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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AI will prompt new contract law, says Supreme Court judge – OUT-LAW.com

‘Contract law will need to be updated, and new civil liability rules considered, to account for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in financial services, a senior UK judge has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th October 2018

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Lord Carnwath at the Justice Human Rights Law Conference 2018, London – Supreme Court

‘Lord Carnwath at the Justice Human Rights Law Conference 2018, London. Human Rights and the Environment.’

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Supreme Court, 10th October 2018

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Judge who disparaged one party’s counsel “did not give appearance of bias” – Litigation Futures

‘A judge who was “snide” and disparaging to counsel for one of the parties before her did nonetheless not give the appearance of bias, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th October 2018

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Speech by Lord Justice Gross: How can judges strengthen the rule of law? – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 15th, 2018 in education, human rights, judges, judiciary, rule of law, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Lord Justice Gross: How can judges strengthen the rule of law?’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 15th October 2018

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Interview: Lord Sumption – Counsel

Posted October 9th, 2018 in barristers, judges, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The magic of the Bar, call of the Bench and parallel lives: in a rare interview Lord Sumption sets the record straight with Anthony Inglese.’

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Counsel, October 2018

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Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals: Experts under the Judicial Microscope – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 9th, 2018 in expert witnesses, judges, speeches, tribunals by tracey

‘Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals: Experts under the Judicial Microscope.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 8th October 2018

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Sumption calls for larger Supreme Court panels – Litigation Futures

Posted October 8th, 2018 in appeals, judges, judgments, lists, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court should sit in larger panels more often, Lord Sumption has suggested, although he recognised that it could lead to fewer appeals being allowed.’

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Litigation Futures, 5th October 2018

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UK supreme court swears in two new judges – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in judges, judiciary, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Two new justices have been sworn in at the supreme court on the opening day of the legal year. A quarter of its judges now are women.’

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The Guardian, 1st October 2018

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Cab drivers to challenge decision to grant Uber 15-month licence in London – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 28th, 2018 in bias, judges, licensing, London, magistrates, news, taxis by tracey

‘London cab drivers have applied for judicial review against Westminster Magistrates’ Court in a dispute over whether a judge’s decision to grant a licence to the taxi app firm Uber was tainted with bias.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th September 2018

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Our Human Rights: A joint Effort? – Speech by Lord Wilson

Posted September 27th, 2018 in human rights, judges, speeches by tracey

‘Lord Wilson at the Howard J. Trienens Lecture at the Northwestern University, Chicago.’

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Supreme Court, 25th September 2018

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Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: Certainty v. Creativity: Some pointers towards the development of the common law – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted September 20th, 2018 in judges, judiciary, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: Certainty v. Creativity: Some pointers towards the development of the common law.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 17th September 2018

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