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In Re Z (Local Authority: Duty): FD 3 Dec 2004

Mrs Z suffered a terminal disease, and sought to travel to Switzerland supported and assisted by her husband, so that she could terminate her life. She appealed an injunction obtained by the authority to prevent her leaving. Held: The authority had been supporting her. When circumstances came to their attention suggesting she had made a … Continue reading In Re Z (Local Authority: Duty): FD 3 Dec 2004

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Nottingham City Council v Zain (a Minor): CA 31 Jul 2001

The council had power under the Act to seek, in its own name, an injunction to prevent an alleged drug-dealer minor to enter a housing estate, and put an end to public nuisances. The authority was not acting outside its powers if it considered the action expedient for the protection of the inhabitants of its … Continue reading Nottingham City Council v Zain (a Minor): CA 31 Jul 2001

Harlow District Council and Another v Stokes and Others: QBD 3 Mar 2015

Application for interim injunction to prevent traveller families occupying certain lands. Judges: Patterson DBE J Citations: [2015] EWHC 953 (QB) Links: Bailii Statutes: Town and Country Planning Act 1990 187B, Local Government Act 1972 222, Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Local Government, Planning Updated: 30 May 2022; Ref: scu.545603

Coventry City Council v Finnie and Another: QBD 2 May 1996

No undertaking for damages was to be required of a Local Authority exercising a statutory duty. The grant of an injunction in favour of a local authority performing law enforcement duties did not necessarily carry with it a cross-undertaking on damages of a type that is familiar in private litigation. Judges: Scott Baker J Citations: … Continue reading Coventry City Council v Finnie and Another: QBD 2 May 1996

Mole Valley District Council v Smith: 1992

The local authority sought to use its powers under the Act to enforce planning control over gypsies. Citations: [1992] 90 LGR 557 Statutes: Local Government Act 1972 222 Cited by: Cited – Wrexham County Borough Council v Berry; South Buckinghamshire District Council v Porter and another; Chichester District Council v Searle and others HL 22-May-2003 … Continue reading Mole Valley District Council v Smith: 1992

Monks v East Northamptonshire District Council: QBD 8 Mar 2002

The appellant claimed that a prosecution under the 1990 Act could not be made by the Local Authority in its own name, but should rather have been in the name of a nominated official. Held: The 1972 Act gave the authority. It had not been intended to make a distinction between a local authority’s powers … Continue reading Monks v East Northamptonshire District Council: QBD 8 Mar 2002

London Borough of Enfield v Persons Unknown and Others: QBD 2 Oct 2020

The council had obtained interim and final injunctions in 2017 against anticipated trespassers on its land and the order was due to expire. It now ought its extension and to amend the terms of the order. Held: The court noted that no person had yet been served with any documents, and that the legal landscape … Continue reading London Borough of Enfield v Persons Unknown and Others: QBD 2 Oct 2020

Stoke-On-Trent City Council v B and Q (Retail) Ltd: HL 1984

The defendants had been trading on Sundays in breach of s.47 of the Shops Act 1950, which, by s.71(1) imposed on every local authority the duty to enforce within their district the provisions of that Act. Parliament has given local authorities a special status to bring proceedings in their own name, thereby overcoming the difficulties … Continue reading Stoke-On-Trent City Council v B and Q (Retail) Ltd: HL 1984

AB and Others, Regina v: CACD 28 Apr 2017

The defendants challenged the power of the local authority to maintain a private prosecution of them on counts of alleged fraud. It was purpotrting to act in effect as a profit making branch of the local authority offering such legal services to CPS. Held: The Council had no such power, though the prosecution had now … Continue reading AB and Others, Regina v: CACD 28 Apr 2017

London Borough of Wandsworth v Mills and Allen Ltd and Another: Admn 5 Sep 1997

The Council sought orders to restrain the defendants from using certain land for the display of advertisements. Moriarty QC [1997] EWHC Admin 800 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 187B, Local Government Act 1972 222, Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1992 England and Wales Planning Updated: 03 January 2022; Ref: scu.137745

Birmingham City Council v Shafi and Another: CA 30 Oct 2008

The Council appealed a finding that the court did not have jurisdiction to obtain without notice injunctions to control the behaviour of youths said to be creating a disturbance, including restricting their rights to enter certain parts of the city with named others. The council was using the orders to attempt to control gang activities. … Continue reading Birmingham City Council v Shafi and Another: CA 30 Oct 2008