Regina (Barclay and another) v Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and others (No 2) (Attorney General of Jersey and another intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted October 28th, 2014 in appeals, Guernsey, human rights, law reports, orders in council, Sark, Supreme Court by sally

Regina (Barclay and another) v Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and others (No 2) (Attorney General of Jersey and another intervening) [2014] UKSC 54; [2014] WLR (D) 446

‘Although the courts of the United Kingdom had jurisdiction judicially to review an Order in Council made on the advice of the Government of the United Kingdom acting in whole or in part in the interests of the United Kingdom, there were circumstances in which the court should nevertheless decline to entertain a claim for judicial review. The Queen’s Bench Divisional Court ought to have declined to entertain a human rights-compatibility challenge to legislation enacted in respect of the Island of Sark— a Crown dependency which was part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey but not of the United Kingdom— since it ought properly to have been brought before the bailiwick courts for determination under the island’s own human rights legislation.’

WLR Daily, 22nd October 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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R (on the application of Barclay and another) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor and others (Appellants) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Barclay and another) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor and others (Appellants) [2014] UKSC 54 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 22nd October 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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Government Response to the Justice Select Committee’s Report ‘Crown Dependencies: developments since 2010′ – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 17th, 2014 in Crown, Guernsey, Jersey, parliamentary papers by tracey

‘Her Majesty’s Government welcomes the Justice Select Committee’s latest report on the relationship between the UK and the Crown Dependencies. This relationship is a valuable, historical and special one and the Government accordingly takes its responsibilities towards the Islands very seriously.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th March 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Tax crackdowns threaten Channel Islands’ haven status – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2012 in banking, financial regulation, Guernsey, Jersey, news, tax avoidance by sally

“The Jimmy Carr tax avoidance case has thrown the spotlight on Jersey and Guernsey, where the days of aggressive tax loopholes may be numbered.”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Channel Islands VAT loophole closed to CD and DVD retailers – The Guardian

Posted March 16th, 2012 in electronic commerce, Guernsey, Jersey, news, VAT by tracey

“Some of UK’s most popular online retailers will be forced to stop selling VAT-free CDs and DVDs after high court ruling.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Helmot v Simon: tort in a nutshell from the Channel Islands – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 14th, 2012 in appeals, compensation, Guernsey, indexation, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“It’s always, and only, simple propositions that matter. But often, in the law, only big judges have the confidence to utter simple things. That was what happened in Helmot v Simon [2012] UKPC 5 (7 March 2012), an appeal to the Privy Council by an optimistic defendant who sought to overturn a decision of the Court of Appeal of Guernsey, (whose judgment had been delivered by a judge by the name of Sumption).”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 14th March 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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Guernsey to discuss severing link with UK – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 19th, 2007 in Guernsey, news by sally

“A plan for Guernsey to become independent by severing its 800-year link with the United Kingdom is to be discussed in secret tomorrow by the island’s parliament.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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