Sinclair Collis Ltd, Regina (on The Application of) v The Secretary of State for Health: CA 17 Jun 2011

The claimants sought to challenge the validity of rules brought in under the 2009 Act as to the placement of cigarette vending machines in retail outlets. They said it was a a national measure restricting the free movement of goods. The justification put forward was the protection of public health. The issue was whether the measure was necessary, or whether the objective might have been achieved by a less restrictive measure.
Held: The Court considered the general considerations governing proportionality and treated them as relevantly identical under EU and Convention law
Lord Neuberger MR, Laws, Arden LJJ
[2011] EWCA Civ 437, [2012] QB 394, [2012] 2 WLR 304, [2012] Eu LR 50, [2011] 3 CMLR 37, (2012) 123 BMLR 36, [2011] ACD 98
Protection from Tobacco (Sales from Vending Machines) Regulations 2010, Health Act 2009 22 23
England and Wales
Appeal fromSinclair Collis Ltd v Secretary of State for Health and Another Admn 1-Dec-2010
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