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Jones v Kaney nine months on by Chris Makin - mediator

On 30 March 2011, the Supreme Court gave its judgment in Jones –v- Kaney[2011] UKSC 13, the case which saw an end to the expert witness’s immunity from suit in negligence. This reversed a line of authority dating back 400 years, and commentators have called it a landmark ruling, a historic decision, a major victory for claimant lawyers, the end of the amateur expert, and the professionalising of the expert witness industry. How valid are these comments?

Last Updated on Friday, 30 March 2012 09:17


Extradition victory for Assange

Julian Assange won a significant victory in his battle against extradition to Sweden today, after judges allowed him to petition the supreme court.

The Wikileaks founder actually lost his appeal, but judges said it was of "general public importance" that his case be heard.

He now has 14 days to launch a written application for the supreme court to rule directly on whether the Swedish authorities had the authority to issue European arrest warrants.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 March 2012 09:18


'Black hole' in police force


There is a financial black hole of half a billion pounds in the country's police forces, according to figures seen by Labour.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:45


IMO Secretary-General opens 27th IMO Assembly



The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has focused heavily on actions to stem climate change and to address piracy off the coast of Somalia, in what has been a busy and productive biennium for the Organization on the regulatory front, Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos told delegates at the opening (on Monday, 21 November) of the 27th session of the Organization’s highest governing body, the Assembly. The meeting is being attended by more than 1,000 delegates from IMO Member States as well as from international governmental and non-governmental organizations.


Man guilty of accountant murder bid

A man has been convicted of attempting to murder a senior Law Society official.

Leslie Cumming, 68, the then deputy chief executive of the Law Society of Scotland, was attacked in a lane near his home in Murrayfield, Edinburgh, in 2006.
Robert Graham, 46, denied trying to kill the accountant but after a nine-day trial, a jury at the High Court in Edinburgh found him guilty.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 March 2012 09:19