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WHEN WILL A LITIGATION FRIEND BE REQUIRED TO PAY THE OTHER PARTY’S COSTS?

A recent decision, see https://www.civillitigationbrief.com/2020/08/24/when-should-a-litigation-friend-be-liable-for-costs-interesting-court-of-appeal-decision/ - may have made it more difficult for a successful party to recover their costs from a litigation fried (a litigation friend is required to make decisions for a party who is a minor or lacks capacity). The Court rejected the idea, that if the party would have been ordered to pay the other side's…

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INTERNET CENSORSHIP

HERE is a campaign organized by the Anti-Defamation League for advertisers to boycott Facebook for a month.  The organisation lists 10 demands that should be addressed immediately, although apparently these will not be sufficient to address the problem. The demands include removing groups that promote ‘climate denialism’ and ‘vaccine misinformation’.  It also includes requiring Facebook to evaluate policies for ‘bias’…

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TUCKER CARLSON – ANARCHO-TYRANNY

TUCKER CARLSON provided an interesting analysis of the horrific events currently taking place in the United States, last Saturday.  He did not use the expression anarcho-tyranny, but this seems to be what he was referring to, when he contrasted the ruthless response of state bureaucrats to infringement of petty rules, against the impotent response of the state to the savage…

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CHALLEN JUDGMENT

In a HIGH COURT JUDGMENT    last week, the Court exercised its discretion under the Forfeiture Act 1892, to allow the Claimant, Sally Challen to inherit her deceased husband’s estate, despite being convicted of his manslaughter.  The COURT OF APPEAL JUDGMENT contains many of the facts relevant to the criminal proceedings. The Court of Appeal ruled that Ms Challen’s murder conviction…

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IS THE COVID 19 LEGISLATION A STEP TOO FAR IN THE RESTRICTION OF FREEDOMS? – BY ABIGAIL LENART

THE COVID 19 LEGISLATION & CIVIL LIBERTIES When there is a state of emergency, there is a danger that executive power oversteps their role in legislating what is necessary and proportionate in the situation. In conjunction with the general widespread hysteria portrayed by the media, the public are less likely to notice provisions in emergency legislation that are ‘shoe-horned’ in…

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JUDICIAL REVIEW AGAINST LOCKDOWN

The English Democrats have sent a letter of claim in accordance with the pre action protocol for judicial review claims, https://www.englishdemocrats.party/lockdown. Below is a link to an article, that alleges that the Covid 19 legislation represents a disproportionate interference with rights and freedoms. The article is primarily focused on human rights legislation, but the same arguments could be used to…

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