Budgeting uncertainty set to roll on until Merrix appeal – Litigation Futures

Posted March 20th, 2017 in appeals, budgets, costs, news, reasons, stay of proceedings by tracey

‘The fall-out is continuing from the recent High Court decision that budgets bind the parties at detailed assessment unless there is good reason not to, although it seems clear that parties are waiting for a definitive ruling from the Court of Appeal.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th March 2017

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Tarunabh Khaitan: Giving up on (Indirect) Discrimination Law – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Some readers might be surprised if told that one of the most significant cases on discrimination law generally, and race discrimination in particular, is likely to be decided by the Supreme Court before long. The UKSC heard the appeal against the Court of Appeal’s ruling in Home Office v Essop (2015) in December 2016. It is still to deliver its judgment.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 13th March 2017

Source: www.ukconstitutionallaw.org

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Yet another subject access judgment… – Panopticon

Posted March 8th, 2017 in appeals, costs, data protection, disclosure, documents, judgments, news, reasons, universities by tracey

‘So, as the saying goes, you wait months for a subject access judgment, and then three come along at once.’

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Panopticon, 6th march 2017

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Thinking about reasons again – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in local government, news, planning, reasons by sally

‘There is, I am glad to say, an insistence these days in the Court of Appeal that the giving of proper reasons is a necessary part of what can be expected of a planning authority when it grants permission: see my post here for a case last year.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st February 2017

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Appeal judges quash football stadium permission over failure to give reasons – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 17th, 2017 in local government, news, planning, reasons by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has quashed a council’s grant of planning permission for a new football stadium over the failure of its planning committee to give reasons for its decision.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th February 2017

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DB v PB: a reminder of potential effect of maintenance agreements – Family Law Week

‘Michael Allum, Solicitor with The International Family Law Group LLP, considers the implications of maintenance agreements in financial remedies cases.’

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Family Law Week, 3rd February 2017

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Reasonable costs of Improvements – Nearly Legal

‘We saw the Upper Tribunal take a new approach to determining whether the costs of improvement works, passed on through the service charge, were reasonably incurred. The UT held that particular consideration should have been given to the views of the leaseholders, whether they could be done more cheaply and the financial circumstances of the leaseholders.’

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Nearly Legal, 5th February 2017

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Horada and others v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others – WLR Daily

Horada and others v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others: [2016] EWCA Civ 169

‘Pursuant to its power under section 226(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the local planning authority made a compulsory purchase order in respect of land which included a well known market. The claimant and the market traders’ association objected and a public inquiry was held. The planning inspector recommended that the order not be confirmed. The Secretary of State issued a decision confirming the order, ostensibly giving reasons for departing from the inspector’s recommendation. The judge dismissed the claimant’s challenge to the validity of the order under section 23 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981. The claimant and the association appealed on the grounds that the reasons given by the Secretary of State for departing from the inspector’s recommendation were inadequate and/or inadequately expressed.’

WLR Daily, 18th March 2016

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Ombudsman criticises council for lack of transparency in planning decision – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 19th, 2016 in local government, news, ombudsmen, planning, reasons by sally

‘The Local Government Ombudsman has criticised a council after members of its planning committee approved an application against an officer’s recommendation but failed to give reasons for doing so.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th February 2016

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Court of Appeal: immigration age assessments and Merton – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Two recent Court of Appeal cases, heard together, have considered the legality of the immigration detention of those who are, or possibly are, minors. Such cases involve local authority age assessments, which are to be carried out according to the guidance set out in Merton [2003] EWHC 1689 (Admin).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th January 2016

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Regina (Sienkiewicz) v South Somerset District Council – WLR Daily

Regina (Sienkiewicz) v South Somerset District Council [2015] EWHC 3704 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 553

‘The defendant local planning authority did not have a duty to give reasons for distinguishing other relevant planning decisions which were said to be inconsistent with its present decision to grant planning permission for a development.’

WLR Daily, 17th December 2015

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Judge quashes cut in community care provision for man with learning difficulties – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has quashed a council’s decision to reduce the community care provision for a 23-year-old man with learning and communication difficulties.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd July 2015

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Reynolds v CLFIS (UK) Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Posted May 11th, 2015 in age discrimination, dismissal, law reports, reasons by sally

Reynolds v CLFIS (UK) Ltd and others [2015] EWCA Civ 439; [2015] WLR (D) 197

‘In a “tainted information case”, where the claimant claimed that she had been dismissed on grounds of age and the court’s focus had been on the potential prejudice of only one manager of the employer, not all of those who might have provided information bearing on any discrimination, the correct approach was to treat the conduct of the person supplying the information as separate from that of the person who acted on it, and the alternative “composite” approach was not appropriate to such a case.’

WLR Daily, 30th April 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Appeal judges condemn district judge who failed to give “any adequate reasons” for ruling – Litigation Futures

Posted March 31st, 2015 in appeals, judges, judiciary, news, reasons, retrials by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has strongly criticised a district judge who failed to produce “any adequate reasons” for reaching his conclusions in an adverse possession case.’

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Litigation Futures, 31st March 2015

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‘Judge not, that ye be not judged’ : judging judicial decision-making – Lecture by Lord Neuberger

Posted February 6th, 2015 in bias, judgments, judiciary, news, reasons by sally

‘Judge not, that ye be not judged’: judging judicial decision-making (PDF)

Lecture by Lord Neuberger

F A Mann Lecture 2015

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

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Regina (Woods and another) v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police – WLR Daily

Regina (Woods and another) v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police [2014] EWHC 2784 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 378

‘The Service Confidence Procedure (“SCP”), which was the statutory misconduct regime for police officers, was amenable to judicial review, but in circumstances where reasons for it were subject to a decision that they could not be disclosed due to public interest immunity, then the threshold for judicial interference was very high.’

WLR Daily, 7th August 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Secretary of State for the Home Department v Mohamed (formerly CC); Same v CF – WLR Daily

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Mohamed (formerly CC); Same v CF; [2014] EWCA Civ 559; [2014] WLR (D) 187

‘Suspected terrorists subject to control orders and terrorism prevention and investigation measures who brought proceedings for abuse of process relating to the manner in which they were removed to the United Kingdom from Somaliland were entitled to see the Secretary of State’s objections to their case for alleged collusion and mistreatment. The Secretary of State was not permitted to confine reasons for rejecting their case on those issues to a closed judgment. The applicants and the public should not be denied all knowledge of the extent to which their factual and/or legal case was accepted or rejected. Such a total denial offended justice and propriety.’

WLR Daily, 2nd May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Regina (Lee-Hirons) v Secretary of State for Justice and another – WLR Daily

Posted May 6th, 2014 in appeals, detention, law reports, mental health, prisons, reasons by tracey

Regina (Lee-Hirons) v Secretary of State for Justice and another: [2014] EWCA Civ 514; [2014] WLR (D) 183

‘Where the Secretary of State recalled a person to be detained in hospital under section 42(3) of the Mental Health Act 1983, the Secretary of State was not under a duty at common law nor under article 5.1 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms to give his reasons for the person’s detention immediately when he was detained and thus such reasons were not required to be given in writing upon detention. However, article 5.2 required those reasons to be adequately and promptly given to him following his detention.’

WLR Daily, 1st May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Regina v Achogbuo – WLR Daily

‘An application for permission to appeal against a conviction on grounds of previous incompetent representation by solicitors or counsel should not be made without taking proper steps to inquire whether there was a cogent objective basis for the proposed ground of appeal. It was impermissible to rely alone on the word of the defendant.’

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WLR Daily, 19th March 2014

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Family Provision of Justices’ Reasons in uncontested Cases – Judiciary of England and Wales

‘Guidance issued jointly by the Justices’ Clerks Society and the Magistrates’ Association with the approval of Mrs Justice Pauffley and the President of the Family Division.’

Full text of guidance

Judiciary of England & Wales, 18th March 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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