BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 3rd, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

A and B v Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 1534 (03 July 2018)

Jewish Rights Watch Ltd (t/a Jewish Human Rights Watch), R (On the Application Of) v Leicester City Council [2018] EWCA Civ 1551 (03 July 2018)

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v Williams & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 1514 (03 July 2018)

Mann & Ors v Transport for London [2018] EWCA Civ 1520 (29 June 2018)

Zipvit Ltd v Revenue And Customs [2018] EWCA Civ 1515 (29 June 2018)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Najib And Sons Ltd v Crown Prosecution Service [2018] EWCA Crim 1554 (03 July 2018)

Tate, R (on the application of) v Leffers-Smith [2018] EWCA Civ 1519 (29 June 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Dulgheriu & Anor v The London Borough Of Ealing [2018] EWHC 1667 (Admin) (02 July 2018)

CK Properties (Theydon Bois) Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Epping Forest District Council [2018] EWHC 1649 (Admin) (29 June 2018)

Taveta Investments Ltd v The Financial Reporting Council & Ors [2018] EWHC 1662 (Admin) (29 June 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Drury v Rafique & Anor [2018] EWHC 1527 (Ch) (29 June 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Seadrill Ghana Operations Ltd v Tullow Ghana Ltd [2018] EWHC 1640 (Comm) (03 July 2018)

BNP Paribas SA v Trattamento Rifiuti Metropolitani SPA [2018] EWHC 1670 (Comm) (02 July 2018)

Nori Holding Ltd & Ors v Public Joint-Stock Company ‘Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation’ [2018] EWHC 1642 (Comm) (29 June 2018)

Minera Las Bambas SA & Anor v Glencore Queensland Ltd & Ors [2018] EWHC 1658 (Comm) (29 June 2018)

Edgeworth Capital (Luxembourg) SARL v Aabar Investments PJS [2018] EWHC 1627 (Comm) (29 June 2018)

High Court (Family Division)

Letts v Letts [2018] EWHC 1639 (Fam) (21 June 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

HF & Anor v Ministry of Defence [2018] EWHC 1623 (QB) (29 June 2018)

Da Silva & Anor v The Department for Business, Energy And Industrial Strategy [2018] EWHC 1591 (QB) (29 June 2018)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust v Three Valleys Healthcare Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 1659 (TCC) (29 June 2018)


MPs press for new inquiry into UK role in rendition and torture – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2018 in human rights, inquiries, intelligence services, news, rendition, torture by sally

‘The UK government will give “careful consideration” to calls for a renewed judge-led inquiry into the country’s involvement in human rights abuses after 9/11, the Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan told MPs on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2018


‘Paedophile hunter’ jailed for blackmailing victims – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2018 in blackmail, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A self-styled “paedophile hunter” who blackmailed his victims for tens of thousands of pounds has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2018


“A New Form of Discrimination”: Civil Partnerships for Different-Sex Couples in the UK Supreme Court – Oxford Human Rights Hub

Posted July 3rd, 2018 in appeals, civil partnerships, equality, human rights, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Civil partnerships were introduced by the New Labour government in the UK in 2005 to give same-sex couples many of the protections and rights afforded to married couples without actually extending the right to marry. In 2014 same-sex couples were granted the right to marry but the civil partnership status was not revoked. This created a clear inequality: Same-sex couples could choose to marry or to enter into a civil partnership, but the only way that different-sex couples could formalise their relationship was through marriage. In Steinfeld and Keidan, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and the Education Secretary) [2018] UKSC 32 the UK Supreme Court held that this differential treatment was contrary to Art 14 (the prohibition of discrimination) when taken in conjunction with Art 8 (the right to respect for family life) under the European Convention on Human Rights.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 2nd July 2018


Akhmedova v Akhmedov: piercing the corporate veil – Family Law

Posted July 3rd, 2018 in company law, divorce, financial provision, news, shareholders by sally

‘It is not incomprehensible that wealthy business shareholders feed their high-net-worth assets through their companies, with the consequence of making the assets available to their spouse limited and out of reach. It therefore comes as no real surprise that the English family courts have shown that they are prepared to tackle the issues related with parties hiding international assets within divorce proceedings, whilst trying to remedy the same.’

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Family Law, 2nd July 2018


Council concedes in strip club policy legal challenge over equality duty failure – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 3rd, 2018 in equality, licensing, local government, news, women by sally

‘Sheffield City Council last week (29 June) conceded in court that it had failed to properly discharge the public sector equality duty, after a campaigner challenged the lawfulness of the authority’s decision to adopt a policy of licensing unlimited strip clubs.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd July 2018


BSB and Bar Council warn about risks of online barrister reviews – Legal Futures

Posted July 3rd, 2018 in barristers, competition, complaints, consumer protection, internet, news by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board has warned consumers about the risks of choosing a barrister based on online reviews, while telling the profession that it needs to watch this fast-growing area.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd July 2018


UK to ban discredited ‘gay cure’ therapies under LGBT action plan – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2018 in health, homosexuality, mental health, news, transgender persons by sally

‘The government will appoint a national LGBT health adviser and take measures to end so-called conversion therapy as part of a plan to deliver what Theresa May has promised will be “real and lasting change”.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2018