UK Supreme Court clarifies scope of ‘lawful act economic duress’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 7th, 2021 in contracts, duress, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘A recent decision by the UK’s highest court has clarified the circumstances in which a party to a commercial contract is entitled to rescind that contract on the grounds of ‘economic duress’ under English law.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th September 2021

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“You know what we meant!” Supreme Court guidance on non-compete clauses – 3PB

‘On 23 July 2021 the Supreme Court handed down its unanimous judgment on the issues of restraint of trade and solicitors’ undertakings. This article considers the central issue before the court, namely whether a non-compete undertaking within a non-disclosure agreement was an unreasonable restraint of trade and therefore unenforceable.’

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3PB, 9th August 2021

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The ‘shifting’ burden and the drawing of adverse inferences – 3PB

‘The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning two questions of law:
(i) whether a change in the wording of equality legislation has altered the burden of proof in employment discrimination cases, and
(ii) when a tribunal may draw adverse inferences from the absence of a potential witness.’

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3PB, 9th August 2021

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XR demands answers on how protests will be policed after Supreme Court defends disruptive demonstrations – The Independent

‘Extinction Rebellion has demanded to know how its upcoming demonstrations will be policed after the Supreme Court ruled that protest can be a “lawful excuse” to block roads under human rights law.’

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The Independent, 22nd August 2021

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New Judgment: Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd [2021] UKSC 40 – UKSC Blog

Posted August 19th, 2021 in agency, airlines, contracts, duress, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The issue in this appeal is whether, and if so in what circumstances, a party can set aside a contract on the ground that it was entered into as a result of the other party threatening to do a lawful act.’

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UKSC Blog, 18th August 2021

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Challenge to Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme dismissed by Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘A and B v Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and another [2021] UKSC 27. On appeal from [2018] EWCA Civ 1534. The claimants in the case were victims of human trafficking with unspent convictions in Lithuania. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS) provides compensation to victims of crime, apart from where they have unspent criminal convictions (“the exclusionary rule”). The question for the Supreme Court was whether the exclusionary rule breached the claimants’ rights under Articles 4 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court found that the rule did not breach these rights.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th August 2021

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Authorising unregistered care and deprivation of liberty – Local Government Lawyer

‘Martin Downs analyses the Supreme Court’s judgment on the use of the inherent jurisdiction to authorise the deprivation of liberty of children in alternative restrictive placements by a local authority in cases where an approved secure children’s home is unavailable.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th August 2021

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No power to accept late review request – Nearly Legal

‘Kalonga, R (On the Application Of) v The London Borough of Croydon (2021) EWHC 2174 (Admin). While Croydon v Kalonga on terminating flexible tenancies during the fixed term is to be heard by the Supreme Court (our report on the Court of Appeal here), Ms Kalonga’s fixed term has come to an end and Croydon had served the requisite s.107D(3) notice stating their intention not to grant a further term. This was the circumstance that gave rise to this decision on preliminary issues in a judicial review.’

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Nearly Legal, 8th August 2021

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Supreme Court clarifies when tax follower notice can be issued – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK Supreme Court has upheld the quashing of a “follower notice” that would have required a taxpayer to settle his tax dispute on the basis of a ruling in a different tax case, or to face a large penalty if his dispute was ultimately unsuccessful.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th August 2021

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Getting everything you bargained for: X v Kuoni Travel Limited [2021] UKSC 34 determines the scope of ‘holiday arrangements’ in Package Travel claims – Devereux Chambers

‘In an important case for package travel claims, the Supreme Court has clarified that a broad approach should be taken to determining the scope of the services provided under a package holiday contract. The tour operator is liable for the performance of ancillary services which are necessary to provide a holiday of the required standard.’

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Devereux Chambers, 3rd August 2021

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Authorising unregistered care and deprivation of liberty — Martin Downs – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Legislatures in London and Cardiff have long ago established the most detailed safeguards and systems of registration to protect young people placed in children’s homes – most especially where that involves depriving them of their liberty. At the same time, the administrations in both capitals have presided over a situation whereby there is a significant shortage of such registered accommodation. This has tended to provoke expressions of outrage by the Judiciary. One of these problem cases has reached the Supreme Court (T (A Child), Re [2021] UKSC 35).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 5th August 2021

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Prosecutors review Extinction Rebellion cases as third protester in three days has conviction quashed – The Independent

‘Prosecutors are reviewing numerous Extinction Rebellion cases after a third protester in as many days had their conviction quashed.’

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The Independent, 5th August 2021

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Alison L Young: Judicial Review of Policies – Clarification or Judicial Retreat? – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Policies are not law. Nevertheless, they play a large role in administrative law, providing clarity as to how a public authority will exercise a discretionary power. Policies can also be relevant considerations, create legitimate expectations, or require that an individual who falls within the scope of a policy should have that policy applied to them, unless there are good reasons not to do so. Public authorities may also be required to formulate or publish a policy setting out how discretion is exercised.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 5th August 2021

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Case Comment: Matthew and others v Sedman and others [2021] UKSC 19 – UKSC Blog

‘In this post, Max Eshraghi, an associate working within the insurance team at CMS, comments on the decision handed down by the UK Supreme Court in the matter of Matthew and others v Sedman and others [2021] UKSC 19, which concerns the application of limitation timebar.’

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UKSC Blog, 4th August 2021

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Inherent jurisdiction can be used for deprivation of liberty of children amid “scandalous” shortage of approved secure accommodation: Supreme Court – Local Government Lawyer

‘The inherent jurisdiction of the High Court can be used to authorise the deprivation of liberty of children in alternative restrictive placements by a local authority in cases where an approved secure children’s home is unavailable, the Supreme Court has held.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th July 2021

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Supreme Court backs raped tourist in blow to travel industry – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in contracts, EC law, holidays, hotels, news, rape, Supreme Court by sally

‘A British woman who was sexually assaulted by a hotel worker on a package holiday has won her Supreme Court appeal, in a judgment of “major importance to the travel industry”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th July 2021

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New Judgment: In the matter of T (A Child) [2021] UKSC 35 – UKSC Blog

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning two main issues: (i) First, is it a permissible exercise of the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction to make an order authorising a local authority to deprive a child of his or her liberty in this category of case? (ii) Secondly, if contrary to T’s argument the High Court can have recourse to its inherent jurisdiction to make an order of the type in question, what is the relevance of the child’s consent to the proposed living arrangements?

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UKSC Blog, 30th July 2021

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New Judgment: Tinkler v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2021] UKSC 39 – UKSC Blog

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in accountants, agency, estoppel, news, service, Supreme Court, taxation by sally

‘The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed this appeal addressing whether a taxpayer is prevented from challenging the validity of an enquiry into their tax return by HMRC where both parties have proceeded, for nearly a decade, on the mistaken assumption that the enquiry was validly initiated by a letter sent to the taxpayer.’

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UKSC Blog, 30th July 2021

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New Judgment: X v Kuoni Travel Ltd [2021] UKSC 34 – UKSC Blog

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in contracts, EC law, holidays, hotels, news, rape, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court unanimously allowed this appeal concerning whether a hotel employee working for the respondent was in breach of contract after having raped and assaulted the defendant, and/or gave rise to liability under the Contract and the Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 (“the Regulations”).’

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UKSC Blog, 30th July 2021

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New Judgment: R (on the application of BF (Eritrea)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] UKSC 38 – EIN Blog

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in asylum, children, detention, human rights, judicial review, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court unanimously allowed this appeal concerning the legality of the Home Department’s regime that provides for determining the age of asylum seekers entering the UK.’

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EIN Blog, 2nd August 2021

Source: www.ein.org.uk