EB (Togo) and Another v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted March 25th, 2008 in delay, deportation, immigration, law reports by sally

EB (Togo) and Another v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“Very lengthy delay in processing an application for indefinite leave to remain by a National Health Service employee who had returned to the UK despite a deportation order did not invalidate the order.”

The Times, 24th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

More than 2,000 serious criminal cases thrown out after prosecutors were not ready – The Times

Posted March 11th, 2008 in Crown Prosecution Service, delay, news by sally

“More than 2,000 cases that should have gone to trial in the Crown Court were thrown out last year because they were not ready, a watchdog says today.”

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The Times, 11th March 2008

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Reducing delay in child care proceedings – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 13th, 2008 in case management, delay, family courts, press releases by sally

“New guidance for the family courts aimed at reducing unnecessary delay in the care proceedings system was published by the Ministry of Justice today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 13th February 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Sixth of prisoners waiting to be tried – The Independent

Posted January 23rd, 2008 in delay, detention, prisons, sentencing, trials by sally

“A sixth of all prisoners held in England and Wales have not been found guilty of any offence or are waiting to be sentenced, says the first report to investigate pre-trial detention across the world.”

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The Independent, 23rd January 2008

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Lawyers blamed for injury claims delays – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2007 in delay, legal profession, news, personal injuries by sally

“Lawyers have come under attack for causing excessive delays to personal injury claims while making record profits from Britain’s thriving compensation culture.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2007

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Ministers are blamed for shortage of judges – The Times

Posted September 10th, 2007 in delay, judges, judicial appointments commission, news by sally

“The woman in charge of selecting judges has defended her commission against reports that it is to blame for an acute shortage of circuit judges and delays in trials.”

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The Times, 10th September 2007

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Prisoners to claim millions for parole delay – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2007 in compensation, delay, human rights, news, parole, prisons by sally

“Millions of pounds are set to be paid out by the Government to prisoners kept in jail beyond their release dates.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Justice delayed as courts short of judges – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2007 in criminal justice, delay, news by sally

“A shortage of judges is causing delays in bringing criminal trials to court, putting more pressure on prisons and delaying justice for victims of crime.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2007

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LSC to be responsible for withdrawing lawyers causing unnecessary trail delays – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 8th, 2007 in costs, delay, legal aid, legal profession, news by sally

“Plans for judges to sack lawyers who cause unnecessary delays in very high-cost cases (VHCCs) have been revised following concerns raised by the Law Society and the Bar Council.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th June 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Judges given option to sack lawyers in high-cost cases – The Lawyer

Posted June 4th, 2007 in conflict of interest, delay, news, trials by sally

“The Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer has outlined plans that will see lawyers who cause delays to court cases replaced, following the collapse of BCCI and Equitable.”

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The Lawyer, 4th June 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Proposals to create judicial powers to manage conflict of interest and capacity issues in very high cost cases – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 31st, 2007 in conflict of interest, consultations, delay, trials by sally

“This consultation invited comments on proposals to give trial judges in VHCCs the power to order the withdrawal of representation where there was a conflict of interest or lack of capacity on the part of defence representatives, such that it could impede the efficient progress of the trial. The summary of responses outlines the conclusions reached on the options and how we intend to proceed.”

Proposals to create judicial powers to manage conflict of interest and capacity issues in high cost cases [CP R 17/06]

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Falconer outlines plans to end high cost trial delay – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 31st, 2007 in conflict of interest, delay, press releases, trials by sally

“Lawyers who cause costly delays to court cases in England and Wales could be replaced in plans for speedier and more efficient trials, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Lord Falconer said today.”

Ministry of Justice press release, 31st May 2007

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Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Forced legal team change scheme – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2007 in delay, fraud, news, terrorism, trials by sally

“Ministers are to go ahead with a scheme which could force defendants to change their legal team in complex cases.”

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The Guardian, 31st May 2007


Lawyers who delay expensive terrorism trials face the sack – The Times

Posted May 31st, 2007 in delay, news, terrorism, trials by sally

“Lawyers could be sacked if they cause delays during expensive terrorism trials under plans to speed up cases announced by the Government yesterday.”

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The Times, 31st May 2007

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Price of justice was the longest and costliest criminal case ever – The Times

Posted May 1st, 2007 in delay, news, terrorism, trials by sally

“The Operation Crevice trial was the longest and most expensive criminal case in Britain – costing £50 million, lasting more than a year and illustrating graphically the growing problems in the courts system.”

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The Times, 1st May 2007

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Courts ‘in crisis’ over cases backlog after cuts – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in courts, delay, news by sally

“The Government is facing a looming crisis in the law courts after slashing staff numbers and funding, a senior civil servant has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2007

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Judge criticises 21/7 trial delay – BBC News

Posted April 16th, 2007 in criminal justice, delay, news by sally

“The judge in the 21 July trial has said a further delay has shown the criminal justice system in a ‘very poor light’.” 

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BBC News, 13th April 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk