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Ministry of Justice costs and funding reforms challenged

Leigh Day & Co have written to the Justice Secretary, Ken Clark, challenging the outcome of Ministry of Justice’s proposals for the reform of civil litigation funding and costs in England and Wales. The formal letter before claim has been sent on behalf of the Public Law Project (PLP), a national legal charity which aims […]

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Harrow Solicitors and Advocates, R (on the application of) v The Legal Services Commission [2011] EWHC 1087

Neutral Citation Number: [2011] EWHC 1087 (Admin) Case No. CO/11630/2010 IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE QUEENS BENCH DIVISION ADMINISTRATIVE COURT 28 April 2011 B e f o r e : HIS HONOUR JUDGE WAKSMAN QC (sitting as a Judge of the High Court) ____________________ Between: THE QUEEN on the application of HARROW SOLICITORS AND […]

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Harrow Solicitors and Advocates, R (on the application of) v The Legal Services Commission [2011] EWHC 1087 (Admin)

Neutral Citation Number: [2011] EWHC 1087 (Admin)     Case No. CO/11630/2010 IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE QUEENS BENCH DIVISION ADMINISTRATIVE COURT         28 April 2011 B e f o r e : HIS HONOUR JUDGE WAKSMAN QC (sitting as a Judge of the High Court) ____________________ Between:   THE QUEEN […]

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Harrow Solicitors and Advocates, R (on the application of) v The Legal Services Commission [2011] EWHC 1087 (Admin)

Neutral Citation Number: [2011] EWHC 1087 (Admin) Case No. CO/11630/2010 IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE QUEENS BENCH DIVISION ADMINISTRATIVE COURT 28 April 2011 B e f o r e : HIS HONOUR JUDGE WAKSMAN QC (sitting as a Judge of the High Court) ____________________ Between: THE QUEEN on the application of HARROW SOLICITORS AND […]

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Law Society will mediate over LPP continuation

According to reports The Law Society will seek to intervene to prevent legal professional privilege (LPP) being extended to accountants if the matter comes before the Supreme Court, Chancery Lane said last week. Financial services company Prudential was granted leave to appeal a previous Court of Appeal decision that LPP can only apply to solicitors […]

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UK taken to court over environmental law ‘shortcomings’

New reports state that The European Commission has assigned the UK government to the European Court of Justice over its failure to provide an affordable procedure for mounting legal challenges to development plans that might damage the environment. The ECJ has the power to impose fines of up to €150,000 per day plus a lump […]

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Eversheds warns: Potential NHS reform ‘creates potential risk’

According to Eversheds, the UK government’s public spending watchdog has called for the implementation of robust accountability structures ahead of potential NHS reforms, warning that the proposed scale of reorganisation could put at risk the £20bn of efficiency savings that need to be made. Bill Gilliam, partner and head of the Healthcare team at international […]

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Harrow Solicitors and Advocates, R (on the application of) v The Legal Services Commission [2011] EWHC 1087

Neutral Citation Number: [2011] EWHC 1087 (Admin) Case No. CO/11630/2010 IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE QUEENS BENCH DIVISION ADMINISTRATIVE COURT 28 April 2011 B e f o r e :HIS HONOUR JUDGE WAKSMAN QC (sitting as a Judge of the High Court) ____________________ Between: THE QUEEN on the application of HARROW SOLICITORS AND ADVOCATES […]

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Keep the principles in mind

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By Ruth McNaught, Solicitor, Harper Macleod LLP The Court of Appeal in England and Wales has upheld a decision of the High Court to dismiss a claim against a contracting authority on the basis that there were “no reasonable grounds for bringing the action”. In so doing, the automatic injunction placed on the contracting authority […]

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European ‘court efficiency must be improved’ – Kenneth Clarke

The European Court of Human Rights should pay proper regard to the democratic role of national Parliaments and the decisions of domestic courts, Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke will tell a European ministerial conference. Speaking at a Council of Europe conference on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights, the Justice Secretary will make […]

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