Law reports – Page 5

  • Saudi arms protests
    Law Report

    Saudi arms trading


    The High Court ruled that arms sales to Saudi Arabia by the United Kingdom government is legal.

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    The Secretary of State was granted permission to issue terrorist prevention and investigation measures

  • Rangers FC
    Law Report

    Income tax


    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
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    Criminal justice


    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
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    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
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    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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    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
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    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


    Documents created during criminal investigation not legally privileged.

  • new housing
    Law Report

    Real estate


    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


    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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    Town and country planning


    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


    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.

  • Damaged car
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

  • Heather ilott
    Law Report

    Wills and probate


    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 ...

  • Katewilliam
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    Power to arrest – royal wedding 2011


    The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by the claimants, who had all been arrested and held for short periods during the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before being released without charge.

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    Human rights


    Al-Waheed and another v Ministry of Defence: Supreme Court: 17 January 2017 Right to liberty and security – Lawfulness of detention – Claimants being detained in course of British Army operations in Iraq and Afghanistan respectively – Claimants commencing proceedings against Ministry of Defence for breach of right to ...