Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s ruling that it was not lawful for the defendant local social services authority to refuse to provide after-care services to the claimant, on the basis that the claimant had no need of such provision because he was able to fund it himself from ...
Queen’s Bench Division granted an injunction to restrain the defendant Communication Workers Union (CWU) from unlawfully calling strike action.
The Supreme Court, in allowing an appeal against dismissal by the respondent Metropolitan Police Commissioner, held that a tribunal is not barred by the principle of judicial immunity.
Lawyers will need to pay close attention to local authority contracts with independent fostering agencies.
Divisional Court dismisses application for judicial review, arguing the defendant had not erred in its decision to grant recognition to the interested party, which regulated number of small or smaller publishers.
Court rules aspects of the defendant Secretary of State’s Adults at Risk in Immigration Detention guidance on the definition of torture were unlawful.
Father loses damages claim after former partner faked consent for baby to receive IVF treatment.
High Court ruled the government’s interpretation of rules protecting people bringing environmental law cases against the government from ruinous costs bills requires further review.
Queen’s Bench Division ruled Michael Barrymore was not lawfully arrested and subsequently able to recover damages from police.
Court of Appeal allowed the defendant optometrist’s appeal against conviction and quashed her conviction for an offence of gross negligence manslaughter.
Court of Appeal give guidance on the general approach to be adopted in law and practice by the tribunals to the fair determination of claims for asylum from children, young people and other incapacitated or vulnerable persons whose ability to effectively participate in proceedings might be limited.
High Court refuse defendant attempt to gain permission for Supreme Court to issue a summons for a private prosecution of Tony Blair, Jack Straw and Lord Goldsmith.
Fees imposed in respect of proceedings in employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal were ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court, both at common law and under European Union law.
The Crescent Farm principle had no application in the case of the passing of property to a trustee in bankruptcy.
Supreme Court dismissed the appellant’s appeal against the decision not to grant an interim injunction to restrain publication of any information that might identify him in circumstances where he had been arrested but never charged in relation to the sexual abuse of children.
Supreme Court declared that the male appellant’s husband was entitled to a spouse’s pension calculated on the basis of all the years of the appellant’s service with the respondent.
Four banking groups sought the courts guidance concerning ring-fencing transfer schemes (RFTSs).
The High Court ruled that arms sales to Saudi Arabia by the United Kingdom government is legal.
The Secretary of State was granted permission to issue terrorist prevention and investigation measures
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
The Supreme Court gave guidance on appeals relating to deportation of foreign criminals which were based on article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and held that the policies adopted by the secretary of state and given effect by the Immigration Rules were a relevant and important consideration.