References:  UKIntelP o29214,
The validity of a patent was challenged at the same time in both UK and European courts. Mummery LJ discussed the inherent consequences of a race between the jurisdictions: ‘the possibility of the duplication of proceedings contesting the validity of a patent granted by the EPO is inherent in the system established by the Convention. In practice national courts exercise exclusive jurisdiction on infringement issues and they have concurrent jurisdiction with the EPO on validity issues. As Mr Daniel Alexander appearing for the claimant said, the contracting states and the UK Parliament contemplated that the national patents courts should be able to determine the same issues of patentability as the EPO. The resultant legislation allowed the determination by the national court and the EPO at the same time. Indeed, there is nothing in the Convention or the 1977 Act to prevent the commencement of revocation proceedings in the Patents Court on the very date of the grant of the patent by the EPO.’Court: CA
Judges: Ward, Mummery, Jacob LJJ
References:  EWCA Civ 23,  Bus LR 888
SIC Auditors’ report – On 5 August 2013, Mr Gill asked Audit Scotland for a copy of the external auditors’ report on the handling of a complaint by Scottish Borders Council (the Council). Audit Scotland provided some information, withholding the rest on the basis that it was personal data and disclosure would breach the first data protection principle.
Following an investigation, the Commissioner found that Audit Scotland dealt with Mr Gill’s request for information in accordance with Part 1 of FOISA.
References:  ScotIC 141_2014,
The defendants appealed against their convictions of forming a fraudulent scheme to defraud Transport Scotland. They were bus drivers and: ‘The modus operandi of the scheme involved scanning lost or stolen concessionary travel cards into Harte Buses’ electronic ticket machines, thus creating fictitious trips. Harte Buses then received payment for those fictitious trips from Transport Scotland.’
Held: The appeals succeeded with various difficulties revealed.
Judges: Lady Paton
References:  ScotHC HCJAC_69,
References:  EWHC 1033 (Pat),
Statutes: Extradition Act 2003
References:  ScotHC HCJAC_42, 2010 JC 235
- Kapri -v- The Lord Advocate (Representing The Government of The Republic of Albania), SC, Cited, (Bailii,  UKSC 48, Bailii Summary, 2013 SCL 653, 2013 GWD 25-493,  1 WLR 2324,  WLR(D) 281,  HRLR 31, 36 BHRC 136, 2013 SCCR 430,  4 All ER 599, 2013 SLT 743, 2013 SC (UKSC) 311, WLRD, UKSC 2012/0192, SC, S Summary)
The defendant appealed against his conviction for assaulting his wife, saying he had acted in self defence.
Held: CCTV showed that he had opportunity to escape rather than assault her.
Judges: Lady Paton, Lord Drummond Young, Sheriff Principal Lockhart
References:  ScotHC HCJAC_81,
Renewed application for permission to appeal. The claimant had worked for the respondent with a role in its Housing Developments and Partnerships department, in which by 2006 she became a team leader. In 2009 she brought employment tribunal proceedings against it, complaining of sex and race discrimination, harassment and detriment on the grounds that she had made a protected disclosure.Court: CA
Judges: Rimer LJ
References:  EWCA Civ 1375,
Calculation of costs after order for payment out of central funds.Court: CACD
References:  EWCA Crim 1570,
References:  EWCA Crim 1570,
References:  EWCA Civ 1576,