Judge tells regulators to use summary processes against vexatious litigants – Legal Futures

‘Legal regulators need to have summary processes in place to deal with vexatious litigants who use their procedures to continue a “proxy war” against lawyers, a High Court judge has said.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 10th May 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Woman jailed after sending pig’s head to ex-boyfriend – The Independent

‘A woman who sent her ex-boyfriend a pig’s head during a prolonged stalking campaign has been jailed.’

Full Story

The Independent, 18th February 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Judge dismisses bid to restrain presentation by councils of winding-up petitions over unpaid business rates – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 30th, 2020 in local government, news, rates, restraint orders, winding up by sally

‘The High Court has thrown out a case against two councils brought by the director of a company already subject to a general civil restraint order and who made a “bizarre” suggestion to a judge.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 30th April 2020

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Children Private Law Update – March 2019 – Family Law Week

Posted March 18th, 2019 in appeals, contact orders, family courts, news, restraint orders by tracey

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’

Full Story

Family Law Week, 14th March 2019

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Restraint order for man who accused solicitors of fraud – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has slapped an extended civil restraint order (ECRO) on a man who claimed the application was an attempt “to legitimise” a law firm’s attempt to defraud him.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 19th November 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

High Court rejects “increasingly bizarre” claims against barrister arbitrator – Litigation Futures

Posted October 18th, 2018 in arbitration, bailment, barristers, news, restraint orders by sally

‘The High Court has rejected as “totally without merit” a set of claims against a barrister arbitrator, including a claim in bailment for gold bullion.’

Full Story

Litigation Futures, 17th October 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Police officer who stole drugs ordered to repay £135,000 – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A police officer who stole and sold the illegal drugs he was meant to dispose of has been ordered to pay back more than £135,000.’

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 24th April 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Stalking laws prevent you finding out if your partner is cheating, jilted husband claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 28th, 2018 in costs, married persons, news, restraint orders, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘Stalking laws are being used to prevent people discovering if their partners are cheating on them, a jilted husband has claimed.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BBC star Emily Maitlis’ harasser sentenced – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2018 in harassment, news, restraint orders, sentencing by sally

‘A former friend of Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis, who harassed her for two decades, has been jailed for contacting her from prison.’

Full Story

BBC News, 16th January 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The New POCA Frontier: Bitcoin and Electronic Currency, Shaping Asset Recovery in the 21st Century – Drystone Chambers

‘The question of whether the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) can be used to deal with Bitcoins¹ and electronic currencies has been the subject of some speculation by specialist practitioners recently. In my view it can be utilised, but it is not ideal. I will not deal with the technical difficulties in finding bitcoin accounts; what I will concentrate on in this article is finding the correct legal tools to recover the assets and what other options are available when it does not work.’

Full Story

Drystone Chambers, 23rd October 2017

Source: drystone.com

Autumn Newsletter – Falcon Chambers

– Prescriptive easements – a glass half-full: out with the negative; in with the positive 10

– Keeping the Title Clean: Unwanted Notices and Restrictions 12

– Estoppel in Pre-Contractual Negotiations 15

– The Curse of the Freebie 17

– Voidable and no Mistake 20

Full Story

Falcon Chambers, November 2017

Source: www.falcon-chambers.com

Finance and Divorce Update, August 2017 – Family Law Week

‘Naomi Shelton, Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP, analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during July 2017.’

Full Story

Family Law Week, 2nd August 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Finance and Divorce Update, December 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Sue Brookes, Senior Associate for Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during November 2016.’

Full story

Family Law Week, 3rd December 2016

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Met police to start using spit hoods on suspects within weeks – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2016 in human rights, London, news, pilot schemes, police, restraint orders by sally

‘Britain’s biggest police force is to allow its officers to use spit hoods on suspects within weeks, the Guardian has learned.’

Full story

The Guardian, 6th September 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mother who repeatedly posted naked pictures of her ex-wife online in revenge porn attack is given restraining order – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 1st, 2016 in community service, harassment, internet, news, pornography, restraint orders by sally

‘A mother-of-two who repeatedly posted naked pictures of her ex-wife on social media to “scorn her for finding a new partner” has been given a restraining order.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Pensioner faces jail if he walks on police couple’s grass in a bitter eight-year turf war – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 31st, 2016 in boundaries, disqualification, elderly, news, restraint orders by sally

‘A pensioner who battled with his neighbours over a patch of land could be sent to jail if he walks on the grass outside his home.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

High Court slaps barrister with civil restraint order over relentless challenges to disciplinary rulings – Legal Futures

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, news, restraint orders by tracey

‘The High Court has issued a two-year civil restraint order (CRO) against a barrister who has repeatedly and unsuccessfully challenged disciplinary findings made against him.’

Full story

Legal Futures, 2nd August 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Early intervention needed to improve effectiveness of confiscation orders, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘Earlier intervention and more formal measures of success are needed if confiscation orders are to be successfully used by the UK courts to deprive fraudsters of the proceeds of their crimes.’

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 20th April 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

Civil Restraint Orders in IPEC: Perry v Brundle – NIPC Law

‘This case note discusses the power of a judge of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court to make an extended civil restraint order under para 3.2 (1) (b).’

Full story

NIPC Law, 12th Ocotber 2015

Source: www.nipclaw.blogspot.co.uk

40 year old man sentenced for revenge porn – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A 40 year old man has today been sentenced to four months imprisonment suspended for 18 months after pleading guilty to one charge relating to revenge pornography. Simon Humphrey was sentenced at St Albans Magistrates’ Court after he admitted at an earlier hearing that he had published a naked picture of the victim without her consent. A restraining order was also put in place for 18 months which means he may not contact the victim.’

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 18th September 2015

Source: www.cps.gov.uk