Regina (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 3) – WLR Daily

Regina (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 3) [2014] EWCA Civ 708; [2014] WLR (D)  237

‘A leaked diplomatic cable published on the internet by a third party did not violate the archive and documents of the diplomatic mission which sent the cable since it had already been disclosed to the world by a third party. On that narrow ground it was admissible as evidence in court. However, even if the evidence in question had been admitted, it would not have led to a different decision and therefore was not a ground for allowing the appeal.’

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

R (JG) v Lord Chancellor (Law Society intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted May 29th, 2014 in appeals, apportionment, care orders, costs, expert witnesses, law reports, legal aid by michael

R (JG) v Lord Chancellor (Law Society intervening) [2014] EWCA Civ 656;  [2014] WLR (D)  235

‘Where a child who was a party to private law proceedings under the Children Act 1989 had the benefit of public funding in respect of his costs and the court considered that it was necessary to instruct a single joint expert to produce a report to assist the court in determining what was in the best welfare interests of the child, but the other parties had no funding and were unable to pay their share of the expert’s costs, the court could depart from the order that it would otherwise have made, to the greater cost of the publicly funded party, where the failure to adduce the expert’s report would result in a breach of one of the party’s rights under articles 6 or 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and the court was not prevented from doing so by section 22(4) of the Access to Justice Act 1999. Where, in the case of a single joint expert, there was no problem over resources, there was no normal rule of equal apportionment of the costs, and that issue of apportionment was to be determined in the exercise of the court’s discretion, taking into account the particular circumstances of the case.’

WLR Daily, 21st May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Abbey Forwarding Ltd (in liquidation) and another v Hone and others (No 3) – WLR Daily

Posted May 29th, 2014 in appeals, damages, freezing injunctions, injunctions, law reports by michael

Abbey Forwarding Ltd (in liquidation) and another v Hone and others (No 3) [2014] EWCA Civ 711;  [2014] WLR (D)  236

‘When determining questions of compensation for loss arising as a result of a freezing order and the undertaking in damages therein, the correct approach was that the remote consequences of obtaining an injunction were not to be taken into account in assessing damages but that logical and sensible adjustments might well be required simply because the court was not awarding damages for breach of contract but was compensating for loss caused by the injunction which was wrongly granted.’

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2014

Source: www.iclr.org.uk

Regina (Privacy International and others) v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Posted May 29th, 2014 in disclosure, HM Revenue & Customs, law reports, third parties by michael

Regina (Privacy International and others) v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2014] EWHC 1475 (Admin);  [2014] WLR (D)  234

‘The margin of discretion afforded HM Revenue and Customs Commissioners in considering whether to disclose to a third party information about its export control functions under section 18(2)(a) and (d) of the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005 could not be uniformly categorised and would vary according to the facts. It might be, in some circumstances, materially or even very substantially circumscribed but in other cases it might be relatively broad and there was no convincing wisdom in seeking to categorise the margin in quantitative terms that were wide, middling or narrow.’

WLR Daily, 12th May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

In re Lehman Brothers (International) (Europe) (in administration) (No 5) – WLR Daily

In re Lehman Brothers (International) (Europe) (in administration) (No 5); Contrarian Funds LLC v Lomas and others [2014] EWHC 1687 (Ch);  [2014] WLR (D)  233

‘Approach of court to applications for extensions of time under the Insolvency Rules 1986 in light of the reformulation of CPR r 3.9 and the test to be applied on an application for relief from sanctions.’

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Regina (Wiltshire Council) v Hertfordshire County Council – WLR Daily

Regina (Wiltshire Council) v Hertfordshire County Council [2014] EWCA Civ 712;  [2014] WLR (D)  229

‘Where a person had been made subject to a hospital order with restrictions, then conditionally discharged, then recalled to hospital, and then conditionally discharged for a second time, for the purposes of section 117(3) of the Mental Health Act 1983 he was still to be treated as “resident in the area” of the same local authority as that in which he lived before the original hospital order was made.’

WLR Daily, 22nd May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 29th, 2014 in law reports by michael

High Court (Administrative Court)

Police And Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, R (On the Application Of) v Hallam Land Management Ltd & Ors [2014] EWHC 1719 (Admin) (27 May 2014)

Sharma v General Medical Council [2014] EWHC 1471 (Admin) (22 May 2014)

Karsaiye, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 1738 (Admin) (20 May 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

PA sacked by her boss after wife found out about their affair awarded £35,000 damages – Daily Telegraph

‘A personal assistant sacked from her job at a successful property company by her boss after his wife found out about their affair has been awarded nearly £35,000 in damages. ‘

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Badger cull injunction breach case dropped – BBC News

Posted May 29th, 2014 in animals, demonstrations, environmental health, injunctions, news, prosecutions by michael

‘The case against the only person accused of breaching last year’s badger cull injunction has been dropped.’

Full story

BBC News, 29th May 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Canoe fraudster John Darwin order to surrender £40,000 to authorities – The Guardian

Posted May 29th, 2014 in fraud, news, pensions, proceeds of crime by michael

‘John Darwin, who faked his own death in a canoeing accident, has been ordered to pay a £40,000 lump sum to the authorities after two of his pensions matured.’

Full story

The Guardian, 29th May 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Clayton – WLR Daily

Posted May 29th, 2014 in abuse of process, appeals, enforcement, law reports, planning by michael

Regina v Clayton [2014] EWCA Crim 1030;  [2014] WLR (D)  231

‘Where there was information suggesting that an enforcement notice should not have been issued, a prosecution for breach of the notice was not open to challenge as an abuse of process because that would involve a challenge to the validity of the enforcement notice and such a challenge could be mounted only on appeal or by way of judicial review.’

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

MN (Somalia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; KY (Somalia) v Same – WLR Daily

MN (Somalia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; KY (Somalia) v Same [2014] UKSC 30;  [2014] WLR (D)  227

‘A tribunal conducting asylum proceedings could admit, as expert evidence, a report by an organisation based on a telephone interview with an asylum claimant in which its analysts commented on the likelihood of that person originating from his claimed place of origin, based on the person’s dialect and answers to questions about the area in question, even though the report was in the name of the organisation rather than an individual and those contributing to it were identified only by serial numbers. However it was necessary for the tribunal in each particular case to be satisfied that the anonymity was necessary, with safeguards for the claimant in place, and that the authors of the report had demonstrated that they had relevant expertise for each matter on which they had commented.’

WLR Daily, 21st May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd and another v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime – WLR Daily

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd and another v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime; Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc v Same; Lace International Ltd and others v Same [2014] EWCA Civ 682;  [2014] WLR (D)  230

‘In order for persons to have been “riotously and tumultuously assembled together” for the purposes of a claim under section 2(1) of the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 there had to have been a riot within the meaning of section 1 of the Public Order Act 1986. The trial judge had to conduct an inquiry, focusing on whether property had been damaged or destroyed as a result of mob violence, and carrying out an evaluative exercise to determine whether the assembly was riotous and tumultuous in the light of the primary facts as found.’

WLR Daily, 20th May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Regina (Barkas) v North Yorkshire County Council – WLR Daily

Regina (Barkas) v North Yorkshire County Council [2014] UKSC 31;  [2014] WLR (D)  228

‘Local inhabitants indulged “by right” in lawful sports and pastimes on a recreation ground which had been provided for that purpose by a local authority in the exercise of its statutory powers, not “as of right” as was necessary pursuant to section 15(2) of the Commons Act 2006 in order to register the land as a town or village green.’

WLR Daily, 21st May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs – WLR Daily

Posted May 29th, 2014 in appeals, HM Revenue & Customs, law reports, repayment, theatre, VAT by michael

Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs [2014] EWCA Civ 684;  [2014] WLR (D)  232

‘Where the taxpayer made a claim for repayment of VAT which had been paid owing to a mistake, all the consequences of the mistake were to be taken into account in assessing the quantum of his claim. The revenue was, therefore, entitled under section 81(3A) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 to take into account both credits and debits and to set off amounts of input tax it had wrongly paid to the taxpayer against the amount the taxpayer now claimed to be repaid in respect of output tax it wrongly paid to the revenue.’

WLR Daily, 22nd May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Regina (Revenue and Customs Commissioners) v Her Majesty’s Coroner for the City of Liverpool (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted May 29th, 2014 in coroners, HM Revenue & Customs, industrial injuries, inquests, law reports by michael

Regina (Revenue and Customs Commissioners) v Her Majesty’s Coroner for the City of Liverpool (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers intervening) [2014] EWHC 1586 (Admin);  [2014] WLR (D)  226

‘The Revenue and Customs Commissioners were bound, by necessary implication, to comply with a notice issued by a coroner pursuant to Schedule 5 to the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, requiring them to provide an occupational history in respect of a deceased person.’

WLR Daily, 21st May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Regina (Allensway Recycling Ltd and others) v Environment Agency – WLR Daily

Posted May 29th, 2014 in environmental protection, law reports, notification, warrants, waste by michael

Regina (Allensway Recycling Ltd and others) v Environment Agency [2014] EWHC 1638 (Admin);  [2014] WLR (D)  225

‘Section 108(6) of the Environment Act 1995, when read together with Schedule 18 to that Act, only required seven days’ notice to have been given prior to the issue of a warrant for entry and inspection relating to residential premises where that warrant was to be issued under conditions (a) or (b) of paragraph 2(2) of the Schedule. There was no such notice requirement in relation to a warrant issued under conditions (c), (d) or (e).’

WLR Daily, 21st May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted May 29th, 2014 in EC law, employment, law reports, remuneration, working time by michael

Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd (Case C-539/12) ECLI:EU:C:2014:351;  [2014] WLR (D)  224

‘Article 7(1) of Parliament and Council Directive 2003/88/EC precluded national legislation and practice under which a worker whose remuneration consisted of a basic salary and commission, the amount of which was fixed by reference to the contracts entered into by the employer as a result of sales achieved by that worker, was only entitled in respect of his paid annual leave, to remuneration composed exclusively of his basic salary. The methods of calculating the commission to which such a worker was entitled in respect of his annual leave had to be assessed by the national court or tribunal on the basis of the rules and criteria set out by the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and in the light of the objective pursued by article 7 of Directive 2003/88.’

WLR Daily, 22nd May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov and others (No 11) – WLR Daily

JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov and others (No 11) [2014] EWCA Civ 602;  [2014] WLR (D)  221

‘Where non-parties resident outside the jurisdiction applied for removal of an asset from the scope of freezing and associated orders, the court had jurisdiction to order the trial of an issue as to whether they owned the asset as claimed, but not as to whether they had colluded in breach of the orders, without steps being taken to establish extra-territorial jurisdiction in reliance on paragraph 3.1 of CPR Practice Direction 6B.’

WLR Daily, 14th May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Newham London Borough Council v Ali and others – WLR Daily

Posted May 29th, 2014 in appeals, injunctions, law reports, local government, planning by michael

Newham London Borough Council v Ali and others [2014] EWCA Civ 676;  [2014] WLR (D)  223

‘A substantial breach of a planning obligation under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 would normally justify the grant of an injunction sought pursuant to section 106(5) unless relief ought to be withheld on equitable principles because of the local planning authority’s actions. The existence of an outstanding planning appeal would generally be irrelevant to whether an injunction should be granted, but the judge nevertheless had the power to suspend the injunction where it was fair, just and reasonable to do so.’

WLR Daily, 19th May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk