Archive for the 'case management' Category

Murder cases given just one prosecutor as CPS pressured to cut costs – The Guardian

“Barristers and victim support groups have expressed concerns that in some murder trials, including forthcoming cases involving multiple defendants, the Crown Prosecution Service is instructing a single counsel for the prosecution.”

Full story

The Guardian, 13th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Kenneth Clarke and Lord Judge: a plain-speaking verdict on life after cuts – The Guardian

“Lord chancellor and lord chief justice share a talent for bluntness, but who is the most realistic about how the deficit will affect the legal system?”

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The Guardian, 28th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v B (F); Same v P (A); Same v C (J) – WLR Daily

Regina v B (F); Same v P (A); Same v C (J) [2010] EWCA Crim 1857; [2010] WLR (D) 21

“A judge sitting in the Crown Court had no power to quash an indictment simply because he did not believe that the proceedings were appropriately brought or were not in the public interest when compared with his assessment of the needs of other cases and that had not changed as a result of the introduction of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2010.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 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.

CPS case preparation ‘neglected’, chief inspector’s report finds – Law Society’s Gazette

“‘Initiative overload’ has caused case preparation at the Crown Prosecution Service to be ‘neglected to an unacceptable degree’, according to the annual report from the organisation’s chief inspector.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Solicitors hand back £1.5m to miners under voluntary scheme – Law Society’s Gazette

“Solicitors have handed back more than £1.5m to injured former miners under a new voluntary repayment scheme after wrongly deducting fees from miners’ government compensation awards – and this figure could rise further as the project rolls on, the Gazette can reveal.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 10th September 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Regina v I (C) and others – WLR Daily

Regina v I (C) and others; [2009] WLR (D) 286

“A judge who had conducted the case management of a long or complex case, whether or not as a preparatory hearing, had to conduct the trial in that case unless there were sufficiently compelling cause to depart from that rule.”

WLR Daily, 26th August 2009

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.

Management of cases from the Organised Crime Division of the Crown Prosecution Service – Judiciary of England and Wales

A Protocol issued by the senior presiding  judge.”

Full press release

Judiciary of England and Wales, 18th December 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

CPS ‘must focus on getting the basics right’ – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council has responded to the findings of a report which shows that poor case management by the CPS is having a direct impact on court proceedings.”

Full press release

The Bar Council, 22nd May 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

The Public Law Outline: Guide to Case Management in Public Law Proceedings – Judiciary of England and Wales

“The Public Law Outline: Guide to Case Management in Public Law Proceedings.”

Full guide

Judiciary of England and Wales, 26th March 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Reducing delay in child care proceedings – Ministry of Justice

“New guidance for the family courts aimed at reducing unnecessary delay in the care proceedings system was published by the Ministry of Justice today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 13th February 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

The Public Law Outline – Judiciary of England and Wales

The Public Law Outline: Guide to Case Management in Public Law Proceedings (PDF)

Judiciary of England and Wales, 13th February 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

How many law lords does it take to decide a case? – The Times

“How many law lords does it take to decide a case? Normally, the answer is five. But last week and this, nine members of the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords are hearing two important cases. When the new Supreme Court opens its doors in October 2009, seven or nine justices should hear every case.”

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The Times, 12th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Aikens flags up Box Clever case as trial run for litigation reforms – Legal Week

“Senior commercial judge Mr Justice Aikens has earmarked the ongoing Box Clever dispute as a ‘guinea pig’ case, in which he will test the post-BCCI working party recommendations to streamline large-scale commercial litigation.”

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Legal Week, 31st January 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

Courts taking a firmer hand to stop weak cases dragging on – The Times

“Judges are increasingly willing to step in to stop another expensive disaster such as BCCI or Equitable Life.”

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The Times, 2nd August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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