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By Gwendoline Davies, Claire Acklam Anyone involved in the conduct of litigation will be aware that the ‘overriding objective’, at rule 1.1 (1) of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), requires cases to be dealt with “justly and at proportionate cost”. Unfortunately, the question of what is proportionate continues to cause confusion and dispute.  In this latest […]

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Home Secretary Jack Straw v the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, who – seemingly oblivious to Tony Blair’s uncompromising anti-drugs stance in Bournemouth – are rowing over drugs. The Judicial Studies Board is issuing guidelines suggesting judges should be lenient with cannabis users who say they are Rastafarians. It seems Straw did not know of the […]

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