Law Reports

  • Cinderellause
    Law Report

    Local government

    15 May 2017

    The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, declared that, in the circumstances, a council had had no power to prosecute three defendants under section 222 of the Local Government Act 1972. Further, as an entirely statutory creation, the council had had no free-standing common law power to prosecute more generally.

  • Damaged car
    Law Report


    3 May 2017

    Motor insurance policy extended to liability for damage to property of third parties as result of fire caused by repair work carried out by policyholder at time when car immobilised

  • The times
    Law Report


    20 April 2017

    Supreme Court dismissed the appellant newspaper publishers’ appeals against costs orders as rule’s application would infringe the respondents’ rights to property and undermine the rule of law.

  • Platt
    Law Report


    11 April 2017

    Supreme Court decides on the correct interpretation of ‘regularly’ and rules the case would be returned to the magistrates with a direction to proceed as if the father’s submission of no case to answer had been rejected.

  • Divorce
    Law Report


    4 April 2017

    The Court of Appeal refused three applications for permission to appeal against a decision to refuse an earlier application to set aside a consent order.

  • Heather ilott
    Law Report

    Wills and probate

    22 March 2017

    The Supreme Court allowed an appeal by the defendant charities and held that a judge’s award to the claimant of a lump sum following the death of her mother, in circumstances where the mother had excluded the claimant in her will and left her estate to various charities, had been ...

  • Katewilliam
    Law Report

    Power to arrest – royal wedding 2011

    22 February 2017

    The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by the claimants, who had all been arrested and held for short periods during the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before being released without charge.

  • globe flag
    Law Report

    Human rights

    6 February 2017

    Al-Waheed and another v Ministry of Defence: Supreme Court: 17 January 2017

  • lord-neuberger-colour-headshot
    Law Report


    29 November 2016

    The Supreme Court gave guidance on appeals relating to deportation of foreign criminals which were based on article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and held that the policies adopted by the secretary of state and given effect by the Immigration Rules were a relevant and important consideration.

  • The Department for work and Pensions
    Law Report


    19 August 2016

    The Supreme Court refers case of transgender woman refused female state pension to EU court.