Court criticises party for ‘completely unrealistic’ view of other side’s costs – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 19th, 2017 in budgets, case management, costs, news, proportionality by tracey

‘A High Court judge has accused costs lawyers of “abuse of the cost budgeting process” following an “unjustifiably low” estimate of the other side’s costs.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th May 2017

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Medical privacy – Panopticon

Posted May 19th, 2017 in confidentiality, disclosure, hospitals, medical records, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘Do clinicians treating a patient with Huntington’s Disease have a duty to disclose the diagnosis to the patient’s daughters? Arguably so, says the Court of Appeal in ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (2017) EWCA Civ 336.’

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Panopticon, 17th may 2017

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Will genetically-informed medicine upend medical confidentiality? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 19th, 2017 in confidentiality, disclosure, hospitals, medical records, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and Others [2017] EWCA Civ 336. In a fascinating twist to the drama of futuristic diagnosis, the Court of Appeal has allowed an argument that doctors treating a Huntington’s patient should have imparted information about his diagnosis to his pregnant daughter to go to trial.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th May 2017

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Not “wrong in law” for judges to change transcripts – Litigation Futures

Posted May 19th, 2017 in amendments, judgments, judiciary, news, reasons by tracey

‘It is not “wrong in law” for judges to amend transcripts of judgments to better explain the reasons behind their decisions, the High Court has held.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th May 2017

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High Court ticks off unregulated legal business for not being clearer about its status – Legal Futures

Posted May 19th, 2017 in barristers, law firms, legal services, news by tracey

‘The High Court has criticised an unregulated legal business run by a unregistered barrister for “sailing too close to the wind” by failing to be clear in correspondence that it was not a solicitors’ firm.’

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Legal Futures, 19th May 2017

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The Jill Poole Memorial Lecture by the Lord Chief Justice: Keeping commercial law up to date – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 19th, 2017 in contracts, judiciary, legal education, shipping law, speeches by tracey

‘The Jill Poole Memorial Lecture by the Lord Chief Justice: Keeping commercial law up to date.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 16th May 2017

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Paedophile Ivor Gifford, 92, guilty of grooming girls – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2017 in internet, news, sexual grooming by tracey

‘A 92-year-old man has been found guilty of using a chatroom to incite what he believed were 11 and 12-year-old girls to engage in sexual activity.’

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BBC News, 18th June 2017

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Two men jailed for historical child sex abuse – BBC News

‘Two men have been jailed after pleading guilty to photographing sexual assaults on children more than a decade ago.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2017

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Watchdog steps up probe of Just Eat and Hungryhouse merger – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 19th, 2017 in competition, mergers, news by tracey

‘The competition watchdog has confirmed it will begin an in-depth investigation into Just Eat’s proposed £200m merger with Hungryhouse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th May 2017

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TV producer found guilty of trying to hire hitman to kill his wealthy partner – The Independent

Posted May 19th, 2017 in news, soliciting to murder by tracey

‘A retired producer of TV drama The Bill has been convicted of trying to hire three men to kill his partner of 27 years after becoming besotted with a woman 40 years his junior.’

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The Independent, 18th May 2017

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Stratford baby bus death: Parents jailed for 11 years each – BBC News

‘A “devious” couple who staged their baby’s death in a “cynical charade” on a bus have been jailed for 11 years.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2017

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Police launch investigation into high rate of baby deaths at Countess of Chester Hospital – The Independent

Posted May 19th, 2017 in children, hospitals, inquests, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘Police have launched an investigation into the deaths of 15 babies at a hospital in Chester.’

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The Independent, 18th May 2017

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Lottery millionaire’s son spent £1.6m – then sued father for more cash – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2017 in families, gambling, news by tracey

‘A man who was given nearly £1.6m by his father after he won £101m in the Euromillions has had his claim for more cash thrown out by a judge.’

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The Guardian, 19th May 2017

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Unreasonable Behaviour – Costs on the Small Claims Track – Dammermann v Lanyon Bowdler LLP [2017] EWCA Civ 269 – Zenith PI Blog

Posted May 18th, 2017 in appeals, costs, news, personal injuries, small claims by tracey

‘In 2002, Mr. Dammermann entered into a mortgage with a bank. He defaulted on that mortgage and LPA receivers were appointed. The receivers appointed Lanyon Bowdler to conduct the sale of the property. On sale of the property Lanyon rendered a bill to the receivers that was paid and became part of the secured liability. Mr. Dammermann issued proceedings contesting the legal fees charged.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 17th May 2017

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Stage 1 Costs Do Not Need To Be Repaid – JC and A Solicitors v Iqbal (1) EUI (2) [2017] EWCA Civ 355 – Zenith PI Blog

Posted May 18th, 2017 in appeals, costs, insurance, news, personal injuries, repayment by tracey

‘This case concerned the issue of whether or not claimants (or their solicitors) should be obliged to repay Stage 1 costs of £400 + VAT (under the “old” Portal rules) in claims which did not then proceed to Stage 2.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 16th May 2017

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Lord Chief Justice emphasises vital role of law schools in face of education reforms – Legal Futures

Posted May 18th, 2017 in judges, legal education, news, speeches, universities by tracey

‘The Lord Chief Justice has signalled concerns about the impending reform to educating law students, saying that a “very broadly based legal education” and law schools “as the centres of excellence” must not be diluted.’

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Legal Futures, 18th May 2017

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Claimant delight as court rejects repayment of £400 fixed costs – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 18th, 2017 in appeals, costs, insurance, news, personal injuries, repayment by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that solicitors should be able to claim protocol costs for claims which did not go beyond the first stage.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th May 2017

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Landlord Fergus Wilson facing legal action – BBC News

‘The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has applied for an injunction against Fergus Wilson.’

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BBC News, 17th May 2017

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Nestlé foiled by Cadbury as it loses bid to trademark KitKat bar – The Independent

Posted May 18th, 2017 in appeals, food, intellectual property, news, trade marks by tracey

‘KitKat-maker Nestlé has been foiled again, after a UK Court of Appeal ruled that the consumer goods giant cannot trademark the shape of its popular four-fingered chocolate bar.’

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The Independent, 17th may 2017

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Finance and Divorce Update, May 2017 – Family Law Week

Posted May 18th, 2017 in adoption, appeals, bills, civil partnerships, divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Frances Bailey, Principal Associate and Naomi Shelton, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP, analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during April 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 12th may 2017

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