RE C (CHILDREN) (2016)

The High Court could invoke its inherent jurisdiction to prevent a parent with parental responsibility from registering their child with the forename of their choice. The power was to be exercised only in the most extreme cases where the parent's choice of forename gave rise to reasonable cause to believe that the child would suffer … Continue reading RE C (CHILDREN) (2016)

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JAMES TURNBULL (VALUATION OFFICER) v (1) GOODWYN SCHOOL (2) ANNEMOUNT SCHOOL (3) GOWER HOUSE SCHOOL (2016)

The comparable rental evidence presented by a valuation officer was insufficient to establish that there was a local rental market in small independent primary schools or to determine the rateable values of three such schools. Their respective rateable values would be determined using the contractor's basis. The appellant valuation officer appealed against determinations by the … Continue reading JAMES TURNBULL (VALUATION OFFICER) v (1) GOODWYN SCHOOL (2) ANNEMOUNT SCHOOL (3) GOWER HOUSE SCHOOL (2016)

DUNNETT INVESTMENTS LTD v (1) SECRETARY OF STATE FOR COMMUNITIES & LOCAL GOVERNMENT (2) EAST DORSET DISTRICT COUNCIL (2016)

A planning condition which stated that the property could be used for "no other purpose whatsoever, without express planning consent from the Local Planning Authority first being obtained" was sufficiently clear to exclude the operation of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013. The applicant (D) applied to quash a … Continue reading DUNNETT INVESTMENTS LTD v (1) SECRETARY OF STATE FOR COMMUNITIES & LOCAL GOVERNMENT (2) EAST DORSET DISTRICT COUNCIL (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)

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)

R (on the application of FRIENDS OF FINSBURY PARK) (Claimant) v HARINGEY LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL (Defendant) & (1) FESTIVAL REPUBLIC LTD (2) LIVE NATION (MUSIC) LTD (Interested Parties) (2016)

The claimant charity applied for judicial review of the defendant local authority's decision to grant the first interested party a premises licence to hold a music festival in part of Finsbury Park, a large London park. The claimant submitted that: (1) the local authority's decision to close part of the park for the festival was … Continue reading R (on the application of FRIENDS OF FINSBURY PARK) (Claimant) v HARINGEY LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL (Defendant) & (1) FESTIVAL REPUBLIC LTD (2) LIVE NATION (MUSIC) LTD (Interested Parties) (2016)

LOUNIS v NEWHAM LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL (2016)

The appellant appealed against a refusal to extend time to allow him to appeal against the respondent local authority's decision that it had discharged its duty to house him. The appellant had made an application for interim accommodation and the local authority had accepted that it had a duty to house him and his family. … Continue reading LOUNIS v NEWHAM LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL (2016)

SUTTON LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL v (1) MH (2) RH (3) NH (2016)

The local authority applied for a care order under the Children Act 1989 Pt IV in respect of the third respondent 16-year-old boy. The boy was born in South Africa and later moved to Canada. In 2012 he moved to Switzerland with his mother. He was sent to boarding school in Zimbabwe and later attended … Continue reading SUTTON LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL v (1) MH (2) RH (3) NH (2016)

R (ON THE APPLICATION OF XY) (Claimant) v MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL (Defendant) & THOMAS SMITH (Interested Party) (2016)

The claimant applied for judicial review of the defendant local authority's decision to grant planning permission to the interested party for the change of use of land.   The application site formed part of a wider site which had been granted planning permission for the retention of a mobile home, a touring caravan and a … Continue reading R (ON THE APPLICATION OF XY) (Claimant) v MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL (Defendant) & THOMAS SMITH (Interested Party) (2016)