Law Reports

  • Hotel room
    Law Report

    Competition

    9 October 2014

    Skyscanner appealed against the Office of Fair Trading’s decision, accepting commitments from intervening companies in the hotel industry to modify their behaviour by limited discounting of room-only rates to closed groups.

  • Will
    Law Report

    Costs

    26 September 2014

    A full report of the judgment in the costs case related to Marley v Rawlings, in which parents had each signed the wrong mirror will.

  • British passport
    Law Report

    Immigration

    25 September 2014

    The claimant Pakistani national challenged the home secretary’s refusal of a British passport to which she claimed to be entitled as a British citizen by descent.

  • New York
    Law Report

    Injunction

    18 September 2014

    The Commercial Court dismissed the claimants’ application for an injunction pursuant to section 37 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 to restrain the first defendant from pursuing or taking any step in proceedings commenced against the second and third claimants in the supreme court of New York.

  • Odeon cinema
    Law Report

    Tax

    18 September 2014

    The Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) ruled on an appeal by Bookit Ltd against a decision of the Revenue and Customs Commissioners which had decided that credit and debit card handling fees were not exempt from a European directive and should be standard rated.

  • Barclays bank
    Law Report

    Practice

    11 September 2014

    The claimant had arranged a loan with the defendant bank. He subsequently sought to transfer the loan from himself to a company that he controlled. The claimant and the company brought proceedings against the bank for, among other things, misrepresentation.

  • Rolls-building
    Law Report

    Patent

    11 September 2014

    The first claimant owned two UK patents for an invention entitled ‘flying shark’ and the second claimant was the exclusive licensee of the first claimant in respect of both patents. The defendant devised and imported toys for sale in the UK, in particular, flying fish known as ‘mega fliers’.

  • European Court of Human Rights
    Law Report

    Human rights

    1 September 2014

    Applicant prisoners lodge applications against UK, complaining they are prevented from voting in European Parliament elections

  • Family outline
    Law Report

    Family

    27 August 2014

    In this adoption application, the parent and step-parent of a child applied to the court to adopt a mother’s two children (by different fathers).  The trial judge refused application so the father appealed.

  • Downing Street
    Law Report

    Practice

    21 August 2014

    In a case management conference regarding two libel actions concerning the events that happened when the claimant was leaving Downing Street with his bicycle, the Queen’s Bench Division approved the parties’ proposals that the action should be tried by a judge sitting without a jury.