Court of Appeal issues reminder that funding arrangements need to comply with strict rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 28th, 2022 in appeals, assignment, champerty, damages, law firms, news, solicitors by tracey

‘The English and Welsh Court of Appeal has handed down a judgment which should act as a reminder for law firms that any innovative funding arrangements must comply with statutory rules or risk being declared void.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th March 2022

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Barrister sanctioned for “offensive” Muslim tweet wins appeal – Legal Futures

‘A Bar Standards Board (BSB) panel applied too low a threshold in sanctioning a barrister for a tweet about Muslims that it said would cause offence, a tribunal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 28th March 2022

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Greater Manchester: Bus firm appeals against public control ruling – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2022 in appeals, consultations, judicial review, local government, news, transport by tracey

‘A bus operator that lost a legal battle to stop Greater Manchester’s bus network returning to public control is appealing against the ruling.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2022

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Good Law Project fails to revive PPE claim after serving one day late – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Good Law Project (GLP) has lost a bid to revive a judicial review which was thrown out after the legal campaign group served a claim form one day late.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 24th March 2022

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Extinction Rebellion vicar protester has conviction quashed – BBC News

‘A vicar who took part in a peaceful Extinction Rebellion demonstration outside a Ministry of Defence site has had her conviction quashed.’

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BBC News, 24th March 2022

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Second conviction quashed on appeal in Iraq ‘bribery’ case – The Independent

Posted March 25th, 2022 in appeals, bribery, conspiracy, Iraq, news, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

‘A second man jailed for three and a half years over a multimillion-dollar bribery conspiracy to secure oil infrastructure contracts in Iraq has had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal.’

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The Independent, 24th March 2022

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Former boyfriend who kidnapped Angel Lynn has sentence increased – The Guardian

‘The former boyfriend of a woman who was left with catastrophic brain injuries when she fell out of a van he had bundled her into has had his prison sentence increased.’

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2022

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Two new cases where parents try to stop adoptions – Transparency Project

‘This post is about two recent judgments with a similar theme – attempts by birth parents to stop an adoption going through, on the legal basis of caselaw interpretation of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 that their circumstances had changed and that the original welfare decision and plan therefore need reconsidering. One, Re D, is a decision on leave to apply to revoke placement orders and the second, Re A and B, is a decision on opposing adoption orders. This means that the children in Re D are not yet living with prospective adopters, although the children in Re A and B are.’

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Transparency Project, 20th March 2022

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Bott urges solicitors to put all defendants on notice of equitable lien – Legal Futures

Posted March 18th, 2022 in airlines, appeals, compensation, delay, fees, law firms, news, solicitors, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Litigators should now put defendants on notice at the start of any matter that they will enforce an equitable lien if necessary, the senior partner of Bott & Co has advised.’

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Legal Futures, 18th March 2022

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Firm to take champerty case to Supreme Court – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 18th, 2022 in appeals, assignment, champerty, law firms, news, solicitors, Supreme Court by tracey

‘A London commercial firm will ask the Supreme Court to develop the common law of champerty after an appeal over the assignment of its now-deceased client’s claim was dismissed.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 17th March 2022

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BT asks Court of Appeal to amend second-ever CPO – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 16th, 2022 in appeals, class actions, compensation, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Telecoms giant BT today asked the Court of Appeal to amend the second collective proceedings order (CPO) granted in the UK in order to make it an ‘opt-in’ claim.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th March 2022

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Breaking: Supreme Court backs solicitors over right to recover costs – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 16th, 2022 in airlines, appeals, compensation, costs, delay, law firms, news, solicitors, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Solicitors handling flight compensation claims had a right to their costs despite the airline trying to deal directly with their clients, the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th March 2022

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Mother of murdered toddler Star Hobson has sentence increased – The Guardian

‘The mother of Star Hobson has had her prison sentence for her role in the toddler’s death increased by four years.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2022

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Court upholds ruling that Northern Ireland Protocol is lawful – The Independent

Posted March 15th, 2022 in appeals, brexit, international trade, news, Northern Ireland by tracey

‘The Northern Ireland Protocol is lawful, the Court of Appeal in Belfast has upheld. DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said the legal challenge will now go to the Supreme Court.’

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The Independent, 14th March 2022

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Julian Assange denied permission to appeal against extradition – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2022 in appeals, computer crime, extradition, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has refused to allow Julian Assange his latest appeal against extradition to the US.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2022

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Star Hobson’s mother Frankie Smith to have sentence for toddler’s death reviewed – The Independent

‘The mother of Star Hobson could have her eight-year jail term for causing or allowing the toddler’s death increased by Court of Appeal judges.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2022

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Mayor of Greater Manchester defeats High Court challenge over bus franchising and impact of pandemic – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 14th, 2022 in appeals, contracting out, coronavirus, local government, news, transport by tracey

‘Two bus operators have lost a High Court challenge to the decision by Andy Burnham, elected mayor of Greater Manchester, to proceed with bus franchising.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th March 2022

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CA upholds ban on solicitor taking assignment of client’s action – Legal Futures

Posted March 14th, 2022 in appeals, assignment, champerty, law firms, news, solicitors by tracey

‘The public policy behind the ban on a solicitor taking an assignment of their client’s cause of action prior to judgment holds good in the era of damages-based agreements (DBAs), the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal futures, 14th March 2022

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Court of Appeal declines to ‘develop’ common law of champerty – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 14th, 2022 in appeals, assignment, champerty, law firms, news, solicitors by tracey

‘A London law firm has lost an appeal over the assignment of a now-deceased client’s claim to his solicitors, with the Court of Appeal confirming that “a solicitor acting for a client in legal proceedings may not validly take an assignment of the client’s cause of action prior to judgment.” ’

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Law Society's Gazette, 14th March 2022

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Capacity to litigate – Family Law

Posted March 11th, 2022 in appeals, Court of Protection, judges, mental health, news by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has considered the question of whether it is fair and appropriate for a Court of Protection Judge to visit the person who lacks mental capacity and about whom the Judge is being asked to make a best interest decision.’

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Family Law, 10th March 2022

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk