Jackson LJ on costs in all judicial reviews: Aarhus rules to apply – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 1st, 2017 in budgets, costs, judicial review, news by sally

‘Jackson LJ is still toiling away at costs issues some 8 years after his main report. The original report changed the whole way in which the civil courts go about working how much, if anything, is due from one side to another at the end of a case – budgets being one key element. The main part of this new report concerns extending fixed costs further.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st July 2017

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Litigation trends: Can London retain its litigation crown? – New Law Journal

Posted August 1st, 2017 in costs, disclosure, electronic filing, legal services, London, news by sally

‘The impact of Brexit, the outcome of the latest Jackson costs review and taming the “monster” of e-disclosure are of critical importance if the UK is to retain its standing as the dominant legal centre.’

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New Law Journal, 28th July 2017

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Judge attempts to calm lawyers’ anger over extended court hours – Legal Futures

Posted August 1st, 2017 in courts, news, pilot schemes, working time by sally

‘The resident judge at Blackfriars Crown Court, one of the six courts due to take part in a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) pilot on extended court hours, has attempted to calm lawyers’ anger over the move.’

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Legal Futures, 1st August 2017

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The dawn of a new era in extradition law? – New Law Journal

Posted August 1st, 2017 in EC law, extradition, news, warrants by sally

‘George Hepburne Scott discusses the death of s 2 arguments & the ‘transient state’ of European Arrest Warrants.’

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New Law Journal, 27th July 2017

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Law Pod UK Episode 6: The European Withdrawal Bill, and its likely impact on environmental standards – 1COR

Posted August 1st, 2017 in bills, EC law, environmental protection, news, podcasts, referendums by sally

‘David Hart talks to Rosalind English about the likely impact of the European Withdrawal Bill, and in particular the concerns about the knock on effects it might have on existing environmental standards after BREXIT.’

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Law Pod UK, 26th July 2017

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No 10 says free movement ends when UK leaves EU – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2017 in EC law, freedom of movement, news by sally

‘Suggestions that freedom of movement will continue after the UK leaves the EU are wrong, Downing Street has said.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2017

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Immigration lawyer who misled court suspended indefinitely – Legal Futures

Posted August 1st, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, immigration, news, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor who misled the court over the ‘student’ status of a client has been suspended indefinitely by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 1st August 2017

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Arkadiusz Jozwik death: Teen found guilty of manslaughter – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2017 in homicide, news, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage boy has been found guilty of killing a man with a “superman punch”.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2017

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Ready for robot lawyers? How students can prepare for the future of law – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2017 in artificial intelligence, legal education, legal profession, news by sally

‘From algorithms and artificial intelligence to smart contracts, technology will transform the legal profession. Here’s what it could mean for law students.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2017

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FCA keeps payday loan cap after review – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 1st, 2017 in fees, financial regulation, interest, loans, news by sally

‘The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to maintain a cap set on the interest and fees charged on high-cost short-term loans after a review concluded it had benefited consumers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st July 2017

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NHS victims face spending all their damages on lawyers – new report – Daily Telegraph

‘Victims of NHS blunders face spending all their compensation on lawyers fees, following a proposed Government shake-down of legal costs, experts have warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2017

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Jackson lays out plan for fixed costs with warning that it’s not his job to protect profession – Legal Futures

Posted August 1st, 2017 in civil procedure rules, costs, costs capping orders, news by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson has today put forward his vision for extending fixed recoverable costs (FRC), but warned that it was not his job to protect the junior Bar or any other part of the profession in doing so.’

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Legal Futures, 31st July 2017

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WhatsApp and YouTube terror video man found guilty – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2017 in internet, news, terrorism by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of sharing terrorist propaganda via WhatsApp and YouTube.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2017

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Grenfell fire inquiry may have to suspend work if CPS brings charges – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2017 in corporate manslaughter, fire, health & safety, inquiries, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The judge-led inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire is in danger of having to suspend operations entirely for a lengthy period if prosecutors authorise corporate manslaughter charges.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2017

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Arresting beggars a ‘last resort’ as prosecutions fall 40 per cent – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 1st, 2017 in news, prosecutions, statistics, vagrancy by sally

‘Arresting beggars has become a “last resort”, the police say, as new figures show that prosecutions have fallen by 40 per cent in two years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2017

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Two men jailed in UK for horsemeat conspiracy – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2017 in conspiracy, food, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for their roles in a conspiracy to pass off 30 tonnes of horsemeat as beef – a plot “motivated by greed” that was one part of the wide-ranging horsemeat scandal that came to light in 2013.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2017

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