Category: Procedure

Is there a duty to help your opponent in civil litigation?

A lawyer’s duty to assist the court may require them to correct their opponent’s misunderstandings, according to a controversial High Court judgment in a breach of contract claim.

Unrolled twitter thread of interview on trafficking claims with ATLEU📹

Read this twitter thread with a breakdown of the key points from an interview with trafficking expert, Jamila from ATLEU. Anyone interested in modern slavery and employment claims should find this useful.

New video interview on trafficking claims with Jamila from ATLEU📹

Watch an exclusive interview with an expert legal aid lawyer on how victims of trafficking and modern slavery can achieve redress through the law.

It’s packed with practical insights on litigation in UK courts and tribunals and real-life success stories. Essential viewing.

Changes to time limits for seeking permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal

Lawyers should ensure that their clients are not caught out by quiet amendments to the First-tier Tribunal procedure rules, that make an already tight deadline for permission to appeal applications even tighter in immigration and asylum cases.

New ebook: Supporting Migrant Workers

Download your free employment and immigration law ebook, which includes a detailed guide to migrant workers’ rights, the gig economy and modern slavery claims.

Unfinished business: the Qatari commercial dispute that landed a Cayman Islands Judge in conflict

This international commercial dispute gave rise to allegations of ‘unconscious bias’ on the part of a Judge of the Cayman Islands Grand Court. The resulting decision highlights that the perception of judicial independence is crucial.

UPDATED: Immigration law time limits cheat sheet

This free and easy resource for individuals and advisors gathers all the common immigration law time limits in one place.

Like pizza? Good. Registered a trademark? Check it’s still valid after this major intellectual property case

This pathbreaking Court of Appeal case has shaken the stability of the system of registered trademarks used across the UK. Businesses are advised to check on the status of their trademarks to avoid nasty surprises, writes Shyam Thakerar, trainee at 36 Civil.

Should Judges recuse themselves if they practise in the same chambers as a barrister in the case?

Allegations of bias against Judges are treated with healthy scepticism. But litigators should be alert to complications that can arise when Judges have links to the lawyers in a case. In a recent commercial dispute, the Court of Appeal discussed the right approach to secure fairness and justice.