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The US Supreme Court leak – the “gravest, most unforgivable sin”. How do the English Courts treat similar breaches?

The leak of the United States Supreme Court’s draft opinion, purportedly confirming that the Court is preparing to rule in favour of the State of Mississippi that the State is permitted to stop the vast majority of abortions at and after 15 weeks gestation, is making shockwaves all over the world. This is primarily due to the emotive subject that the opinion deals with, but also the serious breach of confidentiality in the release of a draft Supreme Court decision before it is made public. 

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Costs Orders in Contempt Proceedings – Be Aware of the Anomalies!

Costs Orders in Contempt Proceedings seem like they should be simple on the surface. However, scratch a little deeper and there are a number of anomalies and ambiguities that need to be resolved.

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Supreme Court clarifies that the English Courts can have jurisdiction over wrongdoing abroad

The Supreme Court has handed down Judgment in Brownlie v FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC [2021] UKSC 45 bringing to an end an issue that has been before the Courts in one way or another for the last 8 years – can Lady Brownlie, the widow of the eminent international lawyer, the late Sir Ian Brownlie QC, bring a claim for damages in England against a hotel in Egypt which she claims was (vicariously) responsible for his death in a road traffic accident in January 2010?

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Contempt of Court – Respondent must be warned about self-incrimination

Applications for Committal for contempt of court in civil proceedings are a niche and distinctive area of law. They are of a quasi-criminal nature, but exist within the framework of Civil Procedure, thus combining two separate fields of law that tend not to interact with each other. However, at Janes Solicitors, our criminal solicitors, armed with their extensive knowledge and experience of criminal law, work hand-in-hand with our civil practitioners in order to ensure that we are uniquely placed to provide a full a full service in this area, including obtaining the appropriate legal aid that parties may be entitled to. 

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