Oral arguments should follow skeleton’s ‘road-map’, judge warns – Litigation Futures

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in advocacy, news, skeleton arguments by sally

‘A High Court judge has complained about a “growing trend” of advocates departing significantly from the case they set out in their skeleton argument, after making one who did so make further written submissions.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd July 2019

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Focus on persuading me, not drowning me in paper, Court of Appeal judge urges advocates – Litigation Futures

Posted April 20th, 2018 in advocacy, case management, judges, news, skeleton arguments by sally

‘A Court of Appeal judge has urged advocates to focus on persuading the judges in front of them and not drowning the court with “excessively long and complex” skeleton arguments, which he described as a “curse”.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th April 2018

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Judge warns of costs sanctions for parties that drowned him in skeletons and bundles – Litigation Futures

Posted June 14th, 2017 in costs, drafting, injunctions, news, sanctions, skeleton arguments by tracey

‘A High Court judge has described as “absurd” the conduct of parties in an employment dispute that produced thousands of pages in bundles – but only referred to 100 of them – and skeleton arguments more than seven times the expected length.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th June 2017

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BSB metes out hefty punishment to pupil who copied skeleton for moot – Legal Futures

‘A pupil barrister who dishonestly copied his skeleton argument for a moot has been reprimanded and fined £1,000 by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) – the strongest penalty meted out directly by the regulator this year.’

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Legal Futures, 16th December 2015

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Tchenguiz v Director of the Serious Fraud Office and others – WLR DAily

Tchenguiz v Director of the Serious Fraud Office and others: [2014] EWCA Civ 1333; [2014] WLR (D) 427

‘It was very difficult for the Court of Appeal to deal with the dispatch of its business if it was faced with excessively lengthy skeleton arguments. What was required was a careful and concise summary of the points that were intended to be addressed.’

WLR Daily, 13th October 2014

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Court of Appeal fires warning over lengthy skeleton arguments – Litigation Futures

Posted October 16th, 2014 in appeals, courts, delay, news, skeleton arguments by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson has led the Court of Appeal in issuing a stark warning to advocates over submitting lengthy skeleton arguments, with his fellow judges making it clear that there will be no special treatment of Commercial Court litigation.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th October 2014

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Court of Appeal warns of consequences for overly long bundles and skeletons – Litigation Futures

‘The Court of Appeal has hit out forcefully at unnecessarily long bundles and skeleton arguments that are anything but.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th July 2014

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Court of Appeal issues strong warning of costs sanctions for lengthy skeleton arguments – Litigation Futures

“The Court of Appeal has hit out at lengthy and complex skeleton arguments, describing them as the ‘bane’ of commercial litigation and warning that failing to comply with the practice directions on them will result in costs sanctions.”

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Litigation Futures, 8th May 2013

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