Government undertaking “intensive” review of clinical negligence compensation – Litigation Futures

Posted February 4th, 2021 in compensation, consultations, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The government is undertaking “intensive” work on reshaping the system of compensation for victims of clinical negligence, health minister Nadine Dorries revealed yesterday.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd February 2021


BBC fined £28,000 for recording part of hearing of legal challenge to grant by county council of planning permission for fracking – Local Government Lawyer

‘The BBC has been fined £28,000 after it made a video and audio recording of a half day’s hearing in the Planning Court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd February 2021


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted February 4th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2021


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 4th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Byrne & Ors v R. [2021] EWCA Crim 107 (03 February 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Alan Edwards & Co Solicitors v TWM Solicitors LLP [2021] EWHC 176 (Ch) (03 February 2021)

Business Mortgage Finance 4 Plc & Ors v Hussain & Ors [2021] EWHC 171 (Ch) (03 February 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Devonshires Solicitors LLP v Elbishlawi & Anor [2021] EWHC 173 (Comm) (03 February 2021)

National Bank Trust v Yurov & Ors [2021] EWHC 164 (Comm) (03 February 2021)

Gosden & Anor v Halliwell Landau (a firm) & Anor [2021] EWHC 159 (Comm) (02 February 2021)

Ferand Business Corporation & Ors v Maritime Investments Holdings Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 197 (Comm) (29 January 2021)

High Court (Family Division)

FC v MC [2021] EWHC 154 (Fam) (29 January 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Finch, R (On the Application Of) v Surrey County Council [2021] EWHC 170 (QB) (03 February 2021)


UK’s FGM safeguarding policies undermining welfare, study warns – The Guardian

‘Safeguarding policies introduced to protect women and girls against female genital mutilation (FGM) are instead eroding trust and alienating African diaspora communities, a study has found.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2021


New rules promise clarity on issue of interest in Part 36 offers – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 4th, 2021 in amendments, civil procedure rules, interest, news, part 36 offers by sally

‘Legislation to give litigators certainty about the issue of Part 36 offers and interest is to be introduced this spring, the government has announced. The rule change, effective from 6 April, is one of a raft of amendments to the civil procedure rules published yesterday as statutory instruments.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 2nd February 2021


Cardiff terrorist Omar Latif sues MoJ over licence changes – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2021 in news, parole, release on licence, terrorism by sally

‘A convicted terrorist who was jailed for his role in an al Qaida-inspired terrorist group is suing the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2021


Profession claims victory in fight against extended court hours – Legal Futures

Posted February 4th, 2021 in coronavirus, courts, criminal justice, delay, legal profession, news, working time by sally

‘The legal profession claimed victory last night in the fight against extended operating hours (EOH) in the criminal courts.’

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Legal Futures, 4th February 2021


A thousand young, black men removed from Met gang violence prediction database – The Guardian

‘One thousand young, black men have been removed from an allegedly discriminatory gangs database used by police in London, after a review found they posed no or little risk of committing violence, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2021