Law Reports

  • Boris Johnson
    Law Report

    Judicial review

    7 August 2014

    The claimant sought judicial review of the decision by Transport for London not to allow the Christian organisation’s advertisement to appear on its buses, on the basis that the decision had been made for the improper purpose of advancing the second defendant mayor’s electoral campaign.

  • Tribunal
    Law Report


    7 August 2014

    The case returned to the employment tribunal (the tribunal) for a decision as to whether the selection by the employer solicitors’ firm of the compulsory age of 65 for retirement had been proportionate to achieve its aims of retention and workforce planning.

  • Chris Grayling
    Law Report

    Residence test

    31 July 2014

    The claimant sought judicial review of the secretary of state’s proposal, by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2014, to introduce a residence test for cases most in need of public funding.

  • Supreme Court
    Law Report

    Constitutional law

    25 July 2014

    A British national, was in prison in Bali, Indonesia, awaiting execution by firing squad, following her conviction for drug offences. The defendant secretary of state had provided substantial consular assistance, but he had declined to pay for legal help, relying on what was said to be a rigid policy. The ...

  • Apple store
    Law Report

    EU trademark

    24 July 2014

    A request had been made in proceedings between Apple and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, concerning the latter’s rejection of an application by Apple for registration of a trademark.

  • Law Report

    Mental health

    17 July 2014

    There was an application before the court in respect of DD, a 36-year-old woman with learning difficulties, who was pregnant with her sixth child. The applicants sought for declarations and orders in relation to the care and health of DD during the final stage of her current pregnancy, and in ...

  • Chequered flag
    Law Report

    Income tax

    10 July 2014

    The Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) allowed the appeal by the Revenue and Customs Commissioners against a decision of the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) in which the FTT had decided that a penalty paid by McLaren Racing Ltd for a breach of sporting code of the Federation Internationale de ...

  • Police station sign
    Law Report

    False imprisonment

    10 July 2014

    The police had been called to an incident in which the appellant had been implicated. The officer had blocked the appellant in a doorway and told him to calm down otherwise he would be arrested.

  • High Court
    Law Report


    3 July 2014

    The parents of a child SR born in 2011 opposed the making of an adoption order in favour of the proposed adopters. The Family Division held that there was only one route which would sufficiently safeguard the welfare of SR and that was the route of adoption.

  • Sterling notes
    Law Report

    Legal aid

    3 July 2014

    Six claims were heard together in which each claimant challenged the defendant Director of Legal Aid Casework’s decisions refusing to grant legal aid in respect of their immigration proceedings.