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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Judge spikes PI claim from ‘disabled’ victim over fundamental dishonesty – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has thrown out a personal injury claim – without letting the case go to full quantum trial – after the litigant presented an ‘egregiously untrue picture’ of his disabilities.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th May 2019

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Judge rejects claims by parish that nuns conspired to provide district council with false information to secure planning permission – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has rejected claims made by a parish council that an international congregation of nuns conspired to provide false information to a district council in order to obtain planning permission for a former school site.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th May 2019

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Judge highlights “paradox” between solicitors’ honesty and integrity – Legal Futures

‘Acting without integrity involves “greater moral turpitude” on the part of a solicitor than dishonesty but a lesser sanction, a High Court judge has found, while appearing to question previous Court of Appeal authority on the issue.’

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Legal Futures, 27th March 2019

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Solicitors lose right to fees after ending retainer “peremptorily” – Litigation Futures

Posted March 27th, 2019 in costs, deceit, fees, news, solicitors by sally

‘Solicitors who terminated their retainer “peremptorily” without investigating the circumstances of evidence that might have thrown the case into doubt have lost their claim to £8,000 in fees.’

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Litigation Futures, 26th March 2019

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Paedophiles caught by vigilantes face tougher charges – Daily Telegraph

‘Paedophiles caught in undercover stings by vigilantes are to face tougher charges under new rules being introduced by prosecutors.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2019

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R (X) v General Medical Council General Medical Council v X – Blackstone Chambers

‘The Administrative Court has handed down judgment in the case of Dr X which raises important issues about the extent to which a regulator may have to modify its usual publication procedures for reporting disciplinary outcomes where the practitioner claims that publication would expose him or her to a real and immediate risk of death.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 11th March 2019

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Solicitor “told client” to pay fees into personal bank account – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who told a client to pay his firm’s fees into his personal bank account has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 15th March 2019

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‘Essay mills’ legislation is overdue, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 13th, 2019 in deceit, education, news, plagiarism, school children, statistics by sally

‘New legislation to combat so-called ‘essay mills’ is overdue, an expert in universities law has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th March 2019

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Woman spared jail for running over boyfriend after finding out he was convicted rapist with partner and children – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2019 in deceit, families, grievous bodily harm, news, rape, sexual offences, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A mother-of-one who ran her boyfriend over after finding out he was a convicted rapist with a long-term partner and family has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 17th January 2019

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Kingsley Burrell family call for inquiry after sacking of police officer – The Guardian

‘The family of Kingsley Burrell, who died in police custody in 2011, have renewed their calls for a public inquiry after one of the officers involved was sacked for lying about the events leading to the death, as well as failing in his duty of care.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2018

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Solicitor “led judge to believe” she was a barrister – Legal Futures

‘An experienced solicitor-advocate has been struck off for misleading a judge that she was a barrister and then misleading the solicitors on the other side who questioned her behaviour.’

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Legal Futures, 17th December 2018

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Solicitor who owed barristers £146,000 in fees is struck off – Legal Futures

Posted December 17th, 2018 in barristers, costs, debts, deceit, disciplinary procedures, fees, licensing, news, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor who admitted that he owed barristers over £146,000 in fees, and even took money from the estate of his dead mother, has been struck off.’

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Legal Futures, 13th December 2018

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Woman jailed for staging her own kidnap and harassing ex-boyfriend online – The Independent

‘A woman who orchestrated an online harassment campaign against her ex-boyfriend, before lying about being pregnant and even staging a fake kidnapping, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.’

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The Independent, 12th December 2018

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What the Divisional Court’s decision in SRA v Sovani James tells us about wellbeing for lawyers: some reasons for optimism- 4 New Square

‘This week the Administrative Court handed down judgment in three appeals by the Solicitors Regulation Authority: SRA v Sovani James, SRA v Esteddar MacGregor, SRA v Peter Naylor [2018] EWHC 3058 (Admin). Reactions to the judgment by lawyers have been critical, regarding it as a harsh decision which missed an opportunity to reflect developing attitudes to wellbeing in the workplace.’

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4 New Square, 16th November 2018

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Labour MP’s brother admits perverting course of justice – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2018 in dangerous driving, deceit, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

‘The brother of a Labour MP has admitted perverting the course of justice by lying to police about who was driving a speeding car.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2018

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SRA wins right to recover £800,000 costs from Blavo – Legal Futures

‘The Court of Appeal has allowed the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to try and recover the £800,000 it spent intervening in collapsed law firm Blavo & Co.’

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Legal Futures, 17th October 2018

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Police spies infiltrated UK leftwing groups for decades – The Guardian

‘Police deployed 24 undercover officers to infiltrate a small leftwing political party over a 37-year period, the Guardian can reveal. The police spies infiltrated the Socialist Workers party (SWP) almost continuously between 1970 and 2007, often with more than one undercover officer embedded within the party.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2018

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A “festival of mendacity”; telling the truth no more than a “lifestyle choice” – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 29th, 2018 in deceit, news, perjury, rent by sally

‘Judges go about saying people are lying in different ways, from the tip-toeing around the idea of deceit to the full-blooded blast. This judgment, and that from which it is an appeal, are towards the latter end of the spectrum.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th May 2018

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Undercover relationship woman wants officer prosecution – BBC News

‘An environmental campaigner who says she was tricked into a sexual relationship with an undercover police officer is mounting a legal challenge to have him prosecuted. The woman, known as Monica, will ask judges to overturn prosecutors’ decision not to charge the Metropolitan Police’s Jim Boyling.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2018

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