NHS pair accused of bribery cleared after trial collapses – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 9th, 2022 in bribery, disclosure, doctors, hospitals, medicines, news by sally

‘Senior NHS officials accused of accepting £70,000 in bribes have been acquitted after their trial collapsed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th March 2022

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New rules to tackle offshore crypto crime – Law Society’s Gazette

‘New rules to help the courts trace cryptoassets overseas are being drawn up to deal with the increasing volume of litigation in this area, the master of the rolls revealed yesterday. “In the world of crypto fraud, there are no national barriers and unlawfully obtained cryptoassets can be difficult to trace,” Sir Geoffrey Vos told an audience of lawtech specialists in London.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th February 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Disclosure of Protected Evidence Denied in Inquest following Shoreham airshow disaster – Inquests and Inquiries Law Blog

Posted March 1st, 2022 in aircraft, coroners, disclosure, evidence, inquests, news by sally

‘In this blog Cressida Mawdesley-Thomas considers the decision of the High Court in HM Senior Coroner for West Sussex v Chief Constable of Sussex Police & Ors [2022] EWHC.’

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Inquests and Inquiries Law Blog, 24th February 2022

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Litigation Costs – is the sky really the limit? – Mills & Reeve

Posted February 24th, 2022 in building law, case management, contracts, costs, disclosure, news by sally

‘The recent case of The Sky’s the Limit Transformation Ltd v Dr Mohammed Mirza [2022] outlines a judge’s view as to a way forward in resolving domestic building disputes in a time and cost effective manner.’

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Mills & Reeve, 23rd February 2022

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This is not my beautiful house – Nearly Legal

Posted February 15th, 2022 in disclosure, injunctions, landlord & tenant, news, repossession, trespass by tracey

‘Rasool v Paddington Company One Ltd (2021) EWHC 3633 (QB). A combined hearing of a return date on an ex parte interim injunction for re-entry, and a claim for possession by the property owner against a trespasser. A somewhat unusual combination, you might think, though not outside the bounds of possibility. But bear with me, because this will turn out to be quite the ride.’

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Nearly Legal, 13th February 2022

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Raising a criminal case in the civil courts – St John’s Chambers

‘Allegations of criminal behaviour are normally tried in the criminal courts. But where a crime is either not prosecuted, or cannot be proved beyond reasonable doubt, the question may end up being tried in a civil court, even where the allegation is as serious as it could be, such as murder. This may cause difficulties where the evidence relied upon has been obtained by a third party, such as a police force whether in England or abroad, and the claimant is not in a position to give a detailed account of the allegation until that evidence is available.’

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St John's Chambers, 1st February 2022

Source: www.stjohnschambers.co.uk

Senior Met officers sacked for gross misconduct – BBC News

‘Two senior Metropolitan Police officers have been sacked for gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2022

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Ofsted withdraws ‘intrusive’ guidance for childminders to disclose depression – The Independent

Posted January 14th, 2022 in bereavement, children, disclosure, mental health, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Ofsted has withdrawn guidance suggesting childminders should notify the watchdog if they have depression or have been bereaved following criticism that the requirement would be “intrusive”.’

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The Independent, 13th January 2022

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Information Commissioner’s Office challenged over Whitehall JR submissions – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Public law specialists have begun legal proceedings against the Information Commissioner’s Office over publication of Whitehall submissions on judicial review that have influenced controversial reforms.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th December 2021

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Climate lawyer loses supreme court appeal over Heathrow leak – The Guardian

‘A lawyer and climate campaigner who leaked the result of a supreme court ruling on the Heathrow airport expansion has lost an appeal against a contempt of court finding.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2021

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New Judgment: Her Majesty’s Attorney General v Crosland [2021] UKSC 58 – UKSC Blog

‘The court unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning whether the Supreme Court was wrong to decide that the appellant’s disclosure of the result of the Heathrow appeal, in breach of an embargo on the Court’s judgment, constituted a contempt of court. Furthermore, did the Court then wrongly impose a fine of £5,000 on the appellant, and wrongly order him to pay the respondent’s costs in the sum of £15,000?’

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UKSC Blog, 20th December 2021

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Julian Assange can be extradited to US to face espionage charges, court rules – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2021 in disclosure, extradition, freedom of expression, news, spying by michael

‘Julian Assange can be extradited to the US, the high court has ruled as it overturned a judgment earlier this year.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Sienna Miller and Paul Gascoigne ‘fully vindicated’ as damages claims settled – The Independent

Posted December 10th, 2021 in compensation, damages, disclosure, interception, media, news, privacy by michael

‘Sienna Miller and Paul Gascoigne have said they feel “fully vindicated” in bringing claims against the publisher of The Sun over alleged unlawful information gathering, as their cases were formally settled at the High Court.’

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The Independent, 9th December 2021

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UK legal group warns of information blackout on sewage discharges – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2021 in disclosure, environmental health, news, waste, water, water companies by sally

‘A legal action group is warning there may be an information blackout on sewage discharges by water companies for years, after the Environment Agency announced an inquiry into more than 2,000 sites.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2021

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More Transparency in the Financial Remedies Court – Transparency Project

Posted November 17th, 2021 in anonymity, disclosure, families, family courts, media, news, privacy, reporting restrictions by sally

‘Hard on the heels of the CONSULTATION ON A PROPOSAL FOR A STANDARD REPORTING PERMISSION ORDER IN FINANCIAL REMEDY PROCEEDINGS published by Mostyn J and HHJ Hess, the FRC Lead Judges, and animated by the same acknowledgement of the need for more transparency in FRC, come two important judgments by Mostyn J on the same subject: BT v CU [2021] EWFC 87, paras 100-114, and, in quick succession, A v M [2021] EWFC 89, paras 101-106.’

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Transparency Project, 16th November 2021

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

“Abusive” to bring minor data breach claim in High Court – Legal Futures

‘A master has labelled as “a form of procedural abuse” a bid to bring a data breach claim in the High Court where the “very modest” damages would be dwarfed by costs of £50,000.’

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Legal Futures, 17th November 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Research briefing: Bankruptcy: trustee’s right of inquiry – House of Commons Library

Posted November 1st, 2021 in bankruptcy, disclosure, news, parliament, trustees in bankruptcy by tracey

‘This Commons briefing paper provides an outline of the trustee’s right of inquiry into the bankrupt’s property and dealings, including his right to examine third parties.’

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House of Commons Library , 29th October 2021

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Helen’s law: killer refused parole for failing to disclose where body hidden – The Guardian

‘A prisoner has become the first person to be refused parole under a new law that makes it harder for killers to be released if they refuse to reveal where they hid their victim’s body.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2021

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UK firms will have to disclose climate impact – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2021 in climate change, company law, disclosure, environmental protection, news by tracey

‘Some large UK businesses will have to start disclosing their environmental impact, under new rules set to be brought in by the Treasury.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2021

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Judge’s fury at suggestion his clerk leaked draft ruling – Legal Futures

Posted October 11th, 2021 in barristers' clerks, disclosure, judges, judgments, law firms, news, patents by sally

‘A High Court judge has strongly criticised a law firm and its client for appearing to blame his clerk for the leak of a draft judgment – which it turned out had not even happened.’

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Legal Futures, 11th October 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk