Law reports

  • Rangers FC
    Law Report

    Income tax

    14 July 2017

    Supreme Court dismisses the appeal of Rangers FC, holding that payments made to the principal trust should have been subject to deduction of income tax.

  • Hillsborough memorial
    Law Report

    Criminal justice

    4 July 2017

    Divisional Court quashed decisions to suspend, pursue the statutory process against and require the claimant former Chief Constable to resign, following his statement on the Hillsborough disaster.

  • Man in handcuffs
    Law Report


    4 July 2017

    Divisional Court held that it was open to a requesting judicial authority to add missing information to a deficient European arrest warrant so as to establish its validity.

  • Divorce
    Law Report


    19 June 2017

    In Sharp v Sharp, the Court of Appeal held that held that the wife was correct to contend that the combination of potentially relevant factors was sufficient to justify a departure from the equal sharing principle.

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    Law Report


    19 June 2017

    Secretary of state makes deportation orders against appellants, who were foreign nationals with indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom, having been convicted of serious drug-related offences.

  • Container ship arriving in port
    Law Report


    1 June 2017

    The Supreme Court upheld the original Court of Appeal decision that that a casualty had been caused by an ‘abnormal occurrence’ with the result that no breach of the safe port warranty had occurred.

  • Pile of paper image
    Law Report

    Court proceedings

    23 May 2017

    Documents created during criminal investigation not legally privileged.

  • new housing
    Law Report

    Real estate

    18 May 2017

    The Supreme Court, in dismissing the appellant’s appeal against a finding that the local authority’s housing duty to her had been discharged, held that the reviewing officer had been entitled to find that there was no medical evidence that a property of its type would have the consequence that the ...

  • Appealcourtcrisis
    Law Report

    Human rights

    16 May 2017

    The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, considered a number of appeals involving individuals with previous criminal convictions/cautions/reprimands, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, the Chief Constable of Surrey Police and the Secretaries of State for Justice and the Home Department. A number of determinations were made in relation to the statutory scheme ...

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    Law Report

    Town and country planning

    15 May 2017

    The Supreme Court, in dismissing appeals brought by two local authorities, ruled on the proper interpretation of para 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework, which provided that housing applications should be considered in the context of the presumption in favour of sustainable development, and that relevant policies for the ...