QS v RS (2015)

The High Court could exercise its inherent jurisdiction in proceedings concerning the custody of a child, who had been adopted in Nepal and was a British national resident in Dubai. The English court was the sole court which could remedy the non-recognisability of adoption at all under UAE law, and the fact that the Nepalese … Continue reading QS v RS (2015)

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E BUYER UK LTD v REVENUE & CUSTOMS COMMISSIONERS : REVENUE & CUSTOMS COMMISSIONERS v CITIBANK NA (2016)

In proceedings concerning missing trader intra-community fraud where HMRC alleged in its statement of case that the taxpayer "knew or should have known" that its transactions formed part of an overall scheme to defraud the Revenue, that amounted to an allegation of dishonest conduct. HMRC was therefore required to provide proper particulars of what the … Continue reading E BUYER UK LTD v REVENUE & CUSTOMS COMMISSIONERS : REVENUE & CUSTOMS COMMISSIONERS v CITIBANK NA (2016)

MONDE PETROLEUM SA v WESTERNZAGROS LTD (2016)

An application for specific disclosure made five weeks before a trial which sought a search of a server containing two billion documents was too late, unlikely to uncover anything of relevance, and would be a disproportionately costly exercise. The claimant applied for specific disclosure from the defendant in respect of a claim which was listed … Continue reading MONDE PETROLEUM SA v WESTERNZAGROS LTD (2016)

RXS v YJ LOVELL (BUILDING) LTD & ORS (2016)

Where the second defendant had settled the claimant's claim for damages for exposure to asbestos leading to mesothelioma, the court granted permission for the second defendant to bring an additional claim for contribution against the first defendant, rather than issuing fresh proceedings. The second defendant applied to make an additional claim against the first defendant … Continue reading RXS v YJ LOVELL (BUILDING) LTD & ORS (2016)

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)

(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)

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)