Are the Football Association and Football league complying with sex/race legislation?

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The Minister for Sports has ticked off the Football Association (FA) and the Football League (League) for the lackadaisical way in which they tackle sexual equality and employment of women and individuals from the minority communities. The Government has noted that despite significant financial contribution from them neither of the Leagues has made significant progress as a public body to …

DEFENDING THE INDEFENSIBLE – ARE WE (PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS) LIVING OFF OTHERS MISERY?

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The question that Claimant lawyers (solicitors / barristers) have oft found themselves confronted with over the past decade (post-Access to Justice Act and Woolf reforms significantly) is in fact whether we, as lawyers practising in the field of personal injury, are merely feeding off the misery of others. I do not agree that we are either ambulance chasers or that …

HERE WE GO AGAIN, UNINSURED DRIVERS ON THE ROAD

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The motor industry have yet again highlighted that one in twenty drivers on the road in England and Wales are not insured and that scores of death are caused on a weekly basis on our roads in England and Wales by those in control of a motor car without an insurance policy. I believe that there are a number of …

DO COSTS ALWAYS FOLLOW THE EVENT?

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As a general rule (cf r44.3 CPR) it is accepted that where a party wins / succeeds in a claim pre-litigation or post-issue they are entitled to their reasonable and proportionate costs. However, it was reaffirmed in the recent case of Costain Ltd v Charles Haswell & Partners Ltd [2009] in the QBD by Richard Fernyhough QC (sitting as Deputy …