Courts will ‘struggle to cope’ with Equality Act caseload – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 7th, 2010 in employment, equality, news, tribunals by sally

“Employment lawyers have warned that tribunals could be ‘submerged’ by a surge in cases stemming from the Equality Act 2010, which came into force this month.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th October 2010

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Tribunal orders Government department to release IT contract details – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 24th, 2010 in disclosure, freedom of information, government departments, news, tenders, tribunals by sally

“The Information Tribunal has ordered a Government department to publish most of the till-now withheld details of a major IT contract after ruling that the public interest was served better by disclosure than secrecy.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th September 2010

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Kenneth Clarke announces plans for unified judiciary – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 17th, 2010 in courts, judiciary, Ministry of Justice, press releases, tribunals by sally

“The Lord Chancellor Kenneth Clarke has outlined plans to create a unified judiciary in England and Wales under the overall leadership of the Lord Chief Justice. Work is already well under way to create a new single unified organisation bringing together Her Majesty’s Court Service and the Tribunals Service, after the plan was announced in March.”

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Minsitry of Justice, 16th September 2010

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Royal pressure ‘led to FoI ban on disclosure of lobbying by Charles’ – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2010 in disclosure, freedom of information, news, royal family, tribunals by sally

“Guardian to go to tribunal to gain access to letters to ministers, while Act amendments may mean 20-year block on letters.”

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The Guardian, 13th September 2010

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Fox Hayes partners face £1m fine – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 20th, 2010 in financial regulation, fines, fraud, news, tribunals by sally

“Eight former partners of collapsed Leeds firm Fox Hayes have been held personally responsible for a fine of nearly £1m which was levied against the firm 18 months ago by the Financial Services Authority and remains unpaid.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th August 2010

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Basis of Copyright Tribunal royalty ruling flawed, says High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 12th, 2010 in copyright, media, news, tribunals by sally

“The Copyright Tribunal did not have a sound basis for the royalty rate it set in a dispute between rights holders and a music TV broadcaster, the High Court has said. The Tribunal set a new rate on spurious grounds and misunderstood evidence, it said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th August 2010

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Omak Maritime Ltd v Mamola Challenger Shipping Co Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted August 10th, 2010 in charterparties, damages, expenses, law reports, shipping law, tribunals by sally

Omak Maritime Ltd v Mamola Challenger Shipping Co Ltd [2010] EWHC 2026 (Comm); [2010] WLR (D) 230

“An arbitral tribunal in assessing damages for breach of contract had been wrong to treat a claim for wasted expenses and a claim for loss of profits as two separate and independent claims which could not be ‘mixed’. Both claims were governed by the principle which required the court to make a comparison between the claimant’s current position and what it would have been had the contract been performed. Where steps had been taken to mitigate the loss which would otherwise have been caused by a breach of contract that principle required the benefits obtained by mitigation to be set against the loss which would otherwise have been sustained.”

WLR Daily, 6th August 2010

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R (PM) v Hertfordshire County Council – WLR Daily

Posted August 10th, 2010 in asylum, children, law reports, local government, tribunals by sally

R (PM) v Hertfordshire County Council [2010] EWHC 2056 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 229

“A local authority charged with obligations to children under ss 17 and 20 of the Children Act 1989 was not bound by a simple finding of fact by the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) as to the age of an applicant for support. Such a finding was not a judgment in rem nor otherwise binding in law on the local authority, or on other strangers to the asylum and immigration appeal.”

WLR Daily, 6th August 2010

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Family win school catchment spying case – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2010 in education, investigatory powers, local government, news, tribunals by sally

“A family won a landmark ruling today when a council was found to have acted illegally in spying on them for nearly three weeks to discover whether they had lied about living in the catchment area of a top primary school.”

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2010

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£30m heroin smuggler avoids deportation thanks to obscure law – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 2nd, 2010 in appeals, deportation, drug trafficking, immigration, news, tribunals by sally

“A Turkish drug trafficker sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for his role in one of Britain’s largest-ever heroin seizures cannot be deported because of an obscure European law.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2010

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Regina (Cart) v Upper Tribunal (Public Law Project intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted July 27th, 2010 in appeals, judicial review, law reports, tribunals by sally

Regina (Cart) v Upper Tribunal (Public Law Project intervening) [2010] EWCA Civ 859; [2010] WLR (D) 198

“The Upper Tribunal, while subject to the supervisory jurisdiction of the High Court, was not amenable to judicial review to correct an error of law made in the course of an adjudication which the tribunal was authorised to make.”

WLR Daily, 26th July 2010

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Harris v Registrar of Approved Driving Instructors – WLR Daily

Harris v Registrar of Approved Driving Instructors [2010] EWCA Civ 808; [2010] WLR (D) 189

“If an applicant seeking registration, or a registered approved driving instructor seeking renewal of his registration, failed to disclose convictions or made a false declaration that he had no convictions, that struck at the heart of the registration process and the question whether he was a ‘fit and proper person’  to be entered in the applicable register.”

WLR Daily, 16th July 2010

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What isn’t wrong with Sharia law? – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2010 in arbitration, children, islamic law, news, tribunals, women by sally

“To safeguard our rights there must be one law for all and no religious courts.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2010

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Deane v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – WLR Daily

Posted June 29th, 2010 in appeals, benefits, carers, disqualification, education, law reports, tribunals by sally

Deane v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2010] EWCA Civ 699; [2010] WLR (D) 162

“In determining whether a claimant seeking Carer’s Allowance was ‘receiving full-time education’, so as to be excluded, it was erroneous to ask how many hours were actually spent on the activities which were defined within the applicable Regulations.”

WLR Daily, 28th June 2010

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Calls for change to leasehold law – BBC News

Posted June 7th, 2010 in leases, news, tribunals by sally

“Lawyers want the rules surrounding leasehold homes to be clarified amid claims some freeholders are charging too much for extensions.”

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BBC News, 5th June 2010

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SIAC: striking the balance between national security and human rights – The Guardian

Posted May 20th, 2010 in deportation, human rights, news, terrorism, torture, tribunals by sally

“Analysis of the court ruling yesterday on deporting suspected terrorists on the basis of confidential assurances because they would face torture or death.”

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The Guardian, 19th May 2010

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Lord Neuberger calls for single appeals tribunal – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 25th, 2010 in appeals, licensing, news, tribunals by sally

“The master of the rolls has recommended that a single body should be responsible for hearing appeals brought by lawyers or legal businesses found to have breached licensing and ownership rules. Lord Neuberger said it is essential that common standards are applicable across the profession.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th March 2010

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Unified courts and tribunals service – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 24th, 2010 in courts, Ministry of Justice, news, tribunals by sally

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw has announced that the Ministry of Justice will be bringing Her Majesty’s Courts Service and the Tribunals Service into a new, single organisation.”

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Ministry of Justice, 24th March 2010

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Fears over non-Muslims’ use of Islamic law to resolve disputes – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2010 in dispute resolution, islamic law, law firms, news, tribunals by sally

“Campaigners have voiced concerns over a growing number of non-Muslims using Islamic law to resolve legal disputes in Britain despite controversy over the role of sharia law.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2010

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Administrative Justice and Tribunals Service comes out of the shadows – The Times

Posted February 25th, 2010 in news, ombudsmen, tribunals by sally

“It is unseen, ignored and unloved. The cinderella branch of the justice system deals with more cases than any other — yet it operates largely in the shadows. This is the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Service, handling everything from parking appeals to school admissions, employment disputes to immigration and asylum cases.”

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The Times, 25th February 2010

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