Judicial Reasons

Appealing on the basis of inadequate judicial reasons Magistrates must give written reasons for their decisions. Other Judges do not have to give reasons in writing but they must still give reasons and these will be tape recorded so that a transcript can be obtained. Courts do not usually announce their decisions and give reasons…

Letters to Experts

Letters to Experts This text takes account of the 2013 Public Law Outline, the Practice Directions relevant to experts in Family Proceedings (PD 25 A-F) (http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/family/rules_pd_menu ) & previous Family Justice Council guidance now contained at the end of Practice Direction 25C.  At the end of this document is an extract from the case of…

Sedley’s Law of Bundles

SEDLEY J (AS HE THEN WAS) THE LAWS OF DOCUMENTS FIRST LAW: Documents may be assembled in any order, provided it is not chronological, numerical or alphabetical. SECOND LAW: Documents shall in no circumstances be paginated continuously. THIRD LAW: No two copies of any bundle shall have the same pagination. FOURTH LAW: Every document shall…