CA offers pointers on when costs should be awarded in small claims court – Litigation Futures

Posted April 19th, 2017 in appeals, civil procedure rules, costs, judges, news, small claims by tracey

‘The “unreasonable conduct” test for ordering costs in the small claims court is similar to that for wasted costs, the Court of Appeal has ruled, but said it would not want litigants to be “too easily deterred” by the risk of an adverse costs award.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th April 2017


New fast-track immigration appeal rules proposed – Ministry of Justice

‘A new fast-track system to speed up immigration and asylum appeals for those in detention has been drawn up.’

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Ministry of Justice, 18th April 2017


Tribunal lays out Clyde & Co’s “glaring” failures – Legal Futures

‘The failures which led to a record fine for Clyde & Co were “particularly glaring” as it was “a large and, previously, reputable firm”, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has declared in approving the sanction.’

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Legal Futures, 19th April 2017


Fast-track immigrations proposals ‘put speed before justice’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 19th, 2017 in appeals, asylum, deportation, detention, immigration, Law Society, news, tribunals by tracey

‘Accelerating appeals for detained asylum seekers risks putting speed before justice, the Law Society has warned, after justice secretary Liz Truss unveiled a new system she says will save taxpayers an estimated £2.7m.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th April 2017


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 19th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

McCann v The State Hospitals Board for Scotland (Scotland) [2017] UKSC 31 (11 April 2017)

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority v EnergySolutions EU Ltd (now called ATK Energy EU Ltd) [2017] UKSC 34 (11 April 2017)

Revenue and Customs v The Investment Trust Companies [2017] UKSC 29 (11 April 2017)

Lowick Rose LLP v Swynson Ltd & Anor [2017] UKSC 32 (11 April 2017)

Times Newspapers Ltd & Ors v Flood & Ors [2017] UKSC 33 (11 April 2017)

SXH v The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) [2017] UKSC 30 (11 April 2017)

High Court (Family Division)

Case K (No 2), Re Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 [2017] EWHC 783 (Fam) (12 April 2017)

Cases Y, Z, AA, AB & AC, Re Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 [2017] EWHC 784 (Fam) (12 April 2017)

Benmusa (No 2), Re [2017] EWHC 785 (Fam) (12 April 2017)

Chai v Peng & Ors [2017] EWHC 792 (Fam) (06 April 2017)

Al-Jeffery v Al-Jeffery (Vulnerable adult; British citizen) (No.3) [2017] EWHC 774 (Fam) (05 April 2017)

C (A Child), Re (No 2) (Application for Public Interest Immunity) [2017] EWHC 692 (Fam) (31 March 2017)

B v B (Fertility Treatment: Paperwork Error) [2017] EWHC 599 (Fam) (23 March 2017)

High Court (Patents Court)

Varian Medical Systems International AG v Elekta Ltd & Anor [2017] EWHC 712 (Pat) (06 April 2017)

Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd & Anor [2017] EWHC 711 (Pat) (05 April 2017)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Pinisetty v Manikonda & Anor [2017] EWHC 838 (QB) (13 April 2017)

RE & Ors v Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWHC 824 (QB) (12 April 2017)

Tradition Financial Services Ltd v Gamberoni & Ors [2017] EWHC 768 (QB) (12 April 2017)

Kirchanov & Ors v District Prosecutor’s Office, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria & Ors [2017] EWHC QB 827 (12 April 2017)

Shaw v Leigh Day (a firm) [2017] EWHC 825 (QB) (11 April 2017)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Leeds Beckett University v Travelers Insurance Company Ltd [2017] EWHC 558 (TCC) (11 April 2017)

Goodlife Foods Ltd v Hall Fire Protection Ltd [2017] EWHC 767 (TCC) (07 April 2017)


Disguised Compliance – Or Undisguised Nonsense? – Family Law Week

Posted April 19th, 2017 in families, legal language, news, social services by tracey

‘Paul Hart, barrister of 15 Winckley Square, discusses a term (and its appropriateness) which has become ubiquitous in social work statements in recent years.’

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Family Law Week, 10th April 2017


City watchdogs could ban ‘irresponsible’ car loans in new investigation – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 19th, 2017 in banking, consumer credit, financial regulation, loans, news by tracey

‘”Irresponsible” car loans will be probed by the City watchdog amid suggestion that drivers could soon be made to pass mortgage-style affordability tests before leasing new motors.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th April 2017


Football child abuse suspects put at 250 – BBC News

Posted April 19th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences, sport, victims by tracey

‘More than 250 potential suspects and 560 victims have now been identified by officers investigating child sex abuse within football in the UK, police say.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2017


£40,000 worth of drugs discovered at ‘unsafe’ Lancashire prison – The Guardian

‘More than 80 prisoners in fear of their safety have sought sanctuary in a special unit in a Lancashire jail inspectors say is the most violent they have visited in recent times.’

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The Guardian, 19th April 2017


Cressida Dick: Met chief will ‘bear down’ on violent crime – BBC News

Posted April 19th, 2017 in crime, London, news, police, statistics, violence, weapons by tracey

‘The new commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has promised to “bear down” on large rises in violent crime in London.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2017


More than 800 women sue NHS and manufacturers over vaginal mesh implants – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2017 in health, news, women by tracey

‘More than 800 women are suing the NHS and the manufacturers of vaginal mesh implants after suffering serious complications.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2017


Driver who threatened Jeremy Vine jailed as police say it should serve as a ‘warning’ to road rage drivers – Daily Telegraph

‘A driver who threatened BBC presenter Jeremy Vine has been jailed as police say it should serve as a “warning” to road rage drivers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th April 2017