English law

Criminal Law
Proceedings for a criminal case will be initiated by the police and the Crown Prosecution Service(CPS) but will all be brought in the name of the Crown. A criminal case will usually be held before a Magistrate in a Magistrates’ Court or a judge and jury in the Crown Court.
Civil Law
The main intention of the civil law is to protect individuals against one another specifying the rights and duties of individuals. Care Proceedings are initiated under the doctrine of Civil Law.

The term ‘McKenzie Friend‘ has been adopted in family law to describe an individual who provides assistance to a litigant in person (somebody not represented by either a solicitor or barrister). This support is needed for those litigants th…at neither qualify for public funding nor have the financial means to pay for qualified representation..
My service allows you to outsource to a virtual assistant as well as being available for outbound assistance. To assist parents who are private individuals. I treat the role as a professional engagement.

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Government not required to disclose full details of defence

The remedy sought is not confined to ordinary compensation, but extends to damages for breach of the Convention and to declaratory relief, which in the context of this case, and if the Claimant succeeded, would represent an important marking of unlawful behaviour: a matter in which there is a legitimate public interest.

UK Human Rights Blog

blind justiceCF v The Ministry of Defence and others [2014] EWHC 3171 (QB) – read judgment

Angus McCullough QC of 1 Crown Office Row acted as Special Advocate in this case. He has nothing to do with the writing of this post.

The High Court has ruled that in a case against the state which did not directly affect the liberty of the subject, there was no irreducible minimum of disclosure of the state’s case which the court would require. The consequences of such disclosure for national security prevailed.

Factual and legal background

The claimant, Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, had made a number of claims against various government departments, alleging complicity in unlawful and arbitrary detention and inhuman and degrading treatment and torture on the part of British authorities in Somaliland.  He also sought damages for trespass, breach of the Human Rights Act 1998, and misfeasance in public office. As Irwin J said,

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