Law reports

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    Law Report

    Court proceedings

    23 May 2017

    Documents created during criminal investigation not legally privileged.

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    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 ...

  • Cinderellause
    Law Report

    Local government

    15 May 2017

    The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, declared that, in the circumstances, a council had had no power to prosecute three defendants under section 222 of the Local Government Act 1972. Further, as an entirely statutory creation, the council had had no free-standing common law power to prosecute more generally.

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    Law Report


    3 May 2017

    Motor insurance policy extended to liability for damage to property of third parties as result of fire caused by repair work carried out by policyholder at time when car immobilised

  • The times
    Law Report


    20 April 2017

    Supreme Court dismissed the appellant newspaper publishers’ appeals against costs orders as rule’s application would infringe the respondents’ rights to property and undermine the rule of law.

  • Platt
    Law Report


    11 April 2017

    Supreme Court decides on the correct interpretation of ‘regularly’ and rules the case would be returned to the magistrates with a direction to proceed as if the father’s submission of no case to answer had been rejected.

  • Divorce
    Law Report


    4 April 2017

    The Court of Appeal refused three applications for permission to appeal against a decision to refuse an earlier application to set aside a consent order.

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    Law Report

    Wills and probate

    22 March 2017

    The Supreme Court allowed an appeal by the defendant charities and held that a judge’s award to the claimant of a lump sum following the death of her mother, in circumstances where the mother had excluded the claimant in her will and left her estate to various charities, had been ...