Regina (Crown Prosecution Service) v. Guildford Crown Court – Times Law Reports

Posted July 16th, 2007 in jurisdiction, law reports, sentencing by sally

Divisional Court cannot correct crown court judge

Regina (Crown Prosecution Service) v. Guildford Crown Court

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“The High Court did not have power to quash an unlawful sentence imposed by a crown court judge.”

The Times, 16th July 2007

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Wilson v. Jaymarke Estates Ltd. – Times Law Reports

Posted June 28th, 2007 in appeals, jurisdiction, law reports, Scotland by sally

Advocates must respect privilege

Wilson v. Jaymarke Estates Ltd.

House of Lords

“Although an appeal to the House of Lords could be brought without leave from the Inner House of the Court of Session in an appeal against a final judgment of a sheriff court, the appeal was limited to questions of law.”

The Times, 28th June 2007

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Jaffray and ors v. Society of Lloyd’s – WLR Daily

Posted June 22nd, 2007 in appeals, fraud, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Jaffray and ors v. Society of Lloyd’s [2007] EWCA Civ 586 

“The question whether the Court of Appeal had jurisdiction to reopen a case which had been before it already but where there was now an allegation of fraud, as opposed to a claim of bias by the court, was arguably moot notwithstanding ostensible authority that no such jurisdiction existed.”

WLR Daily, 20th June 2007

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R (Al-Skeini and others) v. Secretary of State for Defence – WLR Daily

Posted June 15th, 2007 in armed forces, human rights, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

R (Al-Skeini and others) v. Secretary of State for Defence (Aire Centre and 10 others intervening) 

S 6(1) of the Human Rights Act 1998 was capable of applying to acts committed by a UK public authority outside its territory where in exceptional circumstances the victim was “within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom” for purposes of art1 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

WLR Daily, 13th June 2007

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Regina (Al-Skeini and Others) v. Secretary of State for Defence – Times Law Reports

Posted June 15th, 2007 in armed forces, human rights, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Regina (Al-Skeini and Other) v. Secretary of State for Defence

 House of Lords

“The Human Rights Act 1998 was capable of applying to acts of a United Kingdom public authority performed outside its territory only where the victim was within the jurisdiction of the UK for purposes of article 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The Times, 14th June 2007

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Iraqi death covered by human rights laws, say Lords – The Independent

Posted June 13th, 2007 in armed forces, human rights, Iraq, jurisdiction, news by sally

“The European Convention on Human Rights does apply to the case of an Iraqi man who died while in the custody of British troops, the House of Lords ruled today.”

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The Independent, 13th June 2007

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Regina (Jones) v. Ceredigion County Council (No. 2) – Times Law Reports

Posted May 24th, 2007 in appeals, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Applicant free not to pursue appeal to House of Lords

Regina (Jones) v. Ceredigion County Council (No. 2)

House of Lords

“Where the House of Lords gave an applicant for a leapfrog appeal from the High Court permission to appeal on terms as to the issues which could be argued or as to costs, it was open to that applicant to decline to proceed and instead to pursue an appeal before the Court of Appeal.”

The Times, 24th May 2007

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AWB Geneva SA and another v. North America Steamships Ltd. – WLR Daily

Posted May 22nd, 2007 in conflict of laws, insolvency, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

AWB Geneva SA and another v. North America Steamships Ltd. [2007] EWHC 1167 (Comm) 

“A party to a contract that was subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English High Court could not restrain the other party’s foreign trustee in bankruptcy from seeking an order in foreign insolvency proceedings that certain conditions precedent to liability under the contract should cease to apply.”

WLR Daily, 17th May 2007

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Does Basra have the right to life? – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 19th, 2007 in armed forces, human rights, Iraq, jurisdiction, news by sally

“Further charges may be brought against British troops over the death of the Iraqi hotel worker Baha Mousa, Government lawyers revealed in court this week. The disclosure was made to five law lords who are being asked to decide whether the Human Rights Act entitles families of Iraqis killed under British occupation to independent inquiries into their deaths.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2007

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Law Lords consider Iraqi deaths – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2007 in armed forces, human rights, Iraq, jurisdiction, news by sally

“The Law Lords are to consider whether the cases of six Iraqi civilians who died at the hands of the British are subject to UK human rights law.”

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BBC News, 17th April 2007

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Appeal on Iraqi civilian ‘torture death’ to begin – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 16th, 2007 in armed forces, courts martial, Iraq, jurisdiction, news by sally

“Five of Britain’s most senior judges will begin hearing an appeal this week that could lead to independent inquiries into the deaths of Iraqi civilians at the hands of British troops in Iraq.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2007

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