Legal News

Judge criticised for telling barrister to “get a life”

A judge who told a barrister to “get a life” has been criticised by a recorder who overturned his decision on appeal. He also said the credit hire company involved had not received a fair trial.

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Lady Justice Rafferty

Passive aggressive Rafferty urges advocates to keep it short

The chair of the Judicial College has urged advocates to be more concise to win judges over, complaining about grounds of appeal that are “too long, rambling, waffling [and] warbling”.

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Injured child

New safeguard for costs payments from protected party’s damages

Solicitors will in future have to provide a bill or breakdown of costs when seeking payment of success fees and ATE premiums out of the damages of children or protected parties.

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