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

The Public Law Outline: Guide to Case Management in Public Law Proceedings – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted March 27th, 2008 in case management, children, family courts, practice directions by sally

“The Public Law Outline: Guide to Case Management in Public Law Proceedings.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 26th March 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Reducing delay in child care proceedings – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 13th, 2008 in case management, delay, family courts, press releases by sally

“New guidance for the family courts aimed at reducing unnecessary delay in the care proceedings system was published by the Ministry of Justice today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 13th February 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

The Public Law Outline – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted February 13th, 2008 in case management, practice directions by sally

The Public Law Outline: Guide to Case Management in Public Law Proceedings (PDF)

Judiciary of England and Wales, 13th February 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

How many law lords does it take to decide a case? – The Times

Posted February 12th, 2008 in appeals, case management, judiciary, special report by sally

“How many law lords does it take to decide a case? Normally, the answer is five. But last week and this, nine members of the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords are hearing two important cases. When the new Supreme Court opens its doors in October 2009, seven or nine justices should hear every case.”

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The Times, 12th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Aikens flags up Box Clever case as trial run for litigation reforms – Legal Week

Posted January 31st, 2008 in case management, Commercial Court, news by sally

“Senior commercial judge Mr Justice Aikens has earmarked the ongoing Box Clever dispute as a ‘guinea pig’ case, in which he will test the post-BCCI working party recommendations to streamline large-scale commercial litigation.”

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Legal Week, 31st January 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

Courts taking a firmer hand to stop weak cases dragging on – The Times

“Judges are increasingly willing to step in to stop another expensive disaster such as BCCI or Equitable Life.”

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The Times, 2nd August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk