Appeal judges “penalising law firms for being efficient” – Litigation Futures

Posted February 18th, 2019 in airlines, compensation, delay, fees, law firms, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal ruling last week in the Bott & Co flight delay litigation shows that judges are not giving solicitors credit for being more business-like and efficient, a leading commentator has argued.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th February 2019

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Report recommends improvements to English planning appeals – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 15th, 2019 in appeals, case management, delay, inquiries, local government, news, planning by sally

‘An independent review of the planning appeal process in England and Wales has made 22 recommendations, aimed at halving the time taken for an appeal by June 2020.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th February 2019

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Care Quality Commission issues first ‘duty of candour’ breach fine – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 14th, 2019 in children, delay, fines, hospitals, medical treatment, news, notification by sally

‘The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued its first fine to an NHS trust for failing to comply with its ‘duty of candour’, which requires healthcare providers to be open and honest with patients or their families if there is an incident in which they suffer harm.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2019

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Uncontested flight delay claims “not litigation”, CA rules – Litigation Futures

Posted February 13th, 2019 in airlines, appeals, compensation, costs, delay, news, statistics, Supreme Court by sally

‘The work done by pioneering law firm Bott & Co in bringing uncontested flight delay claims does not amount to litigation services and so it cannot claim an equitable lien over the damages for its costs, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th February 2019

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Planning appeal decisions could be cut by 5 months – Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

Posted February 12th, 2019 in appeals, delay, housing, planning, press releases, reports by tracey

‘Independent review says the average time to decide a planning appeal inquiry could be slashed from 47 to 26 weeks.’

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Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government , 12th February 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-housing-communities-and-local-government

High Court allows more time for steelworker claims – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court has given the personal representatives of deceased steelworkers more time to register their compensation claims under a group litigation order (GLO).’

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Litigation Futures, 7th February 2019

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Courts IT chaos prompts call for compensation and more funding – The Guardian

‘The computer network collapse that disrupted courts across England and Wales for days has prompted calls for compensation and improved funding for the beleaguered criminal justice system.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2019

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‘Criminals escaping justice’ due to IT system – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2019 in computer programs, delay, news, police by tracey

‘A police IT system is “unfit for purpose” and causing some criminals to escape justice, officers have told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. Nine forces in England and Wales use Athena, which promised to speed up the detection of crimes. But officers say it regularly crashes and is overly complicated, meaning some cases are not built in time or dropped.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2019

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Court of Appeal says no to indefinite delay to insolvency case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 18th, 2019 in appeals, debts, delay, foreign jurisdictions, insolvency, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has said that English courts will not indefinitely delay a case, preventing English creditors from pursuing claims in insolvency proceedings abroad, especially when the foreign proceedings had ended. It said that an English debt can only be discharged by an English law process.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th January 2019

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Sexual assault forensics centres failing some victims – BBC News

‘Young victims of sexual assault are not being forensically examined within a critical time period at some privately-run referral centres, a BBC investigation has found.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2019

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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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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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