October 20, 2020

PM Mitchell returned to power in Grenada – News Reports

first_img Sep 29, 2020 “It feels good, the people of my country (have) shown the level of confidence in the way I have governed, it is a humbling experience,” CANA News Online quoted Mitchell as saying after the preliminary results showed that the party had swept all the seats in Parliament. “Whatever achievement we have had I first have to give thanks to Almighty God and the people of this country,” Mitchell said, adding that the election was the “most stress free I have ever had in my 34 years in politics. According to CANA News Online, Mitchell said that unlike 2013 when he won the general election and had no idea as to the state of the local economy, this time around, “I don’t feel the pressure because I am in the seat and I know what the plans are. “Therefore I feel very confident I will meet the aspirations of the people of this country,” he said, noting however that “to whom a lot is given, a lot is expected.” A CARICOM Election Observer Mission monitored today’s activities. The Mission, led by Ms. Pauline Welsh of the Electoral Office of Jamaica, will issue a Preliminary Statement outlining its initial assessment of the process, followed by a full final report. Grenada VotesGrenadians are voting in General Elections today, Tuesday 13 March 2018. The just over 78-thousand voters will choose between the incumbent New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) led by Economist Mr Nazim Burke.   Early voters formed long lines…March 13, 2018In “General”‘No’ vote dominates in Grenada’s constitutional reform referendumST. GEORGE’S, Grenada,  CMC – Grenadians Thursday voted overwhelmingly to reject seven pieces of legislation that would have reformed the Constitution the island received when it attained political independence from Britain 42 years ago. “The people have spoken in a referendum…and I have accepted it…and we have to learn from…November 25, 2016In “Grenada”Grenada Parliament gives nod to CCJST.GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jun 21, CMC – The Grenada Parliament Tuesday approved legislation for the island to replace the London-based privy Council with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court. However, before Grenada could join Barbados, Dominica, Belize and Guyana that have already made the CCJ their final…June 22, 2016In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Jul 17, 2020 News reports out of Grenada are that Dr. the Hon. Keith Mitchell and his New National Party (NNP) won a landslide victory at elections held today. Caribbean News Service is reporting that the NNP won all 15 seats. According to the news outfit, Dr. Mitchell said on radio that it was a “humbling experience and feeling.” CANA News Online said it was the third time that Dr Mitchell had achieved the feat of sweeping the seats. Grenada Govt. Clarifies Leaked Internal Circular on… Oct 15, 2020 Grenada to Reduce Airline Ticket Taxes You may be interested in… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… Oct 1, 2020 Advance Digital Transformation – Prime Minister… last_img read more

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October 18, 2020

Double trouble

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October 18, 2020

Miller Group reports £92.8m loss

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October 7, 2020

Air Liquide to supply hydrogen fuelling systems to General Motors

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October 7, 2020

Helium: Stepping back from the cliff…

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October 7, 2020

PowerCell and Robert Bosh sign term sheet

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September 28, 2020

Bar warns solicitors’ agents against ‘illegal’ court appearances

first_imgThe Bar Council has cautioned unregistered barristers acting as solicitors’ agents against appearing in public hearings to ensure they do not open themselves up to criminal liability.The warning puts it at odds with the business models of some companies providing advocacy services, which describe the bar’s interpretation of the law as incorrect. According to the Bar Council, the non-statutory guidance is ‘to draw barristers’ attention to issues relating to appearing as a solicitor’s agent’. The Gazette understands that the representative body is concerned that unregistered barristers are exercising rights of audience unlawfully due to a grey area over the type of hearing in which they are entitled to appear. The Legal Services Act allows unregistered persons to appear in chambers hearings as long as they are assisting in the conduct of litigation and under the supervision of a solicitor. But the definition ‘chambers hearings’ used in the act is now outmoded, the guidance says, as the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) now refer simply to ‘in private’ and ‘in public’ hearings.Some interpret the act as giving solicitor-agents rights of audience in any hearing that would have been classified as ‘in chambers’ under the old rule. But the Bar Council’s guidance adopts a narrower definition.It says that due to the uncertainty surrounding the expression ‘in chambers’, the ‘safest course’ would be for solicitors’ agents to appear only in private hearings.The bar’s definition puts it odds with some of the services offered by advocacy providers including Quest Legal Advocates and LPC Law. Both offer graduates from the bar professional training course (BPTC) on a self-employed basis as solicitors’ agents.At Quest, solicitors’ agents appear in MoJ stage-three hearings, which are heard in public, while at LPC they act in some interim application hearings, which the Bar Council has classed as a public hearing.The Bar Council notes that it is a criminal offence for unauthorised persons to exercise a right of audience if they have not satisfied criteria set out by the Legal Services Act. This, it said, ‘demonstrates the seriousness which parliament attaches to these restrictions’.The guidance states: ‘The Bar Council is concerned to promote compliance with the act, since this is in the interests of proper administration of justice, the protection of consumers and the protection of unregistered barristers who might otherwise open themselves up to potential criminal liability.’The Bar Council did not set out its views on particular business arrangements it feels do not comply with the rules, but council minutes reveal that it has resolved to produce another document setting out its views on certain arrangements.Providers of solicitors’ agents vigorously contested the Bar Council’s interpretation of the rules. A spokeswoman for Quest Legal Advocates told the Gazette that it had ‘absolute confidence’ that its advocates satisfy the criteria needed to qualify as exempt persons. She said the Bar Council’s suggestion that exempt persons should appear only in private hearings was ‘unduly and unnecessarily cautious’, and ‘simply wrong’.She said: ‘Exempt persons (assuming compliance with the remaining statutory criteria) are entitled to appear in any case which, under the rules of the court previously in force, would have been heard in chambers. Whether that hearing is now hearing in public or private is irrelevant.’She said that a provision in the rules (CPR 29, PDA 1.14) expressly preserves the rights of audience that existed at the time the CPRs were introduced.Meanwhile a spokesman for LPC Law contested the Bar Council’s ‘overly simplistic’ definitions of public and private hearings. The bar’s guidance classes interim application hearings as public hearings, but LPC says that some of these proceedings, including those under the Consumer Credit Act, are private.The firm sends solicitor-agents to these hearings.The spokesman argued that solicitors’ agents can exercise rights of audience for all hearings that were classed as in chambers under the old rules. But he said that to avoid disagreements with the judiciary or members of the bar, the business sends authorised persons to any hearing the firm knows is being heard in public.last_img read more

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September 28, 2020

Leeds leads: ‘Northern Powerhouse’ plan for Government Legal

first_imgThe Government Legal Department has declared it is building its own ‘northern powerhouse’ by housing some of its biggest teams under one roof in Leeds.The predominantly London-based non-ministerial department, which has around 1,600 solicitors and barristers, said that the new regional centre confirms Leeds’ status as ‘the most significant law hub outside London’. According to ONS statistics, the number of legal jobs in Leeds grew by 20% between 2010 and 2015 compared to 5% in London.Stephen Braviner Roman, a board member, said: ‘When we considered the future way in which the Government Legal Department would need to work, we saw there was a compelling argument for increasing our investment in the north, and Leeds specifically. The legal sector in Leeds is one of the fastest growing in Britain, and we have an increasing need to deliver legal services to our government clients in the north of the country. By bringing all our teams into one building in Leeds, we will be able to offer more opportunities for our people to develop their careers.”Leading the move’ to Lateral House will be the department’s employment and commercial law groups.The department says its 90-strong employment group is one of the largest employment law practices in the country. Specialisms include large-scale, multi-party pay and pensions litigation, discrimination, unfair dismissal, breach of contract, and maternity and paternity rights.The commercial law group was set up in June 2014, bringing together commercial lawyers who were scattered across several government departments. The team of 12 provides non-contentious commercial legal services to the: Home Office; Cabinet Office; Crown Commercial Service; Department for Education; Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Department for Work and Pensions; Department for International Trade; Department for International Development; Government Digital Service; Ministry of Justice; and the Department of Health.The GLD is currently advertising for 25 litigation, employment and commercial lawyers, who will be based in Leeds. Salaries range from £47,025 to £58,150.last_img read more

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September 28, 2020

Supreme Court to sit in Wales for the first time

first_imgThe UK Supreme Court will sit in Cardiff for the first time this summer, it has been announced.The court will sit in the Ty Hywel building in the National Assembly for hearings from 22 to 25 July, whilst the assembly is in recess.Lady Hale, president of the Supreme Court, will be joined by deputy president Lord Reed, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Sales and Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd.The court sat in Scotland in 2017 and Northern Ireland in 2018, hearing cases that were specifically relevant to those nations.This time the caseload includes a case relevant to the legal profession, Edwards on behalf of the Estate of the late Arthur Watkins (Respondent) v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors. Justices will decide to what extent a court should admit evidence obtained after the date the original solicitors’ negligence claim settled, and in what circumstances is the principle of full compensation engaged.Two other cases concern the factors relevant to granting planning permission for a wind turbine, and the duties owed by a financial institution where a shareholder director has acted fraudulently.Lady Hale said: ‘As we celebrate St David’s Day today, I am delighted to announce that the Supreme Court will sit in Cardiff this summer. This means that we will have sat in all four parts of the United Kingdom.’We will hear three very interesting cases during this time. This will provide an excellent opportunity for those living locally to come and see the Supreme Court in action and to watch cases of great importance being discussed. As usual, the cases will also be live-streamed so others can still watch too.’last_img read more

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September 28, 2020

DSB seeks smoother border checks to halt slump in Øresund traffic

first_imgEUROPE: Identity checks for rail passengers travelling across the Øresund fixed link between Denmark and Sweden are to be simplified with effect from January 30, Danish national operator DSB has announced.In response to the European migrant crisis, with effect from January 4 2016 the Swedish government brought in a requirement for passengers arriving in the country to have official photo ID. Identity checks for long-distance trains take place before boarding in København H station, with passengers asked to arrive 30 min before departure. Passengers on commuter and regional services are required to disembark at København airport station for identify checks in Terminal 3, before boarding another train on a different platform. This adds around 20 min to journeys on a route which carries significant daily commuter traffic. The new procedures will enable passengers being checked to use the same platform, which is expected to reduce delays and enable more trains to be operated; a service from København H to the airport is planned to run every 10 min once the new procedures are running smoothly. DSB’s IC Bornholm service will also resume calling at the airport from January 30. Passenger numbers across the Øresund in 2016 were down 12% on the previous year. DSB says the ID checks also had direct cost of DKr70m during the year, of which Swedish transport authority Skånetrafiken will pay half. There have been about 27 cases of passengers with missing or faulty ID reaching Sweden, with DSB assigned a penalty SKr10 000 in one case, a decision which it has objected to. There are no ID checks when travelling from Sweden to Denmark.last_img read more

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