Archive for July 25th, 2008

Johnston Publishing (North) Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Johnston Publishing (North) Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2008] EWCA Civ 858; [2008] WLR (D) 253

“In order for companies to qualify for exemption from a taxable charge under s 179 of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992, they had to be ‘associated’ not only at the time of leaving the group but also at the time of the relevant intra-group transfer. On the proper construction of the section, the use of the word ‘associated’ on its second appearance was not redundant but required the court to consider whether that word was intended to serve some purpose and was not redundant.”

WLR Daily, 24th July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

esure Insurance Ltd v Direct Line Insurance plc – WLR Daily

esure Insurance Ltd v Direct Line Insurance plc [2008] EWCA Civ 842; [2008] WLR (D) 252

“Since a trade mark case which raised the critical issue of confusion would be assessed from the viewpoint of the average consumer, the cogency of the evidence of an expert as to his own opinion, where the tribunal was in a position to form its own view, was in real doubt. The facts spoke for themselves. Consumer surveys were costly to produce and their results, when based upon the wrong questions, of no evidential value. To be commended was the practice of giving case management directions at an interim stage which required the parties to seek directions of the court (which could be given in advance of the trial) as to any proposed survey that the parties might wish to put in evidence at trial.”

WLR Daily, 24th July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

R v Hills; R v Davies; R v Pomfret – WLR Daily

R v Hills; R v Davies; R v Pomfret; [2008] WLR (D) 251

There was no practical reason why an order should not be made requiring an offender to serve an additional period of imprisonment other than the minimum period before being considered for parole where there had been a planned, deliberate and serious act of violence, in circumstances which fully justified a significant sentence of imprisonment.”

WLR Daily, 24th July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Haringey London Borough Council v MA – WLR Daily

Haringey London Borough Council v MA [2008] EWHC 1722 (Fam); [2008] WLR (D) 250

“The court could lawfully order the removal of a child from England and Wales pursuant to para 19 of Sch 2 to the Children Act 1989 to enable a local authority to assess whether adoption abroad by prospective adoptive parents would be the most appropriate welfare solution for that child.”

WLR Daily, 24th July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

R v Bieber – WLR Daily

R v Bieber; [2008] WLR (D) 249

An irreducible life sentence for murder, which was imposed because the offence was so serious that for the purposes of punishment and deterrence the offender must remain in prison for the rest of his days, did not result in detention that constituted inhuman or degrading treatment. In any event, a whole life term was not an irreducible sentence since the Home Secretary could always use his statutory power to release a prisoner whose continued imprisonment would amount to inhuman or degrading treatment.”

WLR Daily, 24th July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Johnston Publishing (North) Ltd. v The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs [20Q8] EWCA Civ 858 (23 July 2008)

Richardson & Anor v MacNab & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 860 (24 July 2008)

Bush v Bush [2008] EWCA Civ 865 (24 July 2008)

Birmingham Development Company Ltd. v Tyler [2008] EWCA Civ 859 (24 July 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd & Anor [2008] EWHC 1756 (Ch) (24 July 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Applause Store Productions Ltd. & Anor v Raphael [2008] EWHC 1781 (QB) (24 July 2008)

Dinedor Hill Action Association v County of Herefordshire District Council & Anor [2008] EWHC 1741 (Admin) (24 July 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Bulale v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Bulale v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“The Court of Appeal did have jurisdiction in rare cases to pursue of its own motion a point of general importance not raised below in order to ensure the state’s compliance with its international obligations.”

The Times, 25th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.


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