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ICLR Case Law Alert – 22 December 2014

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WLR Daily Case Summaries The following new case summaries were published by ICLR this week. These are free to view.

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BANKRUPTCY                             Property passing to trustee – Chose in action

Hayes v Butters , Ch D [2014] WLR(D) 536 BANKRUPTCY                         …

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Minimising the Inequality of Arms: Children proceedings and the right to a fair trial

Minimising the Inequality of Arms: Children proceedings and the right to a fair trial

Guest post by David Burrows

 

A buttress to the right to a fair trial under article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights is the concept of ‘equality of arms’. This does not mean that where an opponent’s representation is paid for, every civil case justifies a grant of state funding; but, for example, in Muscat v Malta (2012) (Application no 24197/10) [2012] ECHR 1601 it was said that it was not enough for a state …

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ICLR Case Law Alert – 16 December 2014

ICLR Case Law Alert – 16 December 2014

WLR Daily Case Summaries The following new case summaries were published by ICLR this week. These are free to view.

To find WLR Daily case summaries going back to 2009, try our free Case Search.

ARBITRATION Stay of judicial proceedings – Arbitration agreement

Salford Estates (No 2) Ltd v Altomart Ltd, CA [2014] WLR(D) 527 CHILDREN Custody rights – Breach

In re S (A Child) (Abduction: Hearing the Child), CA [2014] WLR(D) 522 CHILDREN Financial provision – Needs

In …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 15 December 2014

The week’s selection of legal stories from home and abroad includes a simian entitlement to human rights, a juror’s entitlement to a hot lunch, and the public’s right to government information. Plus the Google tax and a veiled threat.

 

Other recent articles of interest: Dan Bunting, blog post about A conversation with the Lord Chief Justice John Bolch, via Marilyn Stowe blog, A week in family law: Legal aid cuts and more by John Bolch David Burrows, via DB Family Law blog, …

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Case Handling – An illustrated view from the Bench, by HH Nicholas Chambers QC

Case Handling – An illustrated view from the Bench, by HH Nicholas Chambers QC

Reviewed by Paul Magrath

 

This charming little handbook is now in its third printing, after proving a popular stocking-filler at Wildy’s bookshop.

Its author, a retired judge, is also a keen watercolourist and draughtsman, a family trait that apparently can be traced back tot he 18th Century. It is well known, however, that the law (dating back to section 41 of the Criminal Justice Act 1925) forbids the creation of an graven image within the portals of a …

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ICLR Case Law Alert – 10 December 2014

ICLR Case Law Alert – 10 December 2014

WLR Daily Case Summaries The following new case summaries were published by ICLR this week. These are free to view.

To find WLR Daily case summaries going back to 2009, try our free Case Search.

COSTS Order for costs – Protective costs order

Venn v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government , CA[2014] WLR(D) 513 CRIME Homicide – Murder

R v Adebolajo , CA [2014] WLR(D) 519 CRIME Sentencing – Release on licence

Galiazia v Governor of …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 5 December 2014

This week’s roundup of legal stories from home and abroad includes a cutting critique of the MoJ, an “unlike” for the way Facebook is being blamed for a murder, a faker’s shakeup of criminal convictions and an immigration lawyer’s bear-faced cheek.

UPDATED 8 December 2014.

 

Recent writings of interest: Carl Gardner, on Head of Legal, reports (with full recording) the recent speech of former Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP on Why it matters that Conservatives should support …

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Courting Trouble, by Kathy Lette

Reviewed by Paul Magrath Faith in the justice system to deliver a fair verdict is in short supply on the grim council estate where the rape, drug dealing and some pretty grievous bodily harm take place in Kathy Lette’s latest novel, Courting Trouble. Her writing style, a giddy cocktail of high-heeled chick lit and wisecracking pulp noir, will not be to everyone’s taste. But there’s no denying her didactic good intentions, which are to put the spotlight firmly on …

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ICLR Case Law Alert – 2 December 2014

ICLR Case Law Alert – 2 December 2014

WLR Daily Case Summaries The following new case summaries were published by ICLR this week. These are free to view.

To find WLR Daily case summaries going back to 2009, try our free Case Search.

CHILDREN Children in need – Welfare services

R (J) v Worcestershire County Council (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening), CA [2014] WLR(D) 503 CHILDREN Children’s services – Co-operation between local authorities

R (C1 ) v Hackney London Borough Council, QBD [2014] WLR(D) 507 CHILDREN …

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