SIMPKIN v BERKELEY GROUP HOLDINGS PLC (2016)

The claimant applied for the trial of a preliminary issue or split trial and for costs budgeting to apply to his claim that he was entitled to benefit under his former employer's bonus and long-term incentive plans.   The claimant worked for the defendant listed house-building group as the group finance director. As a member … Continue reading SIMPKIN v BERKELEY GROUP HOLDINGS PLC (2016)

WARNERS RETAIL (MORETON) LTD v (1) COTSWOLD DISTRICT COUNCIL (2) MINTON HEALTHCARE LTD (3) GLAMAR LEISURE LTD (4) SAINSBURY’S SUPERMARKETS LTD (2016)

A retail company appealed against the refusal ([2014] EWHC 2504 (Admin)) of its application for judicial review of the first respondent local authority's grant of outline planning permission to the second and third respondents for a food store.   The proposed development site was situated about 500m from the town centre. The appellant's food store … Continue reading WARNERS RETAIL (MORETON) LTD v (1) COTSWOLD DISTRICT COUNCIL (2) MINTON HEALTHCARE LTD (3) GLAMAR LEISURE LTD (4) SAINSBURY’S SUPERMARKETS LTD (2016)

PT (SRI LANKA) v ENTRY CLEARANCE OFFICER, CHENNAI (2016)

  The appellant Sri Lankan national appealed against a decision to refuse him entry clearance. The appellant had lived in Sri Lanka with his parents and three siblings. His father came to the UK and obtained indefinite leave to remain in 2010. Shortly afterwards his brother entered the UK on a student visa. The appellant's … Continue reading PT (SRI LANKA) v ENTRY CLEARANCE OFFICER, CHENNAI (2016)

JOHN COZENS v REVENUE & CUSTOMS COMMISSIONERS (2016)

It was not in the interests of justice to admit a taxpayer's late application for his costs relating to a preliminary issue in an appeal against an assessment for excise duty. Applying the approach laid out in Denton v TH White Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 906, [2014] 1 W.L.R. 3926, the delay of over five … Continue reading JOHN COZENS v REVENUE & CUSTOMS COMMISSIONERS (2016)

MONDE PETROLEUM SA v WESTERNZAGROS LTD (2016)

A company (Monde) claimed that it had been induced by misrepresentation to enter into a termination agreement and sought damages for the termination of a consulting services agreement. Monde was run by the son of a prominent Iraqi politician. It had entered into the consulting agreement with an oil and gas company (W) which was … Continue reading MONDE PETROLEUM SA v WESTERNZAGROS LTD (2016)

(1) PERENCO UK LTD (2) SOUTHERN GAS NETWORKS PLC v WILLIAM HENRY BOND (2016)

The appellant oil and gas companies (P and S) appealed against an arbitrator's decision concerning the construction of a deed which S had entered into with the respondent landowner. S and P were the successors of companies which had entered into separate agreements with the landowner in 1994, giving them the right to run parallel … Continue reading (1) PERENCO UK LTD (2) SOUTHERN GAS NETWORKS PLC v WILLIAM HENRY BOND (2016)

CITY WEST HOUSING TRUST v LINDSEY MASSEY : MANCHESTER & DISTRICT HOUSING ASSOCIATION v VINCENT ROBERTS (2016)

The court considered conjoined appeals arising from county court decisions to grant suspended possession orders in respect of houses being used for the cultivation of cannabis. There were features common to each case. There had been a breach of the tenancy agreement even though the tenants were not primarily responsible for the cannabis cultivation; there … Continue reading CITY WEST HOUSING TRUST v LINDSEY MASSEY : MANCHESTER & DISTRICT HOUSING ASSOCIATION v VINCENT ROBERTS (2016)