Ready or Not…: Ground 8 and Potential Public Law Defences – Hardwicke Chambers

“It’s a scene which will be familiar to many housing law practitioners: a tenant turns up to a possession hearing, seeks representation from the duty solicitor, seeks to argue that there are issues of disability discrimination and human rights issues which make it necessary for proceedings to be adjourned, detailed directions to be given and a lengthy wait before arguments on the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998 can be thrashed out in depth at a possession hearing.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 31st May 2012

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Drink driving case abandoned after magistrate ‘fell asleep’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2012 in adjournment, magistrates, news, professional conduct by sally

“A drink driving case was abandoned after a magistrate appeared to fall asleep while the defence solicitor was speaking.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

A civil litigator’s take on the criminal courts – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 13th, 2012 in adjournment, barristers, criminal procedure, news by sally

“In the course of our civil litigation practices, some of us venture from time-to-time into the criminal litigation world on behalf of existing clients who face criminal sanction for some alleged transgression. Very often this type of work is pushed over to a firm undertaking criminal law as a full time practice. Sometimes, however, clients additionally demand the personal attention of their solicitor to ensure some oversight as to what is happening.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 12th January 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

High court grants BT customer data delay – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2010 in adjournment, copyright, data protection, internet, news by sally

“BT has today been granted a stay of execution in its bid to challenge attempts of rights holders to obtain personal details about customers without convincing evidence of illicit file sharing.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge leaves court to calm down during case of ‘abandoned’ sick child – The Times

Posted December 8th, 2009 in adjournment, children, local government, medical treatment, news by sally

“A senior family judge took the extraordinary step of leaving court to calm down because he was so angered by two local authorities who ‘abandoned’ a sick boy to save money.”

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The Times, 8th December 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Regina v Clark – Times Law Reports

Posted October 30th, 2007 in adjournment, law reports by sally

Judge’s case management decision can be appealed

Regina v Clark

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A refusal by a trial judge to order an adjournment before trial, or indeed at any time before the start of the summing-up, was a case management decision which could constitute a terminating ruling against which a prosecutor could appeal.”

The Times, 29th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

R v Clark – WLR Daily

Posted October 11th, 2007 in adjournment, law reports by sally

R v Clark

“A case management decision refusing to order an adjournment before trial or indeed at any time before the start of the summing up could constitute a terminating ruling against which a prosecutor could appeal.”

WLR Daily, 10th October 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.