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Leveson

Human rights

26 January 2016

The Divisional Court refused the claimant’s application for a declaration that the effect of the ‘householder’s defence’ in section 76(5A) of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 was incompatible with article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Mirrorpaper

Damages

8 January 2016

The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the defendant newspaper proprietor’s appeals against orders awarding substantial sums to eight claimants for misuse of private information derived from intercepting voicemail messages left on the claimants’ telephones.

Liam gallagher

Family

21 October 2015

The Family Division ruled in proceedings concerning the reporting of the financial details of Liam Gallagher’s divorce from Nicole Appleton.

Banksy art buff

Landlord and tenant

19 October 2015

The Chancery Division held that the claimant was entitled to summary judgment on its claim against Dreamland for delivery up of a mural, attributed to Banksy, which had been removed by Dreamland from the building of which it was the tenant.

Mr Justice Green

Data protection

2 September 2015

The Queen’s Bench Division dismissed an application by two Burmese men accused of murdering British citizens in Thailand to view a report compiled by a British police team relating to the Thai investigation.

Freddie starr

Libel

28 July 2015

The claimant, Freddie Starr, issued proceedings against the defendant for slander and libel for words spoken and subsequently broadcast on the BBC and ITV, and contained in an ebook she published.

Mr justice newton

Mental health

23 July 2015

In a case where the relevant health care trust wished to discontinue life-sustaining treatment with the inevitable consequence that as a result the patient would quickly die, the Court of Protection held that having regard to the diagnosis of the patient by experts, the balance lay strongly in favour of preserving P’s life through continuing treatment.

Family division

Family

2 July 2015

A child had been made the subject of non-molestation injunctions, which extended to her mother, while she was a ward of court. As the child approached her 18th birthday, the mother applied to court for an extension of the injunction to extend indefinitely beyond the conclusion of the wardship proceedings.

Port of Dover

Family and children

29 May 2015

Ex parte wardship proceedings were brought in respect of four children, all British citizens, as there were reasonable grounds for believing that the entire family had left the UK to join Islamic State in Syria.

Simply Pleasure

Licensing

7 May 2015

The full judgment in Simply Pleasure’s challenge to local authorities charging fees that could be used to pay for enforcing a regulatory regime.

Scrabble

Trademark

1 May 2015

The Court of Appeal considered appeals by both parties in proceedings brought by the Mattel, which controlled the rights in the well-known game Scrabble in the European Union, to prevent the respondent company (Zynga) from selling an electronic game called Scramble or Scramble with Friends.

Supreme Court

Family

8 April 2015

The Supreme Court held that none of the exceptions to the general approach applicable to awards of costs in children’s cases as set out in Re T (Children) [2012] applied in the present case.

Kent CC

Costs

10 March 2015

The court had booked two interpreters, but they were not provided and a hearing was adjourned. The local authority sought recovery of its costs of that hearing against Capita, which is contracted to provide interpreters.

Primark store

Practice

6 March 2015

Following concerns about the safety of the claimant’s factory in Bangladesh, Primark withdrew its outstanding contracts with the claimant. The claimant brought a claim for damages for alleged defamatory statements published by Primark. Primark applied for the claim to be struck out as an abuse of process.

Voter

Right to vote

19 February 2015

Prisoners complained that they were prevented from voting in elections, relying on article 3 of the first protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights. The European Court of Human Rights, in allowing the application, held that there had been a violation of article 3, given that the impugned legislation remained unamended after the court’s decision in Greens v United Kingdom [2010].

G-Star store

Intellectual property

19 February 2015

G-Star brought proceedings against the defendants, alleging that they had been involved in alleged infringement in the UK unregistered design rights in the design of a pair of jeans.

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