Law reports

  • 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’.

  • Maryam Rajavi
    Law Report

    Immigration

    19 November 2014

    Maryam Rajavi, the exiled Iranian politician, appeals against the home secretary’s decision to ban her from entering the UK on the ground that her presence would not be conducive to the public good.

  • European Court of Human Rights
    Law Report

    Human rights

    7 November 2014

    The ‘Naked Rambler’ issued proceedings concerning his arrests, prosecutions, convictions and sentences of imprisonment, invoking, in particular, articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

  • Heathrow
    Law Report

    Employment

    7 November 2014

    The employment tribunal found that, when the appellant was providing her services through a limited company for the purpose of selling Shiseido cosmetic products in a duty-free outlet managed by the respondent, she was not an employee of the respondent for the purposes of section 83(2) of the Equality Act ...

  • Court of Protection
    Law Report

    Mental health

    31 October 2014

    Following a previous judgment on questions of law in deprivation of liberty cases involving adults who lacked capacity, the Court of Protection supplemented and elaborated on some of those questions.

  • Insurance
    Law Report

    Insurance

    31 October 2014

    The proceedings arose out of a serious fire at the Sugar Hut Club, Essex in 2009. A dispute arose as to, among other things, the amount of business interruption losses to which the claimants were entitled. In particular, the parties disagreed as to the calculation of the overall loss of ...

  • Specsavers
    Law Report

    Trademark

    23 October 2014

    The court found a judge had erred in ordering revocation of a Specsavers trademark where evidence that use of the wordless logo together with the registered word trademark superimposed over the top had served to identify the goods.

  • RCJ
    Law Report

    Criminal law

    23 October 2014

    The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, allowed an appeal against convictions for robbery, in circumstances where the evidence that had been critical to the convictions related to admissions allegedly made to police officers who were part of a now-discredited crime squad.