Family Court reporting pilot “risks failure” without improvement in flow of information between court and press, says Family President – Local Government Lawyer

‘A review of the family court reporting pilot carried out by the Transparency Implementation Group (TIG) has highlighted “issues that require guidance”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th June 2023


Senior judges back push to move High Court cases to the regions – Legal Futures

Posted May 31st, 2022 in choice of forum, civil justice, lists, news by sally

‘The High Court has transferred another case from London to Leeds at the same time as senior judges emphasised that the location of the lawyers is not a trump card in determining venue.’

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Legal Futures, 31st May 2022


Commercial Court “actively looking” to hear cases outside London – Legal Futures

Posted May 12th, 2022 in Commercial Court, judiciary, lists, London, news by sally

‘The judge in charge of the Commercial Court has said she is “actively looking” for cases that can be heard outside of London.’

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Legal Futures, 11th May 2022


Courts and tribunals to upgrade video technology, Burnett says – Legal Futures

Posted October 12th, 2021 in civil justice, courts, lists, news, remote hearings, tribunals by sally

‘A new Video Hearings Service (VHS), upgrading the Cloud Video Platform (CVP) used during Covid, is to be rolled out across courts and tribunals, the Lord Chief Justice has revealed.’

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Legal Futures, 11th October 2021


McKenzie v Leeds Crown Court – Exchange Chambers

Posted July 30th, 2020 in coronavirus, Crown Court, lists, news, time limits by sally

‘The Claimant was due to have his 4 day trial commence in Leeds Crown Court on 27th April 2020. On 23rd March the Lord Chief Justice pronounced that no new trials would commence until further notice. This was categorised during the claim as a “listing decision”; one that affected every single criminal case in the jurisdiction that was pending trial before the Crown Court. The application to extend the Claimant’s CTL was made the same day the decision was made on the recent pro-forma application which states that each application is “made due to the current public health crisis”. The application was heard on what would have been the first day of trial and in a written judgement of the Claimant’s CTL was extended. These applications have been made up and down the country on the same basis and so the claim was of wide public importance.’

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Exchange Chambers, 23rd July 2020


Getting the Court to Hear Your Case During the Pandemic – 3PB

Posted May 19th, 2020 in adjournment, coronavirus, county courts, lists, news, remote hearings by sally

‘The county court has responded rapidly to the sudden and unprecedented change to its working practices. However, the move to remote hearings has brought a marked decline in the retention of existing listings. Many litigants have found their hearings adjourned by the court even when those hearings were, on the face of it, suitable for hearing remotely.’

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3PB, 12th May 2020


Commercial Court aims to tackle listing issues – Litigation Futures

‘The Commercial Court has pledged to try and eliminate listing issues that have occurred in the past year amid a reduction in the number of available judges.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th February 2020


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


High Court: Clinton privacy claim can be heard in business or media lists – Litigation Futures

Posted June 7th, 2018 in courts, lists, media, news, privacy by sally

‘The media and communications list (M&CL) in the Queen’s Bench Division, and the Chancery Division’s business list are not specialist lists and a privacy claim can be heard equally well in either, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th June 2018


Ministry of Justice unveils legislation that will allow judges to delegate “routine” work to court staff – Litigation Futures

Posted May 25th, 2018 in bills, civil procedure rules, courts, judiciary, lists, news by sally

‘Legislation to allow judges to delegate tasks to court staff was announced by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) yesterday as it emerged that the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) has already begun looking at the issue.’

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Litigation Futures,24th May 2018


New legislation will modernise the courts – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 24th, 2018 in civil justice, courts, criminal justice, judiciary, lists, press releases by tracey

‘The Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill will increase efficiency by allowing greater flexibility to deploy the right judge to the right case.’

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd May 2018


Financial markets test case pilot to be extended despite no cases in nearly two years – Litigation Futures

Posted June 26th, 2017 in judges, lists, markets, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘The financial markets test case pilot scheme is to be extended in time and scope because senior judges have seen its value – even though not a single case has gone through it in nearly two years.’

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Litigation Futures, 26th June 2017


Practice Statement: Listing of Cases for Trial in the Patents Court – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 11th, 2015 in lists, news, patents, practice directions by tracey

‘The Patents Court endeavours bring patent cases on for trial where possible within 12 months of the claim being issued. To this end, the following procedure will be adopted.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 10th December 2015


Radicalisation Cases in the Family Courts – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 9th, 2015 in care orders, case management, family courts, lists, news, terrorism, wardship by tracey

‘Guidance issued by Sir James Munby President of the Family Division on 8 October 2015.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 8th October 2015


In re NL (A Child) (Appeal: Interim Care Order: Facts and Reasons) – WLR Daily

Posted February 17th, 2014 in care orders, delay, family courts, law reports, lists by sally

In re NL (A Child) (Appeal: Interim Care Order: Facts and Reasons) [2014] EWHC 270 (Fam); [2014] WLR (D) 70

‘The case raised issues of practice and procedure arising in the early stages of care proceedings including: (i) the importance of the need to ensure a just and fair assessment process despite the impetus to complete public law cases within 26 weeks, (ii) the alarming and patently wrong practice of justices sitting in the family proceedings court adopting the local authority’s analysis of what their findings and reasons might comprise, and (iii) the importance of listing appeals from interim care orders, where separation had been sanctioned, as a matter of urgency.’

WLR Daily, 13th February 2014


Abdulrahim v Council of the European Union and another – WLR Daily

Posted June 3rd, 2013 in EC law, human rights, intelligence services, law reports, lists, terrorism by sally

Abdulrahim v Council of the European Union and another (Case C-239/12P); [2013] WLR (D) 208

“Despite the removal of his name from a ‘terrorist watch list’, established by Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban, to which his name had been added by Council Regulation (EC) 1330/2008, the applicant retained an interest in having the courts of the European Union recognise that he should never have been included on the list since the removal of his name did not dispose of his constitutional claims.”

WLR Daily, 28th May 2013


He who hesitates is lost – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted January 17th, 2013 in case management, lists, news, trials by sally

“Listing hearings can be tricky. You need to find a time the Court can fit you in. You need to squeeze it into your hectic diaries without upsetting other clients who firmly believe that theirs is the only case you have on right now. It needs to be a time that your busy barrister and the other side’s busy barrister can make.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 7th January 2013


The HM Land Registry Day List – Where real time meets Judicial power to act retrospectively – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted September 7th, 2011 in land registration, lists, news, retrospectivity by sally

“The High Court retains control of the Day List of applications at the Land Registry. Retrospective reinstatement can be ordered but ordinarily will not be where a third party interest has since arisen.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 5th September 2011


Newport City Council v Charles – Times Law Reports

Posted July 29th, 2008 in appeals, law reports, legal representation, lists by sally

Newport City Council v Charles

Court of Appeal

“A fixture need not be vacated when the Civil Appeals Listing Office had failed to ascertain that leading counsel was prebooked for an appeal due to be heard in Cardiff.”

The Times, 29th July 2008


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