More than 40 drug driving convictions overturned in probe over ‘data manipulation’ at forensics lab – The Independent

‘More than 40 drug driving prosecutions have so far been quashed over the manipulation of data at a forensics laboratory charged with testing samples from across the UK.’

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The Independent, 6th December 2018

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‘Catfish’ rapist who blackmailed victims he met online is jailed for 15 years – Daily Telegraph

‘A “predatory sex offender” who was spared jail after blackmailing a girl he met online went on to rape a woman after his rehabilitation course was delayed due to “financial constraints,” a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2018

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Family lawyers told to draft court orders on the day – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 21st, 2018 in delay, drafting, family courts, news by tracey

‘Family lawyers will be expected to come to court with their laptops and draft orders on the day as part of a policy drafted to reduce delays caused by growing workloads and dwindling staff resources. The court orders policy came into force at London’s Central Family Court last week.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th November 2018

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North Midland Building v Cyden: apportioning risk for concurrent delay in the UAE – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘In North Midland Building Ltd v Cyden Homes, the Court of Appeal held that parties to a construction contract are free to apportion risk in the event of concurrent delay.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 7th November 2018

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Ryanair tops airline compensation appeal claims for year – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in airlines, appeals, compensation, delay, dispute resolution, news, statistics by sally

‘More Ryanair passengers have taken compensation claims for cancellations or delays to arbitration this year than any other airline, figures show.’

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BBC News, 2nd November 2018

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Inspectors warn of worsening conditions for mentally ill inmates – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2018 in delay, hospitals, mental health, news, prisons by sally

‘Mentally ill prisoners in the largest high-security jail in the UK face “totally unacceptable” delays in being transferred to a secure hospital, leading to a further deterioration in their conditions, inspectors have said.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2018

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Part 36 offer not a “trump card” to thwart court orders – Litigation Futures

‘A part 36 offer is not “some form of trump card” which overrides previous court orders, a High Court judge has made clear.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th October 2018

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Watchdog supports end to delay in gender recognition decisions – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2018 in consultations, delay, gender, medical treatment, news, transgender persons by sally

‘The “period of reflection” a person wishing to change gender must observe before obtaining a gender recognition certificate is unnecessary, according to the equality watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2018

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Judge who disparaged one party’s counsel “did not give appearance of bias” – Litigation Futures

‘A judge who was “snide” and disparaging to counsel for one of the parties before her did nonetheless not give the appearance of bias, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th October 2018

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‘Gross failure’ in Kayden Urmston-Bancroft death – BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2018 in children, delay, hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘There was “gross failure” in the care of a toddler who died while awaiting emergency surgery, a coroner has said. Serious and basic failings led to an “unacceptable delay” in Kayden Urmston-Bancroft’s operation on a diaphragmatic hernia, an inquest heard.’

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BBC News, 6th September 2018

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Trial of alleged Hatton Garden mastermind ‘Basil’ faces delay due to film about the robbery – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2018 in delay, media, news, robbery, trials by sally

‘The trial of an alleged mastermind of the Hatton Garden heist has been delayed until next year following a new blockbuster film release about the robbery.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2018

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Ombudsman finds against council after family left waiting for house adaptations for disabled son for three years – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 3rd, 2018 in children, delay, disabled persons, housing, local government, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘A severely disabled Doncaster boy’s family has had to wait three years for Doncaster Council to provide them with the special adaptations their home needs, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st August 2018

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Revealed: asylum seekers’ 20-year wait for Home Office ruling – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2018 in asylum, delay, news by sally

‘The Home Office has left some people waiting more than 20 years for decisions on their asylum claims, according to data obtained exclusively by the Guardian, in delays charities say are unacceptable and “utterly barbaric”.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2018

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Met police deny looser background checks put people in danger – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2018 in criminal records, delay, London, news, police, vetting by sally

‘The Metropolitan police have rejected claims that the force put children and vulnerable adults in danger by reportedly relaxing its vetting system for thousands of people.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2018

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High Court dismisses first test case in second wave of Mau Mau claims – Litigation Futures

Posted August 13th, 2018 in colonies, delay, Kenya, limitations, news, personal injuries, torture by sally

‘The High Court has dismissed the first test case brought as part of a second wave of Mau Mau group litigation, following the British government’s settlement of over 5,000 claims for £19.9m in 2013.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th August 2018

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Part 36: no presumption in favour of indemnity costs on late acceptance – Hailsham Chambers

Posted August 7th, 2018 in costs, delay, indemnities, news, part 36 offers, time limits by sally

‘Where a defendant accepts a claimant’s Part 36 offer after expiry of the 21 day period, many claimants (and legal commentators) have argued that the claimant should be entitled to recover indemnity costs from the expiry of the relevant period, just as they would if the case had gone to trial and the same result had been achieved. This argument has been particularly attractive to claimants where fixed costs apply, as an order for indemnity costs will allow the claimant to recover more than fixed costs. A number of County Court Judges and District Judges have accepted this argument in PI actions to which fixed costs apply.’

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Hailsham Chambers, 23rd July 2018

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Not NPPF2: A case about prior approval applications and appeals – No. 5 Chambers

Posted August 7th, 2018 in appeals, delay, news, planning, telecommunications by sally

‘As Parliament rises for the summer recess it leaves us with a revised Framework and a call for evidence on the appeals system. As a diversion from the commentary on the former, and of some relevance to the later, this note looks at a case on prior approval for PD.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 26th July 2018

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Does AYBS cue the introduction of a fast track approach for the Coroner? – Park Square Barristers

Posted August 7th, 2018 in burials and cremation, delay, inquests, Judaism, news by sally

‘Lorraine Harris looks at the recent case of Adath Yisroel Burial Society (AYBS) and its impact on how the Coroner should approach requests for the expedition of cases.’

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Park Square Barristers, 20th July 2018

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Costs blow for tardy defendant with ‘worse than hopeless’ case – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 6th, 2018 in costs, delay, hospitals, indemnities, negligence, news, part 36 offers, time limits by sally

‘Civil claimants despairing at Part 36 costs rules have a ray of hope following a court’s decision to swing the pendulum their way again. In Holmes v West London Mental Health NHS Trust the High Court ruled last week that a defendant party who waited 15 months to accept a Part 36 offer must pay indemnity costs covering the period of delay.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 3rd August 2018

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Judge orders indemnity costs against NHS trust for outrageous “bimbling” – Litigation Futures

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in costs, delay, hospitals, judgments, news by tracey

‘The High Court has hammered both sides in a medical negligence case involving a mentally ill woman for outrageous “bimbling”. His Honour Judge Gore QC, sitting as a High Court judge, said the word – which means to move at a leisurely pace – was used by one of his daughters.’

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Litigation Futures, 2nd August 2018

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