Tribunal verdict quashed after judge fell asleep twice during proceedings – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 5th, 2019 in appeals, cross-examination, employment tribunals, judges, news by sally

‘A judge who repeatedly fell asleep during a case has prompted an appeal court to overturn his verdict.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Immigration lawyers sanctioned for ‘totally without merit’ JRs – Legal Futures

‘Two immigration lawyers who clocked up 14 judicial review applications in a single year found to be totally without merit have been fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 5th June 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Women pension age case goes to High Court – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2019 in judicial review, news, pensions, retirement, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Campaigners will head to the High Court on Wednesday for a judicial review into how the government raised the retirement age for women.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 5th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Intra-EU Communications (EU Regulation) Regulations 2019

The Armed Forces (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

EU citizens’ voting rights: ministers accused of ‘shocking complacency’ – The Guardian

‘The government has been accused of “shocking complacency” over the European election voting rights controversy as new data revealed that as few as one in 10 EU citizens were able to cast their vote in some areas of Britain.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 5th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Chancery Division)

Brocket Hall (Jersey) Ltd v Kruger & Ors [2019] EWHC 1352 (Ch) (04 June 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Quantum Tuning Ltd v White [2019] EWHC 1376 (QB) (04 June 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

Law Society’s defence of NDA guidance draws heavy fire – Legal Futures

‘The Law Society’s defence of its practice note on non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) has not silenced its critics, with the leading academic in the field accusing Chancery Lane of “putting PR before principles”.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd June 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Deposit penalties. How many breaches is too many?- Nearly Legal

Posted June 4th, 2019 in damages, deposits, housing, landlord & tenant, news, penalties by sally

‘A quick note, because Rea Murray has done the heavy lifting for me. We’ve seen the ‘claims for multiple deposit breaches’ issues before, although in the guise of whether a claim could be brought for a number of tenancies at once. This was a county court appeal to a circuit judge on exactly what counted as a claimable breach, and how many could be claimed per tenancy.’

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Nearly Legal, 3rd June 2019

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 4th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Finance Act 2019, Section 57(2) and (4) (Tobacco for Heating) (Appointed Day) Regulations 2019

The Finance Act 2019, Section 57 (Tobacco for Heating) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 4th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Preston, R (on the application of) v Cumbria County Council [2019] EWHC 1362 (Admin) (31 May 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

Court of Appeal: Draft judgments not an “invitation to treat” – Litigaiton Futures

Posted June 4th, 2019 in appeals, drafting, interpretation, judges, judgments, news by sally

‘Receiving a judge’s draft judgment is not an “invitation to treat”, nor is it an opportunity to critique the ruling, enter into negotiations or reargue the case, the Court of Appeal has made clear.’

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Litigation Futures, 4th June 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Graham Gee and Chris McCorkindale: The Political Constitution at 40 – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted June 4th, 2019 in constitutional history, constitutional law, news by sally

‘The constitution ‘is no more and no less than what happens’. So wrote Professor John Griffith in the 1978 Chorley Lecture, ‘The Political Constitution’, which was later republished in the Modern Law Review in 1979. It was not the first time that Griffith dangled this tantalizing aphorism before his readers, but it was this lecture that saw it melt into the vocabulary of public law. It might seem trite to spotlight this aphorism from what is a rich and intricate lecture full of important insights as well as memorable phrases. However, as we see it, constitutional practice over the last three years —or, for that matter, the last three months, the last three weeks, or even the last three days—underscores the continuing relevance of Griffith’s insights into the complex and contingent nature of the relationship between law, politics and the constitution.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 3rd June 2019

Source: ukconstitutionallaw.org

Charity pours scorn on quality of immigration detainees’ advice – Legal Futures

‘Legal representation for immigration detainees is very poor, including the quality of advice given by solicitors, according to a charity that challenges detention in removal centres and prisons.’

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Legal Futures, 4th June 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Graduate gets £60k payout over ‘false advertising’ claim – BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2019 in advertising, compensation, insurance, negligence, news, solicitors, universities by sally

‘A graduate who sued her university over her “Mickey Mouse” degree has received a £60,000 out-of-court settlement.’

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BBC News, 2nd June 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Criminal lawyer was “duped by fraudster” over football club deal – Legal Futures

‘A criminal law solicitor who “appeared to have been duped by a convicted fraudster” has been fined £5,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 4th June 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Ella-Rose Clover: Man jailed for toddler punch murder – BBC News

‘A man who repeatedly punched a toddler has been jailed for her murder.’

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BBC News, 3rd June 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Magistrates call for end to prison sentences under eight weeks – The Guardian

‘Prison sentences of less than eight weeks should no longer be imposed by the courts, the Magistrates’ Association is urging, in defiance of more radical government proposals.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

EVENT: The Inner Temple – History Society Play: The Misfortunes of Arthur

Posted June 3rd, 2019 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Expect to encounter Arthurian legend, but not as you know it. Originally created for the 1587 Gray’s Inn revels and last performed for Elizabeth I at Greenwich Palace in 1588. The candlelit performance in the church will feature members of the Drama Society performing excerpts from the play, interspersed with commentary by academics from KCL. This is the first time it has been performed at an Inn for 432 years. Followed by a drinks reception in the Round.’

Date: 4th June 2019, 5.30-9.00pm

Location: Temple Church, London EC4Y 1AF

Charge: Inner Temple students: Free; Members and Public: £10.25

More information can be found here.

Inheritance battle “screams out” for judge-led ADR, says court – Litigation Futures

Posted June 3rd, 2019 in civil procedure rules, dispute resolution, executors, news, wills by sally

‘A battle between a widow and stepson over a large estate “cries, indeed screams out” for the kind of “robust, judge-led” processes used to settle family law disputes, a High Court judge has said.’

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Litigation Futures, 31st May 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Temporary Library

Posted June 3rd, 2019 in libraries, news by sally

The Inner Temple Library has moved to temporary accommodation for the duration of Project Pegasus.

Our new address is:

The Inner Temple Library
10 Fetter Lane
5th Floor
London
EC4A 1BR

Our opening hours are:

Monday-Thursday 9.00am-8.00pm,
Friday 9.00am-7.00pm

More information on contacting the Library can be found at https://www.innertemplelibrary.org.uk/about/contacts/