Labour comes out strongly against judicial review reform – Litigation Futures

Posted September 8th, 2020 in judicial review, ministers' powers and duties, news, political parties by sally

‘Government plans to reform judicial review come from the “same authoritarian playbook” as anti-democratic measures taken by the Hungarian and Polish governments, Labour’s legal spokesmen have argued.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th September 2020


Manchester Arena Inquiry: Hearings begin into terror attack – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2020 in explosives, inquiries, news, suicide, terrorism by sally

‘Several people raised suspicions about the Manchester Arena suicide bomber in the minutes before he killed 22 people.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2020


EP 124: The Salisbury Poisonings: scope of the Coroner’s investigation – Matt Hill – Law Pod UK

Posted September 8th, 2020 in coroners, inquests, news, podcasts, poisoning, Russia by sally

‘Matt Hill of 1 Crown Office Row discusses with Rosalind English the inquest into Dawn Sturgess, the innocent victim of the attempted assassination of a Russian agent. He considers the different approaches of the coronial and criminal jurisdictions where someone has died in suspicious circumstances.’

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Law Pod UK, 7th September 2020


Helen McCourt’s mother ordered to pay killer £40,000 legal fees – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2020 in bereavement, bills, burials and cremation, costs, murder, news, parole by sally

‘A murdered woman’s mother has been told to pay her daughter’s killer £40,000 in legal fees.’

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BBC News, 7th September 2020


Errors at West Suffolk hospital contributed to woman’s death – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2020 in hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Hospital errors contributed to the death of a woman five weeks after bowel surgery, an inquest into her death has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2020


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 8th, 2020 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Chancery Division)

Blue Co International LLP, Re [2020] EWHC 2385 (Ch) (07 September 2020)

High Court (Commercial Court)

K Line PTE Ltd v Priminds Shipping (HK) Co, Ltd [2020] EWHC 2373 (Comm) (07 September 2020)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Hinson v Hare Realizations Ltd (2) [2020] EWHC 2386 (QB) (07 September 2020)

Rix v Paramount Shopfitting Company Ltd [2020] EWHC 2398 (QB) (07 September 2020)


“Extremely drunk” senior partner touched and kissed paralegal – Legal Futures

‘The “extremely drunk” senior partner of a London law firm has been fined £10,000 for touching a paralegal on the bottom and kissing her on the neck while sitting next to her in a bar.’

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Legal Futures, 8th September 2020


Transitioning back to chambers – Counsel

Posted September 8th, 2020 in barristers, barristers' clerks, coronavirus, mental health, news, pupillage by sally

‘As chambers begin to repopulate amid continuing uncertainties, wellbeing policies are more important now than ever. Dr Anna Colton and Lucy Burrows explain how to spot signs of anxiety and protect members, pupils and staff.’

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Counsel, September 2020