Landowner wins appeal over time limits for village green application – Local Government Lawyer

‘A landowner has defeated an attempt to register as a village green land it owns that was previously the site of a military camp, after the applicant only fulfilled the registration requirements months after the relevant time limit.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th May 2014

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Court threat for couple for putting up Wendy house in garden – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 27th, 2014 in enforcement notices, news, planning, retrospectivity by sally

‘Couple told they must pay £170 to get planning permission for their childrens’ wendy house or face prosecution.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2014

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Basically, we are all… – NearlyLegal

‘Associated Electrical Industries Ltd v Alstom UK [2014] EWHC 430 is the latest case to be handed down in the post Jackson/Mitchell dystopian legal world.’

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NearlyLegal, 4th March 2014

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Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing to receive posthumous pardon for homosexuality conviction – The Independent

Posted July 22nd, 2013 in bills, homosexuality, news, pardons, parliament, retrospectivity, sexual offences by sally

“The Government says it will not oppose a parliamentary bill that would quash the 1952 ‘gross indecency’ conviction.”

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The Independent, 20th July 2013

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High Court allows invalid Bushfield Camp Village Green application to be retrospectively corrected after the deadline for application – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 15th, 2013 in commons, land registration, news, planning, retrospectivity, time limits by sally

“Landowners have failed to overturn an application to register a disused military camp in Hampshire as a village green, after High Court judges ruled that retrospective corrections to an invalid application, after the time limits for the application, were permitted.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th July 2013

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Supreme Court find A1P1 breach in retrospective legislation – UK Human Rights Blog

“When can an agricultural landlord turf out his tenant farmer? The answer to this question has ebbed and flowed since the Second World War, but one element of the latest attempt by the Scottish Parliament to redress the balance in favour of tenants has just been declared incompatible with Article 1 of the 1st Protocol (A1P1) as offending landlords’ rights to property. The Supreme Court has so ruled, upholding the Second Division of the Court of Session’s ruling in March 2012.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th April 2013

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Gülbahce v Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg – WLR Daily

Posted November 12th, 2012 in cohabitation, EC law, law reports, migrant workers, retrospectivity by sally

Gülbahce v Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg (Case C-268/11); [2012] WLR (D) 313

“The first indent of article 6(1) of Decision No 1/80 of the EEC-Turkey Association Council precluded the competent national authorities from withdrawing the residence permit of a Turkish worker with retroactive effect from the point in time at which there was no longer compliance with the ground on the basis of which his residence permit had been issued under national law if there was no question of fraudulent conduct on the part of that worker and that withdrawal occurred after the completion of the period of one year of legal employment provided for in the first indent of article 6(1).”

WLR Daily, 8th November 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Mental health sectioning error – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2012 in detention, doctors, legislation, mental health, news, retrospectivity by sally

“Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says urgent retrospective legislation is needed to correct a ‘technical error’ affecting up to 5,000 patients sectioned under the Mental Health Act since 2002.”

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BBC News, 29th October 2012

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Governor & Company of the Bank of Ireland and another v Colliers International UK plc (in administration) and others – WLR Daily

Posted October 26th, 2012 in administrators, insolvency, jurisdiction, law reports, retrospectivity by tracey

Governor & Company of the Bank of Ireland and another v Colliers International UK plc (in administration) and others: [2012] EWHC 2942 (Ch);   [2012] WLR (D)  288

“The court had jurisdiction under paragraph 43(6) of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986 to give permission retrospectively to institute legal proceedings against a company in administration.”

WLR daily, 24th October 2012

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Joddrell v Peaktone Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted July 31st, 2012 in company law, law reports, retrospectivity by sally

Joddrell v Peaktone Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 1035; [2012] WLR (D) 229

“The deeming provision, as to the restoration of a company to the Register of Companies, contained within section 1032(1) of the Companies Act 2006, was apt retrospectively to validate an action commenced by or against a company during the period of its dissolution.”

WLR Daily, 26th July 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

CFA reform will not be retrospective, MoJ says – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 13th, 2012 in bills, fees, news, retrospectivity by sally

“The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) today sought to quell fears that Jackson reforms would be applied retrospectively to cases launched before April 2013.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th March 2012

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Concern at move to make success fee recovery ban retrospective – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 12th, 2012 in bills, compensation, fees, news, retrospectivity by sally

“Alarm has been raised at a move by the government that appears to give the Jackson reforms retrospective effect.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th March 2012

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Barclays £500m tax loophole closed by Treasury in rare retrospective action – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2012 in banking, HM Revenue & Customs, news, retrospectivity, tax avoidance by tracey

“The Treasury has rushed in legislation to close down two ‘aggressive’ tax avoidance schemes that a high-street bank had disclosed to HM Revenue and Customs in an effort to avoid tax. As it announced highly unusual steps to take retrospective action to shut down the ‘highly abusive’ schemes, the Treasury refused to the name the bank involved, although the Guardian understands that it is Barclays. The bank has refused to comment.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2012

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Uninterrupted Morris Dancing rights beaten by an A1P1 claim? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 7th, 2011 in human rights, legislation, news, retrospectivity, rights of way by sally

“Retrospective legislation often gives rise to claims under Article 1 Protocol 1 of the Convention – you may have some legal advantage (whether it be property or a legal claim) which you then find yourselves losing as a result of the change of law. I have posted on some of these, the ban of the pub fag machine, or the change in the law that meant insurers had to pay compensation for pleural plaques caused by asbestos. These A1P1 cases are not easy to win, not least because the courts are wary in thwarting legislative changes via one of the less fundamental and most qualified rights in the Convention locker.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th December 2011

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Leeds Group plc v Leeds City Council (No 2) Regina (Leeds Group plc) v Leeds City Council (No 2) – WLR Daily

Leeds Group plc v Leeds City Council (No 2); Regina (Leeds Group plc) v Leeds City Council (No 2) [2011] EWCA Civ 1447; [2011] WLR (D) 347

“Sections 98 and 103(2) of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, which inserted subsection (1A) into section 22 of the Commons Registration Act 1965, thereby amending the definition of town or village green, were clear and unambiguous and the new policy in subsection (1A) applied in its entirety to all applications to register land as a town or village green made on or after 30 January 2001. If the impact of the new policy as a whole was considered it had been prospective, not retrospective, in its effect when enacted on 30 November 2000.”

WLR Daily, 2nd December 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

The HM Land Registry Day List – Where real time meets Judicial power to act retrospectively – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted September 7th, 2011 in land registration, lists, news, retrospectivity by sally

“The High Court retains control of the Day List of applications at the Land Registry. Retrospective reinstatement can be ordered but ordinarily will not be where a third party interest has since arisen.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 5th September 2011

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Regina (Huitson) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Regina (Huitson) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2011] EWCA Civ 893 ;  [2011] WLR (D)  248

“Section 58 of the Finance Act 2008 which amended fiscal legislation regarding double taxation relief with retrospective effect, thereby removing tax relief from tax avoidance schemes to United Kingdom residents, was neither disproportionate nor incompatible with article 1 of the First Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as scheduled to the Human Rights Act 1998.”

WLR Daily, 25th July 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Timbrell v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – WLR Daily

Posted June 24th, 2010 in appeals, law reports, pensions, retrospectivity, sex discrimination by sally

Timbrell v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2010] EWCA Civ 701; [2010] WLR (D) 155

The Gender Recognition Act 2004 did not have retrospective effect, and since the United Kingdom had failed to implement the relevant Community law Directive within the time permitted so far as concerned acquired gender and rights to pensions, an individual could invoke the Directive as its provisions were unconditional and precise.”
WLR Daily, 23rd June 2010
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R (Huitson) v HM Revenue and Customs – WLR Daily

Posted February 1st, 2010 in double taxation, income tax, judicial review, law reports, retrospectivity by sally

R (Huitson) v HM Revenue and Customs [2010] EWHC 97 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 11

 “It was within the permissible area of discretionary judgment of Parliament, and compatible with art 1 of the First Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, to legislate with retrospective effect to prevent taxpayers from seeking to use, by wholly artificial arrangements, a Double Tax Arrangement such as existed between the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man for a purpose for which it was not intended, so as to defeat the public policy that such an arrangement should do no more than relieve from double taxation.”

WLR Daily, 27th January 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Gresham International Ltd and others v Moonie and others – WLR Daily

Posted May 26th, 2009 in expenses, insolvency, law reports, liquidators, retrospectivity by sally

Gresham International Ltd and others v Moonie and others [2009] EWHC 1093 (Ch); [2009] WLR (D) 168

“The court had power, under its supervisory role of compulsory winding up and bankruptcy, to make orders that would effectively grant retrospective sanction to a liquidator who had issued proceedings in her name without first obtaining the sanction of the liquidation committee or the Secretary of State, as required under section 167 of the Insolvency Act 1986, notwithstanding that the criteria in r 4.184 (ii) of the Insolvency Rules as to the retrospective ratification of a liquidator’s acts had not been met.”

WLR Daily, 21st May 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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