Falling over backwards, if at all: The “slip” rule and its application – Becket Chambers

Posted October 19th, 2020 in chambers articles, civil procedure rules, judgments, news by sally

‘Every now and then, a court may make an “error” when giving judgment and making an order. There are circumstances where the judgment or order can be amended without giving notice to the other side and without the need for another hearing, but parties must be careful to ensure any amendments reflect the original intention of the court at the time the judgment and the order were given.’

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Becket Chambers, 13th October 2020

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“Devious” litigant tried to mislead court over previous ruling – Litigation Futures

Posted June 29th, 2020 in deceit, documents, forgery, judgments, news, repossession by sally

‘A “devious” litigant produced an inaccurate transcript of an earlier judgment in the latest of a series of “forgeries” of court documents, a High Court judge has found.’

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Litigation Futures, 29th June 2020

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Judge explains himself in writing after phone hearing fails – Legal Futures

‘A High Court judge has been forced to issue a detailed judgment in writing because his voice was “breaking up” at the end of a telephone hearing with a litigant in person (LiP) and the law firm suing her for fees.’

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Legal Futures, 13th May 2020

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Publication and correction of judgments – official and unofficial sources – Transparency Project

Posted April 29th, 2020 in courts, internet, judgments, judiciary, Ministry of Justice, news, tribunals by sally

‘Who is responsible for publishing the official approved version of judgments of the courts? Where should we look to find the latest, in some cases corrected, version of a court judgment? These are not new questions, but the sudden swerve to virtual justice has thrown them into new focus.’

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Transparency Project, 29th April 2020

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Re Z – transparency and participation in the Court of Protection – Transparency Project

‘A judgment published this week on BAILII, Re Z, also, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Z (by her litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) [2020] EWCOP 20, is notable on two counts. First, that the case is described by the judge, Knowles J, as being held in public, although it was in fact a remote online hearing. Second, that “Z”, the 22 year old woman at the centre of the case had asked to be able to join the hearing but this had not been arranged.’

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Transparency Project, 25th April 2020

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Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments After Brexit – 4 New Square

Posted January 28th, 2020 in brexit, EC law, enforcement, foreign jurisdictions, judgments, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 gained Royal Assent on 23 January 2020 (“the Withdrawal Agreement Act”).’

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4 New Square, 27th January 2020

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Judges’ sentencing in high-profile court cases to be televised – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2020 in judgments, media, news, sentencing by sally

‘Judges sentencing convicted offenders in high-profile criminal cases in England and Wales, including murders, rapes and other serious offences, will be televised from later this year, the Ministry of Justice has said.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2020

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An appeal is not a form of gratuitous essay-marking exercise – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted November 22nd, 2019 in appeals, contracts, judgments, news, sale of land by tracey

‘The recent Court of Appeal judgment in Farrar v Rylatt should serve as a warning to practitioners of the uphill struggle that a party faces when attempting to appeal a trial judge’s findings of fact.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 22nd November 2019

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Lord Briggs at the Sultan Azlan Shah Law Lecture, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Supreme Court

‘Lord Briggs at the Sultan Azlan Shah Law Lecture, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.’

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Supreme Court, 5th November 2019

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Claimant wanted to use draft ruling to extract settlement – Litigation Futures

Posted October 31st, 2019 in judgments, negligence, news, third parties, warranties by sally

‘A High Court judge has deprecated a claimant’s request for a third party to review a draft judgment so that it could have the chance to pay money to suppress publication.’

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Litigation Futures, 31st October 2019

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Privatbank v Kolomoisky and ors – Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 29th, 2019 in enforcement, freezing injunctions, joinder, judgments, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘The case concerns an alleged scheme perpetrated by the defendants to misappropriate c. US$2 billion from the Bank. The Bank alleged that the scheme was orchestrated by Ds 1 and 2, Ukrainian “oligarchs” domiciled in Switzerland, with the assistance of English and BVI companies through which the Bank alleged that misappropriated monies were laundered. The Bank sued Ds 1 and 2 and the BVI companies in England, using the English companies as “anchor defendants”. It sought, and was granted by Nugee J, a Worldwide Freezing Order in the amount of US$2.6 billion.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 22nd October 2019

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A short judgment must be a careful judgment… or risk a retrial – Practical Law Dispute Resolution Blog

Posted October 29th, 2019 in judgments, news, reasons, retrials by sally

‘It is sometimes said that a judgment is written for the losing party; all that the winning party cares about is that it has won. However, a recent Court of Appeal decision is a salutary reminder that when a judgment is not carefully written, the failure to give adequate reasons for the conclusions may lead to a retrial, and so give the losing party a second bite at the cherry. All litigants, winners and losers, should take note.’

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Practical Law Dispute Resolution Blog, 1st October 2019

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‘Matter of time’: lawyers optimistic about enforcing foreign judgments – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 2nd, 2019 in enforcement, foreign jurisdictions, judgments, news, treaties by sally

‘Lawyers are optimistic about the success of a new international convention designed to make the enforcement of court judgments easier across jurisdictions.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st October 2019

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BAILII and the re-use of judgments as public legal information – Transparency Project

Posted October 1st, 2019 in confidentiality, copyright, internet, judgments, news, privacy by sally

‘For all practical purposes, the free legal database run by the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) is an official source of judgments from senior courts that any member of the public or any journalist can use. But while anyone can read individual judgments and quote bits of them elsewhere, what are the rules about downloading and re-using the content in bulk? Is it public open data or are there restrictions on its re-use? There seems to be some confusion about this, which this article aims to unpick.’

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Transparency Project, 1st October 2019

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Court rejects appeal against judgment delivered after 18 months – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 26th, 2019 in appeals, debts, delay, fraud, judges, judgments, misrepresentation, news by tracey

‘Losing defendants in a civil claim have failed to overturn a judge’s ruling – despite it taking him 18 months from the end of proceedings to hand it down.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th July 2019

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CA threatens costs penalty for non-compliant authority bundles – Litigation Futures

‘The Court of Appeal has warned parties that they can expect to be denied recovery of the costs of preparing non-compliant bundles of authorities.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd July 2019

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Court of Appeal: Draft judgments not an “invitation to treat” – Litigaiton Futures

Posted June 4th, 2019 in appeals, drafting, interpretation, judges, judgments, news by sally

‘Receiving a judge’s draft judgment is not an “invitation to treat”, nor is it an opportunity to critique the ruling, enter into negotiations or reargue the case, the Court of Appeal has made clear.’

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Litigation Futures, 4th June 2019

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Court of Appeal hits out at “hugely burdensome” routine requests for clarification of judgments in care cases – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 30th, 2019 in appeals, care orders, children, interpretation, judges, judgments, limitations, news by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has issued a reminder to practitioners that receiving a judge’s draft judgment in care cases is “not an ‘invitation to treat’, nor is it an opportunity to critique the judgment or to enter into negotiations with the judge as to the outcome or to reargue the case in an attempt to water down unpalatable findings”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th May 2019

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High Court rejects appeal by couple jailed for harassing judge – Legal Futures

Posted May 29th, 2019 in appeals, family courts, harassment, judgments, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The High Court has rejected an appeal by a couple jailed for harassing the family judge who heard their “long and contentious litigation” over an adoption.’

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Legal Futures, 29th May 2019

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The President’s guidance on anonymisation in published judgments – Transparency Project

‘On 7 December 2018, Sir Andrew McFarlane, the President of the Family Division, issued some practice guidance to judges entitled Practice Guidance: anonymisation and avoidance of the identification of children and the treatment of explicit descriptions of the sexual abuse of children in judgments intended for the public arena(see January [2019] Fam Law 68). In it, he refers to a report written by Julia Brophy and published by the Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC) in July 2016 (J Brophy, Anonymisation and avoidance of the identification of children and the treatment of explicit descriptions of the sexual abuse of children in judgments intended for the public arena: judicial guidance, available on the ALC and Nuffield Foundation websites).’

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Transparency Project, 12th March 2019

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