Law Reports

  • Mr Justice Green
    Law Report

    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
    Law Report

    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
    Law Report

    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 ...

  • Family division
    Law Report

    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
    Law Report

    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
    Law Report

    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
    Law Report

    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
    Law Report

    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
    Law Report

    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
    Law Report

    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.