High Court: administrator appointment can be simultaneous with court notice – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 12th, 2018 in administrators, insolvency, news, notification, time limits by tracey

‘The High Court in England has confirmed that the industry standard wording used in the notice of appointment does not invalidate the appointment of the administrators. The same practice had previously been called into question in a case involving NJM Clothing.’

Full Story

OUT-LAW.com, 12th November 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Supreme Court rejects time bar in passenger death at sea case – OUT-LAW.com

‘The Supreme Court has issued an important judgment on the interaction between the 1974 Athens Convention on carriage of passengers by sea and time bar provisions in Scottish domestic law.’

Full Story

OUT-LAW.com, 5th November 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Paul Gambaccini secures CPS payout over unfounded abuse claims – BBC News

‘Radio DJ Paul Gambaccini has secured a payout from prosecutors over unfounded allegations of historical sex offences.’

Full Story

BBC News, 3rd November 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Stay of proceedings before serving a claim form – 4 New Square

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in limitations, news, service, stay of proceedings, time limits by sally

‘Noting the recent Court of Appeal decision in Grant v Dawn Meats (UK), Stephen Innes and Hannah Daly of 4 New Square consider the options open to Claimants.’

Full Story

4 New Square, 23rd October 2018

Source: www.4newsquare.com

Ten Top Tips for Service of Proceedings – 4 New Square

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in news, retrospectivity, service, time limits by sally

‘Service of proceedings continues to be a fertile ground for disputes. Meritorious and valuable claims can fail on a technicality given how hard it is to obtain a retrospective extension of time for service of a claim form. Here are ten top tips for avoiding the pitfalls and ascertaining whether your opponent has fallen into one.’

Full Story

4 New Square, 24th October 2018

Source: www.4newsquare.com

Stayin’ Alive – Claim Form Success For Claimant In The Court Of Appeal – Zenith PI

‘In Grant v Dawn Meats (UK) [2018] EWCA Civ 2212, the Court of Appeal held that an order staying the matter also stayed the Claimant’s obligation to serve the claim form.
That being the case, the Claimant was not out of time for serving the claim form when he did so within the four month period following the expiry of the stay.’

Full Story

Zenith PI, 22nd October 2018

Source: zenithpi.wordpress.com

Civil Liability Bill “undermines Lord Chancellor’s oath of office” – Legal Futures

‘The Civil Liability Bill seriously undermines the oath sworn by Lord Chancellor David Gauke to defend the independence of the judiciary, claimant lawyers have argued as the bill near the end of its parliamentary journey.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 23rd October 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

UK government publishes guidance to support new trade mark laws – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 5th, 2018 in brexit, documents, EC law, intellectual property, news, time limits, trade marks by tracey

‘The UK government has published documents designed to support the implementation of new trade mark laws, which come into force next year.’

Full Story

OUT-LAW.com, 4th October 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

UK asylum seekers may have been detained unlawfully, rules court – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2018 in appeals, asylum, detention, false imprisonment, immigration, news, time limits by tracey

‘Thousands of people may have been unlawfully held in immigration removal centres in recent years, the court of appeal has ruled.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 4th October 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Extensions of Moratorium Periods and How it Can Be Challenged – Drystone Chambers

Posted August 9th, 2018 in freezing injunctions, news, proceeds of crime, time limits by sally

‘The NCA now have the power to extend the moratorium period on Suspected Activity Reports (SAR) by 31 days, up to a total of 186 days. This is due to the amendment of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (‘the Act’), by the Criminal Finance Act 2017. It is usually clear to an interested party when this is happening, due to delay from the banks in releasing their money. The banks cannot confirm this due to the tipping off provisions.’

Full Story

Drystone Chambers, July 2018

Source: drystone.com

Part 36: no presumption in favour of indemnity costs on late acceptance – Hailsham Chambers

Posted August 7th, 2018 in costs, delay, indemnities, news, part 36 offers, time limits by sally

‘Where a defendant accepts a claimant’s Part 36 offer after expiry of the 21 day period, many claimants (and legal commentators) have argued that the claimant should be entitled to recover indemnity costs from the expiry of the relevant period, just as they would if the case had gone to trial and the same result had been achieved. This argument has been particularly attractive to claimants where fixed costs apply, as an order for indemnity costs will allow the claimant to recover more than fixed costs. A number of County Court Judges and District Judges have accepted this argument in PI actions to which fixed costs apply.’

Full Story

Hailsham Chambers, 23rd July 2018

Source: zm4b8103lu53ydv9q1e2go51-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com

Costs blow for tardy defendant with ‘worse than hopeless’ case – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 6th, 2018 in costs, delay, hospitals, indemnities, negligence, news, part 36 offers, time limits by sally

‘Civil claimants despairing at Part 36 costs rules have a ray of hope following a court’s decision to swing the pendulum their way again. In Holmes v West London Mental Health NHS Trust the High Court ruled last week that a defendant party who waited 15 months to accept a Part 36 offer must pay indemnity costs covering the period of delay.’

Full Story

Law Society's Gazette, 3rd August 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Court finds abuse of process did not affect limitation period – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 10th, 2018 in abuse of process, limitations, news, striking out, time limits by sally

‘The High Court has decided not to strike out a claim where an incorrect fee was paid days before the limitation period ended.’

Full Story

Law Society's Gazette, 10th July 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Hundreds of Companies Facing Legal Action Over Gender Pay Gap Data – Rights Info

Posted May 11th, 2018 in equal pay, equality, news, time limits, women by sally

‘Hundreds of British companies will face legal action after failing to comply with a new requirement to report the pay gap between male and female staff, Britain’s equality watchdog has revealed.’

Full Story

Rights Info, 10th May 2018

Source: rightsinfo.org

Gender pay: Hundreds of firms face action over non-disclosure – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2018 in equal pay, equality, news, time limits, women by sally

‘Hundreds of companies face legal action after failing to meet an extended deadline to report their gender pay gap, Britain’s equality watchdog said.’

Full Story

BBC News, 10th May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Permission on Erroneous Basis – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 28th, 2018 in local government, mistake, news, planning, time limits by tracey

‘In R (Thornton Hall Hotel Ltd) v Wirral MBC (2018) EWHC 560 (Admin) unconditional and permanent planning permission for the erection of three marquees on a green belt site was quashed where it had been granted on an erroneous basis, namely the omission of conditions including a five-year time limit which had clearly been envisaged by the local authority’s planning committee in approving permission. To allow the marquees to remain in place would subvert the public interest in the integrity of the planning process.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 27th March 2018

Source: local-government-law.11kbw.com

High Court quashes planning permission issued six years ago – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 28th, 2018 in local government, mistake, news, planning, time limits by tracey

‘Planning permission issued in error by Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council six years ago has been quashed by the High Court.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 27th March 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Court casts doubt on who bears risk of obtaining planning permission – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 23rd, 2018 in construction industry, contracts, news, planning, time limits by tracey

‘The employer under a standard form construction contract is not under an absolute obligation to obtain planning permission or conservation consent before the works can go ahead, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

Full Story

OUT-LAW.com, 22nd March 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Aktas v Adepta and the Difficulty of Applying to Strike out “Second” Claim Forms – Zenith Chambers

‘The decision of the Court of Appeal in the cases of Aktas v Adepta and Dixie v British Polythene Industries Limited [2010] EWCA Civ 1170 sets a demanding test for Defendants seeking to strike out “second” Claim Forms where service of a “first” Claim Form has failed.’

Full Story

Zenith Chambers, 5th March 2018

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk

Practice Guidance: Case Management and Mediation of International Child Abduction Proceedings – Family Law

‘For the purposes of this Practice Guidance, ‘international child abduction proceedings’ are proceedings in which the return of a child is sought under any of the following:
Introduction
(a) The Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction of 25 October 1980 (‘the 1980 Hague Convention’);
(b) The Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (‘the 1996 Hague Convention’);
(c) Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility (‘the Council Regulation’);
(d) The High Court’s power to make an order returning the child to another jurisdiction or to make an order for the return of the child to this jurisdiction (‘the inherent jurisdiction’).’

Full Story

Family Law, 13th March 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk