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Jake Richards: Worboys’ release quashed

On 28th March 2018 a three-judge panel of the Divisional Court gave its decision in R (DSD & Ors) v The Parole Board of England and Wales [2018] EWHC 694 (Admin), ruling that the Parole Board’s decision to direct the release of…

Fundamental dishonesty — recent case law and practice

PI & Clinical Negligence analysis: David Thomson, barrister at 1 Chancery Lane, examines how fundamental dishonesty operates in practice by considering recent case law and developments. Any consideration of Fundamental dishonesty (FD) requires a brief review of the statute and the CPR….

The Dekagram 12th December 2022

It’s almost as if the team has the ear of the High Court; only the other day we were wondering amongst ourselves why people sometimes make Part 36 offers within 21 days of trial, and what the point of it might be,…

Children and Protected Parties

A summary of the Practice Note by the Senior Costs Judge: deductions from damages On 2 December 2021, the Senior Costs Judge, published some helpful guidance on the approval of costs settlements, assessments under CPR 46.4(2) and deductions from damages, as it…

The Dekagram: 5th June 2023

Last week we were asking ourselves whether the courts’ introduction of artificial intelligence is imminent. This week we read that the time it takes to bring a claim to trial has reached an all-time high of just under 80 weeks, up six…

The Dekagram 30th January 2023

In this week’s Dekagram we consider recent cases which raise some urgent questions around how the QOCS and whiplash tariff systems are working. And speaking of urgent questions, we encourage readers to get their questions on health tourism and cross border clinical…

The Weekly Roundup: the Wilde Edition

According to Oscar Wilde, we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. The team finds this apercu encouraging, particularly when, as this week, we have spent quite a lot of time examining judgments many and…

Wall v Mutuelle de Poitiers Assurances

Having worked together on a number of cases involving foreign expert evidence on quantum, and out of frustration having both come close to pulling the precious-little remaining hair from our respective sparse heads, we decided to commit our moaning to paper and…

The Weekly Roundup: The Arty Edition

The team deals with two cases on jurisdictional matters this week; inconsistent choice of jurisdiction clauses, and the operation of the Italian Torpedo. But we were also interested to read that the family of a tourist allegedly kidnapped and murdered whilst on…

Employment Tribunal Fees: Jamie McCracken discussing Tribunal Fees and why the Supreme Court said they were unlawful

The Rule of Law and Access to Justice in Employment Tribunals A discussion of the background to the imposition of fees in the Employment Tribunal and the declaration that they are in fact unlawful by the Supreme Court in R (on…

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