Archive for the 'county courts' Category

Government consults on case value ceiling for Patents County Court – OUT-LAW.com

“The Government has published a proposal to limit the value of cases that can be heard by the Patents County Court (PCC) to £500,000. It hopes that the move will reduce the cost of intellectual property (IP) litigation for most companies.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st November 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Top judge Lord Justice Goldring wants to save 34 courts – BBC News

“The senior presiding judge for England and Wales has said he cannot back the closure of 18 of the 103 magistrates’ courts earmarked for closure.”

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BBC News, 21st October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Salford City Council v Mullen; Hounslow London Borough Council v Hall; Leeds City Council v Hall: Birmingham City Council v Frisby: Manchester City Council v Mushin (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government intervening) – WLR Daily

Salford City Council v Mullen: Hounslow London Borough Council v Hall; Leeds City Council v Hall; Birmingham City Council v Frisby; Manchester City Council v Mushin (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government intervening) [2010] EWCA Civ 336; [2010] WLR (D) 91

 “Guidance for county courts hearing applications for possession orders by local authority landlords of non-secure tenancies where the occupier, being an introductory tenant or a homeless person housed by the local authority, sought to challenge the local authority’s decision to recover possession as an improper exercise of its powers at common law on the ground that it was a decision that no reasonable person would consider justifiable.”

WLR Daily, 7th April 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.

County court anti-social behaviour co-ordinators – a pilot scheme – Ministry of Justice

” A report assessing the role of county court anti-social behaviour co-ordinators under a scheme piloted for a year.

The study investigates perceptions of the effectiveness of the pilot scheme in enhacing relationships between courts and their users, and improving the processing of anti-social behaviour-related cases. It also discusses the views of housing and legal professionals involved with anti-social behaviour proceedings, as well as the views of the co-ordinators themselves.”

County court anti-social behaviour co-ordinators – a pilot scheme (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 5th August 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

County Courts – BBC News

“With the misery of mortgage repossession returning to haunt us Law In Action visits the courts where these devastating dramas are played out.”

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BBC Law in Action, 22nd July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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