A Thai official tried to sue the former Football Association chairman Lord Triesman for libel, over allegations Triesman made about him before a parliamentary select committee.
The issue in the case was whether late paid fees for membership of the taxpayer’s health and fitness club were properly to be regarded as the consideration for a supply of services for VAT purposes.
The employee had been made redundant following the closure of a US military base in the UK. She successfully issued proceedings seeking a protective award. On the employer’s appeal to the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, a question was referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
In dismissing the applicant’s appeal against a refusal to allow his application for judicial review of the secretary of state’s refusal to revoke a deportation order made against him, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the word ‘matter’ in section 96(1) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 included evidence that could have been raised, but had not been, on an actual or possible appeal against an earlier decision.
The widow of Alexander Litvinenko sought judicial review of the refusal by the secretary of state Theresa May to order an inquiry into the circumstances of the Russian’s death by poisoning in 2006.
The Chancery Division considered a claim by Lush, a cosmetics company. Lush contended that the defendant companies, which were part of Amazon, the online retailer, had infringed its trademark by using it to direct customers to other products similar to, but not sold by, Lush.
The Divisional Court dismissed the claimant trade union’s application for judicial review of the defendant lord chancellor’s decision to introduce a fees regime for bringing and pursuing claims in the employment tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in dismissing the defendant’s appeal against conviction for various counts of fraud by dishonest representation and two counts of possession of articles for use in fraud, held that the principles applicable to inconsistent verdicts were capable of applying by analogy where it was logically inexplicable as to how the jury could not reach a verdict on one count when it had reached a verdict of guilty on another. However, it would be a rare case ...
The claimant issued libel proceedings against the defendant newspaper following the publication of an article. The judge rejected the newspaper’s defence of justification and entered judgment for the claimant. The newspaper appealed.
The Commercial Court considered a dispute about the payment of commission by the defendant companies, which had sold insurance and other financial products to the claimant trade union. The court interpreted the agreements between the parties, holding that neither party’s interpretation was correct.
The judgment in the Marley v Rawlings wills mix-up appeal. General guidance was also provided in the matter of validity of wills.
In proceedings brought by Oxford University against the defendant company Oxford Law School Limited, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court held that the defendant had infringed both the claimant’s UK and Community trademarks.
Taxpayer being private golf club charging non-members access charge to play on golf course (green fee) – Taxpayer having paid VAT to Revenue and Customs Commissioners on green fee income – Taxpayer seeking reimbursement of amount of VAT overpaid in respect of green fees
Court of Protection – Jurisdiction – Applicant being daughter of elderly woman – Sibling moving mother from England and Wales to Scotland – Applicant applying for return of mother to England
Ukrainian custom authorities placing controls on exports of wheat – Sellers contending prohibition clause in contract discharging liability in the light of customs restrictions
Family member of EEA national – Claimant marrying French national and acquiring right of residence as family member of EEA national – Claimant being convicted of numerous criminal offences – Claimant serving sentence of imprisonment
Frustration – Change of circumstances – Employee suffering stroke and going on sick leave – Employer terminating employee’s employment
Claimant seeking damages against defendant solicitors for alleged negligence in relation to new service contracts entered into between claimant and its two executive directors – Executives being involved in drafting of new contracts
Civil litigation – Case management – Claimant failing to file costs budget within prescribed time period – Master imposing sanction by ordering claimant’s costs budget to be taken to be limited to court fees – Claimant applying for relief from sanctions – Master refusing to grant relief on ground new regime requiring strict compliance with rules
Claimant entering into contract with defendant for supply of jet fuel – Contract governed by English law – Italian authorities ruling defendant part of Italian cartel involved in price fixing
Claimant seeking to rent BT’s communication lines in relevant market – Claimant submitting significant change occurring during review period to prevent imposition of charge controls
Claimant bringing proceedings against defendant for infringement of its community trademark in respect of defendant’s use of ‘Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash’ as name of band and his use of domain name
Registration – Applicant company filing application for registration of word sign ‘BOOMERANG’ as community trademark
Defendant pleading guilty to attempted arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered – Defendant being sentenced to two years’ imprisonment – Defendant appealing
Claimants both convicted of murder – Claimants unable under UK law to vote owing to convictions – Whether European Union law recognising right to vote on which claimants able to rely
Defendant appealing against conviction – Whether insanely held delusion on part of defendant being attacked or threatened causing him to respond violently entitling him to acquittal on basis of reasonable self-defence
Appellants being editors or journalists of News of the World newspaper – Appellants facing criminal charges resulting from phone voicemail-hacking activities – Appellants appealing on preliminary issue concerning transmission of voicemail messages
Budget – Full council of library authority approving budget but making amendment relating to funding of library service
Defendants being charged with a number of terrorism-related offences – First defendant’s trial counsel’s conduct at trial being criticised by judge and prosecution counsel on numerous occasions during trial
Claimant companies owners of intellectual property in game of Scrabble – Defendant company exploiting digital game with similar name
First claimant being famous pop star – Order for costs – Payment on account – Injunction – Infringement of intellectual property rights
Imprisonment – Appeal against sentence – Defendant and deceased being very close friends – Defendant and deceased taking Class A drug PMA when believing it to be MDMA
Report upholding complaint, and finding case to answer and arrest by officer being unlawful – Claimant challenging report on basis exceeding lawful ambit
Common foreign and security policy – Restrictive measures against Syria – Council adopting Decision concerning restrictive measures against Syria - Names of persons responsible for violent repression against civilian population in Syria and associated persons associated listed in the annex to Decision
Sentence – Imprisonment – Appeal against sentence – Defendant being convicted of fraud after making false personal injury claim in bogus RTA
Imprisonment – Defendant stopping female following observing suspected drug deal – Defendant agreeing with co-accused to falsify result – Defendant informing senior officer of false result
Taxpayer actor deducting accommodation costs while performing in London – Revenue and Customs Commissioners (Revenue) finding taxpayer not entitled to deduction
Adult patient – Consent to treatment – Patient lacking capacity – Adult male, DE, having learning difficulties
Validity – Declaration – Respondent lacking capacity having married abroad in arranged marriage ceremony
Defendant secretary of state appointing Trust Special Administrator to NHS Trust – TSA making recommendations concerning hospital in neighbouring Trust area
Lehman and Nortel group of companies going into administration - Both groups having employees receiving pension benefits
Claimants challenging decisions and procedures – Judge dismissing majority of grounds of challenge
Use of similar trademark – Claimant company, associated with famous boxing promoter, alleging infringement of trademark ‘QUEENSBERRY’
Norwich Pharmacal order – Claimants various victims of phone hacking carried out by defendant company
Claimant seeking injunction against defendants requiring defendants to take measures to block or impede access by their customers to website known as 'FirstRow Sports'
Police executing search warrants on claimants' premises during period immediately prior to Royal Wedding – Warrants obtained based on information regarding stolen goods at premises
Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation – Defendant running bed and breakfast facility at her home – Defendant having strong religious beliefs – Claimant gay couple reserving room with defendant – Defendant refusing to allow claimants to share bedroom