Court battle over burial of Richard III adjourned – BBC News

‘The legal battle over where the remains of Richard III should be buried has been adjourned at the High Court. A judicial review will decide whether the procedure that led to his bones being excavated in Leicester and the decision to reinter them at the city’s cathedral, was conducted correctly.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2013


European court adjourns prisoner voting case – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2013 in adjournment, EC law, elections, human rights, news, prisons by tracey

“Human rights judges have adjourned until September consideration of more than
2,300 legal cases against the UK over prisoner voting rights.”

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BBC News, 26th March 2013


Wolkowicz and others v Polish Judicial Authority and another – WLR Daily

Posted February 1st, 2013 in adjournment, appeals, EC law, extradition, law reports, mental health by tracey

Wolkowicz and others v Polish Judicial Authority and another: [2013] EWHC 102 (Admin);  [2013] WLR (D)  36

“Although section 25 of the Extradition Act 2003 should be interpreted, wherever possible, to achieve the results sought by article 23(4) of Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant, it nevertheless gave express power to discharge and was not limited to a temporary postponement save in exceptional cases.”

WLR Daily, 30th January 2013


O’Cathail v Transport for London – WLR Daily

Posted January 31st, 2013 in adjournment, appeals, civil justice, employment tribunals, law reports by sally

O’Cathail v Transport for London [2013] EWCA Civ 21; [2013] WLR (D) 31

“An employment tribunal’s decision to refuse a claimant’s application to adjourn a hearing could not be set aside by the Employment Appeal Tribunal unless the tribunal had erred in law.”

WLR Daily, 29th January 2013


Swan Housing Association Ltd v Gill – WLR Daily

Swan Housing Association Ltd v Gill: [2012] EWHC 3129 (QB);   [2012] WLR (D)  325

“A tenant facing anti-social behaviour injunction proceedings was not prevented from applying to register his possessory title with the land registry by virtue of paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 6 to the Land Registration Act 2002.”

WLR Daily, 7th November 2012



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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