Archive for the 'ultra vires' Category

Regina v Forsyth; Regina v Mabey – WLR Daily

Regina v Forsyth; Regina v Mabey [2011] UKSC 9; [2011] WLR (D) 52

“The power under section 1(1) of the United Nations Act 1946 to create a criminal offence by Order in Council so as to enforce a United Nations Security Council Resolution was not restricted to use at or about the same time as when the Resolution had been passed.”

WLR Daily, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Law firm not liable to loan losses, says appeal court – Law Society’s Gazette

“A law firm that gave negligent advice to a bank before the bank lost £28m in loans advanced to two local authorities does not have to reimburse those losses, the Court of Appeal ruled last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Haugesund Kommune and another v DEPFA ACS Bank (Wikborg Rein & Co, Part 20 defendants) – WLR Daily

Haugesund Kommune and another v DEPFA ACS Bank (Wikborg Rein & Co, Part 20 defendants) [2011] EWCA Civ 33; [2011] WLR (D) 25

“A firm of solicitors which erroneously advised a bank that municipalities would not be acting ultra vires if they entered into a swap arrangement with the bank was not liable for the losses resulting from the municipalities’ inability to make restitution once the void nature of the swap agreement came to light. Despite their negligence in relation to the vires of the municipalities, the solicitors had taken no responsibility for their creditworthiness or good faith or for the fact that the bank could not lawfully obtain execution against them when they defaulted on the arrangement.”

WLR Daily, 31st January 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Progress Property Co Ltd v Moorgarth Group Ltd – WLR Daily

Progress Property Co Ltd v Moorgarth Group Ltd [2010] UKSC 55; [2010] WLR (D) 218

“The sale of a company’s assets to a shareholder was not an unlawful distribution of assets if the court concluded that it was a genuine commercial transaction at arm’s length even if it appeared with hindsight that the sale was at an undervalue. The court’s conclusion depended on a realistic assessment of all the relevant facts and not simply on a retrospective valuation exercise in isolation from all other inquiries. The essential issue was how the transaction was to be characterised, and that was a matter of substance and not form.”

WLR Daily, 8th December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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MoJ admits drafting error in fee-capping regulations – Law Society’s Gazette

“Acquitted defendants can claim the full cost of private legal fees, after the Ministry of Justice admitted there is a drafting error in the regulations intended to implement its controversial policy to cap awards.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd June 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Bloomsbury International Ltd and others v Sea Fish Industry Authority and another – WLR Daily

Bloomsbury International Ltd and others v Sea Fish Industry Authority and another [2010] EWCA Civ 263; [2010] WLR (D)

“The Sea Fish Industry Authority (Levy) Regulations 1995, which empowered the Sea Fish Industry Authority to treat sea fish and sea fish products imported from a member state of the European Union as ‘landed’ in the United Kingdom for the purpose of imposing levies upon them, were ultra vires s 4 of the Fisheries Act 1981 and contravened arts 28 and 30 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (‘TFEU’).”

WLR Daily, 19th March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Ahmed and others v HM Treasury (JUSTICE intervening); al-Ghabra v Same; R (Youssef) v Same – WLR Daily

Ahmed and others v HM Treasury (JUSTICE intervening); al-Ghabra v Same; R (Youssef) v Same

“In introducing a test of reasonable suspicion that a person was involved in terrorism as the basis for making an asset-freezing order against him under the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2006 the Treasury exceeded its powers under the enabling provisions of s 1 of the United Nations Act 1946.”

WLR Daily, 27th January 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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EN (Serbia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; KC (South Africa) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR daily

EN (Serbia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; KC (South Africa) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 630; [2009] WLR (D) 213

“The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Specification of Particularly Serious Crimes) Order 2004, which was made under s 72(4)(a) of the 2002 Act and listed a number of criminal offences which would be presumed, irrespective of the sentence which had been imposed by the court, to fulfil the requirements of art 33(2) of the Convention and Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees, thereby allowing the United Kingdom to refoule someone who had been convicted of one of the offences despite there being a risk to his life or freedom on his return, was ultra vires and unlawful.”

WLR Daily, 29th June 2009

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Isle of Anglesey County Council and another v Welsh Ministries and others – WLR Daily

Isle of Anglesey County Council and another v Welsh Ministries and others [2009] EWCA Civ 94; [2009] WLR (D) 66

“In determining the effect of an Act of 1868 considerations of common sense and the principle of legal certainty made it permissible to take account of the subsequent history.”

WLR Daily, 23rd February 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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