November 2018 Archive

Not guilty – Client accused of permitting the use of a vehicle without insurance and speeding

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Blake Morgan successfully advised a client accused of permitting the use of a vehicle without insurance and speeding. More …

Case dropped – Client fails to receive speeding notice

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Blake Morgan successfully advised a client on receiving a speeding notice and the case was dropped. More …

High Court rules on application for permission for collateral use of disclosed documents

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In a judgment dated 9 November 2018, the High Court has provided a helpful reminder of the meaning of 'use' in the context of CPR 31.22(1) (the rule providing that a party to whom a document has been disclosed may use the document only for the purpose of the proceedings in which it is disclosed). More …

London Underground procurement challenge hits the buffers

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A High Court judge has granted London Underground permission to enter into "distinctively prestigious" contracts with Siemens for the introduction of new London Underground trains despite an on-going challenge by some of the unsuccessful bidders. The judge decided that there was a strong public interest in introducing the new trains as soon as possible and that to do otherwise was likely to cause years of further delays to a project which had already faced several delays. More …

Raychaudhuri v GMC and PSA [2018] EWCA Civ 2027

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Court of Appeal confirms the Medical Practitioners Tribunal findings that a doctor had not acted dishonestly. More …

B v General Medical Council [2018] EWCA Civ 1497

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This case gives important clarity to data controllers in confirming the correct test to be applied when considering a Subject Access Requests in "mixed data" cases. More …

General Medical Council v Shekhar Chandra [2018] EWCA Civ 1898

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This case emphasises the importance of the overriding objective and confirms the test to be applied in restoring doctor's to the register. The Court of Appeal's judgement also provides a great deal of guidance in terms of the application of the test, particularly regarding the considerations and reasoning of tribunals and courts in doing so. More …

SFO v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation [2018] EWCA Civ 2006

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The effect of Andrews J's judgment had been to effectively reduce almost to vanishing point the protection afforded by litigation privilege in circumstances where an organisation undertakes an internal investigation to establish whether or not a criminal offence may have been committed and how best to respond to a potential criminal investigation. More …