation of new evidence, an independent review has found.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2016


Paedophile wanted by FBI jailed for assaulting girl in English park – Daily Telegraph

‘A “dangerous sexual deviant” wanted by the FBI has been jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage girl in a Lancashire park.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2016


Pfizer fined record £84.2m for overcharging NHS – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2016 in competition, fines, medicines, news by tracey

‘Drugs giant Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2m by the UK’s competition watchdog for overcharging the NHS for an anti-epilepsy drug.’

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BBC News, 7th December 2016


Lib Dems fined £20,000 for undeclared election spending – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2016 in elections, expenses, fines, news, political parties by tracey

‘The Liberal Democrats have been hit with a maximum £20,000 fine by the Electoral Commission for failing to declare hundreds of items of campaign spending at the general election.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2016