Unreasonable Behaviour – Costs on the Small Claims Track – Dammermann v Lanyon Bowdler LLP [2017] EWCA Civ 269 – Zenith PI Blog

Posted May 18th, 2017 in appeals, costs, news, personal injuries, small claims by tracey

‘In 2002, Mr. Dammermann entered into a mortgage with a bank. He defaulted on that mortgage and LPA receivers were appointed. The receivers appointed Lanyon Bowdler to conduct the sale of the property. On sale of the property Lanyon rendered a bill to the receivers that was paid and became part of the secured liability. Mr. Dammermann issued proceedings contesting the legal fees charged.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 17th May 2017

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Stage 1 Costs Do Not Need To Be Repaid – JC and A Solicitors v Iqbal (1) EUI (2) [2017] EWCA Civ 355 – Zenith PI Blog

Posted May 18th, 2017 in appeals, costs, insurance, news, personal injuries, repayment by tracey

‘This case concerned the issue of whether or not claimants (or their solicitors) should be obliged to repay Stage 1 costs of £400 + VAT (under the “old” Portal rules) in claims which did not then proceed to Stage 2.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 16th May 2017

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Lord Chief Justice emphasises vital role of law schools in face of education reforms – Legal Futures

Posted May 18th, 2017 in judges, legal education, news, speeches, universities by tracey

‘The Lord Chief Justice has signalled concerns about the impending reform to educating law students, saying that a “very broadly based legal education” and law schools “as the centres of excellence” must not be diluted.’

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Legal Futures, 18th May 2017

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Claimant delight as court rejects repayment of £400 fixed costs – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 18th, 2017 in appeals, costs, insurance, news, personal injuries, repayment by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that solicitors should be able to claim protocol costs for claims which did not go beyond the first stage.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th May 2017

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Landlord Fergus Wilson facing legal action – BBC News

‘The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has applied for an injunction against Fergus Wilson.’

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BBC News, 17th May 2017

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Nestlé foiled by Cadbury as it loses bid to trademark KitKat bar – The Independent

Posted May 18th, 2017 in appeals, food, intellectual property, news, trade marks by tracey

‘KitKat-maker Nestlé has been foiled again, after a UK Court of Appeal ruled that the consumer goods giant cannot trademark the shape of its popular four-fingered chocolate bar.’

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The Independent, 17th may 2017

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Finance and Divorce Update, May 2017 – Family Law Week

Posted May 18th, 2017 in adoption, appeals, bills, civil partnerships, divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Frances Bailey, Principal Associate and Naomi Shelton, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP, analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during April 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 12th may 2017

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Ex-mayor of Tower Hamlets challenges election court ruling – The Guardian

Posted May 18th, 2017 in corruption, disqualification, elections, local government, London, news by tracey

‘The former mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman has launched a legal challenge to a court ruling that bans him from standing for election.’

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The Guardian, 17th May 2017

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Actress Elizabeth Hurley awarded phone-hacking damages – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2017 in damages, interception, media, news, privacy, telecommunications by tracey

‘Elizabeth Hurley has received “substantial” damages and an apology from Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) over phone-hacking.’

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BBC News, 17th May 2017

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Inquiry launched into targeting of UK voters through social media – The Guardian

Posted May 18th, 2017 in advertising, elections, inquiries, internet, news, political parties by tracey

‘The information commissioner has launched an investigation into the way UK political parties target voters through social media with a warning that if they send political messages to people based on their individual data, they could be breaking the law.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2017

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BT faces new fine over Openreach delays – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 18th, 2017 in delay, fines, internet, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘BT faces another fine for service failures in its Openreach business, after customers for high speed ethernet lines suffered delays of more than six months.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2017

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Man arrested over PC Yvonne Fletcher shooting released – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2017 in conspiracy, murder, news, police, prosecutions by tracey

‘A man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder PC Yvonne Fletcher three decades ago has been released without charge.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2017

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Divorce should be separate from money battles, says top judge – The Guardian

Posted May 18th, 2017 in divorce, financial provision, judges, news by tracey

‘The process of obtaining a divorce should be completely separated from a couple’s disputes over money, according to the most senior family judge in England and Wales. Referring to the government’s “lamentable history of procrastination” in reforming divorce laws, Sir James Munby called for the streamlining of new online divorce procedures.’

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The Guardian, 17th May 2017

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Inmate who slit throat of prisoner who attacked Soham killer jailed for life – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2017 in attempts, murder, news, prisons, sentencing by tracey

‘A prisoner who slit the throat of a fellow inmate who had himself attempted to murder Soham child killer Ian Huntley has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 17th May 2017

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