EVENT: The Inner Temple – The Social Context of the Law Lecture Series: Lecture 1

Posted February 17th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Two leading experts give their differing views on the constitutional foundations of what we understand Europe to be, including a philosophical and historical perspective. An analysis of human rights from the eighteenth century to present day, identifying rights which have evolved from the English law and which are recognised in the human rights law we see today.

The RT Hon Sir Konrad Shiemann
Former Judge of the European Court of Justice

Professor Sir Roger Scruton FBA FRSL
English philosopher and broadcaster

Moderated by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, leading international human rights and war crimes barrister and former Gresham Professor of Law.’

Date: 20th February 2017, 5.45pm

Location: Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple

Charge: Free to members; Non-members £10 per ticket

More information can be found here.

Appeal judges quash football stadium permission over failure to give reasons – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 17th, 2017 in local government, news, planning, reasons by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has quashed a council’s grant of planning permission for a new football stadium over the failure of its planning committee to give reasons for its decision.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th February 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Katherine Apps on New Data Protection Case from Court of Appeal – Littleton Chambers

Posted February 17th, 2017 in data protection, disclosure, employment, employment tribunals, news by sally

‘Following the case of Durant v Financial Services Authority [2004] FSR 573 it became common for an employer to resist providing disclosure to an employee who makes a subject access request under the Data Protection Act 1998 wholly or mainly in order to obtain material which would assist in pursuing litigation.’

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Littleton Chambers, 16th February 2017

Source: www.littletonchambers.com

Newsletter, Winter 2017 – Falcon Chambers

Posted February 17th, 2017 in costs, land registration, leases, mortgages, news, restrictive covenants by sally

Articles include:
Restrictive Covenants and Building Schemes Just Like Buses p.7
Land Registration and the Service of Notices: mind the gap p.10
Forks & Spades; Leases & Licences; Possession & Occupation p.14
Recovering Costs in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) p. 16

Newsletter (PDF)

Falcon Chambers, Winter 2017

Source: www.falcon-chambers.com

Hyperandrogenism – Podcast – Littleton Chambers

Posted February 17th, 2017 in gender, news, sport by sally

‘Ahead of the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s upcoming review of its suspension of the IAAF’s regulations on hyperandrogenism, Lydia Banerjee and Grahame Anderson discuss the key issues and dilemmas facing sport and sports lawyers.’


Littleton Chambers, 10th February 2017

Source: www.littletonchambers.com

Strict Interpretation by Court of Appeal of Condition Precedent in Favour of Insured by Court of Appeal – Park Square Barristers

Posted February 17th, 2017 in contracts, insurance, interpretation, news by sally

‘As with many insurance policies, the Respondent’s policy with the Appellant insurance company contained a condition precedent requiring the insured to notify its insurer “as soon as possible after the occurrence of any event likely to give rise to a claim”. The Appellant withdrew indemnity to the Respondent in respect of a claim, contending that such condition precedent had not been met.’

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Park Square Barristers, 23rd January 2017

Source: www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

Government rebuffs latest calls for no-fault divorce – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 17th, 2017 in divorce, news, parliament by sally

‘Widespread calls to reform divorce laws appear to be falling on deaf ears after the government confirmed it has no current plans to change existing legislation.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th February 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Approaching Deposit Orders After H v Ishmail – Littleton Chambers

Posted February 17th, 2017 in deposits, employment tribunals, news by sally

‘Deposit orders can be a useful tool for respondents facing unmeritorious claims. This is particularly true for discrimination or whistleblowing claims, which are notoriously difficult to get struck out. A separate deposit order can be made in respect of each allegation in a claim, not just each claim, and this can be useful where the claims make wide-ranging allegations over a long period.’

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Littleton Chambers, 19th January 2017

Source: www.littletonchambers.com

Expert Evidence, Adjournment and Proving Loss: A Practical View from the Bar – Littleton Chambers

Posted February 17th, 2017 in adjournment, case management, expert witnesses, news by sally

‘There has recently been a run of cases in which courts have at case and costs management conferences (CCMC) refused permission to a party seeking to call an expert. Such refusals may be made on grounds of relevance, proportionality or because the evidence that is sought to be adduced is, on analysis, not expert evidence at all, as held by the judge in Darby Properties Ltd and another v Lloyds Bank plc [2016] EWHC 2494 (Ch).’

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Littleton Chambers, 11th January 2017

Source: www.littletonchambers.com

Brexit & currency flip-flops in court – New Law Journal

Posted February 17th, 2017 in brexit, costs, EC law, news, referendums by sally

‘Francis Kendall considers the impact of the falling pound on costs awards to European litigants.’

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New Law Journal, 16th February 2017

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

EVENT: The Bar Council – Practical Ethics in Family Law Seminar

Posted February 17th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Bar Council’s Ethics Committee and the Family Law Bar Association will be holding an evening training seminar focused on Ethics in Family Law.

The main topics of the seminar include:

Bar Standards Board Handbook: a refresher
Working with the Regulator
How to apply an ethical framework to practical dilemmas in family cases

Confirmed speakers include:
Rachel Langdale QC, 7BR
Deepak Nagpal, 1 King’s Bench Walk

The seminar will by chaired by Ian Bugg,1 Garden Court, Secretary of the Family Law Bar Association.’

Date: 8th March 2017, 5.30-7.15pm

Location: 7 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4BS

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

EVENT: UCL – The Intrinsic Wrong of Privatisation

Posted February 17th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘What is wrong (if anything) with privatisation? Professor Cordelli argues that both instrumental and non-instrumental arguments (i.e. the motivational, commodification and intrinsically-public goods arguments) proposed by political philosophers against privatisation fail to explain what is ultimately objectionable with this phenomenon. The (intrinsic) wrong of privatisation, Professor Cordelli then suggests, consists in the creation of an institutional arrangement that denies those who are subject to it equal freedom.’

Date: 14th March 2017, 4.00-6.00pm

Location: Council Room, UCL School of Public Policy, 29-30 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

Budget does not replace detailed assessment, says another regional costs judge – Litigation Futures

Posted February 17th, 2017 in budgets, costs, news by sally

‘A second regional costs judge has ruled that an approved budget does not hinder a detailed assessment, but also called on the higher courts or the rule committee to give a definitive view.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th February 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

The OCENSA Pipeline Group Litigation: costs in group litigation – Henderson Chambers

Posted February 17th, 2017 in costs, indemnities, news by sally

‘On 21 December 2016, Mr Justice Stuart-Smith gave judgment in relation to the costs issues arising out of the OCENSA Pipeline Group Limitation (Arroyo v Equion Energia Limited [2016] EWHC 3348 (TCC)). This judgment followed the very lengthy judgment ([2016] EWHC 1699 (TCC)) given on 27 July 2016, in which he dismissed, on the facts and on the law, 4 Lead Claims.’

Full story (PDF)

Henderson Chambers, 20th January 2017

Source: www.hendersonchambers.co.uk

Ransomware fast becoming the top cyber risk facing organisations, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 17th, 2017 in computer crime, internet, news by sally

‘Ransomware is fast becoming the biggest cyber risk facing organisations, who often feel pressured to pay criminals to give them back control over the data they have encrypted or deleted.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th February 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Insurance surgery: liability & multi-party accidents abroad – New Law Journal

Posted February 17th, 2017 in accidents, conflict of laws, EC law, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has provided welcome clarity on determining which laws should apply in cross-border cases, says Kelvin Farmaner.’

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New Law Journal, 16th February 2017

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

‘Devastated and destroyed’: McKenzie friend victims speak out on TV – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 17th, 2017 in McKenzie friends, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

‘McKenzie friend whom the Gazette has been investigating since the end of last year has been featured on a BBC current affairs programme on which his former clients spoke of feeling ‘devastated, destroyed and distraught’ by his actions.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th February 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Graham John Wheeler: Referendums That Time Forgot – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted February 17th, 2017 in bills, constitutional history, legal history, news, referendums by sally

‘It is well known that the first national referendum in the UK was the 1975 poll on EEC membership. It is also quite well known that A.V. Dicey called for the introduction of the referendum into British politics from the 1880s onwards as a means of defeating Irish home rule. This episode was the subject of an exchange between Dominic Chambers QC and Lord Sumption in the Article 50 case.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 17th February 2017

Source: www.ukconstitutionallaw.org

EVENT: Queen Mary – Childbirth and the Court of Protection

Posted February 17th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This seminar will take a critical look at forced caesarean decisions in the Court of Protection including:

What is the appropriate threshold for capacity to make childbirth decisions? How does the court’s assessment of capacity in childbirth compare to capacity to make other reproductive decisions?
What evidence does the court use to assess a woman’s best interests in childbirth? Are there more sources of evidence on which the court could draw?
How can the court be better informed of the woman’s preferences?
What role does safety of the foetus play in decision-making?
What is the procedure for bringing these cases to court? Can it be improved?’

Date: 8th March 2017, 5.00-7.00pm

Location: 39 Essex Chambers, 81 Chancery Lane, London WC2 1DD

Charge: Free, booking required

More information can be found here.

EVENT: The Constitution Unit – Brexit at Westminster: can Parliament play a meaningful role?

Posted February 17th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Brexit presents Parliament with daunting challenges, politically and procedurally. Every Select Committee has an interest, and over 40 committee inquiries have been launched. A new Brexit Committee of twice the normal size was established in October. Its Chair, Hilary Benn, will talk about the challenges it faces; Baroness Kishwer Falkner will explain the work of the Lords EU Committee and its sub-Committees; and Commons legal adviser Arnold Ridout will talk about the Brexit work of the other Select Committees in the Commons.

Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Chair of Commons Brexit Committee

Baroness Kishwer Falkner, Chair of the House of Lords European Union Sub-Committee on Financial Affairs

Arnold Ridout, Clerk of European Legislation, House of Commons

Professor Meg Russell, Director of the Constitution Unit, will Chair the seminar’

Date: 13th March 2017, 12.30-2.00pm

Location: Chadwick Building, Room B05, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.