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Northern Ireland Trailers Ltd v Preston County Borough: 1972

It was argued that proceedings brought under s94 by information not complaint were a nullity. Held: The argument failed. A failure to comply with an abatement notice was a criminal offence, but proceedings could also be brought by complaint under s99 Citations: [1972] 1 All ER 260, [1972] 1 WLR 203 Statutes: Public Health Act … Continue reading Northern Ireland Trailers Ltd v Preston County Borough: 1972

Das v Ayrshire and Arran Health Board (Equality Act 2010 Section 27B Victimisation): EAT 28 Nov 2014

EAT Equality Act 2010 section 27B. Victimisation. The claimant applied for a vacancy advertised by the respondent. He was qualified for the post and was the only applicant. The respondent shortlisted him but prior to interview decided to withdraw the vacancy. The HR department of the respondent thought that there was a high risk of … Continue reading Das v Ayrshire and Arran Health Board (Equality Act 2010 Section 27B Victimisation): EAT 28 Nov 2014

Engel And Others v The Netherlands (1): ECHR 8 Jun 1976

The court was asked whether proceedings in a military court against soldiers for disciplinary offences involved criminal charges within the meaning of Article 6(1): ‘In this connection, it is first necessary to know whether the provision(s) defining the offence charged belong, according to the legal system of the respondent State, to criminal law, disciplinary law … Continue reading Engel And Others v The Netherlands (1): ECHR 8 Jun 1976

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

Barrett v Universal-Island Records Ltd and others: ChD 15 May 2006

The claimant was entitled to share in the copyright royalties of Bob Marley and the Wailers, and claimed payment from the defendants. The defendants said that the matters had already been settled and that the claim was an abuse of process, and also that there was an action estoppel. Held: An English court should not … Continue reading Barrett v Universal-Island Records Ltd and others: ChD 15 May 2006

Regina v Criminal Injuries Compensation Board ex parte Webb: CA 1987

Interpretation of CICB Scheme The court should not construe the scheme as if it were a statute but as a public announcement of what the Government was willing to do. This entails the court deciding what would be a reasonable and literate man’s understanding of the circumstances in which he could under the scheme be … Continue reading Regina v Criminal Injuries Compensation Board ex parte Webb: CA 1987

Investors Compensation Scheme Ltd v West Bromwich Building Society: HL 19 Jun 1997

Account taken of circumstances wihout ambiguity The respondent gave advice on home income plans. The individual claimants had assigned their initial claims to the scheme, but later sought also to have their mortgages in favour of the respondent set aside. Held: Investors having once assigned their causes of action to the ICS, could not later … Continue reading Investors Compensation Scheme Ltd v West Bromwich Building Society: HL 19 Jun 1997

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

BAPIO Action Ltd and Another, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Another: HL 30 Apr 2008

The House considered whether the Secretary of State for Health acted lawfully in issuing guidance as to the employment of foreign doctors to employing bodies within the National Health Service in April 2006. Held: The secretary of state’s appeal failed. The fact that the guidance differentiated between NHS service and private medical care indicated that … Continue reading BAPIO Action Ltd and Another, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Another: HL 30 Apr 2008

Stynes v Western Power (East Midlands) Plc: UTLC 19 Jul 2013

UTLC COMPENSATION – electricity – grant of necessary wayleave under Schedule 4 of Electricity Act 1989 – overhead line – injurious affection – whether section 44 of the Land Compensation Act 1973 applies – application of the principle of equivalence Sir Keith Lindblom, P, AJ Trott FRICS [2013] UKUT 214 (LC) Bailii Land Compensation Act … Continue reading Stynes v Western Power (East Midlands) Plc: UTLC 19 Jul 2013

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Khan v Islington London Borough Council: CA 6 Jul 1999

Where a local authority came to be obliged to pay compensation for home loss to a tenant, there was nothing usually to prevent the authority setting off against that sum any rent arrears. The two balances arose out of the same relationship, that of landlord and tenant. This may not always apply, the answer may … Continue reading Khan v Islington London Borough Council: CA 6 Jul 1999

Mills V Allen Ltd v Commission for New Towns (trading as English Partnerships): LT 31 Dec 2000

LT COMPENSATION – preliminary issue – disturbance payment – Land Compensation Act 1973 s 37 – advertisement site – claimant’s right to occupy terminating on disposal of land – land acquired by urban development corporation – hoardings removed by corporation – whether claimant displaced in consequence of acquisition – whether corporation an authority possessing compulsory … Continue reading Mills V Allen Ltd v Commission for New Towns (trading as English Partnerships): LT 31 Dec 2000

Mann and Others v Transport for London: CA 29 Jun 2018

‘Should this court overturn the decision of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) (‘the Tribunal’) not to award successful claimants their costs of pursuing claims for compensation under Part 1 of the Land Compensation Act 1973 on the indemnity basis, where the compensation awarded to them had exceeded offers of settlement made by them before the … Continue reading Mann and Others v Transport for London: CA 29 Jun 2018

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

Robertson and Others v Manchester Airport Plc: UTLC 25 Oct 2010

COMPENSATION – Land Compensation Act 1973 Part I – depreciation by physical factors caused by the use of second runway at Manchester Airport – noise, vibration and fumes – impact of agreed increase in noise – analysis of conflicting valuation evidence – compensation assessed at pounds 72,500 and pounds 40,000 [2010] UKUT 370 (LC) Bailii … Continue reading Robertson and Others v Manchester Airport Plc: UTLC 25 Oct 2010

Goodman and Others v Transport for London: UTLC 5 Apr 2016

UTLC COMPENSATION – Land Compensation Act 1973 Part I – dwelling houses – depreciation in value from physical factors caused by the Coulsdon Relief Road – relevance of noise evidence – valuation evidence based upon transactions and agreed values – transactions preferred – compensation determined at 1% and 4% of agreed switched off values. [2016] … Continue reading Goodman and Others v Transport for London: UTLC 5 Apr 2016

Johnston and Others v Tag Farnborough Airport Ltd: UTLC 15 Oct 2015

UTLC COMPENSATION – Land Compensation Act 1973 Part I – aerodrome – preliminary issues – runway or apron alterations – relevant date – estoppel – limitation – validity of claim notices – occupation by government department – whether alterations pursuant to a single planning permission but separated by five years a single ‘scheme’ – Johnston … Continue reading Johnston and Others v Tag Farnborough Airport Ltd: UTLC 15 Oct 2015

Livesey v Lancashire County Council: UTLC 19 Nov 2014

UTLC COMPENSATION – Land Compensation Act 1973 Part 1 – dwelling house – depreciation by physical factors caused by upgrading of adjacent roundabout – compensation of andpound;75,000 awarded N J Rose FRICS [2014] UKUT 501 (LC) Bailii Land Compensation Act 1973 England and Wales Land Updated: 04 January 2022; Ref: scu.552344

Toms and Another v The Secretary of State for Transport: UTLC 3 Feb 2011

UTLC COMPENSATION – Land Compensation Act 1973 Part I – depreciation by physical factors caused by the use of High Speed 1 – impact of increase in noise, if any – whether compensating authority’s expert evidence admissible – held that it was – analysis of conflicting noise and valuation evidence – whether evidence of agreed … Continue reading Toms and Another v The Secretary of State for Transport: UTLC 3 Feb 2011

Newbury District Council v Secretary of State for the Environment: HL 1980

Issues arose as to a new planning permission for two existing hangars. Held: The appeal succeeded. The question of the validity of conditions attached to planning permissions will sometimes be a difficult one. To be valid, a condition must be imposed for a planning purpose and not for an ulterior one; it must fairly and … Continue reading Newbury District Council v Secretary of State for the Environment: HL 1980

Associated Provincial Picture Houses Ltd v Wednesbury Corporation: CA 10 Nov 1947

Administrative Discretion to be Used Reasonably The applicant challenged the manner of decision making as to the conditions which had been attached to its licence to open the cinema on Sundays. It had not been allowed to admit children under 15 years of age. The statute provided no appeal procedure, and the applicant sought a … Continue reading Associated Provincial Picture Houses Ltd v Wednesbury Corporation: CA 10 Nov 1947

Golden Strait Corporation v Nippon Yusen Kubishka Kaisha (‘The Golden Victory’): HL 28 Mar 2007

The claimant sought damages for repudiation of a charterparty. The charterpary had been intended to continue until 2005. The charterer repudiated the contract and that repudiation was accepted, but before the arbitrator could set his award, the Iraq war broke out, under which the charterer could have terminated the charter as of right. The defendant … Continue reading Golden Strait Corporation v Nippon Yusen Kubishka Kaisha (‘The Golden Victory’): HL 28 Mar 2007

Regina v Liverpool Crown Court, Ex Parte Cooke: QBD 3 Apr 1996

Complaint was made against the council for creating a statutory nuisance under the 1990 Act. The tenant sought compensation under the 1973 Act. The council appealed an award of andpound;3,000 compensation. Held: Compensation should be awarded for the period from the date of the notice until the date of the hearing. Where however the proceedings … Continue reading Regina v Liverpool Crown Court, Ex Parte Cooke: QBD 3 Apr 1996

Zurich Insurance Plc UK Branch v International Energy Group Ltd: SC 20 May 2015

A claim had been made for mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, but the claim arose in Guernsey. Acknowledging the acute difficultis particular to the evidence in such cases, the House of Lords, in Fairchild. had introduced the Special Rule at common law as to such evidence. In the UK, the 2006 Act had amended the … Continue reading Zurich Insurance Plc UK Branch v International Energy Group Ltd: SC 20 May 2015

Jetivia Sa and Another v Bilta (UK) Ltd and Others: SC 22 Apr 2015

The liquidators of Bilta had brought proceedings against former directors and the appellant alleging that they were party to an unlawful means conspiracy which had damaged the company by engaging in a carousel fraud with carbon credits. On the pleaded facts, Mr Chopra and Mr Nazir were the directing organ of Bilta under its constitution. … Continue reading Jetivia Sa and Another v Bilta (UK) Ltd and Others: SC 22 Apr 2015

Attorney General of Belize and others v Belize Telecom Ltd and Another: PC 18 Mar 2009

(Belize) A company had been formed to manage telecommunications in Belize. The parties disputed the interpretation of its articles. Shares had been sold, but the company was structured so as to leave a degree of control with the government. It was argued that a term was to be implied requiring resignation of a director when … Continue reading Attorney General of Belize and others v Belize Telecom Ltd and Another: PC 18 Mar 2009

Waggott v Waggott: CA 11 Apr 2018

The court considered issues about the application of, and the relationship between, the principles of need, sharing and compensation in the determination of financial claims under the 1973 Act, specifically: (i) Is an earning capacity capable of being a matrimonial asset to which the sharing principle applies and in the product of which, as a … Continue reading Waggott v Waggott: CA 11 Apr 2018

Herbert v Lambeth London Borough Council: QBD 27 Nov 1991

An abatement order had been made against the council under the 1936 Act. The tenant appealed a finding that the magistrates had had no jurisdiction to award compensation under the 1973 Act. Held: An order under the 1973 Act required a criminal conviction. Section 94 of the 1936 Act created an offence of which the … Continue reading Herbert v Lambeth London Borough Council: QBD 27 Nov 1991

Allan Janes Llp v Johal: ChD 23 Feb 2006

The claimant sought to enforce a restrictive covenant against the defendant a former assistant solicitor as to non-competition within a certain distance of the practice for a period of three years. After leaving she had sought to set up partnership with others to practice in competition. During the period of her notice she worked also … Continue reading Allan Janes Llp v Johal: ChD 23 Feb 2006

Botross v Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council: QBD 7 Nov 1994

Statutory nuisance proceedings are in their nature criminal proceedings, and compensation may be awarded by the court. Citations: Times 07-Nov-1994, (1994) 16 Cr App R (S) 622 Statutes: Environmental Protection Act 1990 82(1) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Citing: Adopted – Regina v Inner London Crown Court ex parte Bentham QBD 1989 The defendant sought legal … Continue reading Botross v Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council: QBD 7 Nov 1994

HIH Casualty and General Insurance Limited and others v Chase Manhattan Bank and others: HL 20 Feb 2003

The insurance company had paid claims on policies used to underwrite the production of TV films. The re-insurers resisted the claims against them by the insurers on the grounds of non-disclosure by the insured, or in the alternative damages for misrepresentation. The policies were novel and sophisticated contracts and included clauses modifying the duties of … Continue reading HIH Casualty and General Insurance Limited and others v Chase Manhattan Bank and others: HL 20 Feb 2003

Regina v Fergus: CACD 29 Jun 1993

A judge should withdraw a case which was based on poor identification evidence, and the prosecution must be sure to disclose all identification evidence. ‘In a case dependent on visual identification, and particularly where that is the only evidence, Turnbull makes it clear that it is incumbent on a trial Judge to place before the … Continue reading Regina v Fergus: CACD 29 Jun 1993

Perry v Sidney Phillips and Son: CA 1982

In 1982 the surveyor failed to observe serious defects, including a leaking roof and a septic tank with an offensive smell. The plaintiff purchaser could not afford major repairs and executed only minor repairs himself. At the date of the trial the plaintiff was still occupying the house as his home. The judge awarded damages … Continue reading Perry v Sidney Phillips and Son: CA 1982

Pepper (Inspector of Taxes) v Hart: HL 26 Nov 1992

Reference to Parliamentary Papers behind Statute The inspector sought to tax the benefits in kind received by teachers at a private school in having their children educated at the school for free. Having agreed this was a taxable emolument, it was argued as to whether the taxable benefit was the cost to the employer, or … Continue reading Pepper (Inspector of Taxes) v Hart: HL 26 Nov 1992

Stafford v The United Kingdom: ECHR 28 May 2002

Grand Chamber – The appellant claimed damages for being held in prison beyond the term of his sentence. Having been released on licence from a life sentence for murder, he was re-sentenced for a cheque fraud. He was not released after the end of the sentence he served for that offence. He said there was … Continue reading Stafford v The United Kingdom: ECHR 28 May 2002

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

Radford and Another v Frade and Others: QBD 8 Jul 2016

The court was asked as to the terms on which solicitors and Counsel were retained to act for the defendants. The appeals did not raise any issues concerning costs practice, and were by way of review of the Costs Judge’s rulings, and not by way of re-hearing; the question was whether the rulings had been … Continue reading Radford and Another v Frade and Others: QBD 8 Jul 2016

Bancoult, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2): HL 22 Oct 2008

The claimants challenged the 2004 Order which prevented their return to their homes on the Chagos Islands. The islanders had been taken off the island to leave it for use as a US airbase. In 2004, the island was no longer needed, and payment had been made (ineffectively) to assist the dispossessed islanders, but an … Continue reading Bancoult, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2): HL 22 Oct 2008

Lloyds TSB Bank Plc v Crowborough Properties Ltd and Others: CA 12 Feb 2013

The court was asked whether Lloyds TSB Bank Plc was entitled to rectify the terms of a compromise embodied in the schedule to a Tomlin order. Mummery, Rimer, Lewison LJJ [2013] EWCA Civ 107 Bailii England and Wales Citing: Cited – Swainland Builders Ltd v Freehold Properties Ltd CA 2002 Swainland Builders Ltd owned the … Continue reading Lloyds TSB Bank Plc v Crowborough Properties Ltd and Others: CA 12 Feb 2013

Kay and Another v London Borough of Lambeth and others; Leeds City Council v Price and others and others: HL 8 Mar 2006

In each case the local authority sought to recover possession of its own land. In the Lambeth case, they asserted this right as against an overstaying former tenant, and in the Leeds case as against gypsies. In each case the occupiers said that the recovery of possession interfered with their right respect for their family … Continue reading Kay and Another v London Borough of Lambeth and others; Leeds City Council v Price and others and others: HL 8 Mar 2006

Watkins v Home Office and others: HL 29 Mar 2006

The claimant complained of misfeasance in public office by the prisons for having opened and read protected correspondence whilst he was in prison. The respondent argued that he had suffered no loss. The judge had found that bad faith was established in three prison officers. In one case the officer opened the letter in front … Continue reading Watkins v Home Office and others: HL 29 Mar 2006

Mannai Investment Co Ltd v Eagle Star Assurance: HL 21 May 1997

Minor Irregularity in Break Notice Not Fatal Leases contained clauses allowing the tenant to break the lease by serving not less than six months notice to expire on the third anniversary of the commencement date of the term of the lease. The tenant gave notice to determine the leases on 12th January 1995, although the … Continue reading Mannai Investment Co Ltd v Eagle Star Assurance: HL 21 May 1997

Eagle (By Her Litigation Friend) v Chambers: CA 29 Jul 2004

The claimant had been severely injured, and a substantial damages award made. Cross appeals were heard as to the several elements awarded. The claimant sought as part of her award of damages for personal injuries the fees she would have to pay to brokers for the advice given to the Court of Protection which would … Continue reading Eagle (By Her Litigation Friend) v Chambers: CA 29 Jul 2004

Fulton Shipping Inc of Panama v Globalia Business Travel SAU (Formerly Travelplan SAU) of Spain: ComC 21 May 2014

The former owners of the ‘New Flameno’ appealed from an arbitration award. A charter of the vessel had been repudiated with two years left to run. The owners chose to sell. They made a substantial profit over the price they would have received after the full term of the charter. The arbitrator set off that … Continue reading Fulton Shipping Inc of Panama v Globalia Business Travel SAU (Formerly Travelplan SAU) of Spain: ComC 21 May 2014

Simmons v British Steel plc: HL 29 Apr 2004

The claimant was injured at work as a consequence of the defender’s negligence. His injuries became more severe, and he came to suffer a disabling depression. Held: the Inner House had been wrong to characterise the Outer House decision as incorrect. Since the pursuer suffered physical injuries the starting point is that he was a … Continue reading Simmons v British Steel plc: HL 29 Apr 2004

London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm and Disability Rights Commission: CA 25 Jul 2007

The court was asked, whether asked to grant possession against a disabled tenant where the grounds for possession were mandatory. The defendant was a secure tenant with a history of psychiatric disability. He had set out to buy his flat, but the council sought possession when it discovered that he had sublet. Held: Section 23(3)(c) … Continue reading London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm and Disability Rights Commission: CA 25 Jul 2007

H M Customs and Excise and Another v MCA and Another; A v A; Re MCA: CA 22 Jul 2002

The husband and wife divorced and a property adjustment order applied for. The husband had been convicted and a drugs proceeds order made under the 1994 Act. The order had not been satisfied, and the receiver applied for money from the matrimonial property. Held: The two Acts gave no indication that either was to take … Continue reading H M Customs and Excise and Another v MCA and Another; A v A; Re MCA: CA 22 Jul 2002

Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service: HL 22 Nov 1984

Exercise of Prerogative Power is Reviewable The House considered an executive decision made pursuant to powers conferred by a prerogative order. The Minister had ordered employees at GCHQ not to be members of trades unions. Held: The exercise of a prerogative power of a public nature may be, subject to constraints of national security and … Continue reading Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service: HL 22 Nov 1984

Pratt v Aigaion Insurance Company SA (‘the Resolute’): CA 27 Nov 2008

The court considered the interpretation of a term in a contract of insurance to the effect that ‘Warranted Owner and/or Owner’s experienced skipper on board and in charge at all times and one experienced crew member.’, asking whether ‘at all times’ meant 24 hours a day. Held: The owner’s appeal succeeded. If underwriters wish to … Continue reading Pratt v Aigaion Insurance Company SA (‘the Resolute’): CA 27 Nov 2008

Ghaidan v Godin-Mendoza: HL 21 Jun 2004

Same Sex Partner Entitled to tenancy Succession The protected tenant had died. His same-sex partner sought a statutory inheritance of the tenancy. Held: His appeal succeeded. The Fitzpatrick case referred to the position before the 1998 Act: ‘Discriminatory law undermines the rule of law because it is the antithesis of fairness. It brings the law … Continue reading Ghaidan v Godin-Mendoza: HL 21 Jun 2004

Prest v Petrodel Resources Ltd and Others: SC 12 Jun 2013

In the course of ancillary relief proceedings in a divorce, questions arose regarding company assets owned by the husband. The court was asked as to the power of the court to order the transfer of assets owned entirely in the company’s names. The judge had made such an order, finding evidence that the companies had … Continue reading Prest v Petrodel Resources Ltd and Others: SC 12 Jun 2013

Sugarman and Others v CJS Investments Llp and Others: CA 19 Sep 2014

The parties were apartment owners in a development, each owning shares in the management company. They disputed the interpreation of the Articles as to whether the owner of more than one apartment was still restricted to one vote at member meetings, or had a number of votes equal to the number of apartments. The articles … Continue reading Sugarman and Others v CJS Investments Llp and Others: CA 19 Sep 2014

Arnold v Britton and Others: SC 10 Jun 2015

Absurdity did not defeat a clear clause A standard lease of plots on a caravan park, contained a provision which appeared to increase the rent by 10% in each year. The tenants argued that such a substantial increase could not have been intended. Held: The tenants’ appeal failed (Lord Carnwath dissenting). The words were clear, … Continue reading Arnold v Britton and Others: SC 10 Jun 2015

Rainy Sky Sa and Others v Kookmin Bank: SC 2 Nov 2011

Commercial Sense Used to Interpret Contract The Court was asked as to the role of commercial good sense in the construction of a term in a contract which was open to alternative interpretations. Held: The appeal succeeded. In such a case the court should adopt the more, rather than the less, commercial construction, applying the … Continue reading Rainy Sky Sa and Others v Kookmin Bank: SC 2 Nov 2011