Monthly Archives: February 2013

Ministry of Justice confirms personal injury claim changes

This week the Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling, announced that rumoured changes to the claims portals system are definitely coming into force shortly  . In 2010 the Road Traffic Accident (RTA) Portal was introduced as an online system … Continue reading

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Chancel Repair Liability – a ‘gift’ passed down by generations now under threat

Churches may have been given a ten year ‘heads up’ but at midnight on 13 October this year, Chancel Repair Liability (CRL) (as well as various other customary rights) will cease to have overriding status in most property transactions. The … Continue reading

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Justice – cheap at the Pryce?

The cornerstone of the English criminal justice system, trial by jury, is under scrutiny this week after a jury were described as having “absolutely fundamental defects in understanding”. The jury of eight women and four men had been part of … Continue reading

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The ‘Shoulder Charge’ is creating a Storm

The Leeds Rhinos  face the Melbourne Storm   in the World Club Challenge at Headingley Stadium this evening for what promises to be a ‘clash of the titans’.  One of the biggest talking points leading into the game has been the … Continue reading

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What will HS2 bring to Leeds?

The first high speed rail trains (HS2) will travel through Leeds in 2026, but what will the new service bring to Leeds that the current cross service does not offer? The HS2 will run on a Y-shaped track from London … Continue reading

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Employment Tribunal fees – a barrier to justice?

The Government has confirmed the level of fees for bringing employment tribunal claims which are to be implemented this summer. The fees are slightly lower than initially proposed, but nonetheless they represent a significant departure from the existing system which … Continue reading

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Do the UK Courts “Do Religion”?

This year will be busy for the Commercial Dispute Resolution Department, not least because of a case that is heading to the Supreme Court which will provide a ruling important to all religious charitable institutions and religious institutions which have a … Continue reading

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iSpy

It’s no news that social media sites are a rich mine of personal data for marketing departments and unscrupulous identity thieves alike. However, recent news shows that US Defence contractor Raytheon is taking the next logical step. In a move … Continue reading

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A Lesson in False Economy

A recent Court of Appeal decision has provided a word of warning to those who shy away from the cost of instructing a solicitor and attempt to ‘go it alone’. Often this approach results in solicitors being instructed later on … Continue reading

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

The Office for National Statistics report released 30th January 2013 shows that the number of UK residents living in a married household has declined 6% in ten years. The report also shows: Cohabiting couples increase by 2% Lone parent households … Continue reading

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