(1) F (2) S v TH (2016)

The claimants claimed damages as the victims of historic sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by a priest when they were boys. The claimant brothers alleged that the abuse had occurred between 1979 and 1983 and between 1983 and 1986 respectively. The defendant was sued as the personal representative of the bishop who had been responsible for … Continue reading (1) F (2) S v TH (2016)

R v CASSELL & ANOR (2016)

A trial judge's summing up had contained very serious misdirections involving giving the jury his opinion on the central factual issue in the case in uncompromising terms, rendering the convictions unsafe. It was not clear that any jury acting properly would inevitably have convicted the defendant without the misdirections, so the convictions were not saved … Continue reading R v CASSELL & ANOR (2016)

R (on the application of ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EDUCATION (2016)

The claimant local authority applied for judicial review of the defendant secretary of state's decision to reduce funding for childcare, quality and access projects that could be carried forward into the following financial year. In November 2007 the secretary of state had announced a new grants scheme known as the Sure Start Early Years Childcare … Continue reading R (on the application of ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EDUCATION (2016)

R v JAMIE LEE APPLEBY (2016)

The appellant (X) appealed against a sentence of three years' imprisonment following a guilty plea to burglary. X, who had numerous previous convictions for offences including burglary, had entered a house at night when the occupants, a mother and her autistic son, were upstairs. There was no confrontation and X took property including a television. … Continue reading R v JAMIE LEE APPLEBY (2016)

MERCHANT INTERNATIONAL CO LTD v NATSIONALNA AKTSIONERNA KOMPANIIA NAFTOGAZ UKRAINY (2016)

A company (M) applied for an order for security for costs as a condition of the grant of permission for the respondent Ukrainian state energy company (N) to appeal against the appointment of a receiver. M had obtained judgment for US$25 million against N in 2011 which it had been unable to enforce. M became … Continue reading MERCHANT INTERNATIONAL CO LTD v NATSIONALNA AKTSIONERNA KOMPANIIA NAFTOGAZ UKRAINY (2016)

(1) JASON MARK EVANS (2) STEPHEN JOHN BURKINSHAW v (1) PETER JONES (2) HELEN JONES (2016)

The liquidators of a company appealed against a decision that payments made to its shareholders (J) in the period before its liquidation could not be recovered because they had not been made at a "relevant time" within the Insolvency Act 1986 s.240(2). The company had been a property development company. In its projects, it relied … Continue reading (1) JASON MARK EVANS (2) STEPHEN JOHN BURKINSHAW v (1) PETER JONES (2) HELEN JONES (2016)