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VW Emissions Group Action: Crossley & Ors v Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (the “VW NOx Emissions Group Litigation”)

The High Court has today handed down judgment in the VW NOx Emissions Group Litigation – the class action arising out of what is often described as the ‘emissions scandal’. Following a two-week trial of two preliminary issues, Mr Justice Waksman has found that the controversial engine software function amounts to a ‘defeat device’ for the purpose of EU law, and that previous findings of the relevant German authorities were binding on the High Court in that respect.
— Read on www.blackstonechambers.com/news/crossley-ors-v-volkswagen-aktiengesellschaft-the-vw-nox-emissions-group-litigation/

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Costs: MR backs review of guideline hourly rates – Litigation Futures

The Civil Justice Council (CJC) has been tasked with reviewing the guideline hourly rates (GHR), it has emerged, with costs specialists urging it to revert to the old system of setting them locally.
— Read on www.litigationfutures.com/news/mr-backs-review-of-guideline-hourly-rates

 

Guideline hourly rates can be found at: http://www.gov.uk/guidance/solicitors-guideline-hourly-rates

 

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Palestinian Prisoners Day

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Coronavirus in animals

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Chris Day

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Update on £700K to Crush a Junior Doctor – Don’t Let Them Get Away With It

Dear Supporter,

Cover up complete!

The Court of Appeal have confirmed that the settlement agreement that shut down my whistleblowing case in 2018 can never be challenged. This is despite an earlier signed and sealed Court Order allowing us to it challenge the settlement. This was astonishingly rescinded and then later described as a clerical error (more detail).

The substance of our application that challenged the clerical error and the Court’s reasons for rejecting our appeal has been simply ignored by the Court. You can judge for yourself by reading our application and comparing it with the Court’s response to it.

This means that the circumstances at which my training number and path to consultant was deleted  will never be heard by any court. More worryingly, the NHS are relying on a clause in my settlement agreement to prevent the Court scrutinising HOW junior doctors were argued out of whistleblowing protection in 2015. This scandalous process was described by 2 MPs in the House of Commons on 3 July 2019 (Video).

Justin Madders;

Health Education England effectively sought to remove around 54,000 doctors from whistleblowing protection by claiming  that it was not their employer. Four years and hundreds of thousands of pounds later, it eventually backed down and accepted that it should be considered an employer after all.”

Sir Norman Lamb;

“ls the hon. Gentleman aware that the contract between Health Education England and the trusts, which demonstrates the degree of control that Health Education England has over the employment of junior doctors, was not disclosed for some three years in that litigation? lt was drafted by the very law firm that was making loads of money out of defending the case against Chris Day. I have raised this with Health Education England, but it will not give me a proper response because it says that the case is at an end. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that this is totally unacceptable and that it smocks of unethical behaviour for that law firm to make money out of not disclosing a contract that it itself drafted?”

There is some good news. A South London Judge has directed that Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust and Health Education England must attend a 10 day hearing in March 2021 to defend the allegations that they made false statements to an MP and the press about my case after the settlement. The content of this hearing is set out in this letter.

It is bad for everyone that the reality of how junior doctors were argued out of whistleblowing protection has been hidden from the courts. It is bad for me that I will never get the circumstances at which my training number was deleted scrutinised.

Thanks again for your support and I am sorry the news could not be better. I still believe it is important to push on with what we have been allowed to challenge (however shambolic).

Best wishes,

Dr Chris Day

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‘A National Scandal’: A Timeline of the UK Government’s Woeful Response to the Coronavirus Crisis – Byline Times

‘A National Scandal’: A Timeline of the UK Government’s Woeful Response to the Coronavirus Crisis – Byline Times
— Read on bylinetimes.com/2020/04/11/a-national-scandal-a-timeline-of-the-uk-governments-woeful-response-to-the-coronavirus-crisis/

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Clin neg: Isris Farah (brain injuries, causation, divisibility)

www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Farah-judgment-final.pdf

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Football: Legal realities of an ‘extension’ to the football season | Feature | Law Gazette

by Sport Resolutions’ panel member John Mehrzad QC and Joe Bryan, both from Littleton Chambers’ Sports Law Group.
— Read on www.lawgazette.co.uk/legal-updates/legal-realities-of-an-extension-to-the-football-season/5103804.article

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Thompsons Labour & European Law Review

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The Doctrine of Loss of Chance: Recent Developments (DACB)

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— Read on www.dacbeachcroft.com/en/gb/articles/2020/april/the-doctrine-of-loss-of-chance-recent-developments/

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FTP: Nasrin Sotoudeh

http://www.nasrinsotoudeh.com/

Lawyer sentenced to decades in prison and 148 lashes, husband writes on Facebook
— Read on www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/11/human-rights-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh-jailed-for-38-years-in-iran

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World Health Organization

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Deadly failures have placed millions of workers at unnecessary coronavirus exposure risk | Hazards Campaign

madness.”

“For all our sake, stop this madness. 
— Read on www.hazardscampaign.org.uk/blog/deadly-failures-have-placed-millions-of-workers-at-unnecessary-coronavirus-exposure-risk

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Vicarious liability – the new boundary dispute – UK Human Rights Blog

Supreme Court brings law on vicarious liability to a halt in decision that Barclays is not liable for abuse by the GP it arranged to screen its employees.
— Read on ukhumanrightsblog.com/2020/04/03/vicarious-liability-the-new-boundary-dispute/

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Employers’ liability and the Enterprise Act (Atlantic Chambers)

www.atlanticchambers.co.uk/media/98854/nov_2014_-_workplace_claims_post_enterprise_act_-_justin_valentine.pdf

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Clin neg: NHS Resolution launches new indemnity scheme to support NHS coronavirus response – NHS Resolution

NHS Resolution launches new indemnity scheme to support NHS coronavirus response – NHS Resolution
— Read on resolution.nhs.uk/2020/04/03/nhs-resolution-launches-new-indemnity-scheme-to-support-nhs-coronavirus-response/

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VW emissions case

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Human rights: refugees in Greece

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Fatal claims and asbestos: Sarah Witham (as Executrix of the Estate of Neil Witham, deceased) v Steve Hill Ltd. What counts as a dependency under the 1976 Act and how should you value it? (12KBW)

www.12kbw.co.uk/sarah-witham-as-executrix-of-the-estate-of-neil-witham-deceased-v-steve-hill-ltd-what-counts-as-a-dependency-under-the-1976-act-and-how-should-you-value-it/

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Clin neg: ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust & Ors [2020] EWHC 455 (QB) Does a doctor owe a duty of care to disclose a hereditary disease to a patient’s child (12KBW)

clinicalnegligence.blog/2020/03/02/abc-v-st-georges-healthcare-nhs-trust-ors-2020-ewhc-455-qb-does-a-doctor-owe-a-duty-of-care-to-disclose-a-hereditary-disease-to-a-patients-child/

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Covert recordings (12KBW)

www.12kbw.co.uk/covert-recordings-does-the-end-justify-the-means/

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Delimiting Vicarious Liability in the Context of Independent Contractors (12KBW)

www.12kbw.co.uk/delimiting-vicarious-liability-in-the-context-of-independent-contractors/

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Coronavirus legislation (12KBW)

internationalandtravellawblog.com/2020/04/07/coronavirus-mini-series-2-legislation/amp/

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How Does Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet Stack Up On Human Rights? | EachOther

How Does Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet Stack Up On Human Rights? | EachOther
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Judge upholds acceptance of ‘mistaken’ £0 part 36 offer – Litigation Futures

knowledge.
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Company must disclose documents held by subsidiaries – Litigation Futures

A company must disclose documents held by its subsidiaries and which it controls, the High Court has ruled, in a case handled under the disclosure pilot.
— Read on www.litigationfutures.com/news/company-must-disclose-documents-held-by-subsidiaries

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Royal Mail during Covid 19

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/royal-mail-making-big-changes-18042387

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Keir Starmer

https://keirstarmer.com/

https://www.bing.com/search?q=keir+starmer&form=APIPH1&PC=APPL

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keir_Starmer

twitter.com/keepleftofleft/status/1246427852733644801

https://www.timesofisrael.com/keir-starmer-elected-uk-labour-chief-apologizes-to-jews-for-party-anti-semitism/

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/israel-lobbyist-funded-labours-new-leader

https://twitter.com/georgegalloway/status/1254007418884890626?s=21

https://twitter.com/thegrayzonenews/status/1269070916941725696?s=21

https://twitter.com/100_alpha/status/1276493832830492674?s=21

https://twitter.com/hxmzaliy/status/1276254297148317696?s=21

https://twitter.com/rickycoxon/status/1282800544457920515?s=21

https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/seasonal/election/general-election-candidates-urged-to-support-sanctions-against-israel-1-4019331

https://twitter.com/aaronbastani/status/1366855637775376388?s=21

https://twitter.com/andrewfeinstein/status/1375517664135630848?s=21

Trilateral commission:

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/obiter/legal-comrades-show-starmer-the-red-card/5107377.article

https://twitter.com/derbychrisw/status/1517761576782151680?s=21&t=scpnSy0MUPCmq1_evYvpcA

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Deborah Lavin: Yellow vests v Extinction Rebellion |

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PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: THE BASIC LEGAL PRINCIPLES AND IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE | CORONAVIRUS: GUIDANCE FOR LAWYERS AND BUSINESSES

The term “PPE” has become one of general comment and concern. Here our newest recruit at Kings Jasmine Chan explains the Regulations, the duties owed and the government guidance in relation to PPE and coronavirus.   PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)  is equipment that protects its wearer against health or safety risks at work. It can…
— Read on lawinthetimeofcorona.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/personal-protective-equipment-the-basic-legal-principles-and-important-government-guidance/

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Covid 19 PPE update

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Is it possible to take a statutory declaration by Skype video or similar technology? | Hardwicke

Although the position is fast-moving and guidance is expected to be given in due course by the Law Society, it is presently understood that remote video | Hardwicke
— Read on hardwicke.co.uk/is-it-possible-to-take-a-statutory-declaration-by-skype-video-or-similar-technology/

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Whistleblowing

stjohnsbuildings.com/wp-content/uploads/Tom-Wood-Whistleblowing-qualifying-disclosure.pdf

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Morrisons not liable for massive staff data leak, court rules | Business | The Guardian

UK supreme court says retailer not to blame for actions of employee with grudge
— Read on www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/01/morrisons-is-not-liable-for-massive-staff-data-leak-court-rules

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The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 | Six Pump Court

Whilst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is having a unprecedented impact upon human behaviour, businesses should also be aware of the risks to legal persons and
— Read on www.6pumpcourt.co.uk/news/mark-watson-qc-and-mark-davies-consider-the-new-health-protection-coronavirus-restrictions-england-regulations-2020-and-the-impact-on-businesses/

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THE NEW PRACTICE DIRECTION: THE LIMITATIONS ON THE POWER TO EXTEND TIME BY AGREEMENT AND MAKING AN APPLICATION – Civil Litigation Brief

Although it is welcome the new Practice direction is a bit disappointing.  It does not trust litigators at all (or not very much). Parties can agree extensions of up to 56 days, without permission of the Court, but not beyond that.    Extensions beyond 56 days have to be approved by the Court, albeit these…
— Read on www.civillitigationbrief.com/2020/04/02/the-new-practice-direction-the-limitations-on-the-power-to-extend-time-by-agreement-and-making-an-application/

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Supreme Court awards damages to fund US surrogacy costs | News | Law Gazette

Majority of justices rule that, if arrangement has reasonable prospect of success, costs can be awarded.
— Read on www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/supreme-court-awards-damages-to-fund-us-surrogacy-costs/5103723.article

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Protected: Graham Brady MP and Alistair Burt MP – Palestinian children detained by Israel – March 2018

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Protected: Service of proceedings – a Defendants’ guide

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FTP – Tony Benn

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Inspirational Legal Eagle: Baroness Hale

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FTP – Chuck D

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FTP – George Galloway

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FTP – Angela Davis

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https://bdsmovement.net/news/angela-davis-calls-unite-anti-racist-struggles-for-israeli-apartheid-week-2020

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FTP – Lowkey

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After Being Targeted By The UK Gov’t, British Rapper Lowkey Returns

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FTP – Yulia Tsvetkova

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TfGM

https://tfgm.com/coronavirus

A message from Transport for Greater Manchester regarding Coronavirus

The Government has stated that people should not use public transport unless it’s for essential journeys. 

As people are now travelling less and to protect public transport staff and drivers, bus, rail and tram services will start to be reduced from Sunday 22 March. Many operators have now published their revised timetables. 

Services will be operating on the new Trafford Park Metrolink line from Sunday as planned to help key workers make essential journeys.

Travelshops across Greater Manchester remain open, providing travel advice for essential journeys, but are operating on reduced hours.

Further changes to services and opening hours are likely to come into effect over the coming weeks, so please check before you travel.

While people should not be travelling unless essential, peak time restrictions on concessionary tram, rail and bus passes have been lifted from today to make it easier for the region’s older citizens and disabled people to get their shopping and to attend medical appointments.

Metrolink passengers with 28 day and annual travelcards are being offered refunds on the number of days left remaining on their tickets, as long as there is a minimum of 7 days remaining.

Please visit the link below for the latest travel and timetable information for all types of transport and check with individual operators ahead of your journey.

If you do need to travel, we want to assure you that a rigorous cleaning regime is in place across the transport network. We also encourage customers who are travelling on Metrolink to use contactless payments rather than ticket machines.

TfGM will continue to work closely with Metrolink, rail and bus operators to ensure those that do need to make essential journeys can still do so safely.

Please share this message with your colleagues, partners and members and we will continue to keep you updated. 

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Manchester Civil Justice Centre, The County Court at Manchester

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CIVIL COURT USERS IN MANCHESTER: GUIDANCE FROM THE DESIGNATED CIVIL JUDGE

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Legal costs: Solicitors’ hourly rates

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Bereavement Award

From 01/05/2020 statutory bereavement damages in England and Wales will be £15,120 see: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/316/made

Also, there will be a change in the law in actions which accrue on or after 6/10/20 – the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 has been amended to allow a claim for bereavement damages by a cohabitating partner if they had co-habits with the deceased for at least 2 years before death.

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Cuba

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Coronavirus

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https://www.mssociety.org.uk/about-ms/treatments-and-therapies/disease-modifying-therapies/covid-19-coronavirus-and-ms

https://apple.news/AEQXjT4IkTx6LrXR3e-AOZA

https://www.boots.com/health/cold-and-flu/coronavirus

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2020/03/uk-response-coronavirus-pandemic-distancing-medical-advice

https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

https://lawinthetimeofcorona.wordpress.com/2020/03/

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/coronavirus-baker-mckenzie-shuts-london-office/5103268.article

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-courts-and-tribunals-planning-and-preparation

CORONAVIRUS: ADVICE FOR THE LEGAL COMMUNITY – FROM THE LEGAL COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/coronavirus-business-continues-says-hmcts/5103483.article

CORONAVIRUS AND LAWYERS II: ADVICE FOR THE LEGAL COMMUNITY – FROM THE LEGAL COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

CIVIL LITIGATION IN A TIME OF TOTAL UNCERTAINTY: 10 KEY POINTS ON DIFFICULTIES ARISING OUT OF THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

CORONAVIRUS – A USEFUL CASE: MASTER ALLOWS PARTY TO VARY DIRECTIONS BY CONSENT BY 56 DAYS

GUIDANCE ON CORONAVIRUS FOR ADVOCATES FROM THE BAR COUNCIL (AND THE NEED FOR A CLEAR STATEMENT FROM THE BAR STANDARDS BOARD)

CORONAVIRUS: MORE USEFUL LINKS FOR LAWYERS

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM THE LORD CHIEF JUSTICE: THE WHEELS OF JUSTICE SHOULD NOT GRIND TO A HALT

UPDATE ON COVID-19 AND THE COURTS: GUIDANCE FROM THE LORD CHIEF JUSTICE

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-italy-doctors-intensive-care-deaths-a9384356.html

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2005755

https://www.thompsonstradeunion.law/news/news-releases/employment-matters/briefing-on-employer-and-employees-responsibilities-in-the-wake-of-coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/procurement-policy-notes

Click to access Full_guidance_on_staying_at_home_and_away_from_others.pdf

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/09/deadly-virus-britain-failed-prepare-mers-sars-ebola-coronavirus

‘A National Scandal’: A Timeline of the UK Government’s Woeful Response to the Coronavirus Crisis

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Flooding claims

https://www.civillitigationbrief.com/2020/02/25/law-and-flooding-useful-guides-to-the-law-and-practical-links/

When there were significant floods in December 2015 the media ran stories about how home owners and business owners would be unable to claim on their insurance policies for the damage sustained. This provided a windfall to insurers because some policy holders who had been flooded assumed that their policies didn’t provide cover and didn’t claim. The reality is that in some circumstances, some policies would have left the insurer liable.

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Service Addresses for Government Departments

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Statement of Truth 2020

More invaluable assistance from the Civil Litigation Brief:

MORE RULE CHANGES IN APRIL: CHANGES TO THE STATEMENT OF TRUTH: YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED…

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE STATEMENT OF TRUTH (1): WHY IT NEEDED “BEEFING UP” (THE RULES COMMITTEE COULD HAVE DONE THIS FIVE YEARS AGO…)

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE STATEMENT OF TRUTH (2): WHY LAWYERS SHOULD THINK (MORE THAN TWICE) BEFORE SIGNING IT

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE STATEMENT OF TRUTH (3): THE SCARY STUFF (THE REALLY SCARY STUFF)

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Witness statements 2020

NEW MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR WITNESS STATEMENTS IN APRIL: STATE THE PROCESS BY WHICH THE STATEMENT WAS OBTAINED

WITNESS STATEMENTS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES: CHANGES COMING INTO FORCE IN APRIL

MORE RULE CHANGES IN APRIL: CHANGES TO THE STATEMENT OF TRUTH: YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED…

 

As always, thank you to the Civil Litigation Brief for keeping lawyers updated.

 

 

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Insurer Watch: Health: Aviva won’t pay following heart attack

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/dad-three-nearly-died-cardiac-17031146

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Stress: NHS long-term plan

https://www.longtermplan.nhs.uk/

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Stress: Schools and NHS programme

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-mental-health-programme-between-schools-and-nhs

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Stress at Work: ACAS

https://m.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1900

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Stress at Work: Mental Health Foundation

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-support-mental-health-work

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/news/mental-health-foundation-urges-next-prime-minister-back-important-new-initiative-towards-better

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Stress at work: HSE: Mental Health conditions, work and the workplace

http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/mental-health.htm

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Stress at work: Stevenson Farmer report

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/658145/thriving-at-work-stevenson-farmer-review.pdf

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Silicosis

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/aug/17/the-next-asbestos-what-you-need-to-know-about-silica

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Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations: X v Kuoni

https://www.crownofficechambers.com/2019/07/31/john-greenbourne-considers-the-supreme-courts-judgment-in-x-v-kuoni-travel-ltd-2019-uksc-37/

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Service of proceedings: distinction between service and deemed service

T&L Sugars Ltd v Tate & Lyle Industries Ltd [2014] EWHC 1066

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Comm/2014/1066.html

https://hardwicke.co.uk/what-determines-the-validity-and-date-of-service-of-a-claim-form-cpr-7-5-or-6-14/#.XIGUw4nswcw.twitter

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Asbestos: disclosure, Dring v Cape

https://www.litigationfutures.com/news/asbestos-victims-fail-again-in-bid-to-access-case-papers

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/12-king%27s-bench-walk_dring-v-cape-intermediate-holdings-ltd-2020-activity-6693810942674771968-DdAm

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X v Kuoni (Supreme Court)

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Costs: Demouilpied and West

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/claimants-win-crucial-costs-appeal-on-proportionality-and-reasonableness/5071017.article

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Private car park tickets

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1739686

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/832782/DVLA-parking-fine-tickets-UK

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2855464/DVLA-pockets-25m-five-years-selling-personal-details-millions-motorists-parking-enforcement-firms.html

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/swanseas-dvla-selling-details-more-13384902

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-567064/15-million-What-DVLA-selling-private-details-car-park-spies-wheel-clampers.html

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dvla-sells-addresses-of-6m-drivers-to-parking-firms-srrlhvrf6

https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-stop-the-dvla-selling-on-our-details-to-private-parking-firms/psf/promote_or_share?guest=existing&short_display_name=Peter&source_location=react-fe

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-6405553/DVLA-make-16-2m-year-selling-details-parking-firms.html

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/consumer-news/91275/dvla-sale-of-driver-details-to-private-parking-firms-looked-at-by

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/reclaim/private-parking-tickets/

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https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2512663

General

https://www.justanswer.co.uk/traffic-law/7z73k-received-parking-charge-notice-euro-car-parks.html

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Special damages: future losses: discount rate

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ogden-tables-actuarial-compensation-tables-for-injury-and-death

https://www.12kbw.co.uk/surprise-minus-0-25-discount-rate/

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Civil Liability Act

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/features/collision-course/5070881.article

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Clinical negligence: mesh

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7182887/NHS-surgeon-sacked-performing-bowel-mesh-operations.html

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Go Green 2019 (July)

https://apple.news/ADpwYRcYWQZKOXFgbbPY5Hw

https://www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/news/display/?id=22224&link_id=3&can_id=376275cedec34039e47179de4d389e39&source=email-xr-manchester-newsletter-13-mushrooming-into-insurrection&email_referrer=email_577102&email_subject=xr-manchester-newsletter-13-mushrooming-into-insurrection

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FTP: BDS

https://bdsmovement.net/news/%E2%80%9Cracism-and-racial-discrimination-are-antithesis-freedom-justice-equality%E2%80%9D

https://bdsmovement.net/news/european-court-human-rights-deals-major-blow-israel%E2%80%99s-war-palestine-solidarity

https://twitter.com/bdsmovement/status/1383150452577947652?s=21

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Expert evidence re: life expectancy: Dodds v Arif & Anor [2019] EWHC 1512 (QB)

https://www.civillitigationbrief.com/2019/06/18/defendant-refused-permission-to-rely-on-specialist-evidence-as-to-life-expectancy-the-circumstances-in-which-such-evidence-is-allowed-and-considered/

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Costs: Orders against minors

https://www.litigationfutures.com/news/no-rule-to-stop-costs-being-awarded-against-children-says-judge

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No duty to inform opponent of their error

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/solicitor-under-no-duty-to-flag-up-opponents-mistake-rules-coa/5070589.article

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Service of proceedings: extending time

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2019/985.html

 

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Misconduct in public office

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48445430

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Not discrimination to pay males less for parental leave

http://ukpolicelawblog.com/index.php/9-blog/205-not-discrimination-to-pay-male-officers-less-for-shared-parental-leave-than-female-officers-on-maternity-leave

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Silicosis: stonemasons

https://www.9news.com.au/national/silicosis-class-action-slater-and-gordon-launch-lawsuit/e6fa0047-5ff8-4e10-8b2f-db75ddc8653b

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Clin neg: PIP implants

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-48132572

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Asbestos: Australia road building project delayed

https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/pilbara-problem-critical-karratha-tom-price-road-upgrade-hits-deadly-delay-ng-b881210936z

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Fundamental Dishonesty: Patel v Arriva & Zurich

https://www.crownofficechambers.com/2019/05/24/jack-macaulay-case-insight-on-patel-fundamental-dishonesty-and-section-57/

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EU Citizens denied the right to vote in the U.K.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/23/eu-citizens-denied-vote-european-election-polling-booths-admin-errors

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“Freedom” of the Press in France (journalists facing jail)

https://theintercept.com/2019/05/17/france-takes-unprecedented-action-against-reporters-who-published-secret-government-document/

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MCFC research to supplement to well written press releases

https://mobile.twitter.com/city_rabin/status/1131623593601785862

@city_rabin

On the 16th of May, when City released a statement after after CFCB IC of UEFA made a referral to the adjudicatory body for deciding on the punishment. There were uncharacteristically strong words in it about Yves Leterme the Chief Investigator

The club said it found the process “unsatisfactory, curtailed and hostile”. The whole media jumped on this with “Haughty” etc. Sam Cunningham went his usual extra mile with a Trump comparison.

Now anyone who knows the club knows them for extreme restraint, but no one bothered to see what was the reason for the change. With a vast majority of the media having decided on City’s guilt I guess they were out buying nails for the coffin.

It turns out Mr Leterme, the former Belgian PM has an interesting past..interesting recent past. Till last August he was the head of LIFE, an inter governmental agency, based in Sweden, it’s established to promote democracy across the world, a position he has held since 2014

Turns out that last year, due to certain complaints LIFE asked KPMG to investigate Leterme, on charges raised by anonymous employees. And guess what happened? Due to conclusive findings (allegedly 🙄) he was let go by IDEA for preferential treatment, discrimination and harassment

This matter is well covered by the Belgian media..for example.(Google translate makes it strange but understandable). This one has a claim of “bullying”

While this may or may not have any bearing on the investigation into Manchester City, I’m a bit shocked that not one English,/International media has picked this up or did it not fit their narrative?

(Thanks to the unnamed City fan who pointed me in this direction)

I stand corrected, the media has looked into Leterme critically and found out that he likes raising goats (he has two called Trudy and Vicky)

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Asbestos: prison for company owner

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/business/toxic-substance-_eternit-asbestos-billionaire-sentenced-to-prison-by-turin-court/44984134

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APIL falling damages an affront to justice

https://www.litigationfutures.com/news/new-apil-chief-falling-pi-damages-an-affront-to-justice

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Clin neg: Causation principles

https://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2019/05/22/high-court-considers-causation-in-clinical-negligence/

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Compensation awarded to a minor 2016

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MCFC well written press releases

https://www.mancity.com/news/club-news/club-news/2019/may/man-city-club-statement-uefa-response

https://www.mancity.com/news/club-news/club-news/2019/may/man-city-club-statement-uefa-new-york-times

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