The UK government is planning on setting the boundaries of judicial review to ensure that it cannot be used to conduct “politics by other means”.
Civil litigation rule-makers have passed temporary reforms (in effect until October 2020) to ease pressure on litigators struggling to meet deadlines and court orders due to the coronavirus pandemic having heeded the warnings of practitioners. The amendments will allow general time extensions and help litigators fulfil procedural obligations where they are unable to meet clients.
17 years after being found guilty of cheating their way to the £1m prize on TV quiz show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, ex-army major Charles Ingram and his wife Diana are seeking to appeal their conviction. ITV’s three-part drama, Quiz, tells a dramatised version of their story.
An article recently published by The Times has revealed that the UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson missed 5 Cobra meetings about the coronavirus. The article accuses the British government of wasting 5 weeks between 24 January and 2 March which “may have cost thousands of lives”.
Former Nissan chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, has fled to Lebanon in an attempt to escape the “rigged Japanese justice system”. The Brazilian-born business tycoon was smuggled out of his home in Japan, in breach of his bail conditions. He has sought refuge in Lebanon due to his Lebanese citizenship and his widespread popularity in the country. Reporters are unsure how he was able to flee the country as his three passports remain in Japan.