What are the 4 items on the agenda of the public meeting of all Wirral Council councillors on 20th July 2020?

                                            

By John Brace (Editor)
and
Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: 19th July 2020, 12:26 (BST).

Council (Wirral Council) 16th March 2020 (Deputy Mayor Cllr George Davies (background), Mayor Cllr Tony Smith (foreground))

Council (Wirral Council) 16th March 2020 (Deputy Mayor Cllr George Davies (background), Mayor Cllr Tony Smith (foreground))

Tomorrow’s (20th July 2020) public meeting of all 65 Wirral Council councillors is an extraordinary public meeting and is the first time since March 16th 2020 (that meeting only lasted 15 minutes and 2 seconds) that all Wirral Council councillors will meet (but this time virtually rather than in person) due to the pandemic. The public meeting of all 65 Wirral Council councillors scheduled for the 15th April 2020 was cancelled.
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Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (MFRA) withdrew their costs application made in September 2016 for £1,261.50 against Mr John Brace in First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) case EA/2016/0054 (Brace v Information Commissioner and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority) and MFRA pay £500 already paid back to Mr John Brace

                                            

By John Brace (Editor)
and
Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: 17th July 2020, 06:50 (BST).
Edited: 19th July 2020, 13:16 (BST). A revised decision was issued to parties with the correct case reference number on 19.7.20 and an apology from First-tier Tribunal Judge McMillan, therefore the article below is the situation at the time of publication (17.7.20), but has not been amended due to this addition.

The author declares an interest as a party (Appellant) in First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) case EA/2016/0054, as a party (Appellant) in Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) cases GIA/619/2019 & GIA/2503/2017. and as a party (Applicant) in Birkenhead County Court enforcement case G01BI932.
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What happened on days 1-3 of the trial of Johnny Depp’s libel case brought against NGN (owners of the Sun Newspaper)?

                              

By John Brace (Editor)
and
Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: 16th July 2020, 18:35 (BST).
Updated: 19th July 2020, 08:04 (BST) to change text to bold on date (6th July 2020)

The libel trial is expected to last 3 weeks and is expected to end on Monday 27th July 2020. It is not a jury trial.

Royal Courts of Justice, London, UK (resized). Picture credit sjiong, made available under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licence

Royal Courts of Justice, London, UK (resized). Picture credit sjiong, made available under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licence.

Please note that comments are turned off due to the ongoing nature of this case.
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Mr Justice Nicol heard 2 applications from Johnny Depp’s barrister David Sherborne for relief from sanctions and an application for third party disclosure from Amber Heard

                                               

By John Brace (Editor)
and
Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: 6th July 2020, 19:12 (BST).
Note some bad language and swear words have been edited out from the published version at the request of LB.
Edited 8th July 2020: to add links, punctuation and minor changes.
Edited 10th July 2020: to correct spelling of Wooton to Wootton.

The decision arising from this hearing is [2020] EWHC 1734 (QB).

Royal Courts of Justice, London, UK (resized). Picture credit sjiong, made available under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licence

Royal Courts of Justice, London, UK (resized). Picture credit sjiong, made available under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licence.

Please note that comments are turned off due to the ongoing nature of this case.

Earlier pieces published in this same case:-
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Adam Wolanski QC asked Nicol J at a High Court of Justice hearing (Thursday 25th June 2020) to strike out the Johnny Depp libel claim against The Sun newspaper (and Sun journalist Dan Wootton) alleging a breach of an earlier disclosure order of Nicol J

                                               

By John Brace (Editor)
and
Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: 29th June 2020, 06:46.
Edited 29.6.20 10:24 to correct Smeale to [Jeffrey] Smele and add sentence below about decision reference.
Edited 29.6.20 13:10 to add link to online version of decision arising.
Edited 2.7.20 21:50 to change part about decision is to decision was and add further link.

The decision arising from this hearing is [2020] EWHC 1689 (QB).

Royal Courts of Justice, London, UK (resized). Picture credit sjiong, made available under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licence

Royal Courts of Justice, London, UK (resized). Picture credit sjiong, made available under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licence.

Please note that comments are turned off due to the ongoing nature of this case.

Earlier pieces published in this same case:-

The Hon. Mr Justice Nicol agreed privacy order in Johnny Depp/The Sun Newspaper libel trial allowing Amber Heard and another witness to give some evidence during the libel trial in private (with reporting restrictions) (10th April 2020)

The Hon. Mr Justice Nicol asked to agree to 4 further witnesses (Miss Vanessa Paradis, Miss Winona Ryder, Mr David Killackey and Miss Kate James) in Johnny Depp/The Sun Newspaper libel case (16th May 2020)

A decision ([2020] EWHC 1689 (QB)) on the application made at this hearing was handed down by email to parties and sent to BAILII at 10.00 am on Monday 29th June 2020.

This is a report on a public hearing held on Thursday the 25th of June 2020, which was scheduled to start at 11.30 am (BST) in the High Court of Justice (Queen’s Bench Division) before the Hon. Mr Justice Nicol.
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