Supreme Court backs “broad equitable approach” to insurers’ liability in mesothelioma cases – Litigation Futures

Posted May 21st, 2015 in appeals, asbestos, compensation, insurance, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Insurers liable to pay compensation to mesothelioma victims have rights to pro rata contributions from other insurers and/or employers covering some of the time of exposure, the Supreme Court has ruled.’
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Litigation Futures, 20th May 2015

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Supreme Court upholds challenge to council decision on intentional homelessness – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 21st, 2015 in appeals, homelessness, local government, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Local authorities have been advised to review urgently their intentional homelessness decision making after the Supreme Court – by a 4-1 majority – today upheld an appellant’s challenge.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st May 2015

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Attorney General Dominic Grieve questions what Tories trying to achieve by replacing Human Rights Act with British Bill of Rights – The Independent

‘The former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has questioned what the Conservative Party is trying to achieve through its plan to replace the Human Rights Act with a new British Bill of Rights.’
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The Independent, 17th May 2015

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Business claiming ‘passing off’ must have UK customers before it can sue in UK, says Supreme Court – OUT-LAw.com

Posted May 15th, 2015 in foreign jurisdictions, media, news, Supreme Court, trade marks, trade names by tracey

‘The Hong Kong-based provider of internet TV subscription service NOW TV could not prevent Sky using the same name for a similar service in the UK because it did not have a UK customer base, the UK’s highest court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th May 2015

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Court exceeded its power in ordering publication of Charles memos – Straw – The Guardian

‘Jack Straw, a former Labour cabinet minister and one of the architects of the Freedom of Information Act, has said that the Prince of Wales’s memos to ministers should have remained secret and that the supreme court exceeded its power in backing the Guardian’s fight for publication.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2015

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Vulnerability – a fresh start – Nearly Legal

Posted May 14th, 2015 in appeals, equality, homelessness, local government, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The thing about the Supreme Court is that all those years of accrued, encrusted High Court and Court of Appeal case law just don’t matter. If the Supreme Court thinks otherwise, they are so much chaff. And so, to some extent, it proved to be in these joined appeals, where the issue was the meaning of vulnerability in s.189(1)(c) Housing Act 1996.’

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Nearly Legal, 13th May 2015

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Supreme Court overturns key test on homeless people and vulnerability – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 14th, 2015 in appeals, homelessness, local government, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has today issued a landmark ruling in three linked appeals over when homeless people are to be considered “vulnerable” under the Housing Act 1996 and therefore in priority need.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th May 2015

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Prince Charles’s ‘black spider’ letters set for publication after 10 year legal battle – The Independent

Posted May 13th, 2015 in freedom of information, news, royal family, Supreme Court, tribunals by tracey

‘The Royal Family’s reputation for political neutrality faces its most serious challenge in a generation as the “black spider” memos written by Prince Charles to senior ministers are finally set to published after a 10-year legal battle.’

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The Independent, 12th May 2015

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Chip shop owner raises £6,000 in 24 hours to take parking fine appeal to Supreme Court – The Independent

Posted May 5th, 2015 in appeals, fines, news, parking, Supreme Court by sally

‘Never, it seems, should you underestimate the British public’s hatred of parking charges. When Barry Beavis, an Essex chip shop owner, asked the public for money to help take his appeal against an £85 parking ticket to the highest court in the land, he doubted he would get anything.’

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The Independent, 3rd May 2015

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Supreme court puts archive of recordings of past cases online – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2015 in appeals, internet, law reports, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The supreme court is to make recordings of past cases available online as a free video archive.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2015

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Supreme Court: no excuses, UK must comply with EU air pollution law – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 1st, 2015 in EC law, environmental protection, news, pollution, Supreme Court by tracey

‘R (ClientEarth) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Supreme Court, 29 April 2015. Bit of a history to this one, with 5 hearings so far. The short version is that in May 2013, the UK Supreme Court (here), faced with the UK’s non-compliance with EU Directive 2008/50 (nitrogen dioxide etc in air), decide to refer various issues to the CJEU in Luxembourg. In 2014, the CJEU said its piece, (C404-13 and my post here), and its views are now considered by the Supreme Court, hence this second SC judgment.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th April 2015

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R (on the application of Hemming (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others) (Respondents) v Westminster City Council (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Hemming (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others) (Respondents) v Westminster City Council (Appellant) [2015] UKSC 25 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 29th April 2015

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University and College Union (Appellant) v The University of Stirling (Respondent) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

University and College Union (Appellant) v The University of Stirling (Respondent) (Scotland) [2015] UKSC 26 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 29th April 2015

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The Trustees of the Olympic Airlines SA Pension and Life Assurance Scheme (Appellant) v Olympic Airlines SA (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Posted April 30th, 2015 in airlines, appeals, compensation, insolvency, law reports, pensions, Supreme Court by sally

The Trustees of the Olympic Airlines SA Pension and Life Assurance Scheme (Appellant) v Olympic Airlines SA (Respondent) [2015] UKSC 27 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 29th April 2015

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R (on the application of ClientEarth) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Respondent) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of ClientEarth) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Respondent) [2015] UKSC 28 & [2013] UKSC 25 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 29th April 2015

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Jetivia SA and another (Appellants) v Bilta (UK) Limited and others (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Jetivia SA and another (Appellants) v Bilta (UK) Limited and others (Respondents) [2015] UKSC 23 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 22nd April 2015

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R v GH (Respondent) – Supreme Court

R v GH (Respondent) [2015] UKSC 24 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 22nd April 2015

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Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) and others v Nazir and others (No 2) (Revenue and Customs Commissioners intervening) – WLR Daily

Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) and others v Nazir and others (No 2) (Revenue and Customs Commissioners intervening) [2015] UKSC 23; [2015] WLR (D) 182

‘The defence of ex turpi causa non oritur actio is not available to company directors in a claim by the company for conspiracy to defraud the company because the directors’ conduct cannot be attributed to the company in the context of its claim for a breach of the directors’ duties. Section 213 of the Insolvency Act 1986 has extra territorial effect and can be invoked against the directors.’

WLR Daily, 22nd April 2015

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Regina v GH – WLR Daily

Posted April 30th, 2015 in appeals, fraud, law reports, money laundering, proceeds of crime, Supreme Court by sally

Regina v GH [2015] UKSC 24; [2015] WLR (D) 178

‘A person who opened bank accounts which he knew or suspected would then be used by a fraudster to deposit money which the latter hoped to obtain from victims could be charged with entering into an arrangement to facilitate the retention of criminal property, contrary to section 328(1) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, even though there was no criminal property until after victims’ money had been paid into the accounts.’

WLR Daily, 22nd April 2015

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Informed Consent – a new era? – 39 Essex Chambers

Posted April 29th, 2015 in consent, health, medical treatment, news, pregnancy, Supreme Court by sally

‘In a powerful, unanimous, 7 member-decision the Supreme Court has resolved, and possibly revolutionised, the issue of consent.’

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39 Essex Chambers, April 2015

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