Magistrates to sit in community centres in plan to speed up justice – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 8th, 2012 in courts, guilty pleas, magistrates, news, summary judgments by sally

“Ministers are to announce plans to allow magistrates to sit on their own in community centres or police stations in a bid to speed up justice.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th May 2012

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Minister signals summary justice role for magistrates – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2011 in criminal procedure, fines, magistrates, news, penalties, police, summary judgments by tracey

“Magistrates will be able to hand out summary justice in police stations under a radical overhaul of out-of-court penalties being considered by the Government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2011

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Government ‘not liable for torture’ – The Independent

Posted April 7th, 2011 in colonies, Kenya, news, summary judgments, torture by sally

“The Government cannot be held legally liable for British colonial atrocities committed during the Mau Mau Uprising, the High Court heard today.”

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The Independent, 7th April 2011

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Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd v Delta Air Lines Inc – WLR Daily

Posted February 28th, 2011 in airlines, appeals, law reports, patents, summary judgments by sally

Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd v Delta Air Lines Inc [2011] EWCA Civ 162; [2011] WLR (D) 60

“Notwithstanding the difficulties which could arise in cases where the technology was complex, it should not be assumed that summary judgment was not for patent disputes; the general rules as to summary judgment applied equally to patent cases as to other types of case and where the technology was relatively simple to understand, and the court was able, on summary application, to form a confident view about the claim and its construction, in particular about the understanding of the man skilled in the art, there was no good reason why summary procedure could not be invoked.”

WLR Daily, 25th February 2011

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Somerfield Stores Ltd v Spring (Sutton Coldfield) Ltd (in administration) – WLR Daily

Posted August 20th, 2010 in landlord & tenant, law reports, summary judgments by sally

Somerfield Stores Ltd v Spring (Sutton Coldfield) Ltd (in administration) [2010] EWHC 2094 (Ch); [2010] WLR (D) 231

“Where a landlord opposed the renewal of a tenancy under section 30(1)(f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 on the ground that he intended to redevelop the land the date of the hearing at which the necessary intention had to be shown to exist was always the date of the substantive trial of the landlord’s ground of objection.”

WLR Daily, 19th August 2010

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Khatri v Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank BA – WLR Daily

Posted April 26th, 2010 in appeals, contracts, law reports, summary judgments by sally

Khatri v Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank BA [2010] EWCA Civ 397; [2010] WLR (D) 100

“Where an application for summary judgment turned on the terms of a written contract, it did not follow that the factual matrix of the contractual relationship could only be determined by a full trial with discovery, evidence and cross-examination of witnesses. If there was no conflict of evidence on a relevant point of background matrix, it was only when there really were reasonable grounds for supposing that a fuller investigation of the facts as to the background might make a difference to construction that the court should decline to construe the contract on a summary judgment (including a strike out) application.”

WLR Daily, 23rd April 2010

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Jackson report: litigation processes and their impact on costs – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 26th, 2010 in civil justice, costs, courts, news, summary judgments by sally

“Much has already been said about Lord Justice Jackson’s proposals for success fees, after-the-event insurance, costs shifting and the like, but much less, if anything, about litigation processes, and their impact on costs. Yet it is surely unarguable that a streamlining or simplification of the litigation process would result in a reduction in costs.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th April 2010

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Wandsworth London Borough Council v Whibley – Times Law Reports

Posted November 25th, 2008 in landlord & tenant, law reports, repossession, summary judgments by sally

Wandsworth London Borough Council v Whibley

Court of Appeal

“While it was possible to have a summary disposal of applications to fix a date in a landlord’s possession action, an unsupported assertion that the tenant had to answer did not suffice to procure a hearing, and nor would a bare denial amount to an answer.”

The Times, 25th November 2008

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