TALES FROM THE APIL CONFERENCE 2: SOCIAL MEDIA NORTH OF THE BORDER: "HE WAS ONE OF A GROUP OF MEN SIMILARLY DRESSED EXCEPT FOR THE TARTAN OF THEIR KILT"

TALES FROM THE APIL CONFERENCE 2: SOCIAL MEDIA NORTH OF THE BORDER: “HE WAS ONE OF A GROUP OF MEN SIMILARLY DRESSED EXCEPT FOR THE TARTAN OF THEIR KILT”

This year sees the first APIL President from Scotland, Gordon Dalyell.  As soon as I sent out the previous post on social media a a Scottish Sheriff, Sheriff Cubie, sent me an example of the use of social media in…

THE CIVIL PROCEDURE BACK TO BASICS SERIES 20: A RECAP

THE CIVIL PROCEDURE BACK TO BASICS SERIES 20: A RECAP

The purpose of this series is to provide short and basic summaries of some of the key points of civil procedure. Often a post is due to an observation made in a recent case, a comment on Twitter or a…

COSTS WHERE A PARTY SUES A NUMBER OF DEFENDANTS: DEFENDANTS ORDERED TO PAY SUCCESSFUL DEFENDANT’S COSTS: HIGH COURT APPEAL

I am grateful to Thomas Riis-Bristow, Associate Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, for sending me a copy of the judgment of Mr Justice Lavender in McDermott -v- Inhealth Limited (19/07/2018),  This deals with the issue of the appropriate costs order when…

THE JUDGE'S ROLE WHEN A PARTY DOES NOT ATTEND TRIAL: SECTION 33 APPLICATION ALLOWED WHEN PROCEEDINGS ISSUED 22 YEARS AFTER ASSAULTS

THE JUDGE’S ROLE WHEN A PARTY DOES NOT ATTEND TRIAL: SECTION 33 APPLICATION ALLOWED WHEN PROCEEDINGS ISSUED 22 YEARS AFTER ASSAULTS

In the judgment today in LXA & Anor v Willcox [2018] EWHC 2256 (QB) His Honour Judge Robinson (sitting as a Judge of the High Court) had to consider two issues: (i) the appropriate role of the judge when a…

WITNESSES, SEARCHES, CREDIBILITY AND... BEDS: AN AVERAGE DAY IN THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ENTERPRISE COURT: NAILING JELLY TO THE WALL

WITNESSES, SEARCHES, CREDIBILITY AND… BEDS: AN AVERAGE DAY IN THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ENTERPRISE COURT: NAILING JELLY TO THE WALL

The judgment  in  Birlea Furniture Ltd v Platinum Enterprise (UK) Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 26 (IPEC) has some interesting lessons for all litigators. Not least the need to be on guard in relation to search terms and search criteria.  …

ADVOCACY: THE JUDGE'S VIEW: THAT DIFFICULT SECOND SERIES 1: LEARNING FROM THE MASTERS

ADVOCACY: THE JUDGE’S VIEW: THAT DIFFICULT SECOND SERIES 1: LEARNING FROM THE MASTERS

Last year I wrote a series on Advocacy the Judge’s view.  There were ten posts which culled guidance from judges around the world. I had no plans to write another. However I read the article by Master David Cook “Advocacy…