Law reports – Page 7

  • Downing Street
    Law Report

    Judicial review

    2014-12-19T16:42:00Z

    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

    2014-11-26T14:40:00Z

    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)

    2014-11-20T12:19:00Z

    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

    2014-11-19T16:10:00Z

    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

    2014-11-07T11:24:00Z

    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

    2014-11-07T11:23:00Z

    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

    2014-10-31T10:59:00Z

    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

    2014-10-31T10:59:00Z

    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

    2014-10-23T11:25:00Z

    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

    2014-10-23T11:18:00Z

    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.

  • Vinyl on turntable
    Law Report

    Damages

    2014-10-17T10:50:00Z

    A dispute arose over the pop track Heartbroken and at an earlier hearing a judge held that the performer’s rights relating to the vocal at the centre of the dispute belonged to the claimant. These proceedings concerned damages.

  • Birmingham UK
    Law Report

    Parental order

    2014-10-16T11:40:00Z

    The Family Division held that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 did not have the effect of preventing the court from making a parental order.

  • Chris Grayling
    Law Report

    Judicial review

    2014-10-09T11:18:00Z

    The claimants sought judicial review of the lord chancellor’s decisions that there would be 525 duty provider work contracts and an average immediate reduction of 8.75% in criminal legal aid fees.

  • Hotel room
    Law Report

    Competition

    2014-10-09T10:56:00Z

    Skyscanner appealed against the Office of Fair Trading’s decision, accepting commitments from intervening companies in the hotel industry to modify their behaviour by limited discounting of room-only rates to closed groups.

  • Will
    Law Report

    Costs

    2014-09-26T10:55:00Z

    A full report of the judgment in the costs case related to Marley v Rawlings , in which parents had each signed the wrong mirror will.

  • British passport
    Law Report

    Immigration

    2014-09-25T16:57:00Z

    The claimant Pakistani national challenged the home secretary’s refusal of a British passport to which she claimed to be entitled as a British citizen by descent.

  • New York
    Law Report

    Injunction

    2014-09-18T11:28:00Z

    The Commercial Court dismissed the claimants’ application for an injunction pursuant to section 37 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 to restrain the first defendant from pursuing or taking any step in proceedings commenced against the second and third claimants in the supreme court of New York.

  • Odeon cinema
    Law Report

    Tax

    2014-09-18T10:32:00Z

    The Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) ruled on an appeal by Bookit Ltd against a decision of the Revenue and Customs Commissioners which had decided that credit and debit card handling fees were not exempt from a European directive and should be standard rated.

  • Barclays bank
    Law Report

    Practice

    2014-09-11T12:05:00Z

    The claimant had arranged a loan with the defendant bank. He subsequently sought to transfer the loan from himself to a company that he controlled. The claimant and the company brought proceedings against the bank for, among other things, misrepresentation.

  • Rolls-building
    Law Report

    Patent

    2014-09-11T11:10:00Z

    The first claimant owned two UK patents for an invention entitled ‘flying shark’ and the second claimant was the exclusive licensee of the first claimant in respect of both patents. The defendant devised and imported toys for sale in the UK, in particular, flying fish known as ‘mega fliers’.