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Courts should be a last resort says minister – Ministry of Justice

“Minister Jonathan Djanogly has said that more use should be made of mediation as an alternative to using courts in civil and family justice disputes.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 20th September 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

What isn’t wrong with Sharia law? – The Guardian

“To safeguard our rights there must be one law for all and no religious courts.”

Full story

The Guardian, 5th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) v Nazir and others – WLR Daily

Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) v Nazir and others [2010] EWHC 1086 (Ch); [2010] WLR (D) 129

“An application for a stay of legal proceedings made under s 9 of the Arbitration Act 1996 was not subject to the procedural rules contained in CPR Pt 11 for challenging the jurisdiction of the court. An application for an extension of time to serve the defence was not a step in the proceedings to answer the substantive claim and the defendant was not debarred from seeking a stay by s 9(3) of the Act.”

WLR Daily, 19th May 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Educating future mediators – Speech by Lord Neuberger, Master of the Rolls

“Educating future mediators – speech by Lord Neuberger at the Fourth Civil Mediation Council National Conference on 11th May 2010.”

Full speech

Judiciary of England and Wales, 11th May 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Mayor threatens Tube legal action over £4.4bn ruling – BBC News

“Mayor of London Boris Johnson is considering legal action after it was ruled Underground maintenance firm Tube Lines’ costs should be £4.46bn.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Midgulf International Ltd v Groupe Chimique Tunisien – WLR Daily

Midgulf International Ltd v Groupe Chimique Tunisien [2010] EWCA Civ 66; [2010] WLR (D) 34

“Where the court had found that there was a valid contract governed by English law to conduct arbitration of disputes in England, it would be inappropriate for one party to the contract to seek a foreign court to declare that there was no such agreement and the English Court could restrain that party who had submitted to the jurisdiction of English court from instituting or continuing the action in the foreign court contrary to the arbitration agreement.”

WLR Daily, 11th February 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Fundamental review of the family justice system announced – Ministry of Justice

“An expert panel will examine reform of the current family justice system in England and Wales so that it better supports children and parents under a wide-ranging review announced by the Ministry of Justice today.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 20th January 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk


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