Law Reports

  • Voter
    Law Report

    Right to vote

    19 February 2015

    Prisoners complained that they were prevented from voting in elections, relying on article 3 of the first protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights. The European Court of Human Rights, in allowing the application, held that there had been a violation of article 3, given that the impugned legislation ...

  • G-Star store
    Law Report

    Intellectual property

    19 February 2015

    G-Star brought proceedings against the defendants, alleging that they had been involved in alleged infringement in the UK unregistered design rights in the design of a pair of jeans.

  • Lord Justice Richards
    Law Report

    Mental capacity

    5 February 2015

    The defendant disputed the costs that related to the period when the claimant had been acting through a deputy appointed on her behalf.

  • Ministry of Defence
    Law Report

    Limitation of action

    5 February 2015

    In claims by many hundreds of Iraqi civilians against the defendant Ministry of Defence for damages for their allegedly unlawful detention and ill-treatment by British armed forces, the preliminary issue was whether the claims were barred by an applicable statute of limitations.

  • Sotheby's
    Law Report

    Negligence

    29 January 2015

    The claimant issued proceedings against Sotheby’s alleging negligence in its investigation of a painting, which is purported to be by Caravaggio.

  • Law-Society-HQ
    Law Report

    Injunction

    23 January 2015

    The claimant Law Society applied for an injunction making permanent prohibitions against the defendant, S, to prevent him holding himself out as a solicitor or becoming involved with legal work.

  • NatWest
    Law Report

    Costs

    8 January 2015

    The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed an appeal by the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust (the trust) against certain orders for costs made during the course of proceedings in respect of the administration of the estate of Jimmy Savile. Its appeal against various other orders was dismissed.

  • Downing Street
    Law Report

    Judicial review

    19 December 2014

    In the course of litigation following ‘Plebgate’, the claimant police officers sought judicial review of the Independent Police Complaints Commission’s decision to re-determine the mode of investigation of them.

  • Ministry of Defence
    Law Report

    Human rights

    26 November 2014

    Certain preliminary issues came to be tried in more than 600 High Court cases in which Iraqi civilians are claiming damages from the Ministry of Defence for their allegedly unlawful detention and alleged ill-treatment by British armed forces in Iraq.

  • Mr Justice Mostyn
    Law Report

    Costs (family)

    20 November 2014

    In financial proceedings the Family Division imposed a costs penalty on the husband. The judge commented on the scale of the costs incurred by the parties, which he described as ‘totally disproportionate’.