Fit for Purpose in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Re NRA, HR, ML, MJW, VS, EJG, MT, DPW, NR and LM
    • Court of Protection
    • 25 Set 2015

    Firstly, this is because they are or are likely to be cases that will not require a hearing and so they do not satisfy the criteria for full or investigative legal aid and legal help will not be available or will not fill that gap. Secondly, it is because after any funded investigation they are likely not to satisfy the criteria for full representation because there will be no need for a hearing.

    In his letter to the court (and so before he put in place the procedure that has enabled him to accept appointment in the majority of the ten test cases before me) the Official Solicitor points out that the Convention guarantees rights of access to the court that are practical and effective not theoretical and illusory.

    The way in which he advanced this argument shows that he must recognise that if this was a practically available option it would replicate the input that I have decided can be provided by an appropriate family member or friend and so satisfy the procedural safeguards required by Article 5 and common law fairness in non-controversial cases, without joining P as a party.

  • Alan Bates and Others v Post Office Ltd
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 15 Mar 2019

    No single one of the above list is determinative, with the exception of the first one. This is because if the express terms prevent the implication of a duty of good faith, then that will be the end of the matter. However, many of these characteristics will be found to be present where a contract is a relational one. In other cases on entirely different facts, it may be that there are other features which I have not identified above which are relevant to those cases.

  • Egan v Motor Services (Bath) Ltd (Note)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 18 Oct 2007

    The purpose of the judge providing a draft of the judgment before hand down is to enable the parties to spot typographical, spelling and minor factual errors which have escaped the judge's eye. It is also to give the parties the opportunity to attempt to reach agreement on costs and to consider whether they wish to appeal. Consideration of such matters before hand down can save costs.

  • The Queen (on the applicant of EO, RA, CE, OE and RAN) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 17 May 2013

    However, there may be cases in which information available to the decision maker leads him to the firm conclusion that the torture claim is untrue, that is to say incredible or very unlikely to be true. It would be a perverse application of the policy to require the Secretary of State to release from custody someone in respect of whom there exists independent evidence of torture but also where it is clear that the claim is untrue.

  • Balmoral Group Ltd v Borealis (UK) Ltd
    • Queen's Bench Division (Commercial Court)
    • 25 Jul 2006

    Whether or not one party's standard terms are incorporated depends on whether that which each party says and does is such as to lead a reasonable person in their position to believe that those terms were to govern their legal relations.

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Legislation
  • Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2020
    ...... (a) (a) special provision for certain kinds of company; . (b) (b) definitions for the purposes of this Part; . (c) (c) provision about regulations under this Part. S-A2 . A2 . . Schedule ZA1 contains provision for determining whether a ......
  • The Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order 2020
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2020
    ...... 3. In this Order— . “the Act” means the Dockyard Ports Regulation Act 1865; . “auxiliary” means a vessel in use for the purpose of supporting naval or military forces; . “the dockyard port” means the dockyard port of Plymouth as described in Article 4; . “local harbour ......
  • Consumer Rights Act 2015
    • England & Wales
    • 1 de Enero de 2015
    ...... the regulation of traders; to make provision about private actions in competition law and the Competition Appeal Tribunal; and for connected purposes. . [26th March 2015] . . Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and ......
  • The Thames Water Utilities Limited (Thames Tideway Tunnel) Order 2014
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2014
    ...... "access plans" means the plans certified as the access plans by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this Order and listed in part 3 of Schedule 2 ( plans ); . "agreed date" means the day agreed for the provision of further information pursuant ......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • The “fit for purpose” HR function
    • Núm. 4-1, Noviembre 2004
    • Strategic HR Review
    • 32-35
    In an increasingly complex and crowded marketplace, only fit for purpose organizations will succeed. This requires a fit for purpose HR function ‐ one that delivers flawless process services, busin...
  • Is the MRCPsych fit for purpose?
    • Núm. 12-5, Septiembre 2017
    • The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice
    • 331-336
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine whether the current Royal College of Psychiatrists Membership (MRCPsych) written examination is a suitable assessment tool to distinguish between ca...
  • Fit for purpose? OASys assessments and parole decisions
    • Núm. 55-1, Marzo 2008
    • Probation Journal
    This article arose out of the increased focus by the public, government and professions on whether parole board decisions, and the risk assessments that inform those decisions, protect the public s...
  • The FATF’s customer identification framework: fit for purpose?
    • Núm. 17-3, Julio 2014
    • Journal of Money Laundering Control
    • 281-295
    Purpose: – This paper aims to investigate the purpose, reach and effectiveness of the customer identification framework of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Design/methodology/approach: – Th...
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