Ancient tribunal to consider why lights on Southampton bridge are blue – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2023 in courts, harbours, legal history, news, ships, sport by sally

‘In medieval times the court leet in Hampshire dealt with matters such as wrangles over water supply, the grazing of stock and what a proper measure of beer looked like.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2023


Ministers to reject making misogyny a hate crime in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Ministers will reject making misogyny a hate crime in England and Wales and urge MPs to get behind controversial legislation that has been criticised for curbing the right to protest as the government seeks to push through major changes to the criminal justice system.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2022


Case Comment: T W Logistics Ltd v Essex County Council & another [2021] UKSC 4 – UKSC Blog

Posted March 2nd, 2021 in commons, harbours, land registration, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘In this post, Jessica Eaton, who is a trainee solicitor at CMS, comments on the unanimous decision handed down in February 2021 by the UK Supreme Court in the case of TW Logistics Ltd v Essex County Council and Anor [2021] UKSC 4.’

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UKSC Blog, 2nd March 2021


Supreme Court: Simultaneous weather events did not put charterers in breach of ‘safe port’ warranty –

Posted May 12th, 2017 in charterparties, harbours, insurance, news, shipping law by sally

‘The rare simultaneous occurrence of two otherwise common events was an ‘abnormal occurrence’, which did not put the charterers of a ship which ran aground in port in breach of the ‘safe port’ warranty they gave to the owners.’

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Barco De Vapor BV and others v Thanet District Council – WLR Daily

Barco De Vapor BV and others v Thanet District Council [2014] EWHC 490 (Ch); [2015] WLR (D) 127

‘Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 harmonised the law on the protection, welfare and health of animals during transport. Accordingly, the imposition of an animal welfare measure not in accordance with the Regulation which had the effect of restricting the free movement of goods was an unjustified breach of article 35FEU of the FEU Treaty.’

WLR Daily, 27th February 2015


Supreme Court – the right to be on the beach – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 27th, 2015 in commons, harbours, land registration, news by tracey

‘The Queen (on the application of Newhaven Port and Properties Limited) v East Sussex County Council and Newhaven Town Council [2015] SC 7 25 February 2015.
Late February is not necessarily the best time of year for a bit of UK sea swimming. But the Supreme Court has just come out with interesting judgments about whether there is a right to go to the beach and swim from it. For reasons I shall explain, they were anxious not to decide the point, but there are some strong hints, particularly in the judgment of Lord Carnwath as to what the right answer is, though some hesitation as to how to arrive at that answer.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th February 2015


We shall fight, on the beaches – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 8th, 2013 in byelaws, commons, harbours, human rights, local government, news by sally

“This is a tale of common law rights, open water swimming, and individual freedoms. It is about the flip side of codified human rights: the time-honoured principle, that that which is not specifically prohibited, is – or should be – permitted in English law.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th April 2013


Whitehaven Harbour Act 2007

Posted August 7th, 2007 in harbours, legislation by sally

Whitehaven Harbour Act 2007 published

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