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The High Court has swatted away another attempt from a former client to get a second look at his case files in order to challenge a law firm’s costs. Master Leonard, sitting in the Senior Courts Costs Office, said Jonathan Whale was entitled to correspondence from Liverpool firm Mooney Everett, upon payment of a fee – but no more.The client wanted to bring a potential claim over the deduction of costs from the settlement of a 2015 RTA claim, but admitted he had not kept copies of the funding documents.In the latest of a string of cases where the claimant was represented by cost recovery firm Checkmylegalfees.com, Whale also requested copies of fee invoices, client account ledgers and other correspondence relating to the settlement.Mooney Everett called Whale’s deliver-up application ‘entirely speculative’ and an improper use of the civil justice system.The claimant argued that the provisions of the solicitors’ accounts rules on receipt, handling, transfer and record-keeping had a bearing on his exercise of rights under the 1974 Solicitors Act. In section 68, in particular, his lawyers argued that the act allowed the High Court to make orders for the delivery of a bill of costs.But in Whale v Mooney Everett Solicitors, Master Leonard said there was no evidence of misconduct on the part of the law firm to justify any order. The claimant, the judge said, was not owed any fiduciary duties relating to documents that did not belong to him.The costs master added: ‘If as the evidence indicates the claimant was, during and on the conclusion of the retainer, sent sufficient information to take any necessary advice on applying for the assessment of the defendant’s costs, then no imbalance exists in any material sense. It is not suggested that the claimant was in some way incapable of keeping an adequate record. He just did not do so.’The judge expressly refused to accept that the firm should supply internal records or copies of funding documents sent more than once.This is unlikely to be the end of disputes over file disclosure to clients of costs recovery firms. Master Leonard confirmedthat an appeal against his decision in Green v SGI Legal, together with a challenge to Master James’ ruling in Hanley v JC & A Solicitors, will be heard early next month.
INDIA’s Ministry of Railways invited three prequalification tenders in May for work on the 55·3 km Delhi Mass Rapid Transit metro network which was officially launched last October (RG 9.98 p567). According to the ministry ’all the bids are global and are open to Indian or international companies who can participate either individually or as a joint venture/consortium.’The three tenders cover civil engineering work on the tunnels and stations, design and installation of the signalling, train control and communications systems, and the supply of passenger rolling stock. Total cost of the metro is put at Rs48·6bn, and completion is envisaged for March 2005.
At BikesRepublic, we are always on the lookout for ways for all fellow bikers to become safer on the road. However, we know that some of you lot may find it difficult to attend riding courses due to budget or time constraints. Thanfully, you aren’t alone and this YouTube series on safety riding tips done by an advanced police motorcycle instructor in the UK should help you get started.The series sees Police Constable Roger Peskett demonstrating and guiding viewers on safety riding tips. Much of the videos were shot using GoPro cameras and the first two videos published centralises on urban riding skills.The unique initiative using the popular online video hosting site was the result of a study by the UK police that indicated that many of the UK’s weekday commuters were the ones that are most at risk. Road Safety Sergeant Chris Appleby states:“We have identified three high-risk groups of motorcyclists. These are leisure riders, commuters, and young scooter riders. Our priority still remains with leisure riders using high powered motorcycles on rural roads; however there is an emerging risk for commuter riders or urban motorcyclists as they choose bikes as a preferred travelling option.”As mentioned, Police Constable Roger Peskett has already published two videos for the series besides a flashy trailer (featured video). The first video posted below sees Constable Peskett demonstrating a technique for safe urban filtering.Suffice to say, filtering through the urban traffic, especially on a large and heavy sport touring bike that’s typically kitted out for police use, is a tall order, but Constable Peskett’s demonstration through GoPro footages, on-screen indicators and verbal explanations are very clear.The second video posted below focuses on observation skills instead whilst riding through urban traffic conditions. Again, Constable Peskett’s visual demonstrations, clear on-screen indication and verbal explanations are on point here as well.You can’t be a safer rider immediately by watching videos, but we reckon this would be a good way to for anyone to start off with in gaining some basic understanding of safe riding skills.This should be helpful at least until you eventually make time and the effort to enrol in a proper safety riding or advanced riding course. If cost is an issue, then consider enrolling in MiniGP-based courses like the MyRide Academy we attended last weekend or the ATAC MiniGP Rider Training Program we took part in not too long ago.In short, we reckon that Constable Peskett’s video series is worthwhile of subscribing besides the official BikesRepublic YouTube channel of course.Source: YouTube ( Link 1 / Link 2 / Link 3 ) via Visordown–Ads– Advanced police motorcycle instructor in the UK initiates YouTube series focused on safety riding tips.
Leif Abel is the founder of Greatland Ganja based in Kasilof, he serves on the Kenai Peninsula Marijuana advisory board, and is the Vice President of the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association: “Once the Marijuana Control Board approves on-site consumption, then there will be a carve out for things like tobacco clubs, or in this case on-site consumption of cannabis. So, that has been the discussion that if something like this passes and the public and all the senators come to an agreement that a smoking ban is the best thing for Alaskans, which I don’t necessarily agree with, it’s still doesn’t preclude carve outs for specific types of businesses.” Onsite consumption has been the lead action on the agenda for the Alaska Marijuana Control Board since the legalisation of cannabis in Alaska. Senate Bill 63, is sponsored by Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen). SB 63 reads, “An Act prohibiting smoking in certain places; relating to education on the smoking prohibition; and providing for an effective date.” Senator Micciche stated that the bill is aimed at looking for a solution for protecting the greatest percentage of Alaskan employees without overreaching. using that yardstick against overreach, we feel that SB 63 meets that balance challenge. Story as aired: Proposed onsite consumption of marijuana would, in theory, be similarly based on laws governing public drinking establishments. Proponents argued after the 2014 passage of the vote making recreational marijuana legal that regulations should be mirrored after those for alcohol, which includes public consumption. According to Senator Micciche, “We wanted SB 63 to have a light footprint and isolated it to tobacco related issues.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The bill introduced by Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen) to ban smoking in bars and restaurants across Alaska does not include marijuana establishments. Abel: “As the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association and as businesses we were keen even a few years ago in making sure that there was a delineation between the two. I would imagine that when he says doesn’t want it to have a big footprint, he doesn’t want push back from too many groups at once, I bet he thinks this one will pass more than if he tried to include marijuana in it.”
Sport minister Olivia Grange has expressed regret upon hearing that the annual Jamaica International Invitational Meet (JIIM) has been cancelled because of insufficient sponsorships.But, she has promised to work with the organisers to rectify the problems going forward.“I am sorry to hear that the Jamaica International Invitational Meet has been cancelled. I expect to hear more on the reason for the cancellation soon. Regarding the Ministry’s future role in the event, I would say that the Ministry has played a signiﬁcant role in the development of the meet and I stand ready to discuss the current situation and to ﬁnd solutions going forward,” Grange told The Gleaner. The organising committee, headed by president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, Dr Warren Blake, confirmed in a press release yesterday that the meet, which was scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled.“We have managed to run the meet on a tight budget over the past 15 years. The current reality is that the level of sponsorship received is insufficient to allow us to stage anything but a watered down version of what is expected of the Jamaica International Invitational Meet,” the release said.The meet, which has acquired the IAAF World Challenge status, has been used not only to showcase the nation’s prowess in athletics, but as a means of earning for athletes who are transitioning from amateurism to professionalism.Blake was unavailable for further comment on how the cancellation of the meet might affect athletes’ preparation for the rest of the season.
Comedy lovers on the West Bank of Demerara (WBD) are in for a treat on Saturday evening as the popular theatrical show titled “Laff till yu fraff” is held at Bell West Community Centre ground, WBD.With the cast slated to perform, those who plan to attend the show are advised to proceed with caution, as they are expected to “laugh till yu can’t laugh no mo”. If you are suffering from any heart ailments, it is advisable that you stay at home.Heating up the ground on Saturday evening will be the Promoter Rajan Tiwari, also known as “Katahar”; Chris Gopaul; Michael Ignatius, known as “Credit”; Sonia Yarde; Mark Kazim and Lyndon “Jumbie” Jones, Kirk “Chow Pow” Jardin and Chandraka Tiwari.Music will be provided by Power Sonic.The event is sponsored by Banks DIH, Payless Variety Store and Smart Choice Pharmacy.Admission to the event costs $500 for adults and $300 for children. There will also be VIP seating available at the venue.Make sure to be early so that you will not miss any of the fun. There will be other attractions and a well stocked bar. It’s “Laff till yu fraff” at the Bell West Community Centre ground. Showtime is 20:00h.