The European Court of Human Rights dismissed the applicant’s complaint that the decision not to prosecute any individuals in respect of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes by police officers following terror attacks in London was in breach of the procedural aspect of article 2 of the European convention.
The Chancery Division made preliminary rulings in a case brought by Streetmap against Google Inc, alleging that Google had abused a dominant position in its provision of the Google Maps service.
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.
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.
The Family Division ruled in proceedings concerning the reporting of the financial details of Liam Gallagher’s divorce from Nicole Appleton.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.