Council loses Supreme Court battle over HMO licence conditions – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 12th, 2018 in housing, licensing, local government, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Nottingham City Council has lost a Supreme Court case over whether it was right to prohibit the use of two attics as bedrooms.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th October 2018

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Baker’s refusal to bake gay marriage cake not direct discrimination – OUT-LAW.com

‘A Christian bakery’s refusal to bake a cake iced with a message supportive of same sex marriage was not direct discrimination, the UK’s highest court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th October 2018

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‘Gay cake’ row: Supreme Court rules in favour of Ashers – BBC News

‘The Christian owners of a Northern Ireland bakery have won their appeal in the so-called “gay cake” discrimination case.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2018

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Interview: Lord Sumption – Counsel

Posted October 9th, 2018 in barristers, judges, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The magic of the Bar, call of the Bench and parallel lives: in a rare interview Lord Sumption sets the record straight with Anthony Inglese.’

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Counsel, October 2018

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Sumption calls for larger Supreme Court panels – Litigation Futures

Posted October 8th, 2018 in appeals, judges, judgments, lists, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court should sit in larger panels more often, Lord Sumption has suggested, although he recognised that it could lead to fewer appeals being allowed.’

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Litigation Futures, 5th October 2018

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SFO will not appeal landmark litigation privilege ruling – OUT-LAW.com

‘The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) will not appeal to the Supreme Court last month’s ruling that documents generated in connection with an investigation into the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) were protected by litigation privilege, it has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd October 2018

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Case Comment: Commissioners for HMRC v Taylor Clark Leisure Plc (Scotland) [2018] UKSC 35 – UKSC Blog

Posted October 3rd, 2018 in appeals, interpretation, news, Supreme Court, taxation, VAT by sally

‘This case revolves around Carlton Clubs Ltd’s (“Carlton”) claims for repayment of overpaid VAT following the change in VAT treatment of income generated from bingo and gaming machines.’

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UKSC Blog, 1st October 2018

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Government announces civil partnerships for mixed-sex couples – Family Law

‘The Government has announced its intention to introduce civil partnerships for heterosexual couples in England and Wales as an alternative to getting married, saying that the move will provide greater security for unmarried couples and their families.’

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Family Law, 2nd October 2018

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UK supreme court swears in two new judges – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in judges, judiciary, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Two new justices have been sworn in at the supreme court on the opening day of the legal year. A quarter of its judges now are women.’

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The Guardian, 1st October 2018

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Ilott v Mitson (no. 2) revisited – Zenith PI

Posted September 27th, 2018 in appeals, families, news, Supreme Court, wills by tracey

‘At long last, 18 months after the judgments were delivered, Ilott v Mitson has reached the Law Reports – [2018] AC 554. It gives an opportunity to look again at some of the views expressed by the Supreme Court in what was and may well remain the one and only time that the interpretation of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 was considered by the Supreme Court.’

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Zenith PI, 25th September 2018

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Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal over ‘dishonest’ costs claims – Litigation Futures

Posted September 20th, 2018 in appeals, costs, law firms, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has refused permission for a third appeal by a Leeds law firm against a ruling that it submitted ‘dishonest’ costs claims.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th September 2018

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Female majority to hear Supreme Court case for first time in history – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2018 in judges, news, Supreme Court, women by sally

‘The UK’s highest court is to have a female majority hear a case for the first time in 600 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2018

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Supreme Court to hear appeal from firm blamed for missed claim – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 13th, 2018 in appeals, burden of proof, law firms, negligence, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘A long-running dispute about the rights of a client to sue his former solicitors will come to the Supreme Court later this year. The court confirmed today that it will hear the appeal of defunct claimant firm Raleys Solicitors against the ruling of the Court of Appeal from May 2017.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th September 2018

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Supreme Court rejects bid to appeal ruling on £2.7bn highways PFI contract – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 12th, 2018 in appeals, news, private finance initiative, roads, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has refused to grant contractor Amey permission to appeal in its dispute with Birmingham City Council over the correct interpretation of a £2.7bn highways PFI contract, it has emerged.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th September 2018

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Case Comment: Mitsui & Co Ltd & Ors v Beteiligungsgesellschaft LPG Tankerflotte MBH & Co KG & Anor [2017] UKSC 68 – UKSC Blog

Posted September 6th, 2018 in costs, expenses, news, piracy, shipping law, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court heard the case of Mitsui & Co Ltd & Ors v Beteiligungsgesellschaft LPG Tankerflotte MBH & Co KG & Anor [2017] UKSC 68 in which it considered whether the expenses occurred by a vessel during a negotiating period with pirates are allowable under Rule F, which covers additional expenses, of the York-Antwerp Rules 1974. This is the first time the English Courts have considered the meaning and application of Rule F.’

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UKSC Blog, 3rd September 2018

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Case Comment: Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council [2018] UKSC 16 – UKSC Blog

‘The Supreme Court heard the case of Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council [2018] UKSC 16 in which it considered the duty of Reilly, a headteacher at a school, to disclose her relationship with a man called Mr Selwood who was convicted making indecent images of children.’

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UKSC Blog, 3rd September 2018

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Bereaved mother entitled to widow allowance – Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 5th, 2018 in appeals, cohabitation, human rights, news, social security, Supreme Court, widows by sally

‘An unmarried mother has won a landmark Supreme Court case which could allow cohabitees to claim Widowed Parent’s Allowance, a benefit previously only applicable to married parents.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st August 2018

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Supreme Court rules in favour of unmarried mother in benefits case – Family Law

‘The UK’s Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Siobhan McLaughlin, an unmarried mother of four from County Antrim, gaining access to Widowed Parent’s Allowance following her partner’s death in 2014.’

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Family Law, 31st August 2018

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Supreme Court “may change approach” to ‘lost litigation’ claims – Legal Futures

Posted September 3rd, 2018 in negligence, news, solicitors, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court may look to change the courts’ approach to dealing with claims over negligently conducted litigation later this year in a case involving miners’ compensation, a barrister has suggested.’

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Legal Futures, 31st August 2018

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Case Comment: R (Bashir & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] UKSC 45 Part Two – UKSC Blog

‘The Supreme Court held that the terms of the Convention do not entitle the respondents to be resettled in the UK metropolitan territory. Overall, a state’s duties to a refugee reaching a particular territory – whose international relations the state controls – are in principle and in normal circumstances limited to providing and securing the refugee’s Convention rights in that context.’

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UKSC Blog, 24th August 2018

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