Akzo Nobel NV v Competition Commission and others (Metlac Holding Srl intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted April 17th, 2014 in competition, enforcement, foreign companies, jurisdiction, law reports, mergers by tracey

Akzo Nobel NV v Competition Commission and others (Metlac Holding Srl intervening): [2014] EWCA Civ 482;   [2014] WLR (D)  171

‘For the purposes of determining whether the Competition Commission had power under section 86(1) of the Enterprise Act 2002 to make an enforcement order against a person in order to prevent the anti-competitive outcome of a transaction, a person who exercised the strategic and operational management and control of a manufacturing and sales business, a substantial part of which was carried on within the UK, was to be regarded as “carrying on” that business in the UK, even where he or she never established a presence in the UK and his or her management and control took place entirely outside the UK.’

WLR Daily, 14th April 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Weber v Weber – WLR Daily

Posted April 15th, 2014 in conflict of laws, EC law, jurisdiction, law reports, stay of proceedings by tracey

Weber v Weber: (Case C-438/12);   [2014] WLR (D)  165

‘There fell within the category of proceedings which had as their object “rights in rem in immovable property”, within the meaning of article 22(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001, an action brought before the courts of another member state, seeking a declaration of invalidity of the exercise of a right of pre-emption attaching to that property and which produced effects with respect to all the parties. Before staying its proceedings in accordance with article 27(1) of Regulation No 44/2001, the court second seised was required to examine whether, by reason of a failure to take into consideration the exclusive jurisdiction laid down in article 22(1) thereof, the decision of the court first seised would be recognised in the other member states in accordance with article 35(1) of that Regulation.’

WLR Daily, 3rd April 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Deutsche Bahn AG and others (Respondents) v Morgan Advanced Materials Plc (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Deutsche Bahn AG and others (Respondents) v Morgan Advanced Materials Plc (Appellant) [2014] UKSC 24 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 9th April 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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Man kills wife’s pet ram in bitter divorce battle – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 8th, 2014 in animals, costs, divorce, financial provision, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘Husband who put to death wife’s pet ram is ordered to pay her £170,000 a year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Ramdeen v State of Trinidad and Tobago – WLR Daily

Ramdeen v State of Trinidad and Tobago: [2014] UKPC 7; [2014] WLR (D) 149

‘Once the Privy Council was seised of a death sentence case, whether by way of an appeal against conviction and/or an appeal against sentence, it had jurisdiction to deal with commutation of sentence, at least where the ground for commutation arose out of court procedures or decisions.’

WLR Daily, 27th March 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Ramdeen (Appellant) v The State (Respondent) – Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

Posted April 2nd, 2014 in appeals, death penalty, jurisdiction, law reports, murder, Privy Council by sally

Ramdeen (Appellant) v The State (Respondent) [2014] UKPC 7 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 27th March 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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Care Proceedings: The European Dimension – Family Law Week

‘Michael Jones, barrister of 15 Winckley Square Chambers, offers a guide to practitioners conducting care proceedings involving families with European origins.’

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Family Law Week, 25th March 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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An English Judge in Europe – The Rt Hon. Lady Justice Arden

Posted March 26th, 2014 in EC law, judges, judiciary, jurisdiction, news by sally

An English Judge in Europe (PDF)

Speech by The Rt Hon. Lady Justice Arden

Judiciary of England and Wales, 11th March 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Hitting the Balls out of Court: Are Judges Stepping Over the Line? – Speech by Lord Justice Moses

‘Hitting the Balls out of Court: Are Judges Stepping Over the Line?
Speech by Lord Justice Moses: Creaney Memorial Lecture 2014, 26/02/2014′

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Judiciary Of England & Wales, 18th March 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Gohil v Gohil (No 2) – WLR Daily

Gohil v Gohil (No 2): [2014] EWCA Civ 274; [2014] WLR (D)  126

‘It was not open to a first instance judge in family proceedings to set aside a financial relief order solely on the basis that there was fresh evidence sufficient to satisfy the guidelines which applied to the admission of fresh evidence in the Court of Appeal.’

WLR Daily, 13th March 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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APIL granted permission to challenge HMRC policy on mesothelioma victims’ work records – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court is this week hearing a judicial review that claimant lawyers hope will strike down the deeply unpopular policy of HM Revenue & Customs that means it will only release the employment history of a mesothelioma victim to their lawyer with a High Court order.’

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Litigation futures, 12th March 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Coming to a tribunal near you: Anti-competitive practices and land agreements? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted March 10th, 2014 in competition, enforcement, jurisdiction, news, restrictive covenants, tribunals by sally

‘The First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) has just been asked to decide whether it has jurisdiction to make a determination as to whether a restrictive covenant is void and unenforceable pursuant to the “Chapter I Prohibition” under the Competition Act 1998 (“the Act”).’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 5th March 2014

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

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Jessemy v Rowstock Ltd: post-termination victimisation and the limits of judicial reasoning – Employment Law Blog

‘Harini Iyengar explains the Court of Appeal’s conclusion in Jessemy v Rowstock Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 185 that victimisation of former employees remains unlawful even though “on any natural reading of the relevant provisions of the [Equality Act 2010], taken on their own and without reference to any contextual material, post-termination victimisation is not proscribed”.’

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Employment Law Blog, 7th March 2014

Source: www.employment11kbw.com

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Rowstock Ltd and another v Jessemey – WLR Daily

Rowstock Ltd and another v Jessemey [2014] EWCA Civ 185; [2014] WLR (D) 101

‘The Court of Appeal so stated when allowing the appeal of the claimant, Mr P Jessemey, against a decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal on 5 March 2013 [2013] ICR 807 dismissing his appeal against a decision by the employment tribunal sitting at Reading to dismiss his claim against his former employer Rowstock Ltd and its director Mr Davis for victimisation pursuant to section 108 of the Equality Act 2010.’

WLR Daily, 26th February 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Nottingham City Council v LM and others – WLR Daily

Posted February 28th, 2014 in care orders, children, conflict of laws, EC law, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Nottingham City Council v LM and others [2014] EWCA Civ 152; [2014] WLR (D) 92

‘Jurisdiction had to be considered in every children case with an international element and at the earliest opportunity, particularly when the proceedings were issued and at the case management hearing.’

WLR Daily, 21st February 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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British Telecommunications plc v Office of Communications and others – WLR Daily

Posted February 21st, 2014 in compensation, jurisdiction, law reports, licensing, media by sally

British Telecommunications plc v Office of Communications and others [2014] EWCA Civ 133; [2014] WLR (D) 79

‘The Office of Communications had jurisdiction under section 316 of the Communications Act 2003 to impose conditions in broadcasting licences where the practices of licenceholders made it appropriate to impose such conditions to ensure fair and effective competition.’

WLR Daily, 17th February 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Whole-life jail terms loom for Lee Rigby killers Adebolajo and Adebowale, who will be sentenced next week – The Independent

Posted February 19th, 2014 in appeals, armed forces, human rights, imprisonment, jurisdiction, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘The two men convicted of murdering Lee Rigby will be sentenced next week, after a key ruling was handed down today regarding the use of whole-life jail terms.’

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The Independent, 18th February 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Hamnett v Essex County Council – WLR Daily

Hamnett v Essex County Council [2014] EWHC 246 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 72

‘The Administrative Court, hearing a claim for a statutory review brought under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, did not have jurisdiction to investigate an alleged breach of section 29 of the Equality Act 2010.’

WLR Daily, 13th February 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Court of Protection Update – Family Law Week

‘Sally Bradley and Michael Edwards, barristers of 4 Paper Buildings, consider the President’s guidance on transparency in the Court of Protection as well as the most important recent judgments.’

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Family Law Week, 16th February 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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The Extraterritorial Application of the European Convention on Human Rights – Speech by Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls

Posted February 3rd, 2014 in extraterritoriality, human rights, jurisdiction, speeches by tracey

‘A State’s sovereignty is understood by reference to a geographical territory and jurisdiction is understood by reference to a State’s authority over persons within that territory. The primarily territorial perspective of jurisdiction must also be understood against the background of the historical period in which many international treaties, including the Convention, were written. In the post-WWII era, jurisdiction was a tool to allocate competency among fiercely independent and volatile nation States. In the minds of the drafters of such conventions, if one State assumed extraterritorial jurisdiction then it would, necessarily, encroach upon another State’s jurisdiction.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 30th January 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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