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Custody time limits and why they matter

David Hardstaff and Bethan Cowlam consider the recent increase to custody time limits and the practical implications in the context of significant court backlogs. In a highly unusual move, HHJ Raynor, a Crown Court judge, has lodged a complaint against the resident judge of Woolwich Crown Court, suggesting political interference in the handling of cases involving extended custody time […]



Fladgate Fielder acted for Kyle Stewart Properties in its freehold purchase of Phase II Southmead Industrial Estate, Didcot, from Prudential Assurance, represented by Lovell White Durrant.

Councils get tough on school fraud

Cyril Dixon PARENTS who fraudulently obtain school places for their children could be prosecuted for perjury, a council’s lawyers have been told. Their children could also be expelled, according to counsel guidance given to the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Barking’s lawyers sought advice from barrister Nigel Giffin on how to deal with parents […]

Litigation Writs 26/09/95

A Sutton woman ‘widowed’ a fortnight before she was to be married, is seeking compensation in respect of her fiance’s death. Pauline Whybrow’s fiance fell to his death from scaffolding in a building site accident two years ago. She is suing the former employers of Stuart Whybrow, SGB Services of Isleworth, Middlesex. The writ says […]

Litigation Personal Injury 26/09/95

Holland v Smith – QBD 23 June 1995 Claimant: Bernard Holland Accident: Motorcycle accident Injuries: Plaintiff received severe, multiple injuries to head, arm, leg and remains disabled Award: £219,24Judge: Mr Justice May Solicitors: McGrath & Co (London) Turner v Plessey Research Caswell – QBD 26 June 1995 Claimant: James Turner, 56 Accident: Research worker contracted […]

Couderts in mass recruitment drive

COUDERT Brothers will introduce 80 new attorneys to its US practice next month if current merger talks with intellectual property lawyers are successful. Chair of the firm’s executive committee Anthony Williams last week confirmed Couderts was planning to strengthen its IP practice through acquisitions in New York, Washington and Los Angeles. New York, the base […]

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