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Divorcing man told: You can’t pay your lawyers without paying your wife’s – Legal Futures

9 hours 36 min ago

‘The husband in a divorce dispute cannot pay his lawyers a pound without paying a pound to his wife’s solicitors, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 18th September 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Ofcom to push for regulation of social networks – The Guardian

9 hours 43 min ago

‘Tech companies such as Facebook and Google could be regulated in the same way as the mobile phone and broadband industry, the head of media regulator Ofcom was expected to say on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Video hearings pilot: Technical flaws but some positive signs – Litigation Futures

9 hours 54 min ago

‘An independent evaluation of an online video hearing pilot run by HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) has found it was beset by technical failures, ended up much smaller than envisaged, and warned that the participants could be “self-selecting”.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th September 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

High Court rejects privilege claim in regulator request for documents – OUT-LAW.com

10 hours 3 min ago

‘Documents sought by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) from Sports Direct in connection with an FRC investigation into Sports Direct’s auditor must be handed over, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th September 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

QOCS applied to whole case after defendant’s unsuccessful PI counterclaim – Litigation Futures

10 hours 10 min ago

‘An unsuccessful defendant in a road traffic claim for financial losses who made an unsuccessful counterclaim for personal injury (PI) was entitled to the protection of qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) for the whole case, a circuit judge has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th September 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

When a long lease is a shorthold – Nearly Legal

10 hours 24 min ago

‘While on leasehold issues, this has been floating around for a bit, but I don’t think it has had the attention and awareness it deserves (perhaps particularly from conveyancers). With all the fuss/scandal around leasehold houses and multiplying ground rent clauses, a more general issue with long leases and ground rent has been overlooked.’

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Nearly Legal, 16th September 2018

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

Pensions Ombudsman revamps approach to ‘distress and inconvenience’ awards – OUT-LAW.com

10 hours 26 min ago

‘The UK’s Pensions Ombudsman has introduced a fixed-amount award to compensate individuals who have suffered “distress and inconvenience” as a result of the maladministration of a pensions scheme.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th September 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Reform of the legal requirements for divorce – Ministry of Justice

10 hours 30 min ago

‘The breakdown of a marriage is a difficult time for families. The decision to divorce is often a very painful one. Where children are involved, the effects in particular where there is ongoing conflict, can be profound.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th September 2018

Source: consult.justice.gov.uk

Ex-UBS trader gets last-minute reprieve from deportation – BBC News

10 hours 55 min ago

‘Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader convicted of fraud, has been given a temporary reprieve from deportation to Ghana, where he was born.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Extremist who made bombs and stockpiled weapons is jailed – The Guardian

11 hours 7 min ago

‘A man with extreme racist and homophobic views has been jailed for more than three years for making bombs and stockpiling weapons including crossbows and knives at his home in a Devon village.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Government releases plans for family law in event of a “no-deal” Brexit – Family Law

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 10:52

‘Yesterday [13 September] the Government published the first of its guidance dealing with justice matters in the event of the UK leaving the EU with “no deal” on 29 March 2019. The Ministry of Justice published a technical notice on handling civil legal cases, which includes consideration of co-operation between the UK and the EU in family matters following Brexit.’

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Family Law, 14th September 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Trust in solicitors a key issue when consumers choose barristers – Legal Futures

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 10:28

‘Consumers tend to shop around or use a public access barrister and ignore their solicitor’s recommendation when trust had broken down, according to Bar Standards Board-commissioned (BSB) research.

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Legal Futures, 17th September 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Confusion as solicitors make medical record requests for clients under GDPR – Litigation Futures

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 10:09

‘There is confusion over whether solicitors can seek medical records for free by making subject access requests (SARs) under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).’

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Litigation Futures, 17th September 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Social media firms face £18m fines if they send children notifications at night – Daily Telegraph

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 09:58

‘Social media firms face fines of up to £18m if they disturb children with notifications and alerts at night or during the school day under plans being considered by the information commissioner.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th September 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

“No pain, no drain” divorce? – Family Law

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 09:55

‘It is official. The Justice Secretary David Gauke has now confirmed that proposals are under way to make the divorce process less confrontational.’

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Family Law, 15th September 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Urinating Newcastle man faces council football pitch ban – BBC News

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 09:45

‘Amateur footballers who urinate on council-owned football pitches are being warned they could be banned from playing on them.’

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BBC News, 14th September 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Domestic abuse victims turning to civil courts because police are failing to enforce law – Daily Telegraph

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 09:44

‘Domestic abuse victims are increasingly turning to the civil courts for protection because the police are failing to enforce the law of coercive control, it has emerged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Fraud ringleader jailed over ‘boiler room’ scam – BBC News

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 09:38

‘A “boiler room” fraud ringleader has been sentenced to a total of 13 years in jail after being found guilty of conspiring with five others to con 170 investors out of £2.8m.’

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BBC News, 14th September 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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