Family courts need radical change of culture, says lord chief justice – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2012 in case management, family courts, news, reports by sally

“Family courts need a radical change of culture to combat ‘unacceptably long delays’ caused by a system struggling to cope with an influx of care cases following the Baby Peter tragedy and planned cuts to legal aid, the lord chief justice has said.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Inquisitorial judges at heart of family reform proposals – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 31st, 2012 in bills, case management, family courts, news by sally

“Greater case management by judges is at the heart of the judiciary’s proposals for the modernisation of family justice, published today.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 31st July 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Family Justice Modernisation Programme – Update – Family Law Bar Association

Posted April 12th, 2012 in case management, family courts, news by sally

“Mr Justice Ryder has published his fourth update on the progress of the Family Justice Modernisation Programme.”

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Family Law Bar Association, 11th April 2012

Source: www.flba.co.uk

Guidance : Care Monitoring System Guidance for Practitioners – Family Law Bar Association

Posted April 10th, 2012 in case management, children, family courts, news, pilot schemes by sally

Guidance : Care Monitoring System Guidance for Practitioners

Family Law Bar Association, 5th April 2012

Source: wwww.flba.co.uk

Docketing: Completing case management’s unfinished revolution – Ninth Lecture in Implementation Programme – Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of The Rolls

Posted February 13th, 2012 in case management, speeches by sally

Docketing: Completing case management’s unfinished revolution – Ninth Lecture in Implementation Programme (PDF)

Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of The Rolls

Solicitors’ Costs Conference, 9th February 2012

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Family judges must take bigger role to curb court battlegrounds – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 1st, 2011 in case management, children, family courts, judges, legal aid, news, speeches by sally

“Judges should take a more active role in family cases to stop them becoming ‘battlegrounds’ for warring parents who use children as ‘ammunition’, one of the country’s most senior judges said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Costs Management Orders – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted November 30th, 2011 in case management, costs, news by sally

“Whether you have been preparing diligently for months or have just stumbled upon it recently, most of you should now have had the pleasure of acquainting yourself with CPR Practice Direction 51G – the Cost Management Pilot Scheme in the TCC and Mercantile Courts.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 25th November 2011

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Controlling The Costs of Disclosure – Seventh Lecture in the implementation programme – Speech by Lord Justice Jackson

Controlling The Costs of Disclosure – Seventh Lecture in the implementation programme (PDF)

Speech by Lord Justice Jackson

The LexisNexis Conference on Avoiding and Resolving Construction Disputes, 24th November 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Reading between the Lies – what are we to do with fraudulent claims? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted November 23rd, 2011 in case management, claims management, compensation, fraud, legal aid, news by sally

“On the 9th of September, the Government declared its intent to tackle the ‘compensation culture’. This phrase, hitherto unknown prior to the removal of legal aid, now appears to typify an apparent endemic problem which is at the centre of the legal political agenda. The debate on the ‘compensation culture’ is now the focus of lobbying by insurers, claimant and defendant firms, unions and human rights organisations who wish either to validate or undermine the concept. Characterised as representing either the ills of society or the self interested protests of the few it has thus far proved impervious to eradication.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 17th November 2011

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Economists say Jackson reforms will cost £70m a year – Law Society’s Gazette

“Jackson reforms will cost the taxpayer more than £70m a year in employers’ liability cases, according a report prepared by economists.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd November 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Achieving A Culture Change In Case Management – Fifth Lecture in the Implementation Programme – Speech by Lord Justice Jackson

Posted November 23rd, 2011 in case management, civil procedure rules, speeches by sally

Achieving A Culture Change In Case Management (PDF)

Speech by Lord Justice Jackson

Fifth Lecture in the Implementation Programme, 22nd November 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Lawyers must embrace case management reforms, says Jackson – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 23rd, 2011 in case management, civil procedure rules, news by sally

“Lord Justice Jackson has stressed that lawyers need to embrace his proposed reforms of case management if the necessary ‘culture change’ he envisages is to be realised.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd November 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Murder cases given just one prosecutor as CPS pressured to cut costs – The Guardian

“Barristers and victim support groups have expressed concerns that in some murder trials, including forthcoming cases involving multiple defendants, the Crown Prosecution Service is instructing a single counsel for the prosecution.”

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The Guardian, 13th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Kenneth Clarke and Lord Judge: a plain-speaking verdict on life after cuts – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2010 in budgets, case management, dispute resolution, judiciary, news, time limits by sally

“Lord chancellor and lord chief justice share a talent for bluntness, but who is the most realistic about how the deficit will affect the legal system?”

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The Guardian, 28th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v B (F); Same v P (A); Same v C (J) – WLR Daily

Posted August 2nd, 2010 in case management, criminal procedure, indictments, law reports by sally

Regina v B (F); Same v P (A); Same v C (J) [2010] EWCA Crim 1857; [2010] WLR (D) 21

“A judge sitting in the Crown Court had no power to quash an indictment simply because he did not believe that the proceedings were appropriately brought or were not in the public interest when compared with his assessment of the needs of other cases and that had not changed as a result of the introduction of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2010.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2010

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.

CPS case preparation ‘neglected’, chief inspector’s report finds – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 21st, 2010 in case management, Crown Prosecution Service, news, reports by sally

“‘Initiative overload’ has caused case preparation at the Crown Prosecution Service to be ‘neglected to an unacceptable degree’, according to the annual report from the organisation’s chief inspector.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Solicitors hand back £1.5m to miners under voluntary scheme – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 11th, 2009 in case management, compensation, fees, industrial injuries, miners, news, solicitors by sally

“Solicitors have handed back more than £1.5m to injured former miners under a new voluntary repayment scheme after wrongly deducting fees from miners’ government compensation awards – and this figure could rise further as the project rolls on, the Gazette can reveal.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th September 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Regina v I (C) and others – WLR Daily

Posted August 27th, 2009 in case management, judiciary, law reports, recusal by sally

Regina v I (C) and others; [2009] WLR (D) 286

“A judge who had conducted the case management of a long or complex case, whether or not as a preparatory hearing, had to conduct the trial in that case unless there were sufficiently compelling cause to depart from that rule.”

WLR Daily, 26th August 2009

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.

Management of cases from the Organised Crime Division of the Crown Prosecution Service – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted December 19th, 2008 in case management, Crown Prosecution Service, press releases by sally

A Protocol issued by the senior presiding  judge.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 18th December 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

CPS ‘must focus on getting the basics right’ – The Bar Council

Posted May 23rd, 2008 in case management, Crown Prosecution Service, press releases by sally

“The Bar Council has responded to the findings of a report which shows that poor case management by the CPS is having a direct impact on court proceedings.”

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The Bar Council, 22nd May 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk