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8th Jan 2019Newsflash

Combatting a Culture of Adjournments?

General Medical Council v Hayat [2018] EWCA Civ 2796 It is perhaps all too common for a registrant to fail to attend his Fitness to Practise hearing. Frequently such non-attendance is justified by a sick note from a GP excusing him from attending work. In the High Court appeal of Hayat Lang J acceded to an appeal on […]

21st Dec 2018News

Reasonable Excuse Revisited

Just over six months on from Christine Perrin -v- The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs [2018] UKUT 0156 (TCC) the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) (“the Upper Tribunal”) has revisited the issue of “reasonable excuse” in the decision of Timothy Raggatt QC -v- The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs [2018] UKUT 0412 […]

22nd Nov 2018Newsflash

R v Tas [2018] EWCA Crim 2603: manslaughter and joint enterprise post-Jogee

The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down a judgment dealing with the tricky issue of manslaughter following the Supreme Court’s decision in R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen [2016] UKSC 8. An appeal based on the concept of overwhelming supervening event was dismissed. Ali Tas had been acquitted of murder and convicted of manslaughter. […]

6th Sep 2018Newsflash

Litigation Privilege Restored by Court of Appeal in ENRC v SFO

In a resounding defeat for the Serious Fraud Office the President of the Queen’s Bench Division, Sir Brian Leveson, has re-asserted orthodoxy in allowing ENRC’s appeal against the judgment of Andrews J in the High Court. The facts of the case will be well known to most readers. The Serious Fraud Office had sought a […]