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Dingle v Associated Newspapers: CA 1961

A defamation of the claimant had been published and then repeated by others. Held: The court discussed the logical impossibility of apportioning damage between different tortfeasors: ‘Where injury has been done to the plaintiff and the injury is indivisible, any tortfeasor whose act has been a proximate cause of the injury must compensate for the … Continue reading Dingle v Associated Newspapers: CA 1961

Bearmans Ltd v Metropolitan Police District Receiver: CA 1961

Sellers LJ said: ‘The second plaintiffs had paid some andpound;5,000 for that theft; and for their respective losses these plaintiffs sought to recover damages under the Riot (Damages) Act, 1886’ The court considered that a liberal approach was appropriate for the admissibility of hearsay evidence in civil proceedings. Judges: Sellers LJ, Devlin LJ Citations: [1961] … Continue reading Bearmans Ltd v Metropolitan Police District Receiver: CA 1961

Berry v British Transport Commission: CA 1961

The plaintiff had been prosecuted by the defendant for pulling the emergency cord on a train without proper cause. After acquittal and payment of part of her costs, she sued for malicious prosecution, saying the damages were the part of her defence costs not awarded. The defendant replied that this was not claimable loss. Held: … Continue reading Berry v British Transport Commission: CA 1961

Ryde International Plc v London Regional Transport: CA 5 Mar 2004

The landowner had developed land which was then made the subject of compulsory purchase. The court was asked how the compensation was to be calculated. The landowner expected to sell the development as a whole. The respondent argued that the profit which a purchaser would build into that purchase should affect the compensation. Held: The … Continue reading Ryde International Plc v London Regional Transport: CA 5 Mar 2004

Marren v Dawson Bentley and Co Ltd: 1961

Compensation was sought for injuries received in the course of employment. Held: The limitation period was to be calculated to have started on the day after the occurrence which founded the claim, the day itself being excluded from the calculation. Judges: Havers J Citations: [1961] 2 All ER 270, [1961] 2 QB 135 Statutes: Limitation … Continue reading Marren v Dawson Bentley and Co Ltd: 1961

Cavendish Square Holding Bv v Talal El Makdessi; ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis: SC 4 Nov 2015

The court reconsidered the law relating to penalty clauses in contracts. The first appeal, Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi, raised the issue in relation to two clauses in a substantial commercial contract. The second appeal, ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis, raised the issue at a consumer level, with a separate issue under the … Continue reading Cavendish Square Holding Bv v Talal El Makdessi; ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis: SC 4 Nov 2015

Behic and Others v Northumberland County Council, Re Station Street, Blyth: UTLC 4 Aug 2017

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory Purchase – Acquisition of land and premises in connection with town centre redevelopment scheme – valuation – disturbance – business extinguishment – Land Compensation Act 1961 section 5 rules (2) and (6) – Compensation determined at pounds 201,073 Judges: Paul Francis FRICS Citations: [2017] UKUT 269 (LC) Links: Bailii Statutes: Land … Continue reading Behic and Others v Northumberland County Council, Re Station Street, Blyth: UTLC 4 Aug 2017

Behic and Others v Northumberland County Council, Re Station Street, Blyth: UTLC 23 Jun 2017

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory Purchase – Acquisition of land and premises in connection with town centre redevelopment scheme – valuation – disturbance – business extinguishment – Land Compensation Act 1961 section 5 rules (2) and (6) – Compensation determined at pounds 201,073 Citations: [2017] UKUT 269 (LC) Links: Bailii Statutes: Land Compensation Act 1961 5 … Continue reading Behic and Others v Northumberland County Council, Re Station Street, Blyth: UTLC 23 Jun 2017

OT Africa Line Ltd v Magic Sportswear Corporation and others: CA 13 Jun 2005

The parties to a contract had agreed that the proper law for the contract was England. One party commenced proceedings in Canada, and the courts of Canada had accepted jurisdiction as the most appropriate and convenient forum to resolve the dispute. Proceedings were also begun in England, and the original Canadian claimant now appealed a … Continue reading OT Africa Line Ltd v Magic Sportswear Corporation and others: CA 13 Jun 2005

Parry v Cleaver: HL 5 Feb 1969

PI Damages not Reduced for Own Pension The plaintiff policeman was disabled by the negligence of the defendant and received a disablement pension. Part had been contributed by himself and part by his employer. Held: The plaintiff’s appeal succeeded. Damages for personal injury were not to be reduced by deducting the full net value of … Continue reading Parry v Cleaver: HL 5 Feb 1969

Hall v London Borough of Hillingdon: UTLC 17 Nov 2015

UTLC COMPENSATION – compulsory purchase – land acquired pursuant to a s.106 Agreement connected with major development of offices and park on reclaimed land – whether special value (if any) to developer to be left out of account under Pointe Gourde – estoppel – planning status – ransom value – hope value – disturbance – … Continue reading Hall v London Borough of Hillingdon: UTLC 17 Nov 2015

Kendon Packaging Ltd v Greater London Authority: UTLC 1 Jul 2015

UTLC COMPENSATION – compulsory acquisition of land and commercial buildings in connection with the London Olympics 2012 – disturbance – loss of profits – increased costs of replacement premises – value for money – other temporary losses – directors’ time – pre-reference costs – Land Compensation Act 1961 section 5, Rule (6) – Compensation andpound;360,596 … Continue reading Kendon Packaging Ltd v Greater London Authority: UTLC 1 Jul 2015

Five Oaks Land Ltd v London Borough of Redbridge (Compensation – Limitation): UTLC 2 Dec 2021

Claim included in statement of case covering multiple references filed within time – notice of reference filed after expiry of limitation period – whether claim referred to Tribunal within time – s.1, Land Compensation Act 1961 – s.9, Limitation Act 1980 – rr.7 and 28, Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal) (Lands Chamber) Rules 2010 Martin Rodger, … Continue reading Five Oaks Land Ltd v London Borough of Redbridge (Compensation – Limitation): UTLC 2 Dec 2021

G and B Compressor Hire Ltd v The Greater London Authority: UTLC 18 May 2015

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory purchase of 0.49 acre waste transfer station required pursuant to the London 2012 Olympic Park development – disturbance – loss of opportunity to expand business – temporary loss of profits – additional costs of new site not providing value for money – increased costs due to temporary relocation – professional fees … Continue reading G and B Compressor Hire Ltd v The Greater London Authority: UTLC 18 May 2015

Harris v Brights Asphalt Contractors Ltd: QBD 1953

The plaintiff was not to be prevented from recovering the costs of private medical treatment.It was argued and decided that (a) damages for the loss of earnings for the ‘lost years’ is nil, and (b) ‘the only relevance of earnings which would have been earned after death is that they are an element for consideration … Continue reading Harris v Brights Asphalt Contractors Ltd: QBD 1953

Timec 1209 Llp v Salford City Council: UTLC 5 Nov 2021

COMPULSORY PURCHASE – COMPENSATION – office building acquired as part of comprehensive redevelopment of Salford City Centre – rule 2 value in no scheme world – s.5, Land Compensation Act 1961 – Compensation determined at pounds 5,597,500 [2021] UKUT 269 (LC) Bailii England and Wales Land Updated: 30 November 2021; Ref: scu.669251

Reyes and Another v Al-Malki and Another: CA 5 Feb 2015

The claimants wished to make employment law claims alleging, inter alia, that they had suffered racial discrimination and harassment, and had been paid less than the national minimum wage aganst the respondents. They had been assessed as having been subject to human trafficking. They appealed against dismissal of their claims under section 31 the 1964 … Continue reading Reyes and Another v Al-Malki and Another: CA 5 Feb 2015

Mintblue Propertiesltd, Re: Re: Car Park of Former E-Mag Factory: UTLC 7 Apr 2016

UTLC Compensation – planning permission – compulsory acquisition of land required for new highway – appeal against certificate of appropriate alternative development restricting residential development to 100% affordable housing – development plan – material consideration of extant planning permission on balance of site – Land Compensation Act 1961, s18 – appeal allowed [2016] UKUT 172 … Continue reading Mintblue Propertiesltd, Re: Re: Car Park of Former E-Mag Factory: UTLC 7 Apr 2016

Pointe Gourde Quarrying and Transport Co Ltd v Sub-Intendant of Crown Lands: PC 29 Jul 1947

Under a wartime agreement in 1941 the UK government agreed to lease to the US Government land in Trinidad on which the US could establish a naval base. To do this the Crown acquired the Pointe Gourde land for its limestone quarry which would be used to provide materials to construct the air base. It … Continue reading Pointe Gourde Quarrying and Transport Co Ltd v Sub-Intendant of Crown Lands: PC 29 Jul 1947

Regina v Soneji and Bullen: HL 21 Jul 2005

The defendants had had confiscation orders made against them. They had appealed on the basis that the orders were made more than six months after sentence. The prosecutor now appealed saying that the fact that the order were not timely did not invalidate them. Held: The appeal was allowed. The confiscation orders made by the … Continue reading Regina v Soneji and Bullen: HL 21 Jul 2005

McTear v Imperial Tobacco Ltd: OHCS 31 May 2005

The pursuer sought damages after her husband’s death from lung cancer. She said that the defenders were negligent in having continued to sell him cigarettes knowing that they would cause this. Held: The action failed. The plaintiff had not proved that the smoking of cigarettes was the cause of the lung cancer, and it was … Continue reading McTear v Imperial Tobacco Ltd: OHCS 31 May 2005

Anson v Revenue and Customs: SC 1 Jul 2015

Interpretation of Double Taxation Agreements This appeal is concerned with the interpretation and application of a double taxation agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States of America. A had been a member of an LLP in Delaware, and he was resident within the UK, but not domiciled here. He was liable to UK … Continue reading Anson v Revenue and Customs: SC 1 Jul 2015

Hunter and Others v Canary Wharf Ltd: HL 25 Apr 1997

The claimant, in a representative action complained that the works involved in the erection of the Canary Wharf tower constituted a nuisance in that the works created substantial clouds of dust and the building blocked her TV signals, so as to limit her enjoyment of her land. Held: The interference with TV reception by an … Continue reading Hunter and Others v Canary Wharf Ltd: HL 25 Apr 1997

Purnell v Purnell: 1961

Cairns J considered a request for the variation of a post-nuptial trust and said: ‘Now it is well established by authority that the variation may be such as to confer a benefit on a stranger to the settlement provided it also confers a benefit on . .

Jindal Iron and Steel Co Ltd and others v Islamic Solidarity Shipping Company Jordan Inc (‘The Jordan II’): HL 25 Nov 2004

References: [2004] UKHL 49, Times 26-Nov-2004, [2005] 1 WLR 1363, [2005] 1 All ER 175 Links: Bailii, House of Lords Coram: Lord Bingham of Cornhill Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead Lord Steyn Lord Hoffmann Lord Scott of Foscote Cargo was damaged by rough handling during loading and/or discharging, and/or inadequate stowage due to failure to provide … Continue reading Jindal Iron and Steel Co Ltd and others v Islamic Solidarity Shipping Company Jordan Inc (‘The Jordan II’): HL 25 Nov 2004

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Chiver v St Helens Borough Council: UTLC 9 Nov 2020

Compulsory Purchase – Business Extinguished By CPO – separate car showroom building not acquired – claim for lease breakage – whether evidence sufficient to show loss – pre-reference costs determined at pounds 198,959.65 – section 5, Land Compensation Act 1961 Citations: [2020] UKUT 303 (LC) Links: Bailii Statutes: Land Compensation Act 1961 5 Jurisdiction: England … Continue reading Chiver v St Helens Borough Council: UTLC 9 Nov 2020

C F and M G Roberts v South Gloucestershire District Council: LT 31 Dec 1994

LT COMPENSATION – Compulsory purchase of land for the construction of a road – value – assumed planning permission – value of minerals – planning permission for a commercial minerals operation not granted or to be assumed – compensation assessed on basis of agricultural value at andpound;17,000 – Alternative valuation (Rule 50(4) Lands Tribunal Rules … Continue reading C F and M G Roberts v South Gloucestershire District Council: LT 31 Dec 1994

Meredith v King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council: UTLC 12 Jan 2017

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory purchase – Grade II Listed house in disrepair – owner’s failure to comply with Repairs Notice or Urgent Works Notice – development prospects – cost of repair and renovation – valuation – comparables – Section 5(2) Land Compensation Act 1961- compensation determined at andpound;125,000 Citations: [2017] UKUT 2 (LC) Links: Bailii … Continue reading Meredith v King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council: UTLC 12 Jan 2017

Bond and Others v Dorset County Council: UTLC 11 Oct 2010

UTLC COMPENSATION – modification order – preliminary issue – leaseholder claimant – freeholder granting lease to another person on expiry of claimant’s lease – whether compensation could be claimed on basis that in the absence of the modification a new lease would have been granted to the claimant – held that it could not – … Continue reading Bond and Others v Dorset County Council: UTLC 11 Oct 2010

Michael v Salford City Council: UTLC 6 Sep 2016

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory Purchase – site in Salford – CPO as part of wider scheme – planning permissions – methods of valuation – residual method preferred – profits of development claim rejected in addition to market value – basic loss and other costs – compensation awarded at andpound;321,702.61 – Section 5, Land Compensation Act … Continue reading Michael v Salford City Council: UTLC 6 Sep 2016

Halpern and Others v Greater London Authority: UTLC 18 Mar 2014

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory purchase of 1.1 acre waste transfer site -planning assumptions – valuation – disturbance – extinguishment of business – pre-possession ‘shadow period’ losses – management time – re-investment costs – Land Compensation Act 1961 section 5 rules (2) and (6), sections 14(3) and 16(3) and section 10A – compensation determined at andpound;2,580,747 … Continue reading Halpern and Others v Greater London Authority: UTLC 18 Mar 2014

GPE (Hanover Square) Ltd v Transport for London: UTLC 28 May 2013

UTLC COMPENSATION – compulsory purchase – preliminary issue – freehold and long leasehold interests subject to occupational leases – whether value of interests to be assessed on assumption that terms of leases were as they would have been if no proposal to acquire – held they should not – Land Compensation Act 1961 ss 5 … Continue reading GPE (Hanover Square) Ltd v Transport for London: UTLC 28 May 2013

Waters and others v Welsh Development Agency: HL 29 Apr 2004

Land was to be compulsorily purchased. A large development required the land to be used to create a nature reserve. The question was how and if at all the value of the overall scheme should be considered when assessing the compensation for this plot. Held: ‘All that was necessary, since it was clear that the … Continue reading Waters and others v Welsh Development Agency: HL 29 Apr 2004

Transport for London (London Underground Ltd) v Spirerose Ltd: HL 30 Jul 2009

Compulsory Purchase Compensation – Land As it Is The House considered the basis of calculation of compensation on the compulsory purchase of land without planning permission, but where permission would probably be granted. The appellant challenged the decision which had treated the probability as equal to certainty. Held: The appeal succeeded. The land should not … Continue reading Transport for London (London Underground Ltd) v Spirerose Ltd: HL 30 Jul 2009

Co-operative Insurance Society Ltd v Hastings Borough Council: ChD 23 Jun 1993

The local authority made a CPO in 1981 in respect of a sports ground. The applicants later acquired the land. In 1989 the order was confirmed and in March 1989 a vesting order was made. The authority was unable to afford to complete the purchase. In October 1992, the applicant sought a declaration that the … Continue reading Co-operative Insurance Society Ltd v Hastings Borough Council: ChD 23 Jun 1993

Batchelor v Kent County Council: CA 1989

The Council had compulsorily acquired land for highway improvement. It was within an area scheduled for residential development. Outline permission for development of neighbouring land had been granted but the development could not proceed until the road improvements, including the construction of a roundabout, had been carried out. The compulsorily acquired plot was the site … Continue reading Batchelor v Kent County Council: CA 1989

Trocette Property Co Ltd v Greater London Council: CA 1974

Lawton LJ considered the scheme of compensation under the 1961 Act and said: ‘The assessment of compensation in cases such as this is a most difficult task calling for the judicial use of fertile imagination. Assumptions have to be made (see ss 14, 15 and 16) and some realities disregarded (eg any increase in value … Continue reading Trocette Property Co Ltd v Greater London Council: CA 1974

Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd: CA 31 Mar 2006

The deceased had suffered a head injury whilst working for the defendant. In addition to severe physical consequences he suffered post-traumatic stress, became more and more depressed, and then committed suicide six years later. The claimant appealed against refusal of an award under the 1976 Act. The judge had decided that it was not part … Continue reading Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd: CA 31 Mar 2006

Nicholls v Highways Agency: LT 31 Dec 1997

LT COMPENSATION – simplified procedure – compulsory acquisition of grassland with hardstanding and shed – whether undertaking given at CPO inquiry that compensation would be assessed on cost of reinstatement – whether compensation to be assessed under r(5) of s 5 Land Compensation Act 1961 – whether compensation for reinstatement can be claimed as disturbance … Continue reading Nicholls v Highways Agency: LT 31 Dec 1997

Khan v Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council: UTLC 2 Nov 2017

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory Purchase – house acquired as part of wider regeneration programme – property in derelict condition – market value – cost of repair works – residual value – loss of rental income – whether basic loss payment calculated by reference to market value or whole claim – Land Compensation Act 1961 section … Continue reading Khan v Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council: UTLC 2 Nov 2017

Boulder Bridge Lane Trust v Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council: UTLC 14 Mar 2017

UTLC COMPENSATION – PLANNING PERMISSION – certificate of appropriate alternative development – compulsory purchase of former railway land – whether planning permission would have been granted for change of use of former operational building(s) said to be in Green Belt – conditions to be attached to agreed scrap yard and fuel recovery uses – ss. … Continue reading Boulder Bridge Lane Trust v Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council: UTLC 14 Mar 2017

Laroche v Spirit of Adventure (UK) Ltd: CA 21 Jan 2009

Hot Air balloon was an aircraft: damages limited The claimant was injured flying in the defendant’s hot air balloon. The defendant said that the journey was covered by the 1967 Regulations and the damages limited accordingly. The claimant appealed against a decision that the balloon was an aircraft. Held: The appeal was dismissed. There was … Continue reading Laroche v Spirit of Adventure (UK) Ltd: CA 21 Jan 2009

Lloyds Bank plc v Rosset: CA 13 May 1988

Claim by a wife that she has a beneficial interest in a house registered in the sole name of her husband and that her interest has priority over the rights of a bank under a legal charge executed without her knowledge. The case raises a point of importance in the law of registered conveyancing. Shortly … Continue reading Lloyds Bank plc v Rosset: CA 13 May 1988

Hemingby Agricultural Traders Ltd and Another v East Lindsey District Council: UTLC 28 Oct 2010

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory Purchase of Grade II listed buildings in poor repair – valuation by comparables or residual method – cost of repair and reinstatement – Land Compensation Act 1961 section 5, rule (2) – compensation determined at pounds 32,500 [2010] UKUT 390 (LC) Bailii Land Compensation Act 1961 England and Wales Land Updated: … Continue reading Hemingby Agricultural Traders Ltd and Another v East Lindsey District Council: UTLC 28 Oct 2010

In re Deep Vein Thrombosis and Air Travel Group Litigation: QBD 20 Dec 2002

The claimants claimed to have suffered deep vein thrombosis having been sat in cramped conditions for long periods whilst travelling by air. They sought compensation, saying that the failure by the airlines to warn them and take steps to minimise the dangers was culpable. Under the Convention they had to establish that the injuries constituted … Continue reading In re Deep Vein Thrombosis and Air Travel Group Litigation: QBD 20 Dec 2002

Botham v The Ministry of Defence: QBD 26 Mar 2010

The claimant had been employed by the MOD. He was summarily dismissed for gross misconduct, and he was then placed on the list of persons unsuitable for work with children. He succeeded at the Tribunal in a claim for unfair and wrongful dismissal. The employer had failed to follow the contractual procedure, and the dismissal … Continue reading Botham v The Ministry of Defence: QBD 26 Mar 2010

Fisher v Bell: QBD 10 Nov 1960

A shopkeeper displayed a flick-knife in his window for sale. A price was also displayed. He was charged with offering it for sale, an offence under the Act. The words ‘offer for sale’ were not defined in the Act, and therefore the magistrates construed them as under the general law of contract, in which case … Continue reading Fisher v Bell: QBD 10 Nov 1960

Phoenix Developments (Jpj) Ltd v Lancashire County Council: UTLC 26 Jan 2016

UTLC COMPENSATION – Compulsory Purchase – acquiring authority exercising option to purchase – purchase price determined by expert appointed under option agreement – land then vested by use of compulsory powers – reference for compensation – application to strike out – whether Tribunal has jurisdiction to determine compensation – section 1, Land Compensation Act 1961 … Continue reading Phoenix Developments (Jpj) Ltd v Lancashire County Council: UTLC 26 Jan 2016

Tescan Ltd v Cornwall Council: UTLC 3 Nov 2014

UTLC COMPENSATION – planning permission – certificate of appropriate alternative development – section 17 application for ‘full open market residential’ – section 18 appeal against a nil certificate – development plan – imminent revocation of saved structure plan policies at relevant valuation date – emerging local plan policies – material considerations – National Planning Policy … Continue reading Tescan Ltd v Cornwall Council: UTLC 3 Nov 2014

Edwards v Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council: UTLC 14 Oct 2014

UTLC COMPENSATION – Planning permission – Compulsory acquisition of land for village by-pass scheme – development potential – APPEAL under s.18 of the Land Compensation Act 1961 against a negative certificate issued pursuant to an application for a Certificate of Appropriate Alternative Development under s.17 of the Act – Appeal allowed [2014] UKUT 435 (LC) … Continue reading Edwards v Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council: UTLC 14 Oct 2014