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Procedure – evidence

A judgment of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in New Zealand has established that the report of an expert witness was inadmissible, since it had expressed an opinion as ...

Construction – adjudication late claim

The Supreme Court has reached a highly unpopular decision on whether an adjudicator’s award (under the Construction Contract Regs 1998) can be challenged in the courts. The Supreme Court held that ...

e-DS1 – issued by mistake

If a lender wrongly issues an e-DS1, discharging a charge against a property, then is the lender bound by that ...

Relational contract – ‘honesty and integrity’

In many legal jurisdictions there is an overriding duty of good faith between contracting parties. But, the English courts have consistently refused to adopt such a vague and subjective concept. Thus, ...

Divorce – costs

The issue of costs arose following a high-value divorce and financial remedies hearing between H, W and a second respondent (L) who was W’s half-sister. The court had to rule on ...

Crime – recent changes

Criminal practitioners will find a summary of recent changes to criminal law a useful reference ...

Statutory demand – costs?

A creditor serves a statutory demand on a debtor. The debtor applies to have it set aside, and produces evidence that results in the creditor withdrawing the statutory demand. Who pays ...

UN1 – money claim?

A unilateral notice is registered by lodging Form UN1 at the LR. It is used to protect the priority of an interest in
land.

Land Registry – update

From mid-July 2015, most law firms will be able to receive their completed land registration results for nearly all types of application electronically (via a new e-Despatch service). This will allow ...

Trade unions – compulsory recognition

The provisions on compulsory trade union recognition are set out in TULRCA 1992. However, it is not always appreciated that this statutory ‘collective bargaining’ is limited to core contractual terms on ...

Youth crime – curfews; guidance

New arrangements relating to the management of youth rehabilitation orders (YROs) with just an electronically monitored curfew as a requirement are now in force. The changes follow the Offender Management Act ...

Procedure – POCA

Key changes to confiscation proceedings are usefully summarised by the author of this article, with a warning that some changes may make the process more ...


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