Paedophile who preyed on girl, 13, spared jail after backlogs delayed his case – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 12th, 2019 in child abuse, delay, news, prosecutions, sentencing, sexual offences, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A paedophile who admitted having sex with a 13-year-old girl has been spared jail after backlogs meant his case took over two years to come before the courts.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Home Office unlawfully delaying support for modern slavery victims, High Court rules – The Independent

‘The Home Office has been unlawfully forcing trafficked people to wait for months and sometimes years before granting them leave to remain in the UK, the High Court has ruled.’

Full Story

The Independent, 11th December 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Small claims track delays continue to rise – Litigation Futures

Posted December 6th, 2019 in delay, news, personal injuries, small claims by sally

‘The average time between a small claim being issued and going to trial continues to spiral upwards ahead of the reforms which will send hundreds of thousands of personal injury claims into the system.’

Full Story

Litigation Futures, 6th December 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Supreme Court to review equitable lien ruling – Litigation Futures

Posted December 6th, 2019 in airlines, compensation, delay, equity, fees, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court is to review a controversial ruling that a law firm handling uncontested flight delay claims was not conducting litigation and so did not have an equitable lien over the compensation.’

Full Story

Litigation Futures, 5th December 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Prisons put terrorists on waiting list to receive help to deradicalise – The Guardian

‘Convicted terrorists are having to be put on waiting lists for the main government-backed programme that will turn them away from violent extremism, an expert has revealed.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 3rd December 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Solicitor took 15 years to finish distributing estate – Legal Futures

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in delay, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, probate, solicitors by sally

‘A veteran solicitor who failed to complete several probate matters promptly – with one taking 15 years – has been fined by a tribunal.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 2nd December 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

EAT rails against ‘endless delays’ of interim orders – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 28th, 2019 in case management, delay, employment, harassment, news, sex discrimination, striking out by sally

‘Claimants alleging mistreatment at work should be able to present their case without a succession of preliminary hearings, an employment appeal tribunal has said.’

Full Story

Law Society's Gazette, 27th November 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Partners made “secret profit” from flight delay ATE insurance – Litigation Futures

Posted November 20th, 2019 in airlines, delay, disciplinary procedures, insurance, news, secret profits, solicitors by sally

‘Two law firm partners who made a “secret profit” by opting thousands of flight delay clients into an after-the-event (ATE) insurance policy have been fined a total of £55,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

Full Story

Litigation Futures, 20th November 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Outdated ombudsman rules frustrate consumers – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2019 in codes of practice, complaints, consumer protection, delay, news, ombudsmen, time limits by sally

‘Customers are being left out of pocket because of arcane rules that force them to wait eight weeks before they can take unresolved complaints to an ombudsman.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 17th November 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Judge allows inter-country adoption to proceed despite failure to comply with pre-adoption requirements – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 15th, 2019 in adoption, children, delay, families, immigration, jurisdiction, local government, news, visas by tracey

‘An application for an inter-country adoption should not fail because of inconsequential errors made by the intending adopter, a High Court Family Division judge has ruled.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 14th November 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Man died in immigration detention after staff ‘dismissed’ stroke as sign he had taken spice – The Independent

‘A man died in immigration detention after medical staff “dismissed” signs that he was having a stroke because they wrongly presumed that he had taken spice, an inquest has concluded.’

Full Story

The Independent, 12th November 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

High Court recuses “organ grinder” circuit judge – Legal Futures

Posted November 13th, 2019 in bias, delay, disclosure, documents, judges, news, professional conduct, recusal by sally

‘The High Court has ordered the recusal of a circuit judge who used “intemperate language” and told a barrister that he expected to see “the organ grinder” appear at the next hearing of a case.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 13th November 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Half of rape victims drop out of cases even after suspect is identified – The Guardian

‘Almost half of rape victims are dropping out of investigations, as a growing proportion do not want to pursue a prosecution even when a suspect has been identified, according to a Cabinet Office report leaked to the Guardian.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 10th November 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Asylum seekers: Home Office taking ‘substantially longer’ on claims – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2019 in asylum, delay, immigration, news, statistics by tracey

‘Decisions on asylum applications are taking “substantially” longer than they were five years ago, data suggests. In 2014, 80% of applicants received an initial decision within six months, compared with around 25% now, according to the Migration Observatory.’

Full Story

BBC News, 8th November 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The girl forced to wait two years for justice after a sexual assault – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2019 in children, delay, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, youth courts by sally

‘Lawyers say cuts to police and the CPS mean long delays in youth courts are no longer unusual.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 5th November 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Court reforms may not be completed in time, PAC warns – Legal Futures

Posted November 6th, 2019 in accounts, courts, delay, HM Courts Service, news, reports, select committees by sally

‘The government’s court modernisation programme may not be completed by the deadline of 2023, the House of Commons public accounts committee (PAC) has warned in its latest report on the project.’

Full Story

- Legal Futures, 6th November 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Revealed: hundreds of children pushed into adult courts by delays – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2019 in children, criminal records, delay, news, young offenders, youth courts by sally

‘Those who turn 18 before first court appearance face tougher treatment regardless of age when they committed offence.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 5th November 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Ombudsman raps council for taking 21 months to reassess care needs of vulnerable woman – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 1st, 2019 in carers, delay, disabled persons, local government, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) has criticised a council for taking 21 months to carry out a reassessment of a vulnerable woman’s care needs.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 31st October 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Mum wins £3.2m after eye operation delays left her blind – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2019 in compensation, delay, hospitals, medical treatment, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A mother of three has been awarded £3.2m in compensation after delays in treating an eye condition led to her going permanently blind.’

Full Story

BBC News, 28th October 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Hot courting’ is causing havoc, says criminal bar – Law Society’s Gazette

‘So-called “hot courting” is delaying trials and fuelling job insecurity for barristers, the criminal bar has warned. Caroline Goodwin QC, chair of the Criminal Bar Association, said that the practice of different judges using the same courtroom back-to-back has caused backlogs of cases – just for the sake of “saving electric”.’

Full Story

Law Society's Gazette, 22nd October 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk