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Solicitor fined for failing to read “grossly misleading” JR claim forms

Complaints about the work of solicitors handling immigration appeals have finally reached the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, which has fined a solicitor £10,000 for acting recklessly by signing judicial review claim forms with inaccurate grounds of appeal and failing to supervise an employee who drafted the applications.

March 6th, 2017 | No Comments »

High Court rejects solicitor’s bid to judicially review Bar Standards Board

A solicitor who made multiple complaints against two barristers who acted for the claimant in litigation in which he was a defendant, has failed in an application to judicially review the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) decision to dismiss the complaints.

September 29th, 2016 | No Comments »

High Court refers immigration solicitors to SRA after five “hopeless” judicial reviews

The High Court has referred an immigration practice to the Solicitors Regulatory Authority after reviewing five “hopeless” judicial reviews, each of which had already been deemed to be an abuse of process.

September 11th, 2015 | No Comments »

Judges must not speak out on matters “hotly debated in Parliament”, Beatson LJ says

It would be wrong for judges to “intervene or to comment while a matter is being hotly debated in parliament”, Lord Justice Beatson has said. He said that judges may have to respond in private in “exceptional circumstances”.

June 15th, 2015 | No Comments »

Court of Appeal: BSB official “blind to any sense of fairness” in disciplinary prosecution

The Court of Appeal has criticised in the strongest language the behaviour of an official at the Bar Standards Board responsible for “subverting the rules” on disclosure in a case that led to a barrister being disbarred.

January 21st, 2015 | 3 Comments »

LeO can hold successor firms to account for inherited complaints, High Court rules

The High Court has ruled that a law firm cannot escape responsibility for handling complaints relating to a sole practice with which it merged. It said that as Kerman & Co had enjoyed the benefit and goodwill of the deal, it also had to accept the burden.

November 12th, 2014 | No Comments »

Regulators advised to introduce extra checks as way to avoid costly judicial reviews

Regulators should consider introducing a third-party review system of administrative decisions as a way to ward off the threat of expensive judicial reviews (JRs), a report by City law firm Devonshires has recommended.

October 28th, 2014 | No Comments »

Peers to investigate Lord Chancellor’s powers amid judicial review concerns

The House of Lords constitution committee has launched an inquiry into the office of Lord Chancellor, in the wake of its warning last week that plans by the current occupant, Chris Grayling, to limit judicial review risk “undermining the rule of law”.

July 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

BSB fails to have barrister's costs reduced to LiP rate

Barristers who successfully defend themselves in disciplinary proceedings can claim their costs at a rate higher than that of a normal litigant in person, the High Court has ruled in a largely unsuccessful judicial review brought by the Bar Standards Board.

May 19th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

QASA set for further delay as barristers win permission to appeal

The introduction of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) is likely to be delayed yet again after four barristers won permission to appeal against the dismissal of their judicial review application by the High Court in January.

May 12th, 2014 | No Comments »