BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 2nd, 2020 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Stoffel & Co v Grondona [2020] UKSC 42 (30 October 2020)

Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust [2020] UKSC 43 (30 October 2020)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Apache North Sea Ltd v Euroil Exploration Ltd & Anor [2020] EWCA Civ 1397 (30 October 2020)

Abidoye, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Rev 1) [2020] EWCA Civ 1425 (30 October 2020)

Prempeh v Lakhany [2020] EWCA Civ 1422 (30 October 2020)

Deepchand & Anor v Sooben [2020] EWCA Civ 1409 (29 October 2020)

Telefonica UK Ltd v The Office of Communications [2020] EWCA Civ 1374 (29 October 2020)

Total E&P North Sea UK Ltd & Anor v Revenue And Customs [2020] EWCA Civ 1419 (29 October 2020)

Smith v Castle Point Borough Council & Anor [2020] EWCA Civ 1420 (29 October 2020)

Musico v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 1389 (28 October 2020)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Lowther & Ors, R. v [2020] EWCA Crim 1387 (29 October 2020)

A, R. v (Rev 1) [2020] EWCA Crim 1408 (29 October 2020)

Hodgin, R. v [2020] EWCA Crim 1388 (29 October 2020)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Riash, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWHC 2834 (Admin) (30 October 2020)

Uddin, R (on the application of) v Governor of HMP Lincoln & Anor [2020] EWHC 2846 (Admin) (30 October 2020)

Watson, R (On the Application Of) v Independent Office for Police Conduct [2020] EWHC 2859 (Admin) (30 October 2020)

Bamber, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 2842 (Admin) (30 October 2020)

D, R (on the application of) v Hampshire County Council [2020] EWHC 2916 (Admin) (30 October 2020)

BB, R (on the application of) v West Glamorgan Youth Court & Ors [2020] EWHC 2888 (Admin) (29 October 2020)

Gbajobi v High Court Republic of Ireland (Rev 1) [2020] EWHC 2892 (Admin) (28 October 2020)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Foundation for the Protection of the Traditional Cheese of Cyprus Named Halloumi v Babel Sajt Kft. [2020] EWHC 2858 (Ch) (30 October 2020)

King & Ors v Kings Solutions Group Ltd [2020] EWHC 2861 (Ch) (29 October 2020)

Hunt (As the Liquidator of Wow Internet Ltd) & Anor v Majid [2020] EWHC 2890 (Ch) (29 October 2020)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Fulham Football Club Ltd v Kline [2020] EWHC 2907 (Comm) (30 October 2020)

Aegean Baltic Bank S.A. v Renzlor Shipping Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 2851 (Comm) (30 October 2020)

High Court (Family Division)

A (A Child), Re (Relocation) [2020] EWHC 2878 (Fam) (30 October 2020)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Depp II v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 2911 (QB) (02 November 2020)

Plan v El-Amir & Anor [2020] EWHC 2902 (QB) (02 November 2020)

Haji-Ioannou v Telegraph Media Group Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 2922 (QB) (02 November 2020)

Coleman v Mundell [2020] EWHC 2852 (QB) (30 October 2020)

Leach v North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust [2020] EWHC 2914 (QB) (30 October 2020)

Hamilton v NG Bailey Ltd [2020] EWHC 2910 (QB) (30 October 2020)

Rayner v Seabourne-Hawkins [2020] EWHC 2895 (QB) (30 October 2020)

Gubarev & Anor v Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 2912 (QB) (30 October 2020)


Disputed burial and the Senior Courts Act 1981: Ganoun – Law & Religion UK

Posted November 2nd, 2020 in bereavement, burials and cremation, families, immigration, injunctions, news, visas by tracey

‘The issue in Ganoun v Joshi & Anor [2020] EWHC 2743 (Ch) was the disposal of the remains of a man who died in September 2020 as a result of a road traffic accident leaving a widow, Ms Joshi [1 & 3].’

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Law & Religion UK, 30th October 2020


Court of Appeal rules on ‘just and reasonable’ UK tax apportionment –

Posted November 2nd, 2020 in appeals, apportionment, company law, news, oil wells, taxation by tracey

‘Any company with “lumpy” profits which would be disadvantaged by a time-based apportionment of oil-related profits for UK tax purposes is entitled to elect for a different profit apportionment method, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

Full Story, 2nd November 2020


Reconsideration or review? – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 2nd, 2020 in appeals, jurisdiction, local government, news, planning, statutory interpretation by tracey

‘Owain Rhys James looks at an inspector’s jurisdiction under section 195 of the Town and Country Planning Act.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th October 2020


New ‘corporate’ chambers looks to shake up Bar – Legal Futures

Posted November 2nd, 2020 in alternative business structures, barristers, news by tracey

‘A family law barrister, together with the former chief executive of Sport England and the Lawn Tennis Association, are looking to shake up the Bar by adopting a corporate structure for their new chambers.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd November 2020


Forces claims bill condemned as attack on independent legal profession – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Law Society has endorsed parliamentary criticism of proposed legislation aimed at curbing what the government calls vexatious claims against service personnel.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th October 2020


Children: Public Law Update (October) – Family Law Week

“John Tughan QC of 4PB considers the latest judgments that Public law child lawyers need to know about.”

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Family Law Week, 28th October 2020


Campaigners hail dramatic government climbdown in battle to protect post-Brexit food standards – The Independent

Posted November 2nd, 2020 in agriculture, bills, brexit, food, food hygiene, news, ombudsmen, standards by tracey

‘A dramatic government climbdown will protect post-Brexit food quality, delighted campaigners say – after fears that chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef would be allowed in. In another U-turn, Liz Truss has bowed to pressure to give teeth to a new watchdog to prevent trade deals, particularly with the US, watering down food and animal welfare standards.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2020


Windrush: At least nine victims died before getting compensation – BBC News

‘At least nine people have died before receiving money applied for through the Windrush compensation scheme, according to Home Office figures.’

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BBC News, 2nd November 2020


Johnny Depp loses libel case against Sun over claims he beat ex-wife Amber Heard – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2020 in compensation, damages, defamation, domestic violence, media, news by tracey

‘The Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has lost his high-stakes libel action in the London courts against the Sun after the newspaper described him as a “wife beater”.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2020


Protesters spied on by undercover officers call for ‘end to political policing’ as inquiry begins – The Independent

‘Undercover Policing Inquiry to begin more than five years after being announced by Theresa May.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2020