‘Few’ solicitors understand e-disclosure, says Jackson – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 29th, 2011 in costs, disclosure, electronic filing, news, practice directions, speeches by sally

“Lord Justice Jackson has warned that ‘huge’ sums of money will be wasted if the legal profession gets electronic disclosure wrong. Delivering the seventh lecture on implementing his civil litigation reforms, the judge said effective training is ‘essential’ for solicitors, judges and counsel if the practice direction issued a year ago on electronic disclosure is to be operated effectively.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 28th November 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Controlling The Costs of Disclosure – Seventh Lecture in the implementation programme – Speech by Lord Justice Jackson

Controlling The Costs of Disclosure – Seventh Lecture in the implementation programme (PDF)

Speech by Lord Justice Jackson

The LexisNexis Conference on Avoiding and Resolving Construction Disputes, 24th November 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Neuberger unveils privacy guidance and scheme to monitor injunctions – Legal Week

Posted August 2nd, 2011 in injunctions, judiciary, news, practice directions, privacy by sally

“The use and scope of privacy injunctions will be formally monitored from today (1 August) under a pilot scheme launched by the Master of the Rolls, Lord Neuberger.”

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Legal Week, 1st August 2011

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Judges could veto plans to count number of injunctions – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 2nd, 2011 in injunctions, judiciary, news, practice directions, privacy by sally

“Judges will be able to veto moves to discover the true scale of injunctions and secret court orders despite a bid for more transparency.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd August 2011

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TW v A City Council – WLR Daily

Posted January 24th, 2011 in citations, law reports, practice directions by sally

TW v A City Council [2011] EWCA Civ 17; [2011] WLR (D) 9

“The profession needed to be reminded that the relevant authorities should be copied from the official Law Reports (published by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales), and only if not should reports from the All England Law Reports (‘All ER’) or a specialist law report series be included. In addition if a case was reported in volume 1 of the Weekly Law Reports that report should be used in preference to the report in the All ER. British and Irish Legal Information Institute (‘BAILII’) judgments (with neutral citation numbers) should only be used if no other recognised reports were available.”

WLR Daily, 21st January 2011

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Interim practice guidance: The use of live text-based forms of communication (including Twitter) from court for the purposes of fair and accurate reporting – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted December 21st, 2010 in internet, practice directions, press releases by sally

“Interim practice guidance: The use of live text-based forms of communication (including Twitter) from court for the purposes of fair and accurate reporting – Guidance from the Lord Chief Justice.”

Full guidance

Judiciary of England and Wales, 20th December 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Practice Direction (Criminal Proceedings: Additional Forms) – WLR Daily

Posted October 8th, 2009 in criminal procedure, law reports, practice directions by sally

Practice Direction (Criminal Proceedings: Additional Forms); [2009] WLR (D) 293

“The forms for use in connection with the following Parts of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2005, as amended, were set out. The amendments were to take effect on 5 October 2009.”

WLR Daily, 7th October 2009

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Practice directions – Amendment No. 22 to the Consolidated Criminal Practice Direction – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted May 20th, 2009 in criminal procedure, guilty pleas, practice directions by sally

“The Lord Chief Justice has handed down Amendment No. 22 to the Consolidated Criminal Practice Direction.  It has three main parts.  Primarily, the amendments set out the different bases on which a defendant may plead guilty.  Secondly, minor changes are made to paragraph III.28 of the Consolidated Criminal Practice Direction regarding the Victim Personal Statement scheme.  Thirdly, it contains various forms for use with the Criminal Procedure Rules and when appealing to and from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 20th May 2009

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Practice Direction (Criminal Proceedings: Victim Personal Statements; Pleas of Guilty in the Crown Court; Forms) – Times Law Reports

Posted May 19th, 2009 in criminal procedure, Crown Court, practice directions, victims by sally

Practice Direction (Criminal proceedings: Victim personal statements; Pleas of guilty in the crown court; forms)

“Amended provisions concerning the practice in criminal proceedings in relation to victim personal statements, pleas of guilty in the crown court and forms would come into force with immediate effect.”

The Times, May 19th 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Practice Direction (Criminal Proceedings: Victim Personal Statements; Pleas of Guilty in the Crown Court; Forms) – WLR Daily

Posted May 18th, 2009 in criminal procedure, law reports, practice directions, victims by sally

Practice Direction (Criminal Proceedings: Victim Personal Statements; Pleas of Guilty in the Crown Court; Forms) [2009] WLR (D) 155

“Lord Judge CJ, sitting in the Supreme Court, handed down an amendment to Practice Direction (Criminal Proceedings: Consolidation) [2002] 1 WLR 2870, relating to victim personal statements, pleas of guilty in the Crown Court and forms.”

WLR Daily, 15th May 2009

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Bovale Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted March 23rd, 2009 in civil procedure rules, judgments, law reports, practice directions by sally

Bovale Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Another

Court of Appeal

“While a judge had no power to alter the Civil Procedure Rules or vary any practice direction, either by a judgment or purported practice direction, he did have an inherent jurisdiction to include procedural directions of a general application where there was a gap in the rules or in the practice directions.”

The Times, 23rd March 2009

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Bovale Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another – WLR Daily

Posted March 13th, 2009 in civil procedure rules, judgments, law reports, practice directions by sally

Bovale Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another [2009] EWCA Civ 171; [2009] WLR (D) 94

A judge had no power to alter the Civil Procedure Rules either by a judgment or practice direction or to vary or alter any practice direction which was binding on the court to which it was directed. Where there was a gap in the Rules or practice directions pending the giving of a practice direction, a judge had inherent jurisdiction to include procedural directions of general application in his judgment.”

WLR Daily, 12th March 2009

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R (Hillingdon London Borough Council and others) v Lord Chancellor and another – WLR Daily

Posted November 10th, 2008 in costs, family courts, fees, judicial review, practice directions by sally

R (Hillingdon London Borough Council and others) v Lord Chancellor and another [2008] EWHC 2683 (Admin); [2008] WLR (D) 347

WLR DAily, 7th November 2008

Source; www.lawreports.co.uk

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Practice Direction: Enforcement of Children Act 1989 contact orders: disclosure of information to officers of the national probation service – WLR Daily

Posted November 10th, 2008 in contact orders, disclosure, enforcement, practice directions, probation by sally

Practice Direction: Enforcement of Children Act 1989 contact orders: disclosure of information to officers of the national probation service; [2008] WLR (D) 346

In order to ensure that an officer of the Service or a Welsh family proceedings officer would not be in contempt of court by virtue of disclosing information to an officer of the National Probation Service when a request was made under s 11L(5) or s 11M of the Children Act 1989 the court should give leave to the officer to make such disclosure.”

WLR Daily, 7th November 2008

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Practice Direction: Applications in the magistrates’ court to enforce contact orders – WLR Daily

Posted November 10th, 2008 in contact orders, enforcement, family courts, magistrates, practice directions by sally

Practice Direction: Applications in the magistrates’ court to enforce contact orders; [2008] WLR (D) 345

Applications to enforce contact orders made in the magistrates’ courts are to be considered by family proceedings courts.”

WLR Daily, 7th November 2008

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Practice Direction – Allocation and Transfer of Proceedings Order 2008 – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted November 10th, 2008 in family courts, practice directions, transfer of proceedings by sally

“Allocation and Transfer of Proceedings Order 2008.”

Full practice direction

Judiciary of England and Wales, 6th November 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Practice Direction (Upper Tribunal: Judicial review jurisdiction) – WLR Daily

Posted October 31st, 2008 in judicial review, jurisdiction, law reports, practice directions, tribunals by sally

Practice Direction (Upper Tribunal: Judicial review jurisdiction); [2008] WLR (D) 336

“Two classes of application to the Upper Tribunal were specified for the purposes of s 18(6) of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.”

WLR Daily, 30th October 2008

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President of the Family Division Guidance: McKenzie Friends October 2008 – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted October 17th, 2008 in family courts, McKenzie friends, practice directions by sally

“President of the Family Division Guidance: McKenzie Friends October 2008.”

Full guidance note

Judiciary of England and Wales, 16th October 2008

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Practice Direction (Court Dress) (No 5) – Times Law Reports

Posted August 19th, 2008 in court dress, law reports, practice directions by sally

Practice Direction (Court Dress) (No 5)

Supreme Court

“Judges in civil cases would wear a new civil robe, without a wig, as from October 1, 2008, and would be distinguishable by different coloured tabs.”

The Times, 19th August 2008

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Practice Direction (Court Dress) (No 5) – WLR Daily

Posted August 5th, 2008 in court dress, law reports, practice directions by sally

Practice Direction (Court Dress) (No 5); [2008] WLR (D) 285

“A new civil robe, to be worn without a wig, would be introduced for judges in civil cases from 1 October 2008.”

WLR Daily, 4th August 2008

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