Judge wrong to ignore tactics of “unscrupulous” NIHL claimants – Litigation Futures

Posted May 21st, 2019 in appeals, contempt of court, costs, deceit, fraud, judges, news, noise, personal injuries by sally

‘A judge has been criticised by the Court of Appeal for failing to take into account tactics used by “unscrupulous claimants and lawyers”, particularly in noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) cases.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st May 2019

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Tommy Robinson sued by Syrian schoolboy he accused of assault – The Guardian

‘The Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked in a playground in Huddersfield is suing the far-right campaigner Tommy Robinson for accusing him of assaulting white schoolgirls.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2019

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Tommy Robinson: high court gives go-ahead for new contempt case – The Guardian

‘Two high court judges have said fresh proceedings can be brought against Tommy Robinson for alleged contempt of court over the filming of people involved in a criminal trial.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2019

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Woman who lied and exaggerated clinical negligence claim jailed – Litigation Futures

Posted April 9th, 2019 in compensation, contempt of court, negligence, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who lied about the extent of her injuries and disabilities following negligent surgery and sought more than £2.3m in compensation has been jailed for five months.’

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Litigation Futures, 9th April 2019

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Doctor “should have been jailed for contempt” like solicitor was – Litigation Futures

Posted March 22nd, 2019 in contempt of court, doctors, news, sentencing, solicitors, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A doctor who received a suspended sentence after running a “factory” producing 32 medical reports in a day should have been jailed like the solicitor he worked with, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st March 2019

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Tina Malone: Shameless star avoids jail after revealing James Bulger killer Jon Venables’ new identity – The Independent

‘Shameless star Tina Malone has avoided going to jail after she admitted to breaching an injunction that protected the identity of James Bulger killer Jon Venables by sharing a post on social media.’

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The Independent, 13th March 2019

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Tommy Robinson to face fresh contempt of court proceedings – The Guardian

‘The former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson is facing a fresh hearing over allegations that he committed contempt of court by allegedly filming people involved in a criminal trial and broadcasting footage on social media.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2019

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Is social media harming our criminal justice system? – Attorney General’s Office

‘Publication of the government’s response to its Call for Evidence on the impact of social media on the administration of justice.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 5th March 2019

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James Bulger: Father of murdered toddler in legal bid to reveal more details about killer’s new life – The Independent

‘The father and uncle of murdered toddler James Bulger have begun a legal battle for information about one of the killers, Jon Venables, to be made public.’

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The Independent, 26th February 2019

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Pair narrowly avoid jail after ‘sharing photos of James Bulger killer online’ – The Independent

‘Two people have narrowly avoided jail after sharing information online said to be about James Bulger killer Jon Venables.’

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The Independent, 31st January 2019

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Tina Malone summonsed over Bulger killer Venables ID case – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2019 in anonymity, contempt of court, identification, internet, murder, news by tracey

‘Actress Tina Malone is facing contempt of court proceedings over a social media post allegedly showing images of James Bulger killer Jon Venables.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman ordered not to contact son spared jail for going to parents’ evening – The Guardian

‘A woman under orders not to contact her son has been spared jail for accepting an invitation to attend a parents’ evening at his London school.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Fundamental dishonesty – you have been warned (hopefully) – Zenith PI

Posted December 4th, 2018 in contempt of court, costs, fraud, news, personal injuries, road traffic by tracey

‘I recently represented a claimant at trial in relation to a personal injury claim arising out of a road traffic accident. The defendant indicated an intention to pursue a finding of fundamental dishonesty. There were certain aspects of the evidence that might have led to such a finding, but such an outcome was far from certain.’

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Zenith PI, 30th November 2018

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Jail for PI lawyer who lied in witness statements – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor described by a High Court judge as a “thoroughly dishonest man” has been jailed and a medical expert who produced an “astonishing” 32 reports a day handed a suspended prison sentence for civil contempt of court.’

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Legal Futures, 10th October 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Lawyer bloggers invited to lift veil on family courts – Legal Futures

‘An effort to encourage lawyers to report on everyday proceedings in the family courts to compensate for lack of press interest is being piloted over the next nine months, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd October 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Court of Appeal: Judge wrong to jail unrepresented woman for contempt – Litigation Futures

Posted August 31st, 2018 in contempt of court, legal representation, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A judge was wrong to jail an unrepresented woman for contempt of court without giving her more time to find a lawyer, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th August 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

High Court gives whiplash contempt proceedings green light – Litigation Futures

Posted August 14th, 2018 in contempt of court, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A High Court judge has allowed a bus company’s application for committal proceedings to go ahead against two dishonest former claimants who said they had serious whiplash injuries from a minor traffic collision, when CCTV showed otherwise.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th August 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Tommy Robinson bailed after Court of Appeal win – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2018 in appeals, bail, contempt of court, news by sally

‘Far-right activist Tommy Robinson has been bailed after winning an appeal against a finding of contempt of court.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Tommy Robinson jail sentence appeal delayed by judges – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2018 in appeals, contempt of court, delay, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Judges have delayed their decision in an appeal by far-right activist Tommy Robinson against his conviction and jailing for contempt of court.’

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BBC news, 18th July 2018

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Tommy Robinson appeal – LIVE: EDL founder challenges 13-month prison sentence for contempt of court – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2018 in appeals, contempt of court, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal is to hear a challenge by former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson against his jail term for contempt of court.’

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The Independent, 18th July 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk