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Professional Contractors’ Group and Others v Commissioners of Inland Revenue: CA 21 Dec 2001

Legislation had been enacted to tax under Schedule E, people employed through one man service companies and similar. Representatives of such taxpayers sought review of the legislation as incompatible with European law being a hindrance to the freedom of movement of workers and also state aid. The law set to catch those who would be … Continue reading Professional Contractors’ Group and Others v Commissioners of Inland Revenue: CA 21 Dec 2001

SG and Others, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: SC 18 Mar 2015

The court was asked whether it was lawful for the Secretary of State to make subordinate legislation imposing a cap on the amount of welfare benefits which can be received by claimants in non-working households, equivalent to the net median earnings of working households. The challenge was under the 1998 Act on the basis that … Continue reading SG and Others, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: SC 18 Mar 2015

Corner House Research and Others, Regina (on the Application of) v The Serious Fraud Office: HL 30 Jul 2008

SFO Director’s decisions reviewable The director succeeded on his appeal against an order declaring unlawful his decision to discontinue investigations into allegations of bribery. The Attorney-General had supervisory duties as to the exercise of the duties by the Director. It had become clear that a continued investigation would threaten co-operation between the UK and Saudi … Continue reading Corner House Research and Others, Regina (on the Application of) v The Serious Fraud Office: HL 30 Jul 2008

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Fielding v The United Kingdom: ECHR 29 Jan 2002

Hudoc Judgment (Struck out of the list) Struck out of the list (friendly settlement)The claimant’s wife had died. He sought the benefits, including tax allowances, which would have been paid to him had he been a woman. Before the hearing, a friendly settlement was reached under which the UK government agreed to pay the claim. … Continue reading Fielding v The United Kingdom: ECHR 29 Jan 2002

Malcolm v Mackenzie, Allied Dunbar Plc: CA 21 Dec 2004

The bankrupt complained that having been made bankrupt, his self-employed pension was subject to attachment by his trustee, but had he been a member of a company scheme the asset would not, and that this was discriminatory. Held: The differential treatment arose because contractual pension rights fell within a definition in the Act, and not … Continue reading Malcolm v Mackenzie, Allied Dunbar Plc: CA 21 Dec 2004

Dennison v Krasner, Lesser, Lawrence: CA 6 Apr 2000

A retirement annuity or personal pension was part of a bankrupt’s estate before the recent Act, and vested immediately in the trustee on the bankruptcy. As such there was no need to make application to the court under s310 for an income payment order before those assets could be made available to the creditors. Acts … Continue reading Dennison v Krasner, Lesser, Lawrence: CA 6 Apr 2000

Horton v Henry: CA 7 Oct 2016

No obligation on bankrupt to draw on pension fund The trustee in bankruptcy appealed against a decision dismissing his application for an income payments order pursuant to section 310 of the 1986 Act in respect of income which might become payable to the respondent from his personal pension policies, were he to exercise his contractual … Continue reading Horton v Henry: CA 7 Oct 2016

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