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William Lindsay appointed as a First Tier Tribunal Fee Paid Judge

William Lindsay appointed as a First Tier Fee Paid Tribunal Judge Further to his recent appointed as a Deputy District Judge, William Lindsay has now been appointed a First Tribunal Judge assigned to the Health, Educational and Social Care Chamber (Special Educational Needs and Disability). William Lindsay is a member of the PSQB Family Team. […]

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Reasonable expectation of privacy for those under police investigation

Reasonable expectation of privacy for those under police investigation This article notes the recent Court of Appeal decision in ZXC v Bloomberg LP [2020] EWCA Civ 611 and the Court’s finding that the starting point is that suspects under investigation, pre-charge, have a reasonable expectation of privacy. The facts: The case concerned an article published […]

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The Pros and Cons of Advocacy in Lockdown

From the day that Lockdown was announced, ‘Remote Hearings’ became the default position.  However, from 11th May, Leeds Crown Court began listing face-to-face bail, PTPH cases and committal for sentences.     

There are now a variety of ways that solicitors and barristers can appear in court, on the North Eastern Circuit, but what are the pros and cons?

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Covid-19 – Amended Listing Priorities and the North Eastern Circuit

On 14th May 2020, Coulson LJ issued an update on the listing priority for cases in the County Court. The guidance reminds court users that the listing is a judicial function and that a judge should consider all cases before they are listed.  Appropriate directions can then be given if the case is suitable to […]

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