R v NIX (2016)

In a trial involving sexual offences committed by a father against his two daughters, a judge had been entitled to allow into evidence the father's previous conviction for sexual assault against his step-daughter. The father's convictions were not rendered unsafe by the judge's summing up, despite its defects. The appellant appealed against his conviction for … Continue reading R v NIX (2016)

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SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL v WEBB (T/A PROTECTIVE COATINGS) (2016)

  A recorder, in releasing a contemnor eight days into his four-month sentence, had erred in failing to give proper consideration to the question of whether he had received sufficient punishment for his breaches of an order or whether the interests of justice would best be served by permitting his early discharge. The appellant local … Continue reading SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL v WEBB (T/A PROTECTIVE COATINGS) (2016)

R (on the application of KATHARINE BUTLER) (Claimant) v EAST DORSET DISTRICT COUNCIL (Defendant) & GOOD ENERGY MAPPERTON FARM SOLAR PARK (007) LTD (Interested Party) (2016)

The claimant applied for judicial review of a decision of the defendant local authority to grant a 30-year planning permission for a solar photovoltaic farm. The site was 670m from a conservation area and was also one kilometre from a Grade I listed building and a Grade II* registered park and garden containing a Grade … Continue reading R (on the application of KATHARINE BUTLER) (Claimant) v EAST DORSET DISTRICT COUNCIL (Defendant) & GOOD ENERGY MAPPERTON FARM SOLAR PARK (007) LTD (Interested Party) (2016)

(1) ANTHONY GRINDLEY (2) CAROL GRINDLEY (3) ANTHONY LYNCH (4) STEVEN WOOD v REVENUE & CUSTOMS COMMISSIONERS (2016)

Taxpayers' appeals against closure notices were struck out for failure to comply in time with a direction requiring them to serve replies setting out further and better particulars of their cases. The non-compliance was serious and it was clear that the taxpayers did not truly intend to take the appeals to a hearing. That they … Continue reading (1) ANTHONY GRINDLEY (2) CAROL GRINDLEY (3) ANTHONY LYNCH (4) STEVEN WOOD v REVENUE & CUSTOMS COMMISSIONERS (2016)

R (on the application of RAYMOND COOPER) (Claimant) v ASHFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL (Defendant) & MICHAEL MAY (Interested Party) (2016)

The claimant applied for judicial review of a decision of the defendant local authority to grant planning permission to the interested party landowner for four gypsy pitches, associated development and a goat barn. The site was on a private road in open countryside which served some businesses, 13 dwellings and some authorised gypsy and traveller … Continue reading R (on the application of RAYMOND COOPER) (Claimant) v ASHFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL (Defendant) & MICHAEL MAY (Interested Party) (2016)

CYPRUS POPULAR BANK PUBLIC CO LTD v (1) ANDREAS VGENOPOULOS AND ORS (2016)

The court had to determine issues on the meaning and enforceability of a worldwide freezing injunction which the claimant bank had obtained in proceedings against the defendants in Cyprus.   The bank had applied to have the freezing injunction registered as a judgment of the instant court, pursuant to Regulation 44/2001 art.38. The court made … Continue reading CYPRUS POPULAR BANK PUBLIC CO LTD v (1) ANDREAS VGENOPOULOS AND ORS (2016)

R (on the application of O) (Claimant) v PETERBOROUGH CITY COUNCIL (Defendant) & CAMBRIDGESHIRE & PETERBOROUGH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (Interested party) (2016)

The claimant applied for judicial review of the defendant local authority's decision to make her the subject of a child protection plan (CPP).   The claimant was autistic and had started to refuse to eat or drink when she was six years old. A nasogastric tube was used to feed her. Her paediatrician, employed by … Continue reading R (on the application of O) (Claimant) v PETERBOROUGH CITY COUNCIL (Defendant) & CAMBRIDGESHIRE & PETERBOROUGH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (Interested party) (2016)