Court of Appeal refuses injunction to enforce 12 month non-compete covenant – Blackstone Chambers

‘In Planon v Gilligan [2022] EWCA Civ 642 the Court of Appeal refused to grant an injunction to enforce a 12-month non-compete covenant that had only four months left to run by the time of the appellate hearing.’

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Blackstone's Chambers, 20th May 2022

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Planon v Gilligan: Court of Appeal considers interim enforcement of non-competes – Littleton Chambers

‘Lucy Bone discusses the CA’s judgment in Planon v. Gilligan, which considered the correct approach to enforceability of a non-compete covenant at an interim injunction, and how to apply the second and third limbs of American Cyanamid in such cases.’

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Littleton Chambers, 17th May 2022

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Alerter by Kathleen Donnelly and Thomas Evans – No Relief from Missed Cut-Off Date – Henderson Chambers

Posted May 18th, 2022 in chambers articles, delay, news, solicitors, time limits by sally

‘Claimants who missed the cut-off date for joining the VW NOx Emissions Group Litigation were refused relief from sanction in Baker & Ors v VWAG & Ors [2022] EWHC 810 (QB).’

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Henderson Chambers, 9th May 2022

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Victims waiting years for justice as system operates at “unacceptable levels”, watchdogs say – The Independent

Posted May 17th, 2022 in coronavirus, criminal justice, delay, news, reports, victims by tracey

‘Too many victims are waiting years for justice as the system operates at “unacceptable levels” following Covid restrictions, a report has found. A joint probe by the inspectorates for police, prosecutors, prisons and probation said the government had failed to fully mitigate risks it identified last year.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2022

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Sexual offence victims face longest-ever court waits – BBC News

‘Recent cases involving serious sexual offences have taken the longest time on record to go through Crown Courts in England and Wales, the BBC has found.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2022

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Trial of Extinction Rebellion co-founder delayed pending High Court judgment – The Independent

‘The criminal damage trial of the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion has been delayed pending a High Court judgment over the toppling of Edward Colston’s statue in Bristol.’

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The Independent, 19th April 2022

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Litigator’s claim against ex-firm struck out for unless order failure – Legal Futures

‘A civil litigator with experience of employment disputes has had an unfair dismissal claim against his former firm struck out for failing to comply with an unless order.’

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Legal Futures, 12th April 2022

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Case Comment: Bott & Co Solicitors v Ryanair DAC [2022] UKSC 8 – UKSC Blog

Posted April 5th, 2022 in airlines, compensation, delay, fees, news, solicitors, Supreme Court by sally

‘The case brought by Bott & Co Solicitors (“Bott”) against Ryanair DAC (“Ryanair”) concerns the extent of the solicitor’s equitable lien, a remedy that has been recognised by the courts for over two hundred years.’

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UKSC Blog, 1st April 2022

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Delaying new law ‘gives green light to rogue employers’, says TUC – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2022 in bills, delay, employment, news, trade unions by sally

‘Britain’s top union leader has written to the business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, to warn the government that dropping plans to legislate for tougher employment rights after mass sackings at P&O Ferries would “side with bad bosses”.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2022

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Changes needed so Windrush payout scheme is ‘efficient and effective’ – report – The Independent

Posted March 25th, 2022 in colonies, compensation, delay, government departments, immigration, news, statistics by tracey

‘The Windrush compensation scheme has “structural weaknesses” and needs reform so it can be “efficient and effective”, according to a report.’

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The Independent, 24th March 2022

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UK government preparing to override Northern Ireland on abortion services – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2022 in abortion, delay, government departments, immigration, news by tracey

‘The UK government is taking legal steps to override the Northern Ireland executive and directly instruct the nation’s health trusts to provide abortion services, saying it will “take the necessary powers” to directly commission services if urgent progress is not made.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2022

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MoJ finally responds to part 2 of whiplash consultation – five years on – Legal Futures

Posted March 23rd, 2022 in accidents, compensation, costs, delay, Ministry of Justice, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) today unexpectedly published its response to part 2 of the whiplash consultation which closed in January 2017, with no proposals for any immediate reform.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd March 2022

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Bott urges solicitors to put all defendants on notice of equitable lien – Legal Futures

Posted March 18th, 2022 in airlines, appeals, compensation, delay, fees, law firms, news, solicitors, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Litigators should now put defendants on notice at the start of any matter that they will enforce an equitable lien if necessary, the senior partner of Bott & Co has advised.’

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Legal Futures, 18th March 2022

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Ombudsman makes two severe maladministration findings against major social landlord over handling of temporary move for resident with vulnerabilities – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Housing Ombudsman has made two severe maladministration findings for L&Q’s failure to minimise the disruption of a temporary move for a resident with physical and mental health vulnerabilities.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th March 2022

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Breaking: Supreme Court backs solicitors over right to recover costs – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 16th, 2022 in airlines, appeals, compensation, costs, delay, law firms, news, solicitors, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Solicitors handling flight compensation claims had a right to their costs despite the airline trying to deal directly with their clients, the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th March 2022

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Claimants secure key High Court ruling on timeframe for reviewing Education, Health and Care plans – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 10th, 2022 in delay, local government, news, notification, special educational needs by tracey

‘The High Court has ruled in favour of three claimants in a dispute over whether there is a fixed timeframe in respect of steps in the amendment of an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan where a local authority accepts amendment is necessary, during the compulsory statutory annual review.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th March 2022

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MPs slate Ministry of Justice over Crown Court backlog and judges – Legal Futures

‘MPs today slated the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) “meagre ambition” to reduce the Crown Court case backlog and warned that efforts to recruit judges will ignore the need to improve diversity.’

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Legal Futures, 9th March 2022

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Covid: Half of Nightingale Courts to close within weeks – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2022 in coronavirus, courts, criminal justice, delay, news by sally

‘Almost half of the temporary Nightingale Courts set up at the start of the pandemic are to close, the Ministry of Justice has announced.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2022

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Disabled people ‘given 12 days’ to respond to human rights consultation – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Disability and human rights groups have called for a consultation on controversial human rights reforms to be extended, telling the lord chancellor that disabled people have been given less than a fortnight to respond. The Ministry of Justice has apologised for the long wait for a ‘fully accessible’ document.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 2nd March 2022

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Rape victims ‘systematically failed’ in England and Wales, report finds – The Guardian

‘Rape survivors who report their attackers are being systematically failed by the criminal justice system resulting in an average wait of nearly two years before a trial begins, a damning official report has found.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2022

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