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Brazzill and Others v Willoughby and Others: CA 27 May 2010

The regulated bank Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander Ltd (KSF) was in financial difficulties. The Bank of England required KSF to credit to a trust account all future deposits. KSF later went into insolvency. Some deposits had been credited to the trust account but not all. The court was asked whether the sum held was for … Continue reading Brazzill and Others v Willoughby and Others: CA 27 May 2010

Financial Services Authority v Sinaloa Gold Plc and Others: ChD 25 Jan 2011

The court considered issues arising on an application by the regulator for an injunction to restrain the defendant operating what it said was an unregulated share dealing scheme. Barclays Bank, bankers to the main defendant complained that as third party creditors of the company they would be prejudiced by the intervention. The FSA offered no … Continue reading Financial Services Authority v Sinaloa Gold Plc and Others: ChD 25 Jan 2011

Financial Services Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 26 Sep 2005

The complainant asked the FSA for information relating to the calculations they completed to work out weighted average mortgage interest rates. These rates are supplied by the FSA to the Office for National Statistics for publication and are used to calculate the Mortgage Interest Rate of Relief. The FSA provided the complainant with an explanation … Continue reading Financial Services Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 26 Sep 2005

Financial Services Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 4 Sep 2007

The complainant sought information from the Financial Services Authority (‘FSA’) that was generated by and/or considered during the FSA investigation of his complaint against HSBC Investment Bank plc. The FSA refused to disclose certain information relying on section 44 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 citing section 348 of the Financial Services and Markets … Continue reading Financial Services Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 4 Sep 2007

The Christian Institute and Others v The Lord Advocate: SC 28 Jul 2016

(Scotland) By the 2014 Act, the Scottish Parliament had provided that each child should have a named person to monitor that child’s needs, with information about him or her shared as necessary. The Institute objected that the imposed obligation to share information was outwith the powers of the Parliament. It extended the information to be … Continue reading The Christian Institute and Others v The Lord Advocate: SC 28 Jul 2016

Financial Services Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 31 Aug 2011

The complainant requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 any communications between the public authority and ministers or officials in the Government of Iceland, the Icelandic FSA and the Central Bank of Iceland regarding Landsbanki that were forwarded to the Treasury between 4 October 2008 and 8 October 2008. The public authority provided some … Continue reading Financial Services Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 31 Aug 2011

Financial Services Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 1 Sep 2010

The complainant made a freedom of information request to the public authority for information it held in relation to concerns it had about the management of the Leeds City Credit Union. The public authority refused the request under section 31 (Law Enforcement); section 40 (Personal information); section 43 (Commercial Interests) and section 44 (Prohibitions on … Continue reading Financial Services Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 1 Sep 2010

Regina v Department of Education and Employment ex parte Begbie: CA 20 Aug 1999

A statement made by a politician as to his intentions on a particular matter if elected could not create a legitimate expectation as regards the delivery of the promise after elected, even where the promise would directly affect individuals, and the costs of a child’s education. Any consequences of a failure to keep a promise … Continue reading Regina v Department of Education and Employment ex parte Begbie: CA 20 Aug 1999

Financial Services Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 8 Oct 2012

The complainant has requested from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) information relating to the circumstances in which a company ceased to be regulated. The FSA confirmed it held information covered by the request but considered it exempt from disclosure under section 44 of FOIA by virtue of section 348 of the Financial Services and Markets … Continue reading Financial Services Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 8 Oct 2012

Bank Mellat v Her Majesty’s Treasury (No 2): SC 19 Jun 2013

The bank challenged measures taken by HM Treasury to restrict access to the United Kingdom’s financial markets by a major Iranian commercial bank, Bank Mellat, on the account of its alleged connection with Iran’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes. The bank sought to have the direction given under section 7 of the 2008 Act. … Continue reading Bank Mellat v Her Majesty’s Treasury (No 2): SC 19 Jun 2013

The Financial Conduct Authority v Capital Alternatives Ltd and Others: CA 25 Mar 2015

The court was asked four different schemes constituted ‘collective investment schemes’ within the meaning of section 235 of the 2000 Act, two schemes in particular, one relating to exploitation of a rice farm in Sierra Leone, the other to tradable carbon credits in respect of forest areas in Australia, Sierra Leone and the Amazon. Sir … Continue reading The Financial Conduct Authority v Capital Alternatives Ltd and Others: CA 25 Mar 2015

Huang v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 21 Mar 2007

Appellate Roles – Human Rights – Families Split The House considered the decision making role of immigration appellate authorities when deciding appeals on Human Rights grounds, against refusal of leave to enter or remain, under section 65. In each case the asylum applicant had had his own request refused but that of his family had … Continue reading Huang v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 21 Mar 2007

Lord Carlile of Berriew QC, and Others, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Home Department: SC 12 Nov 2014

The claimant had supported the grant of a visa to a woman in order to speak to members of Parliament who was de facto leader of an Iranian organsation which had in the past supported terrorism and had been proscribed in the UK, but that proscription had been cancelled by the Tribunal. Lord Carlile appealed … Continue reading Lord Carlile of Berriew QC, and Others, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Home Department: SC 12 Nov 2014

Mohammed Karim v FSA: UTTC 15 Mar 2011

UTTC FINANCIAL SERVICES – Part IV Permission – Refusal by Authority – Application for permission to conduct insurance broking activity – Lack of understanding of requirements of regulatory system – Lack of experience – Threshold Conditions 4 and 5 – Reference dismissed – FSMA 2000 s40 Sir Stephen Oliver QC [2011] UKUT B18 (TCC) (TCC) … Continue reading Mohammed Karim v FSA: UTTC 15 Mar 2011

A v Secretary of State for the Home Department, and X v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 16 Dec 2004

The applicants had been imprisoned and held without trial, being suspected of international terrorism. No criminal charges were intended to be brought. They were foreigners and free to return home if they wished, but feared for their lives if they did. A British subject, who was suspected in the exact same way, and there were … Continue reading A v Secretary of State for the Home Department, and X v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 16 Dec 2004

Scott v Southern Pacific Mortgages Ltd and Others: SC 22 Oct 2014

The appellant challenged a sale and rent back transaction. He said that the proposed purchaser had misrepresented the transaction to them. The Court was asked s whether the home owners had interests whose priority was protected by virtue of section 29(2)(a)(ii) of, and Schedule 3, paragraph 2, to the Land Registration Act 2002. Held: The … Continue reading Scott v Southern Pacific Mortgages Ltd and Others: SC 22 Oct 2014

Paragon Finance Plc (Formerly Known As National Home Loans Corporation Plc v D B Thakerar and Co (a Firm); Ranga and Co (a Firm) and Sterling Financial Services Limited: CA 21 Jul 1998

Where an action had been begun on basis of allegations of negligence and breach of trust, new allegations of fraud where quite separate new causes of claim, and went beyond amendments and were disallowed outside the relevant limitation period. Sections 23 and 36 and the absence of express statutory mention in the 1980 Act of … Continue reading Paragon Finance Plc (Formerly Known As National Home Loans Corporation Plc v D B Thakerar and Co (a Firm); Ranga and Co (a Firm) and Sterling Financial Services Limited: CA 21 Jul 1998

Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department ex parte Doody and Others: HL 25 Jun 1993

A mandatory lifer is to be permitted to suggest the period of actual sentence to be served. The Home Secretary must give reasons for refusing a lifer’s release. What fairness requires in any particular case is ‘essentially an intuitive judgment’, changes over time, and the requirements are flexible and closely conditioned by the legal and … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department ex parte Doody and Others: HL 25 Jun 1993