A quarter of listed cases not published by National Archives – Legal Futures

Posted January 24th, 2023 in archives, courts, delay, internet, judgments, law reports, news, reports by sally

‘The National Archives (TNA), which took over as the immediate online publisher of senior court judgments last year, failed to publish judgments in over a quarter of cases in its first three months of operation, a report has found.’

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Legal Futures, 24th January 2023

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Patient fault and contributory negligence in clinical negligence – Exchange Chambers

‘Professional experience and the reported cases (considered below) suggest issues of breach, causation and contributory negligence are invariably intertwined. The advisor’s role is to carefully unpick the strands. Whilst there is a factual and legal overlap, the issues need to be considered separately on their individual merits.’

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Exchange Chambers, 22nd December 2022

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Poor state of English and Welsh courts worsening backlog, says Law Society – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2022 in courts, delay, Law Society, news, solicitors by tracey

‘Broken heating, sewage, mould, asbestos and leaking toilets and roofs are among the problems encountered by solicitors in courts in England and Wales, a survey by the Law Society has found.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2022

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Council told to pay over £7k after failing to provide alternative education for autistic boy – Local Government Lawyer

‘An investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found that Oxfordshire County Council failed to provide alternative education for a boy with autism for a year.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th December 2022

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Prosecution crisis ‘will deepen’ without fee increase, CBA chief warns – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Ministry of Justice has hailed the “significant progress” that has been made since the government published its landmark rape review action plan – however, the Criminal Bar Association has warned that complainants will continue to wait years for a trial unless prosecutors’ fees are increased.’

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Law Society's Gazette,15th December 2022

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Wait time for county court trials reaches new all-time high – Legal Futures

Posted December 6th, 2022 in coronavirus, county courts, delay, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘The time between issue and trial for fast- and multi-track claims has now exceeded 75 weeks, the longest this century, according to the latest government figures.’

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Legal Futures, 6th December 2022

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Online safety bill returns to parliament after five-month delay – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2022 in bills, delay, government departments, internet, news, political parties by sally

‘The online safety bill, the government’s flagship internet regulation, returns to parliament on Monday, after a five-month delay prompted by Conservative party factional warfare threatened to kill it off.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2022

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Nightclub spiking: Police apology after victim waits five months for test result – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2022 in assault, criminal justice, delay, drug offences, news, police, victims by sally

‘A woman who had been injected with morphine in a nightclub waited five months for test results after reporting the attack to the police.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2022

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Judge to decide if brain-damaged teenager can be allowed to die – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2022 in attempts, bills, delay, families, family courts, hospitals, internet, medical treatment, news, suicide by tracey

‘A High Court judge has been asked to decide whether a teenager who suffered brain damage after an “apparent suicide attempt” can lawfully be allowed to die.’

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The Independent, 1st December 2022

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Current ‘unreasonable delays’ in the Home Office decision making process – EIN Blog

Posted December 1st, 2022 in delay, government departments, immigration, news, visas by sally

‘Immigration practitioners today will be worryingly frustrated, alongside their clients, with the ever-increasing delays for average visa processing times made in-country or out-country by the Home Office.’

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EIN Blog, 30th November 2022

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Nine in ten councils report backlog in planning enforcement cases amid 43% drop in spending on planning as a whole – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 29th, 2022 in delay, enforcement, local government, news, planning, reports, statistics by sally

‘A £364m reduction in yearly local authority spending on planning has led to “major challenges in resourcing, skills and performance” for planning authorities, new research has revealed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th November 2022

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Court of Appeal rules against EasyJet again on flight delay claims – Legal Futures

Posted November 28th, 2022 in airlines, appeals, compensation, delay, electronic mail, news by tracey

‘EasyJet’s latest effort to cut out solicitors from flight delay claims has failed, after the Court of Appeal found shortcomings in its automated system.’

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Legal Futures, 28th November 2022

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Parents who use surrogate waiting up to a year to become legal guardians – The Independent

Posted November 28th, 2022 in children, delay, families, guardianship, news, surrogacy by tracey

‘Surrogacy laws in the UK are putting the health of babies at risk due to the length of time it takes parental orders to come through, experts have warned.’

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The Independent, 27th November 2022

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Mum’s sepsis warning after diagnosis delay at Cambridgeshire hospitals – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2022 in delay, doctors, health, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘A mother-of-two had “extensive amputation surgery” after a hospital trust failed to recognise and treat her sepsis sooner, an investigation found.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2022

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Thousands of asylum seekers ‘in limbo’ waiting years for Home Office decision – The Independent

Posted November 14th, 2022 in asylum, delay, government departments, housing, immigration, news, refugees, statistics by tracey

‘Tens of thousands of migrants are waiting more than a year for a decision on their asylum claim, with hundreds waiting over five years, figures show.’

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The Independent, 14th November 2022

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Burnett: “I can’t magic up lawyers to help reduce Crown Court backlog” – Legal Futures

‘It will be “very difficult” for the Crown Court to achieve the government’s target of reducing the backlog to 53,000 cases by 2025, the Lord Chief Justice has warned MPs.’

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Legal Futures, 9th November 2022

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Slough woman unable to access upstairs because of council grant delay, Ombudsman finds – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 7th, 2022 in compensation, delay, disabled persons, housing, local government, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘A disabled woman had to sleep, eat and wash in her downstairs living room because Slough Borough Council took too long to decide whether she can have a stairlift, an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has revealed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th November 2022

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Disabled Slough woman wins case after stairlift wait – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2022 in compensation, delay, disabled persons, local government, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘A disabled woman has won damages after her local authority took almost a year to decide on an application for a stairlift in her home.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2022

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Almost 75,000 defendants awaiting crown court trial, says head of CPS – The Guardian

‘The head of the Crown Prosecution Service has warned that cutting its budget would have a “catastrophic” impact on the backlog in the crown courts, as he revealed that almost 75,000 defendants were awaiting trial at the end of last month.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2022

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UK medical devices law reforms delayed till 2024 – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 31st, 2022 in brexit, delay, EC law, health, medical treatment, medicines, news by tracey

‘New UK medical device regulations are to be brought into force by July 2024 – a year later than originally anticipated, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th October 2022

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