Category: Helpful legislation


Whistleblowers ‘at risk of betrayal’ by City watchdog

Top MP demands regulator protects informants The FCA had already been warned about its treatment of whistleblower by the parliamentary commission on banking standards in 2013 The Times James Hurley, Enterprise Editor May 14 2016, 12:01am The chairman of the Treasury…

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Legal Heavyweights ShenSmith Barristers In partnership with SBCB & SME Alliance

SBCB.ORG.UK 29-9-2015 ShenSmith Barristers, SBCB, SME Alliance all Join together in Fight for SME Victims of Bank Fraud to seek fair Redress. ShenSmith Barristers is a unique and remote business support service to barristers and chambers with unique beginnings where…

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Derek Carlyle beats RBS in the Supreme Court opening the way for others

On Wednesday 11 March 2015 the UK Supreme Court announced its decision in favour of Mr Carlyle. All of the five UK Supreme Court Justices found in Mr Carlyle’s favour making this an overwhelming victory for the property developer who…

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Y0UR OPPONENT’S WITNESS STATEMENT CANNOT BE DISCLOSED UNTIL AFTER IT IS USED AT TRIAL: A USEFUL REMINDER

February 26, 2015 · by gexall · in Applications, Civil evidence, Civil Procedure, Disclosure, Witness statements · Leave a comment The judgment of Mr Justice Warby in Barry -v- Butler [2015] EWHC 447 (QB) contains some important reminders about witness…

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Sir Robert Francis’ Review of Whistleblowing Processes in the NHS – Joanna Glynn QC

FEBRUARY 16, 2015 BY 1 CROWN OFFICE ROW Sir Robert Francis’ Review of Whistleblowing Processes in the NHS – Joanna Glynn QC      It has long been recognised that enabling healthcare professionals to              …

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WITNESS CREDIBILITY: WHAT FACTORS DOES THE COURT LOOK AT? ANOTHER EXAMPLE FROM THE MERCANTILE COURT

THE CASE There is an excellent post by Janna Purdie on the Lexis Nexis Dispute Resolution Blog discussing this case in relation to the credibility of witnesses. REVIEW OF GUIDANCE IN RELATION TO CREDIBILITY HH Simon Brown QC reviewed the…

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GET YOUR WITNESS TO CHECK THEIR STATEMENT CAREFULLY: OR ELSE

Many earlier posts have concentrated upon the need for care and accuracy in the drafting of witness statements. A classic example of the problems that can occur is shown in the judgment of Mr Justice Warby in David Halberstam -v-…

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FREEZING ORDERS AND THE DUTIES OWED ON EX PARTE APPLICATIONS: NUCLEAR WEAPONS THAT CAN BLOW UP IN YOUR FACE

February 19, 2014  COOKE -v- VENULUM PROPERTY INVESTMENTS LTD [2013] EWHC 4288 Freezing orders are part of the “nuclear weapons” of civil litigation. As such they should be approached with extreme care.  This case illustrates the dangers involved when a…

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Civil Litigation Brief THE DUTY OF FULL AND FRANK DISCLOSURE:

In PCV -v- The Y Regional Government of X [2014] EWHC 68 (Comm) Mr Justice Hamblen set out, in clear terms, the rigorous nature of the duty to give full and frank disclosure to the court when making a without…

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SME Alliance is coming

Great news for SME’s! The SME Alliance held its first meeting at the Law Society on Wednesday 24/09/14. This is an organisation for change and the organiser Nikki Turner has a vision for a minimum of 10,000 SME’s to join…

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