Archive for the 'drafting' Category

Beware of cut-price offers when you come to making your will – The Guardian

“We are told that writing a will is vital to secure the future of our loved ones. But many who set out with all the best of intentions, find that what should be a simple act is frustrated by ‘glaring errors’, pressure-selling, and over-inflated fees, according to the Law Society.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th April 2011


Open Justice Unbound? – Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

Open Justice Unbound? (PDF)

Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

Judicial Studies Board Annual Lecture, 16th March 2011


Regina v Grout – WLR Daily

“Care had to be taken when drafting a count in an indictment alleging an offence contrary to section 8(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 because that section created at least two separate offences: (i) causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and (ii) inciting a child under 13 to engage in a sexual activity.”
WLR Daily, 3rd March 2011
Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Bar Council Chair to Call for Considered Approach to Lawmaking – The Bar Council

“Nicholas Green QC, the Chairman of the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, will call on the Government to take a more considered approach to lawmaking.”

Full press release

The Bar Council, 19th September 2010


MoJ admits drafting error in fee-capping regulations – Law Society’s Gazette

“Acquitted defendants can claim the full cost of private legal fees, after the Ministry of Justice admitted there is a drafting error in the regulations intended to implement its controversial policy to cap awards.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd June 2010


Neuberger calls for curb on legislation – Law Society’s Gazette

“The master of the rolls has called for fewer and more carefully drafted laws to avoid handing too much power to the judiciary.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 18th May 2010


Ministers passing too many ‘bad’ laws, say ex mandarins – BBC News

“The way Britain is governed has gone wrong and is in urgent need of reform, a group of former Whitehall chiefs has warned in a highly critical report.”

Full story

BBC News, 27th January 2010


High Court ruling attacks ‘bits of legal boilerplate, bolted together’ –

“A court has attacked lawyers who let word processors do their thinking for them. Standard paragraphs are being bolted together to make nonsensical agreements, said a High Court ruling on Friday.”

Full story, 11th September 2008


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