Jackson LJ calls for better skeleton arguments

first_imgThe legal profession is failing to get the message about preparing better skeleton arguments, Lord Justice Jackson has said.The architect of last year’s civil litigation reforms used a Court of Appeal judgment to ‘speak more bluntly’ about the ‘poor quality and excessive length’ of some skeleton arguments in the upper courts.Jackson said that an appellant in a dispute over whether to commit a defendant for contempt of court had produced ‘35 pages of rambling prolixity’ which made it difficult to track down the relevant facts, issues and arguments.The judge noted that the Court of Appeal has previously deprived successful parties of the costs of preparing their skeletons but said mild rebukes were no longer enough.Jackson said: ‘As anyone who has drafted skeleton arguments knows, the task is not rocket science. It just requires a few minutes clear thought and planning before you start.‘A good skeleton argument (of which we receive many) is a real help to judges when they are pre-reading the (usually voluminous) bundles. A bad skeleton argument simply adds to the paper jungle through which judges must hack their way in an effort to identify the issues and the competing arguments.’Jackson said an appellant’s skeleton should not normally exceed 25 pages and would usually be much shorter.Lawyers should provide a ‘concise, user-friendly introduction’ for the benefit of judges, with cross-references to relevant documents and authorities.last_img read more

Will Sky Bet be the next to gain authorised betting partner status?

first_img PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Related Articles Submit ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 It is being reported that Sky Bet is to be announced as the latest bookmaker to sign up for authorised betting partner status with British horseracing. This is a somewhat exclusive status and should it go ahead the operator will join Betfair, bet365, BetVictor and 32Red as an APB. This is in addition to a number of smaller companies. The primary benefit of gaining APB status is that it allows those listed to sponsor races at a number of British tracks.The deal will also allow talkSPORT 2 to launch as planned during the upcoming Cheltenham Festival which starts on March 15th. Sky Bet is the station’s betting sponsor and the intention is to broadcast the first shows from the course which would not have been allowed to go ahead without the bookmaker first securing ABP status.Talksport’s main channel will also be broadcasting from the festival for its duration. A spokesman from Racecourse Media Group has stated that this will be allowed despite its output including sponsored shows by bookmakers without APB status. This is reportedly because they were part of deals which were agreed prior to the APB dispute. StumbleUpon Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

Ahmed Musa: I Would Love To Go Back To CSKA Moscow (Audio)

first_imgLeicester City and Super Eagles of Nigeria forward, Ahmed Musa, has stated that he would love to go back to CSKA Moscow after enjoying a very good return to the Russian club on loan from the King Power Stadium.Speaking to journalists on the heels of his record breaking exploits for Nigeria at the ongoing World Cup in Russia, the former Kano Pillars and VVV Venlo attacker stressed the fact that he didn’t like the time he spent out in the doldrums at Leicester and that the Moscow based club showed him alot of love on his temporary return from England and gave him the opportunity to be at the World Cup.Ahmed Musa first joined CSKA Moscow in January of 2012 and scored 54 goals in 164 appearances in all competitions in the four and half years he spent before moving to Leicester City for a club record £16.6m in the summer of 2016.In January 2018, Musa moved back to CSKA Moscow on loan and went on to score a further 7 goals in 16 appearances.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/AUD-20180625-WA0000.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedSuper Eagles Hero Musa Unsure Of Club FutureJune 23, 2018In “Africa”Eagles Star Musa On Wolves RadarMay 11, 2018In “National Team”Transfer: Eagles Star Musa Set For CSKA Moscow Loan Move; Medical To Hold In LondonJanuary 29, 2018In “National Team”last_img read more