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Ross v Bank of Commerce (Saint Kitts Nevis) Trust and Savings Association Ltd (in liquidation) – WLR Daily

Ross v Bank of Commerce (Saint Kitts Nevis) Trust and Savings Association Ltd (in liquidation) [2010] UKPC 28; [2010] WLR (D) 297

“When an appeal to the Privy Council was expressed to be as of right under the Constitution of the country appealed from, it was still necessary either to obtain leave from the local Court of Appeal or if that was refused, to obtain special leave from the Privy Council.”

WLR Daily, 24th November 2010

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.

Marshall and others v Deputy Governor of Bermuda and others – WLR Daily

Marshall and others v Deputy Governor of Bermuda and others [2010] UKPC 9; [2010] WLR (D) 133

“Although, in public law proceedings, a public authority had a duty to furnish the court with information which it alone was in a position to provide and without which it would not be possible for the court to assess the merits of an issue which had been raised, that duty did not transfer to the authority the onus of proving matters which a claimant was under a duty and in a position to prove.”

WLR Daily, 24th May 2010

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.

Seaga v Harper (No 2) – Times Law Reports

Seaga v Harper (No 2)

Privy Council

“After-the-event insurance premiums and success fees under conditional fee agreements entered into with English counsel and solicitors were not recoverable as costs by a successful party in an appeal to the Privy Council from Jamaica whose domestic law did not permit conditional fee agreements or allow for a successful party’s expenditure on after-the-event premiums to be an allowable disbursement.”

The Times, 10th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Seaga v Harper (No 2) – WLR Daily

Seaga v Harper (No 2) [2009] UKPC 26; [2009] WLR (D) 212

“Success fees under conditional fee agreements, and premiums paid on ‘after the event’ (‘ATE’) insurance cover were not recoverable as costs by a successful party in an appeal to the Privy Council from Jamaica whose domestic law did not allow conditional fee agreements or permit expenditure on ATE premiums to be an allowable disbursement.”

WLR Daily, 29th June 2009

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.

Does anyone understand what the Privy Council does? – The Times

“A new report says the body of advisers dating back to feudal times can no longer escape constitutional reform.”

Full story

The Times, 12th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

The murky, mysterious world of the Queen’s Privy Council – The Times

“The Privy Council is one of the most obscure and murky corners of the British constitution — yet its powers are far from antiquated or redundant.”

Full story

The Times, 8th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

McDonald v HM Advocate – Times Law Reports

McDonald v HM Advocate

Privy Council

“The refusal by the High Court of Justiciary in Scotland to receive a devolution minute was the determination of an issue sufficient to give jurisdiction to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council to hear an appeal.”

The Times, 5th November 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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