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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

Imperial Tobacco Ltd v The Lord Advocate As Representing The Scottish Ministers: SCS 2 Feb 2012

The company sought a reclaiming motion after dismissal of their request for judicial review of the 2010 Act of the Scottish Parliament. Held: The appeal against the Lord Ordinary’s interlocutor was refused.Lord Reed said that the nature of the Sewell Convention was essentially political, not legal: ‘The Scotland Act is not a constitution, but an … Continue reading Imperial Tobacco Ltd v The Lord Advocate As Representing The Scottish Ministers: SCS 2 Feb 2012

Westminster City Council v Great Portland Estates plc: HL 31 Oct 1984

The House was asked whether the 1971 Act permitted the relevant authorities, by resort to their development plans, to support the retention of traditional industries or was the ambit of the Act such as to permit only ‘land use’ aims to be pursued? The court considered also the relevance of personal considerations in planning matters. … Continue reading Westminster City Council v Great Portland Estates plc: HL 31 Oct 1984