Law reports – Page 8

  • 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’.

  • European Court of Human Rights
    Law Report

    Human rights

    2014-09-01T13:35:00Z

    Applicant prisoners lodge applications against UK, complaining they are prevented from voting in European Parliament elections

  • Family outline
    Law Report

    Family

    2014-08-27T11:23:00Z

    In this adoption application, the parent and step-parent of a child applied to the court to adopt a mother’s two children (by different fathers).  The trial judge refused application so the father appealed.

  • Downing Street
    Law Report

    Practice

    2014-08-21T12:38:00Z

    In a case management conference regarding two libel actions concerning the events that happened when the claimant was leaving Downing Street with his bicycle, the Queen’s Bench Division approved the parties’ proposals that the action should be tried by a judge sitting without a jury.

  • Boris Johnson
    Law Report

    Judicial review

    2014-08-07T12:40:00Z

    The claimant sought judicial review of the decision by Transport for London not to allow the Christian organisation’s advertisement to appear on its buses, on the basis that the decision had been made for the improper purpose of advancing the second defendant mayor’s electoral campaign.

  • Tribunal
    Law Report

    Employment

    2014-08-07T12:11:00Z

    The case returned to the employment tribunal (the tribunal) for a decision as to whether the selection by the employer solicitors’ firm of the compulsory age of 65 for retirement had been proportionate to achieve its aims of retention and workforce planning.

  • Chris Grayling
    Law Report

    Residence test

    2014-07-31T11:20:00Z

    The claimant sought judicial review of the secretary of state’s proposal, by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2014, to introduce a residence test for cases most in need of public funding.

  • Supreme Court
    Law Report

    Constitutional law

    2014-07-25T09:45:00Z

    A British national, was in prison in Bali, Indonesia, awaiting execution by firing squad, following her conviction for drug offences. The defendant secretary of state had provided substantial consular assistance, but he had declined to pay for legal help, relying on what was said to be a rigid policy. The ...

  • Apple store
    Law Report

    EU trademark

    2014-07-24T12:47:00Z

    A request had been made in proceedings between Apple and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, concerning the latter’s rejection of an application by Apple for registration of a trademark.

  • Law Report

    Mental health

    2014-07-17T15:00:00Z

    There was an application before the court in respect of DD, a 36-year-old woman with learning difficulties, who was pregnant with her sixth child. The applicants sought for declarations and orders in relation to the care and health of DD during the final stage of her current pregnancy, and in ...

  • Chequered flag
    Law Report

    Income tax

    2014-07-10T11:42:00Z

    The Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) allowed the appeal by the Revenue and Customs Commissioners against a decision of the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) in which the FTT had decided that a penalty paid by McLaren Racing Ltd for a breach of sporting code of the Federation Internationale de ...

  • Police station sign
    Law Report

    False imprisonment

    2014-07-10T11:01:00Z

    The police had been called to an incident in which the appellant had been implicated. The officer had blocked the appellant in a doorway and told him to calm down otherwise he would be arrested.

  • High Court
    Law Report

    Family

    2014-07-03T11:46:00Z

    The parents of a child SR born in 2011 opposed the making of an adoption order in favour of the proposed adopters. The Family Division held that there was only one route which would sufficiently safeguard the welfare of SR and that was the route of adoption.

  • Sterling notes
    Law Report

    Legal aid

    2014-07-03T11:26:00Z

    Six claims were heard together in which each claimant challenged the defendant Director of Legal Aid Casework’s decisions refusing to grant legal aid in respect of their immigration proceedings.