Chief magistrate’s alleged bias toward Uber raised in court – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2019 in bias, conflict of interest, judges, licensing, news, taxis by sally

‘The alleged bias of the chief magistrate, Emma Arbuthnot, in permitting Uber to operate in London has been raised in a courtroom challenge.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2019

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“Far removed from fat cats” – High Court praises lawyers – Legal Futures

Posted February 13th, 2019 in barristers, families, judges, legal aid, legal profession, news, pro bono work, solicitors by sally

‘Lawyers acting pro bono in a complex family law case countered the stereotyped image of ‘fat cats’, a High Court judge has said in praising their “commitment to the delivery of justice”.’

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Legal Futures, 13th February 2019

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Judge apologises after dozing off during High Court hearing – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2019 in complaints, family courts, judges, news by tracey

‘A High Court judge has “expressed remorse” after falling asleep during a hearing.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2019

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Judge “wrong” not to make unless order over unpaid costs – Litigation Futures

Posted February 5th, 2019 in assault, costs, human rights, judges, mental health, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A circuit judge was wrong not to make an unless order against a claimant who failed to pay the costs of a preliminary hearing, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 5th January 2019

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High court judge tweets appeal for missing mother to bring son home – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2019 in child abduction, internet, judges, news by sally

‘A high court judge has used Twitter to urge a woman who disappeared with her three-year-old son six months ago to return home.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2019

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Top judge urges family lawyers to curb late emails for sake of wellbeing – Legal Futures

Posted January 25th, 2019 in electronic mail, family courts, judges, news, time limits by tracey

‘Limits on how early or late lawyers can email each may be needed to avoid burn-out given the “remorseless” pressure the system is under, the president of the Family Division has suggested.’

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Legal Futures, 25th January 2019

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Gross defends arbitration against claim it damages common law – Litigation Futures

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in arbitration, civil justice, dispute resolution, judges, news by sally

‘A Court of Appeal judge has rejected the argument – pressed by a former Lord Chief Justice – that the growth of arbitration to resolve commercial disputes has retarded the development of the common law.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd January 2019

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Judge criticised for telling barrister to “get a life” – Litigation Futures

Posted December 13th, 2018 in accidents, appeals, barristers, damages, judges, news, professional conduct, road traffic by tracey

‘A judge who told a barrister to “get a life” has been criticised by a recorder who overturned his decision on appeal.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th December 2018

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Speech by the Right Honourable Lady Justice Rafferty to the Criminal Law Review Conference – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 13th, 2018 in criminal justice, criminal procedure, judges, practice directions, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by the Right Honourable Lady Justice Rafferty to the Criminal Law Review Conference.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 12th December 2018

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Judgment handed down in the case of O’Brien v Ministry of Justice – Cloisters

‘The case concerns discrimination against part-time judges in the calculation of pensions. The issue is whether periods of service as a part-time judge prior the coming into effect of Part Time Workers Directive (97/81/EC) should be taken into account in calculating the amount of pension to be paid upon retirement.’

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Cloisters, 7th November 2018

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Family Court judge raps council for “woeful” care of two young women – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Family Court judge has condemned a council’s care for two young women as “woeful” and said he was “appalled” by failures of social workers and managers.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th December 2018

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Two Tesco directors cleared of fraud as judge labels case ‘weak’ – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2018 in fraud, judges, juries, news, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

‘Two former Tesco executives accused of masterminding a fraud that triggered the biggest financial crisis in the supermarket chain’s 100-year history have been cleared after the judge threw out the case stating the prosecution case was “so weak” it should not be before a jury.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2018

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Lift ban on payments for surrogates, says Sir James Munby – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2018 in expenses, family courts, judges, news, remuneration, surrogacy by tracey

‘A ban on paying surrogate mothers should be lifted, the former head of the family court, has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2018

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‘Dilapidated’ courts need millions for repairs, says top judge – The Guardian

‘Courts in England and Wales are suffering from decades of neglect and need an injection of hundreds of millions of pounds for repairs, the lord chief justice has told MPs.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2018

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Criminals may escape conviction due to lack of resources for forensics, says Lord Chief Justice – Daily Telegraph

‘Criminals may be escaping conviction because of a lack of resources for forensic investigations, the Lord Chief Justice warned yesterday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th November 2018

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Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals: Diversity and Judgecraft – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 15th, 2018 in criminal justice, diversity, equality, judges, judiciary, police, race discrimination, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals: Diversity and Judgecraft.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 14th November 2018

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Judge criticises City solicitor for giving witness statement to journalist – Litigation Futures

‘A High Court judge has strongly criticised a City partner who gave a journalist a copy of a witness statement made in support of an application for pre-action disclosure.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th November 2018

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Judge appeals for funds to fight judiciary whistleblowing ruling – The Guardian

‘Claire Gilham wants judges to have legal protections for disclosures in public interest.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2018

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Defendants pay heavy price for refusing to discuss costs – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Defendants in a professional negligence claim who rejected the chance to settle costs have been left nursing a bill at least three times higher than it might have been.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 2nd November 2018

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Hale urges lawyers to remember pro bono costs orders – Litigation Futures

Posted November 5th, 2018 in costs, judges, news, pro bono work by sally

‘The president of the Supreme Court has urged lawyers acting pro bono to remember to apply for pro bono costs orders in any case where costs would normally be awarded.’

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Litigation Futures, November 2018

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