Even a Single Page Missing … – Zenith PI Blog

Posted November 16th, 2015 in case management, copyright, evidence, judgments, news by sally

‘A ruthless and salient reminder in procedure – make sure every page is in the bundle before the trial!’

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Zenith PI Blog, 13th November 2015

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

Leveson: civil courts could introduce online screening of cases – Litigation Futures

Posted November 16th, 2015 in case management, civil justice, dispute resolution, family courts, news by sally

‘Sir Brian Leveson, president of the Queen’s Bench Division, has argued that a “change in approach” is needed by the civil and family courts, including the introduction of a “screening process”.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th November 2015

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Tick-box police never go to court, says official report – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2015 in case management, courts, Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, reports, victims by sally

‘Official inspection is critical of the way police and prosecutors treat vulnerable victims and witnesses.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Domestic violence victims ‘put at risk’ by erratic handling of cases – The Guardian

‘Victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable witnesses are being put at risk by the erratic handling of sensitive cases by police and prosecutors, inspectors have said.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Radicalisation Cases in the Family Courts – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 9th, 2015 in care orders, case management, family courts, lists, news, terrorism, wardship by tracey

‘Guidance issued by Sir James Munby President of the Family Division on 8 October 2015.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 8th October 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Deport first, appeal later–the effects explained – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Deport first, appeal later is part of the current strategy to cut net migration. As set out in the Immigration Bill 2015-16, the rule has been extended to all immigration appeals and judicial reviews, including where a so-called family life is involved, apart from asylum claims.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 30th September 2015

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Where do the boundaries lie? MN (Adult) [2015] EWCA Civ 411 – No. 5 Chambers

‘Sir James Munby, President of the Court of Protection, provided clear guidance as to the nature of the Court of Protection’s jurisdiction, and the approach that should be adopted when a care provider is unwilling to provide, or to fund, the care sought.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 2nd September 2015

Source: www.no5.com

Costs budgeting rules to be lifted for child claims – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 7th, 2015 in budgets, case management, children, civil procedure rules, costs, news by tracey

‘Civil procedure rules are set to be changed to make cases relating to children exempt from costs management.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th August 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Court of Appeal agrees that Detained Fast Track appeals are inherently unfair – Free Movement

Posted July 30th, 2015 in appeals, asylum, case management, news by sally

‘In a judgment handed down this morning, the Court of Appeal has agreed with Nichol J’s earlier judgment in the High Court holding the Detained Fast Track appeal system to be inherently unfair. The new judgment is The Lord Chancellor v Detention Action [2015] EWCA Civ 840. The Home Office were an interested party.’

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Free Movement, 29th July 2015

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

High Court abandons cost budgeting for clinical negligence claims to clear backlog – Litigation Futures

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in budgets, case management, costs, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Costs budgeting will not be applied to High Court clinical negligence cases listed for costs hearings between October 2015 and January 2016 in an attempt to clear the backlog, it has emerged.’

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Litigation Futures, 2nd July 2015

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Regina (Detention Action) v First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and others – WLR Daily

Regina (Detention Action) v First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and others [2015] EWHC 1689 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 267

‘The fast track rule regime in the Schedule to the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Rules 2014 was ultra vires.’

WLR Daily, 12th June 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Stocker v Stocker [2015] EWHC 1634 (QB) – Zenith PI Blog

Posted June 26th, 2015 in budgets, case management, costs, news by sally

‘Whilst the recent case of STOCKER v STOCKER [2015] EWHC 1634 (QB) is a libel case, the guidance on cost budgeting is relevant to all civil proceedings. Mr Justice Warby, who adjudicated on costs budget in Mr Yeo MP’s libel claim (Yeo v Times Newspapers 2015 EWHC 209)) has given some further guidance of general interest on proportionality, costs of budgeting, experts, trial preparation and costs of the trial in Stocker v Stocker. By the way, he reduced the Defendant’s estimated costs by 40%, from £330,000 to £197,000, not a good outcome for Mrs Stocker and her legal team.’
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Zenith PI Blog, 26th June 2015

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

Dyson calls on judges to lead resistant lawyers to embrace post-Jackson “culture of reform” – Litigation Futures

Posted May 22nd, 2015 in case management, civil justice, news by sally

‘Judges need to lead the way in jolting lawyers out of their “comfort zones” so as to fully embrace the Jackson reforms, the Master of the Rolls has said, citing the lack of progress on disclosure and ‘hot-tubbing’ as examples where the new rules have not been embraced.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd May 2015

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Harbour Lecture by Lord Justice Dyson MR: Confronting Costs Management – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 15th, 2015 in budgets, case management, costs, speeches by tracey

‘Harbour Lecture by Lord Justice Dyson MR: Confronting Costs Management.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 14th May 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Harbour Lecture by Lord Justice Jackson: Confronting Costs Management – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 15th, 2015 in case management, costs, lectures by tracey

‘Harbour Lecture by Lord Justice Jackson: Confronting Costs Management.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 14th May 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Jackson: costs management is here to stay – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 14th, 2015 in budgets, case management, costs, news by tracey

‘The architect of controversial costs management reforms has returned to the subject to insist his changes will not be watered down.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th May 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Judge asks: Where are all the applications to vary budgets? – Litigation Futures

Posted May 12th, 2015 in budgets, case management, judges, news by tracey

‘A leading judge has expressed his “deep unease about the desert of applications” to vary costs budgets – with practitioners responding that they are positively avoiding doing so.’

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Litigation Futures, 12th May 2015

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Delays in Court of Protection ‘readily tolerated’ – Munby – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 11th, 2015 in case management, Court of Protection, delay, news by sally

‘The president of the Family Division has bemoaned what he called ‘systemic failures’ in Court of Protection procedures causing cases to take years to reach full hearing.’
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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th May 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Delay Too Often Defeats Justice – Speech by Master of the Rolls

Posted April 30th, 2015 in case management, costs, delay, magna carta, news, speeches by sally

Delay Too Often Defeats Justice (PDF)

Speech by Master of the Rolls

The Law Society, Magna Carta Event, 22nd April 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Late applications to amend come a cropper in High Court – Litigation Futures

Posted April 30th, 2015 in amendments, banking, case management, delay, evidence, litigants in person, news by sally

‘The High Court has condemned as “utterly inappropriate” a bid by one of the big banks to amend its defence and serve a new witness statement on a litigant in person on the eve of trial.’
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Litigation Futures, 29th April 2015

Source: www.litigationfutures.com