Law reports – Page 8

  • 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.

  • Law Report

    Criminal law

    2014-06-18T17:20:00Z

    The defendants (AB and CD) both faced charges of having committed offences contrary to s 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

  • Aldi
    Law Report

    Passing off

    2014-06-05T12:05:00Z

    The claimant made and sold hair oil under the name Moroccanoil and the defendant, Aldi, sold hair oil called Miracle Oil. The claimant issued proceedings against the defendant for passing off.

  • UK border
    Law Report

    Immigration

    2014-06-05T11:41:00Z

    The First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) (the FTT) assessed the claimant asylum seeker as a minor, but the High Court in distinct judicial review proceedings found that he was not a minor.

  • Movie flapper
    Law Report

    Copyright

    2014-05-28T14:39:00Z

    The claimant companies owned the copyright to many films and television programmes. They brought proceedings against the first defendant, H, and companies alleged to have been controlled by him, contending that he had been responsible for large-scale copyright fraud.

  • Tennis racquet and balls
    Law Report

    Practice

    2014-05-28T10:55:00Z

    The claimant’s race discrimination claim against the Lawn Tennis Association was dismissed.

  • Barristers
    Law Report

    Costs

    2014-05-22T10:53:00Z

    The Bar Standards Board sought judicial review of the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Council of the Inns of Court’s decision awarding the interested party non-practising barrister costs.

  • High Court
    Law Report

    Injunction

    2014-05-21T12:53:00Z

    The claimant solicitor brought an action for misuse of private and confidential information and harassment, and for damages against the defendant sex worker.