Law reports – Page 7

  • Voter
    Law Report

    Right to vote

    2015-02-19T09:52:00Z

    Prisoners complained that they were prevented from voting in elections, relying on article 3 of the first protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights. The European Court of Human Rights, in allowing the application, held that there had been a violation of article 3, given that the impugned legislation ...

  • G-Star store
    Law Report

    Intellectual property

    2015-02-19T09:47:00Z

    G-Star brought proceedings against the defendants, alleging that they had been involved in alleged infringement in the UK unregistered design rights in the design of a pair of jeans.

  • Lord Justice Richards
    Law Report

    Mental capacity

    2015-02-05T11:56:00Z

    The defendant disputed the costs that related to the period when the claimant had been acting through a deputy appointed on her behalf.

  • Ministry of Defence
    Law Report

    Limitation of action

    2015-02-05T11:55:00Z

    In claims by many hundreds of Iraqi civilians against the defendant Ministry of Defence for damages for their allegedly unlawful detention and ill-treatment by British armed forces, the preliminary issue was whether the claims were barred by an applicable statute of limitations.

  • Sotheby's
    Law Report

    Negligence

    2015-01-29T22:12:00Z

    The claimant issued proceedings against Sotheby’s alleging negligence in its investigation of a painting, which is purported to be by Caravaggio.

  • Law-Society-HQ
    Law Report

    Injunction

    2015-01-23T12:07:00Z

    The claimant Law Society applied for an injunction making permanent prohibitions against the defendant, S, to prevent him holding himself out as a solicitor or becoming involved with legal work.

  • NatWest
    Law Report

    Costs

    2015-01-08T10:33:00Z

    The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed an appeal by the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust (the trust) against certain orders for costs made during the course of proceedings in respect of the administration of the estate of Jimmy Savile. Its appeal against various other orders was dismissed.

  • 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.