Jane Collins defamation case: UKIP delayed case – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2018 in defamation, delay, news, political parties by sally

‘UKIP “deliberately delayed” settlement of a libel case for “political advantage” ahead of the 2015 general election, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2018

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Woman abandons rape case in despair at legal process – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2018 in criminal justice, delay, news, victims by sally

‘A woman who endured five years of delays due to Crown Prosecution Service and Metropolitan police errors in pursuing a rape case is abandoning the legal process in despair.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

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Collapsed trial woman says she gave birth ‘alone’ in prison – BBC News

‘A woman held in custody for more than 13 months before her trial collapsed has told the BBC she hopes someone will be punished for the failures which led to her giving birth in prison.’

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BBC News, 31st January 2018

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Ofcom accuses Three of holding up spectrum auction after failed legal bid – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2017 in appeals, delay, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Mobile network Three was accused of holding up plans to bolster Britain’s mobile phone airwaves today after it sought an appeal following an unsuccessful legal challenge against Ofcom.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2017

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Rise of LiPs “key challenge for family lawyers and courts system” – Legal Futures

‘The rise in the number of litigants-in-person in the family courts since the 2013 legal aid reforms has topped a poll of the causes of discontent among family law practitioners for the fifth year running.’

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Legal Futures, 15th December 2017

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Scotland Yard carrying out ‘urgent assessment’ after rape trial collapses – The Guardian

Posted December 15th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, delay, disclosure, evidence, news, police, rape by tracey

‘Scotland Yard is carrying out an “urgent assessment” after a rape prosecution collapsed due to the late disclosure of evidence that undermined the case.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2017

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Competition watchdog delays initial verdict on 21st Century Fox’s Sky deal – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2017 in competition, delay, media, news by sally

‘The UK competition watchdog has delayed by a month its provisional decision on 21st Century Fox’s £11.7bn proposed deal to take full control of Sky in order to allow sufficient time to consider the thousands of submissions it has received.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2017

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Number of asylum seekers waiting longer than target time rises 27% despite drop in applications – The Independent

Posted December 1st, 2017 in asylum, delay, news by tracey

‘The number of asylum seekers who wait longer than the six-month decision target has increased by more than a quarter in the past year, despite asylum applications having fallen by 21 per cent in the same period, figures show.’

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The Independent, 30th November 2017

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Ex-wife of cheating travel boss demands share of his earnings on top of £10m payout – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 30th, 2017 in appeals, delay, divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘The ex-wife of a travel boss who had multiple affairs is demanding a share of his future earnings on top of a £10m divorce payout, the court of appeal has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2017

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High Court tells parties: Don’t abuse our tougher approach – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 29th, 2017 in budgets, delay, news by sally

‘The High Court has sent a message through a new judgment that litigants should not seek advantage from judges’ hardline stance on costs budgeting.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th November 2017

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Leading judge warns litigants not to start playing games over “minor procedural glitches” – Litigation Futures

Posted November 29th, 2017 in budgets, civil procedure rules, costs, delay, news, sanctions by sally

‘The incoming deputy head of civil justice has warned parties not to abuse the courts’ tougher approach to rule compliance.’

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Litigation Futures, 28th November 2017

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Armin Cuyvers: Two Legal Tools to Avoid Hard Brexit: Delayed Exit and Decreasing Membership under Article 50 TEU – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted November 28th, 2017 in constitutional reform, delay, EC law, news, treaties by sally

‘Faced with a cliff, jumping is generally considered one of the least pleasant solutions. Yet we are racing towards the edge of the Brexit cliff. Miracles excluded, the UK and EU will not be able to finalize the necessary Brexit agreements in time. Effectively, there is less than a year left, and we have not even moved beyond the Brexit bill. As an extension of the two-year term seems politically impossible in the UK, we seem left with one unlikely and one disastrous possible outcome.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 24th November 2017

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SDT warns that revised dishonesty test could cause delays in trying solicitors – Legal Futures

Posted November 28th, 2017 in delay, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by sally

‘The recent Supreme Court ruling that changed the test of dishonesty could cause delays and more hearings at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT), its chief executive has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 27th November 2017

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Manchester attack: Pre-inquest hearings delayed to 2018 – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in delay, inquests, news, terrorism by sally

‘A pre-inquest review hearing into the deaths of the Manchester Arena attack victims has been delayed until 2018.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2017

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‘Change your attitude’: judge threatens litigators with ‘draconian’ costs penalties – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 15th, 2017 in case management, costs, delay, news, penalties by tracey

‘A High Court judge has warned of ‘draconian’ costs penalties should two parties in litigation continue to refuse to cooperate.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th November 2017

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‘Disastrous’ offender tagging scheme hit by fresh delays – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2017 in criminal justice, delay, news, select committees by tracey

‘Fresh delays have hit the government’s scandal-hit programme for the electronic tagging of offenders, which mean the next-generation satellite tracking tags will not come into use until early 2019, MPs have been told.’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2017

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High Court issues costs penalties for claimants’ conduct in settling claim – Litigation Futures

Posted November 10th, 2017 in costs, defamation, delay, news, part 36 offers, penalties by tracey

‘A corporate claimant that accepted a part 36 offer late should not get its costs up to the point where the offer expired because its conduct meant the usual rule should not apply, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 9th November 2017

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High Court dismisses seven-year legal aid contract fight – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in delay, law firms, legal aid, news by tracey

‘The High Court has dismissed a law firm’s challenge to a government legal aid contract decision – seven years after judicial review proceedings began. Mr Justice Coulson hoped the “sorry saga’ would be regarded as an example of how not to conduct a public procurement challenge.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st November 2017

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From Russia with love: the latest word on Part III MFPA 1984 Claims – Family Law Week

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in delay, divorce, financial provision, foreign jurisdictions, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘Byron James, barrister, Expatriate Law (based in the United Arab Emirates) considers the recent guidance from the Court of Appeal in relation to applications made under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984.’

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Family Law Week, 27th October 2017

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Don’t be late – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in budgets, civil procedure rules, costs, delay, news, sanctions, time limits by sally

‘Much has been written about the court’s discretion to grant relief from sanctions pursuant to CPR 3.9 over recent years, due to the reformulation of the rule in April 2013 and the landmark Court of Appeal decision in Mitchell MP v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013]. The strictness of the approach in Mitchell led to an outcry from academics and practitioners, but that has now been allayed by the Court of Appeal in Denton v TH White Ltd [2014].’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 5th October 2017

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