Cramaso LLP v Ogilvie-Grant (Earl of Seafield) and others – WLR Daily

Cramaso LLP v Ogilvie-Grant (Earl of Seafield) and others [2014] UKSC 9; [2014] WLR (D) 64

‘A contracting party could be liable in negligence for a representation made in pre-contractual negotiations which induced the conclusion of the contract by someone other than the original representee.’

WLR Daily, 12th February 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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IA (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted January 31st, 2014 in asylum, burden of proof, law reports, refugees, Scotland, treaties, United Nations by sally

IA (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees intervening) [2014] UKSC 6; [2014] WLR (D) 36

‘National decision-makers had an independent and autonomous responsibility under the Convention and Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees (1951) (Cmd 9171) and (1967) (Cmnd 3906) to determine the applications of those who had applied for asylum. An earlier decision of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (“UNHCR”) to grant refugee status was not binding on the national decision-maker, nor did it create any presumption or shift the burden of proof.’

WLR Daily, 29th January 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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I.A. (Appellant) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

Posted January 30th, 2014 in appeals, asylum, law reports, refugees, Scotland, Supreme Court, treaties, United Nations by sally

I.A. (Appellant) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (Scotland) [2014] UKSC 6 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 29th January 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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G(AP) (Appellant) v Scottish Ministers and another (Respondents) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

G(AP) (Appellant) v Scottish Ministers and another (Respondents) (Scotland) [2013] UKSC 79 | UKSC 2012/0196 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 18th December 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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JO v GO and others – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2013 in Court of Protection, jurisdiction, law reports, mental health, necessity, Scotland by sally

JO v GO and others [2013] EWHC 3932 (COP); [2013] WLR (D) 495

‘The English Court of Protection had no jurisdiction under section 7(1)(a) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to exercise its functions under the Act in relation to an incapacitated adult no longer habitually resident in England and Wales. In the case of an adult lacking capacity to decide where to live, habitual residence could in principle be lost and another habitual residence acquired without the need for any court order or other formal process. Provided that the removal had not been wrongful the doctrine of necessity applied; what was required was a decision taken by a relative or carer which was reasonable, arrived at in good faith and taken in the best interests of the assisted person. There was nothing in the 2005 Act to displace that approach.’

WLR Daily, 13th December 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Zoumbas v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted November 29th, 2013 in appeals, asylum, children, human rights, immigration, law reports, Scotland, Supreme Court by sally

Zoumbas v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] UKSC 74; [2013] WLR (D) 458

“The fact that the children of failed asylum seekers were not British citizens, and therefore had no right to education and health care in the United Kingdom, was relevant when assessing whether it was reasonable to expect them to live in another country if their parents were removed from the United Kingdom.”

WLR Daily, 27th November 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Zoumbas (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Supreme Court

Posted November 29th, 2013 in appeals, asylum, children, human rights, immigration, law reports, Scotland, Supreme Court by sally

Zoumbas (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] UKSC 74 | UKSC 2013/0100 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 27th November 2013

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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Adam Perry and Farrah Ahmed: Are Constitutional Statutes ‘Quasi-Entrenched’? – UK Constitutional Law Group

Posted November 26th, 2013 in constitutional law, extradition, news, repeals, Scotland by tracey

‘The Supreme Court issued its decision in H v Lord Advocate (pdf) in 2012. The decision has been virtually ignored by constitutional scholars, but we believe it may be of great constitutional significance. In this post we explain why, starting with some background about constitutional statutes.’

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 26th November 2013

Source: www.ukconstitutionallaw.org/blog

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The disunited kingdom: England, Ireland and Scotland – CrimeLine

Posted November 7th, 2013 in constitutional history, devolution, Ireland, news, Scotland, speeches by tracey

“A Lecture to the Denning Society, at Lincoln’s Inn by Lord Sumption on 5 November 2013.”

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CrimeLine, 6th November 2013

Source: www.crimeline.info

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Wind farms, birds, and that pesky thing called the rule of law – UK Human Rights Blog

“The current storms brought down a turbine in Teignmouth: see here for good pics of this and other mayhem. And the rule of law recently brought down a massive wind farm proposed for Shetland. The Scottish Ministers had waved aside a request for a public inquiry, and ended up drafting reasons which ignored the obligations in the Wild Birds Directive in respect of this bird – the whimbrel. Lady Clark quashed the consent on this ground, and also decided that the wind farmer could not apply for the consent anyway because it had not got the requisite licence which she concluded was a pre-condition for such an application. ”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th October 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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McGraddie (Appellant) v McGraddie (AP) and another (AP) (Respondents) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

Posted August 2nd, 2013 in appeals, evidence, judges, law reports, Scotland, Supreme Court by sally

McGraddie (Appellant) v McGraddie (AP) and another (AP) (Respondents) (Scotland) 2013] UKSC 58 | UKSC 2012/0112 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 31st July 2013

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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McGraddie v McGraddie and another – WLR Daily

Posted August 1st, 2013 in appeals, evidence, judges, law reports, Scotland, Supreme Court by sally

McGraddie v McGraddie and another [2013] UKSC 58; [2013] WLR (D) 323

“An appellate court should not interfere with the trial judge’s conclusions on primary facts unless it was satisfied that he was plainly wrong.”

WLR Daily, 31st July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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South Lanarkshire Council v Scottish Information Commissioner – WLR Daily

South Lanarkshire Council v Scottish Information Commissioner [2013] UKSC 55; [2013] WLR (D) 307

“Whether processing personal data was ‘necessary’ within the meaning of condition 6 in Schedule 2 to the Data Protection Act 1998 was to be determined as part of the proportionality test established in European Union law so that a measure which interfered with a right protected by such law had to be the least restrictive for the achievement of a legitimate aim.”

WLR Daily, 29th July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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South Lanarkshire Council (Appellant) v The Scottish Information Commissioner (Respondent) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

South Lanarkshire Council (Appellant) v The Scottish Information Commissioner (Respondent) (Scotland) [2013] UKSC 55 | UKSC 2012/0126 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 29th July 2013

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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Council loses Supreme Court appeal over disclosure of equal pay data – Local Government Lawyer

“The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a council against disclosure of information on equal pay.”

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th July 2013

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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Kapri v Lord Advocate (representing the Government of the Republic of Albania) – WLR Daily

Kapri v Lord Advocate (representing the Government of the Republic of Albania) [2013] UKSC 48; [2013] WLR (D) 281

“An arrested person who resisted extradition on the basis that there was systemic corruption in the judicial system in the requesting country did not necessarily have to point to particular facts or circumstances affecting his case since such corruption affected everyone who was subjected to it and it was impossible to say that any individual who was returned to such a system would receive the right to a fair trial within article 6 of the Convention.”

WLR Daily, 10th July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Kapri (AP) (Appellant) v The Lord Advocate representing The Government of the Republic of Albania (Respondent) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

Kapri (AP) (Appellant) v The Lord Advocate representing The Government of the Republic of Albania (Respondent) (Scotland) [2013] UKSC 48 | UKSC 2012/0192 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 10th July 2013

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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The Murder Trial – Channel 4

Posted July 10th, 2013 in courts, murder, news, retrials, Scotland, video recordings by sally

“For the first time ever, remotely operated cameras have been placed inside a British criminal court to capture a murder trial in its entirety for this feature-length documentary.”

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Channel 4, 9th July 2013

Source: www.channel4.com

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Should TV cameras be allowed in British courts? – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2013 in courts, media, news, Scotland, video recordings by sally

“A Scottish trial has been filmed for TV. Could this ever happen in England, asks Neil Midgley.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th July 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Related link: Nat Fraser case: Murder trial to be broadcast on TV

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Supreme Court gives green light to school staff to bring equal pay claims – Local Government Lawyer

“The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal by a 251-strong group of female council employees and restored an Employment Tribunal decision that they could bring equal pay claims.”

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th June 2013

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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