BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 18th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

AP Moller-Maersk A/S (t/a Maersk Line) v Kyokuyo Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 778 (17 April 2018)

Rotrust Nominees Ltd v Hautford Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 765 (17 April 2018)

Revenue And Customs v Newey (t/a Ocean Finance) [2018] EWCA Civ 791 (17 April 2018)

Loson v Stack & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 803 (17 April 2018)

Leibson Corporation & Ors v TOC Investments Corporation & Ors [2018] EWCA Civ 763 (17 April 2018)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Barry [2018] EWCA Civ 790 (17 April 2018)

Green v Mears Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 751 (17 April 2018)

DW (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 797 (17 April 2018)

Evans & Anor v Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 805 (16 April 2018)

Recorded Picture Company Ltd v Alfama Films Production & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 767 (13 April 2018)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Ahmed, R, v [2018] EWCA Crim 739 (17 April 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Connor & Ors v Public Prosecutor’s Office Augsburg, Germany [2018] EWHC 829 (Admin) (17 April 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Pennant v Watkin Jones & Sons Ltd [2018] EWHC 790 (Ch) (17 April 2018)

Burgess & Ors v BIC UK Ltd [2018] EWHC 785 (Ch) (17 April 2018)

Sandhu v Singh & Ors (No. 2) [2018] EWHC 841 (Ch) (16 April 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

JSC BTA Bank & Anor v Tyrkiye Vakiflar Bankasi TAO [2018] EWHC 835 (Comm) (17 April 2018)

Reliance Industries Ltd & Anor v The Union of India [2018] EWHC 822 (Comm) (16 April 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

PML v Person(s) Unknown [2018] EWHC 838 (QB) (17 April 2018)



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Three examples of how not to do family justice – Transparency Project

Posted April 18th, 2018 in family courts, judgments, judiciary, mistake, news by sally

‘This week involves a trio of disastrous cases where things have gone wrong and judges have explained why.’

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Transparency Project, 17th April 2018


Insurer diversity rules take effect in the UK –

Posted April 18th, 2018 in company directors, diversity, insurance, news by sally

‘Major insurers in the UK must “consider a broad set of qualities and competencies” when recruiting board members, and have a policy in place to promote board diversity, under new rules that came into effect on 9 April.’

Full Story, 16th April 2018


Criminal defence lawyers face “extinction” as profession unites to fight for justice system – Legal Futures

Posted April 18th, 2018 in criminal justice, legal representation, news, solicitors, statistics by sally

‘Criminal defence lawyers in England and Wales could become “extinct”, the Law Society has warned on the back of data showing that this is an increasingly ageing part of the profession.’

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Legal Futures, 17th April 2018


Justice minister uncompromising on whiplash reforms and says more fixed costs are on the way – Legal Futures

Posted April 18th, 2018 in costs, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘Justice minister Lord Keen today set the stage for next week’s House of Lords debate on the Civil Liability Bill with an uncompromising message that there are “too many unmeritorious whiplash claims made each year which proceed without challenge or investigation”.’

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Legal Futures, 17th April 2018


High Court: claimant who gave “misleading impression” not fundamentally dishonest – Litigation Futures

Posted April 18th, 2018 in evidence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A personal injury claimant who gave a “misleading impression” of his injuries was not fundamentally dishonest, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th April 2018


Foreign assets: should you try to cover everything under one will? – Family Law

Posted April 18th, 2018 in foreign jurisdictions, news, wills by sally

‘If you own assets in more than one jurisdiction, should you try to cover everything under one will, or should you have a separate will in each jurisdiction?’

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Family Law, 17th April 2018


Theresa May says she deeply regrets Britain’s legacy of anti-gay laws – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2018 in homosexuality, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

‘Theresa May has said that she “deeply regrets” Britain’s historical legacy of anti-gay laws across the Commonwealth as its 53 leaders gathered in London for their annual summit.’

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The Guardian, 17th April 2018


Woman jailed for controlling partner at their Stewartby home – BBC News

‘A woman who controlled her partner’s life, scalding him with boiling water and stabbing him, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2018


Parents of Alfie Evans apply to take son’s case back to supreme court – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2018 in appeals, children, consent, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The parents of a 23-month-old boy at the centre of a life-support treatment battle have applied to the supreme court to appeal against a ruling that treatment should be removed from the child.’

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The Guardian, 17th April 2018