Law reports – Page 10

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    Tax

    2014-03-04T11:32:00Z

    The issue in the case was whether late paid fees for membership of the taxpayer’s health and fitness club were properly to be regarded as the consideration for a supply of services for VAT purposes.

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    Employment

    2014-02-26T10:43:00Z

    The employee had been made redundant following the closure of a US military base in the UK. She successfully issued proceedings seeking a protective award. On the employer’s appeal to the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, a question was referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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    Immigration

    2014-02-26T10:17:00Z

    In dismissing the applicant’s appeal against a refusal to allow his application for judicial review of the secretary of state’s refusal to revoke a deportation order made against him, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the word ‘matter’ in section 96(1) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act ...

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    Inquest

    2014-02-18T12:10:00Z

    The widow of Alexander Litvinenko sought judicial review of the refusal by the secretary of state Theresa May to order an inquiry into the circumstances of the Russian’s death by poisoning in 2006.

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    Trademark

    2014-02-18T11:29:00Z

    The Chancery Division considered a claim by Lush, a cosmetics company. Lush contended that the defendant companies, which were part of Amazon, the online retailer, had infringed its trademark by using it to direct customers to other products similar to, but not sold by, Lush.

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    Procedure

    2014-02-11T11:25:00Z

    The Divisional Court dismissed the claimant trade union’s application for judicial review of the defendant lord chancellor’s decision to introduce a fees regime for bringing and pursuing claims in the employment tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

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    Criminal law

    2014-02-11T10:55:00Z

    The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in dismissing the defendant’s appeal against conviction for various counts of fraud by dishonest representation and two counts of possession of articles for use in fraud, held that the principles applicable to inconsistent verdicts were capable of applying by analogy where it was logically ...

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    Libel and slander

    2014-02-03T12:51:00Z

    The claimant issued libel proceedings against the defendant newspaper following the publication of an article. The judge rejected the newspaper’s defence of justification and entered judgment for the claimant. The newspaper appealed.

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    Contract

    2014-02-03T12:39:00Z

    The Commercial Court considered a dispute about the payment of commission by the defendant companies, which had sold insurance and other financial products to the claimant trade union. The court interpreted the agreements between the parties, holding that neither party’s interpretation was correct.

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    Probate

    2014-01-28T14:26:00Z

    The judgment in the Marley v Rawlings wills mix-up appeal. General guidance was also provided in the matter of validity of wills.

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    Trademark

    2014-01-28T11:20:00Z

    In proceedings brought by Oxford University against the defendant company Oxford Law School Limited, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court held that the defendant had infringed both the claimant’s UK and Community trademarks.

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    Tax

    2014-01-14T13:08:00Z

    Taxpayer being private golf club charging non-members access charge to play on golf course (green fee) – Taxpayer having paid VAT to Revenue and Customs Commissioners on green fee income – Taxpayer seeking reimbursement of amount of VAT overpaid in respect of green fees

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    Mental health

    2014-01-13T16:39:00Z

    Court of Protection – Jurisdiction – Applicant being daughter of elderly woman – Sibling moving mother from England and Wales to Scotland – Applicant applying for return of mother to England

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    Contract

    2014-01-07T11:35:00Z

    Ukrainian custom authorities placing controls on exports of wheat – Sellers contending prohibition clause in contract discharging liability in the light of customs restrictions

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    Immigration

    2014-01-07T11:08:00Z

    Family member of EEA national – Claimant marrying French national and acquiring right of residence as family member of EEA national – Claimant being convicted of numerous criminal offences – Claimant serving sentence of imprisonment

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    Employment

    2013-12-12T16:36:00Z

    Frustration – Change of circumstances – Employee suffering stroke and going on sick leave – Employer terminating employee’s employment

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    Negligence

    2013-12-05T11:32:00Z

    Claimant seeking damages against defendant solicitors for alleged negligence in relation to new service contracts entered into between claimant and its two executive directors – Executives being involved in drafting of new contracts

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    Civil litigation: Mitchell costs

    2013-12-05T10:41:00Z

    Civil litigation – Case management – Claimant failing to file costs budget within prescribed time period – Master imposing sanction by ordering claimant’s costs budget to be taken to be limited to court fees – Claimant applying for relief from sanctions – Master refusing to grant relief on ground new ...

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    Jurisdiction

    2013-11-28T11:38:00Z

    Claimant entering into contract with defendant for supply of jet fuel – Contract governed by English law – Italian authorities ruling defendant part of Italian cartel involved in price fixing

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    Telecommunications

    2013-11-14T11:05:00Z

    Claimant seeking to rent BT’s communication lines in relevant market – Claimant submitting significant change occurring during review period to prevent imposition of charge controls