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News & Events: February 2016

Blog 15th February 2016

The ultimate price?

I’ll begin with some depressing facts: 1 women is killed every 3 days by a partner or ex partner 1 in 4 women in England & Wales will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and 8% will suffer in any given year Every minute the Police in the UK receive a DV call, but only […]

Blog 12th February 2016

Introducing better case management

The beginning of last year brought publication of Sir Brian Leveson’s Review on Efficiency in Criminal Proceedings. As a result of the Review all efforts are presently focused on Better Case Management (BCM) in the Crown Court. The three key changes to the management of cases will be: Better Case Ownership A new Digital Case […]

News 11th February 2016

Colin Banham successfully represents a City of London officer at disciplinary proceedings

Colin Banham has successfully represented a City of London officer facing breaches of the Professional Standards of Behaviour in relation to Honesty and Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities and Discreditable Conduct. The officer was the subject of a Gross Misconduct Hearing following allegations that he used racist language when conducting a stop and search, unlawfully seized […]

News 9th February 2016

Operator’s Licence Saved

James Newton-Price has successfully represented an international container haulage business at a Public Inquiry before the Traffic Commissioner. The operator’s licences at sites within the UK was at risk following a vehicle examiner’s inspection, which had revealed significant shortcomings at one of the sites. Through thorough preparation, the respondent was able to answer the criticisms […]

News 1st February 2016

Healthcare regulators – new publications and legislation

The General Chiropractic Council closed its consultation in December 2015 on new guidelines for registrants on ‘Advertising, Confidentiality, Consent, Duty of Candour, Sexual boundaries and Using Social Media’. After analysing the results, the new guidance is expected to be published later this year. The General Pharmaceutical Council published new guidance ‘Good Decision Making: investigating committee […]

Blog 1st February 2016

Updated guidance on the efficient conduct of Financial Remedy hearings in the High Court

On the 24th January 2016, Mr Justice Mostyn issued updated guidance on the conduct of financial remedy proceedings in the High Court (see here). It lays down important new rules concerning skeleton arguments and reiterates and reinforces other key messages about court bundles and the requirement to agree a Statement of Issues, Schedule of Assets, […]

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