Dame Sue Carr sworn in as Lady Chief Justice – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 3rd, 2023 in judges, judiciary, news, oaths by sally

‘Dame Sue Carr today [2 October] becomes, and will be known as, the Lady Chief Justice of England and Wales.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 2nd October 2023

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Trial collapses after woman ‘followed the crowd’ and accidentally joined the jury – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 16th, 2019 in Crown Court, juries, mistake, news, oaths by tracey

‘A crown court case collapsed after a woman “simply followed the crowd” and accidentally joined the jury.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Accountancy body wins right to regulate oaths – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Chartered accountancy regulator the ICAEW has received a crumb of comfort from the lord chancellor in its long-running campaign to become a regulator of reserved legal activities. David Gauke revealed today that he has decided to grant an application for the ICAEW to become an approved regulator and licensing authority in relation to the administration of oaths.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 22nd May 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Rule committee declines to consider contempt question over solicitors who act on fraudulent claims – Litigation Futures

Posted March 14th, 2018 in civil procedure rules, contempt of court, news, oaths, solicitors by sally

‘The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has rejected a High Court judge’s suggestion that it consider whether solicitors who sign statements of truth on behalf of fraudulent clients could be held in contempt of court.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th March 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Solicitors “at risk of contempt finding” by signing statement of truth in bogus claims, judge warns – Litigation Futures

Posted December 8th, 2017 in contempt of court, fraud, news, oaths, solicitors by sally

‘The High Court has raised the prospect of solicitors who sign statements of truth on behalf of fraudulent clients being held in contempt of court.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th December 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Casey report on integration calls for new oath for holders of public office – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 6th, 2016 in government departments, local government, news, oaths, reports, women by sally

‘Standards of leadership and integrity in public office must be increased as part of efforts to improve social integration in Great Britain and bind communities together, Dame Louise Casey has said in a report.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th December 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Statements of Truth, Translation and Witnesses with Poor English – Zenith PI Blog

‘The CPR includes surprisingly demanding requirements, and draconian sanctions, in relation to Statements of Truth from witnesses whose English is so poor that they cannot read documents in English.
Here is a helpful summary of the rules, and what, in practice, you need to do to comply with them.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 1st March 2016

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

The difference between ‘affirmation’ and ‘oath’ – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2015 in news, oaths, parliament by sally

‘That most time-consuming of the traditional rituals surrounding the UK Parliament, the swearing in of all the MPs, has become an emblem of the changing shape of British society. A ceremony originally designed for exclusion – to keep out religious and political undesirables – has become a display of diversity, writes Stephen Tomkins.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge dismisses case after Muslim swears oath on Bible – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 2nd, 2015 in evidence, Islam, judges, news, oaths, robbery by sally

‘Judge regrets stopping trial because Muslim man gave evidence having sworn on the Bible instead of the Koran.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ebola: When health workers’ duty to treat is trumped – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2014 in doctors, duty of care, health, medical treatment, news, nurses, oaths, professional conduct by sally

‘The president of the World Bank has urged thousands of health workers to volunteer in the battle against Ebola, invoking their duty under their oath to help patients. But is there such an obligation? Medical ethicist Dr Daniel Sokol says we should expect some healthcare staff to refuse to go to work, wherever Ebola patients are being treated.’

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BBC News, 29th October 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Campaigner’s lawyers challenge secrecy over police spy accused of lying in court – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors are due on Monday to defend their decision to keep secret the cause of a miscarriage of justice involving an undercover police officer who allegedly used his fictitious identity in a criminal trial to conceal his covert work.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

I swear that the current procedure for taking oaths in court needs reform – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 4th, 2013 in Christianity, criminal procedure, Islam, magistrates, news, oaths, trials, witnesses by sally

“Do you object to swearing an oath on the Bible? Sorry, I hope that question didn’t put you off your stride when settling down to read this article. It’s the same question witnesses are asked when they’re about to give evidence in criminal trials.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 1st November 2013

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Magistrates throw out plan to ditch Bible oath – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 21st, 2013 in Christianity, courts, evidence, magistrates, news, oaths, witnesses by sally

“Swearing on the Bible will continue to be a crucial part of giving evidence in court after magistrates threw out proposals to introduce a modernised oath.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th October 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

“Very Important Information for Barristers: Changes to Rules Governing Practising Certificates and Administration of Oaths” – The Bar Council

Posted December 3rd, 2009 in barristers, oaths, press releases by sally

“Barristers should note that Section 14 of the LSA 2007 provides that any person who undertakes a reserved legal activity, such as exercising a right of audience, without being entitled to do so will be committing a criminal offence. This will come into force on 1 January 2010. A barrister is not authorised to carry out reserved legal activities unless he/she has in force a certificate issued by the Bar Council authorising him or her to do so.”

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The Bar Council, 3rd December 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Very Important Information for Barristers: Changes to Rules Governing Practising Certificates and Administration of Oaths – The Bar Council

Posted October 7th, 2009 in barristers, oaths, press releases by sally

“Changes Consequent upon the Introduction of the Legal Services Act (LSA) 2007.”

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The Bar Council, 5th October 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk