UK’s Magnitsky law does little to stem flow of dirty money from Russia – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2020 in human rights, news, Russia, sanctions by sally

‘He is known as Vladimir Putin’s enforcer. Almost every criminal case in Russia – from Pussy Riot to anti-government street protests – passes his desk. But as of last week Moscow’s top law officer, Alexander Bastrykin, is no longer welcome in Britain. He is banned from owning property, opening a bank account or popping over from Moscow for a weekend jaunt.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2020

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UK Sanctions regime targets Human Rights abusers – Doughty Street Chambers

Posted July 10th, 2020 in chambers articles, human rights, news, sanctions by sally

The UK Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, has finally introduced a long awaited equivalent to the US Magnitsky Act.

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Doughty Street Chambers, 7th July 2020

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New UK law could challenge China over Hong Kong, but will it go far enough? – The Guardian

‘New UK human rights sanctions legislation set to be published in the next few weeks is being touted as a possible tool with which to confront Chinese officials over Hong Kong, but questions loom about whether the law’s range and impact can meet such high expectations.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2020

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Claimant loses all costs after assessment misconduct – Litigation Futures

Posted June 22nd, 2020 in civil procedure rules, costs, fees, law firms, news, sanctions, solicitors by sally

‘A claimant has lost all of his remaining entitlement to costs because of misconduct during the assessment process.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th June 2020

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Relief from sanctions overturned for “egregious” conduct – Litigation Futures

‘A High Court judge has overturned relief from sanctions granted to a claimant in a medical negligence case, partly because of her solicitor’s “egregious” conduct.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th June 2020

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No relief for claimant who went “well beyond” court order – Litigation Futures

Posted June 3rd, 2020 in case management, expert witnesses, news, sanctions, video recordings by sally

‘The High Court has rejected an application for relief from sanctions from a claimant who went “well beyond” the terms of a directions order by obtaining a fully updated report from a medical expert.’

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Litigation Futures, 2nd June 2020

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Relief from sanctions: An overview and case law update – St Ives Chambers

Posted June 2nd, 2020 in case management, civil procedure rules, coronavirus, news, sanctions by sally

‘In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, applications for relief from sanctions may become more frequent as deadlines are missed and court orders are not complied with. In three recent cases, the High Court has considered the applicable principles and provided guidance. Now, therefore, seems the ideal time to revisit the applicable principles.’

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St Ives Chambers, 21st May 2020

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Depp v Denton: Hollywood star pleads for relief from sanctions – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 19th, 2020 in defamation, news, sanctions, time limits, witnesses by sally

‘Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp came up against the nuances of civil procedure rules yesterday after he asked for permission to call extra witnesses to his libel trial.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th May 2020

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Comply with ADR duty or risk costs sanction – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The recent decision of DSN v Blackpool Football Club Limited [2020] EWHC 670 (QB) illustrates the need for litigating parties to consider and engage with alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures in trying to resolve their disputes.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 4th May 2020

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Limitation and Time Limits in Civil Litigation: Implications of Covid 19 – 23 Essex Street

‘Whilst legislation is being rushed through dealing with significant aspects of work undertaken by the legal profession, addressing major societal issues such as housing, crime and the need to conduct hearings remotely, there are many more areas directly impacted by the current circumstances that have not / cannot be legislated for. This article considers the effect of the pandemic on statutory limitation periods and applications for relief from sanctions.’

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23 Essex Street, 9th April 2020

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Denton Resource – St John’s Chambers

‘This most recent edition of the Denton Resource includes, in a thematic at-a-glance format, over 200 post-Denton cases decided up to 31 December 2019. It will be of interest to practitioners in all fields of civil litigation dealing with applications where the three-stage Denton approach is to be applied.’

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St John's Chambers, 10th February 2020

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Inadequate time estimates a “problem” in Commercial Court – Litigation Futures

Posted February 19th, 2020 in Commercial Court, delay, news, sanctions by sally

‘Parties under-estimating the time required to argue applications in the Commercial Court – especially where the parties seek a Friday listing – is a “significant current problem”, a judge has warned.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th February 2020

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Tribunal lifts practising controls from ABS accountant – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has lifted practising restrictions on a finance director who was sanctioned less than three years ago, over the objections of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 11th November 2019

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‘How Did Liverpool Escape League Cup Expulsion?’ – Ashley Cukier on the EFL Disciplinary Panel’s Decision – Littleton Chambers

Posted November 1st, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, fines, news, professional conduct, sanctions, sport by sally

‘The English Football League (“EFL”) yesterday [3 October] announced that Liverpool FC had been found guilty of misconduct and fined £200,000 – of which £100,000 will be suspended until the end of Season 2020/21 – for having breached EFL Rules by fielding an ineligible player in their League Cup third round match against Milton Keynes Dons. The sanction has raised eyebrows in some parts: in 2016 the EFL, in an ostensibly more severe sanction, deducted 3 points from Bury FC for fielding an ineligible player and, as recently as last month, Grays Athletic FC were expelled from the FA Cup for the same offence. In the latest edition of the Littleton Sports Group’s ‘Five Things You Need to Know’ series, Ashley Cukier considers the sanction handed to Liverpool by the EFL Board.’

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Littleton Chambers, 3rd October 2019

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Serious misconduct is not always a banning offence, High Court rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 29th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, fraud, news, sanctions, solicitors by tracey

‘The High Court has opted not to ban a solicitor caught up in a property scam, saying a finding of serious misconduct should not always result in such a penalty.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th October 2019

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Rent payments, unless orders and relief from sanction – Nearly Legal

Posted October 21st, 2019 in appeals, landlord & tenant, news, rates, rent, sanctions by sally

‘This is not really a housing case, being a commercial lease dispute, but there are a couple of points about relief from sanction and rent payments that are worthy of noting.’

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Nearly Legal, 16th October 2019

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Applications for time extensions not the same as relief from sanctions – Litigation Futures

Posted August 29th, 2019 in civil procedure rules, news, sanctions, time limits by tracey

‘Applications for time extensions to take a particular step in litigation are not applications for relief from sanctions provided they are made within the permitted period, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 29th August 2019

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in canals, charities, environmental protection, news, sanctions, waste, water by sally

‘In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Christopher Badger considers the decision by Ofwat to impose a financial penalty on Southern Water for failings in the performance of its wastewater operations, the imposition of over £3.7 million of civil sanctions on charitable organisations for environmental offences and further developments in the Manchester Ship Canal case.’

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Six Pump Court, 26th June 2019

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Security for costs sanction for party that ignored CMC deadline – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court has ordered a party that missed the deadline to fix the date of a case management conference (CMC) by more than four years to pay security for costs as a sanction.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st June 2019

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Late payer granted costs relief as judge calls for ‘sense of perspective’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 11th, 2019 in appeals, costs, news, sanctions, time limits by sally

‘A Court of Appeal judge has granted relief from sanctions for a litigant who was 17 hours late satisfying a court order.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th April 2019

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