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26 May 2016 Litigants not debarred after serving statements 50 minutes late

Litigants, who served witness statements 50 minutes late, were not debarred from adducing witness evidence at trial.

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26 May 2016 Super effort or spurious opposition?

A recently reported ‘superhuman’ effort by Graham Jules forced Marvel and D.C. into submission following a dispute over the word 'superhero'.

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25 May 2016 Baby P - children’s services working in a ‘climate of fear’

A recent study has found that social workers are being swamped with reports of suspected child abuse and neglect thought to be as a result of a hyper vigilant…

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23 May 2016 Refusal of pre-action disclosure application

The Commercial Court refused an LLP’s application for pre-action disclosure in their intended action for breach of contract.

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20 May 2016 80% Increase in Child Abuse Allegations

Today sees a report that the Goddard Inquiry is referring 100 new cases a month to the police for investigation.

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19 May 2016 Children and Social Work Bill - a push for adoption and support

Yesterday’s Queen’s Speech detailed a number of proposals impacting local government. The Children and Social Work Bill in particular looks to reform elements…

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19 May 2016 Landmark ruling in the use of predictive coding ordered at case management stage

The High Court made a landmark ruling in favour of the respondent, BCA Trading (BCA), in an order to allow predictive coding in a disclosure exercise.

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17 May 2016 Late acknowledgment of service? Don’t panic, all may not be lost

As we approach the holiday season the pressure to deal with claims expeditiously becomes more acute as colleagues head off for rest and relaxation.

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17 May 2016 High Court ruling on term-time absence

The High Court has ruled that taking a child out of school during term-time for a holiday does not mean the parent failed to secure the child’s regular attendance

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17 May 2016 Third party costs order made against a sole director of a claimant company

A claim which was brought and funded by the sole director of the claimant company, Justmahe Inc, was struck out due to his failure to provide security for costs

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