Law reports

  • Royal Courts of Justice, Strand London
    Law Report

    Immigration

    6 December 2017

    The Court of Appeal held that the secretary of state’s initial decision withholding consent to the release of the applicant foreign criminal (L) on bail had been made on a rational basis, having had proper regard to the judge’s decision to the contrary.

  • Mental health
    Law Report

    Mental health

    20 November 2017

    Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s ruling that it was not lawful for the defendant local social services authority to refuse to provide after-care services to the claimant, on the basis that the claimant had no need of such provision because he was able to fund it himself from ...

  • Phil ivey
    Law Report

    Gambling

    2 November 2017

    Supreme Court held dishonesty was not an additional legal element of cheating at gambling.

  • Royal mail
    Law Report

    Industrial relations

    1 November 2017

    Queen’s Bench Division granted an injunction to restrain the defendant Communication Workers Union (CWU) from unlawfully calling strike action.

  • Police
    Law Report

    Employment

    1 November 2017

    The Supreme Court, in allowing an appeal against dismissal by the respondent Metropolitan Police Commissioner, held that a tribunal is not barred by the principle of judicial immunity.

  • Supreme Court
    Law Report

    Council vicariously liable for abuse committed by foster parents

    26 October 2017

    Lawyers will need to pay close attention to local authority contracts with independent fostering agencies.

  • Newspapers
    Law Report

    Press regulations

    18 October 2017

    Divisional Court dismisses application for judicial review, arguing the defendant had not erred in its decision to grant recognition to the interested party, which regulated number of small or smaller publishers.

  • Immigration removal centre road sign
    Law Report

    Immigration guidance ruled unlawful

    16 October 2017

    Court rules aspects of the defendant Secretary of State’s Adults at Risk in Immigration Detention guidance on the definition of torture were unlawful.

  • IVF treatment
    Law Report

    Damages for breach of contract

    9 October 2017

    Father loses damages claim after former partner faked consent for baby to receive IVF treatment.

  • Royal Courts of Justice
    Law Report

    Environmental costs

    26 September 2017

    High Court ruled the government’s interpretation of rules protecting people bringing environmental law cases against the government from ruinous costs bills requires further review.