Archive for the 'conflict of interest' Category

Gard Marine and Energy Ltd v Tunnicliffe and others – WLR daily

Gard Marine and Energy Ltd v Tunnicliffe and others [2010] EWCA Civ 1052; [2010] WLR (D) 242

 “Where, by reference to the Lugano Convention and art 6(1) of the Judgments Regulation, one was considering whether it was expedient to hear and determine claims within the jurisdiction order to avoid the risk of irreconcilable judgments resulting from separate proceedings, regard was to be had, inter alia, to the question whether the claims arose out of the same situation in law and fact.”

WLR Daily, 7th October 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.

SRA acts on City calls to launch conflicts review – Legal Week

“The Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) is to launch a review into the conflict rules governing all solicitors after calls from leading firms and the City of London Law Society (CLLS) to increase flexibility for City firms.”

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Legal Week, 30th October 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

Anthony Julius caught in conflict of interest row – The Times

“Mishcon de Reya, the law firm, and its star solicitor Anthony Julius have become embroiled in a High Court dispute involving an allegation of professional impropriety, it emerged today.”

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The Times, 3rd September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Justice Cranston rules himself out of foxhunting case – The Times

“A High Court judge ruled himself out of a case involving hunting yesterday after it emerged that he had spoken out against the sport’s ‘barbarity’ and voted for a ban when he was an MP.”

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The Times, 29th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Law minister is forced to give up power over political cases – The Times

“The Attorney-General has been forced to drop the task of instigating criminal proceedings in political cases such as ‘cash for honours’ after fallout from a series of apparent conflicts of interest.”

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The Times, 29th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Conflict of interest costs Freshfields lawyer £59,000 – The Times

“Barry O’Brien, a former head of corporate finance at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, has been fined £9,000 and has agreed to pay a further £50,000 in costs over his conflicted role in Philip Green’s aborted takeover of Marks & Spencer.”

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The Times, 2nd August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Judicial bias ruling could encourage others to try their luck – The Times

“A recent case involving the BBC suggests we may be in danger of letting allegations of bias against judges become a tactical ploy.” 

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The Times, 13th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

 

Judges given option to sack lawyers in high-cost cases – The Lawyer

“The Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer has outlined plans that will see lawyers who cause delays to court cases replaced, following the collapse of BCCI and Equitable.”

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The Lawyer, 4th June 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Proposals to create judicial powers to manage conflict of interest and capacity issues in very high cost cases – Ministry of Justice

“This consultation invited comments on proposals to give trial judges in VHCCs the power to order the withdrawal of representation where there was a conflict of interest or lack of capacity on the part of defence representatives, such that it could impede the efficient progress of the trial. The summary of responses outlines the conclusions reached on the options and how we intend to proceed.”

Proposals to create judicial powers to manage conflict of interest and capacity issues in high cost cases [CP R 17/06]

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Falconer outlines plans to end high cost trial delay – Ministry of Justice

“Lawyers who cause costly delays to court cases in England and Wales could be replaced in plans for speedier and more efficient trials, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Lord Falconer said today.”

Ministry of Justice press release, 31st May 2007

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Source: www.justice.gov.uk


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