ICLR Case Law Alert – 3 February 2015

Posted on 3rd Feb 2015 in Law Reporting


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WLR Daily Case Summaries

The following new case summaries were published by ICLR this week. These are free to view.

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Winding up – Petition

Revenue and Customs Comrs v Changtel Solutions UK Ltd (formerly ENTA Technologies Ltd), CA [2015] WLR(D) 33


Jurisdiction under Council Regulation – Special jurisdiction

Kolassa v Barclays Bank plc, ECJ [2015] WLR(D) 32


Order for costs – Legal expenses insurance

McGraddie v McGraddie (No 2), SC(E) [2015] WLR(D) 36


Plea – Fitness to plead

R v Wells, CA [2015] WLR(D) 25


Sentence – Imprisonment

R v Thorsby, CA [2015] WLR(D) 30


Appeal – Proportionality

Miraszewski v District Court in Torun, Poland, DC [2015] WLR(D) 29


Council tax – Exempt dwellings

Ealing London Borough Council v Notting Hill Housing Trust , QBD [2015] WLR(D) 37


Community care services – Persons in need of care and attention

R (Walford) v Worcestershire County Council, CA [2015] WLR(D) 28


Duty of care – Landowner

Ward v Coope, CA [2015] WLR(D) 34


Vicarious liability – Relationship akin to employment

NA v Nottinghamshire County Council, QBD [2015] WLR(D) 35


Development – Green Belt land

R (Timmins ) v Gedling Borough Council , CA [2015] WLR(D) 26


Development – Planning permission

Horsham District Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government , QBD [2015] WLR(D) 27


Retainer – Termination

Blankley v Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust, CA [2015] WLR(D) 31


Case Reports

The following full text series law reports were published by ICLR this week.

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Arrest without warrant – Validity

Walker v Comr of Police of the Metropolis, CA [2015] 1 WLR 312

Conflict of laws

Jurisdiction – Anti-suit injunction

Stichting Shell Pensioenfonds v Krys, PC [2015] 2 WLR 289

Fair trading

Consumer credit – Creditor’s obligations

CA Consumer Finance SA v Bakkaus, ECJ [2015] Bus LR 81


Maintainable at public expense – Duty to maintain highway

R (Redrow Homes Ltd) v Knowsley MBC, CA [2015] 1 WLR 386


Interlocutory – Freezing order

Lakatamia Shipping Co Ltd v Su, CA [2015] 1 WLR 291


Administration order – Priority

In re PGL Realisations plc, Ch D [2015] Bus LR 17


Winding up – VAT

In re Parkwell Investments Ltd, Ch D [2015] Bus LR 40

Landlord and tenant

Right to manage – Withdrawal of application

R (O Twelve Baytree Ltd) v Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, QBD [2015] 1 WLR 276

Legal aid

Availability – Civil legal services

R (Public Law Project) v Lord Chancellor, DC [2015] 1 WLR 251


Enforcement notice – Breach

R v Ahmed (Mohammed Kamal), CA [2015] 1 WLR 378


Enforcement notice – Breach

Sanger v Newham LBC, DC [2015] 1 WLR 332


Complaint – Investigation

R (Chief Constable of West Yorks) v IPCC, CA [2015] PTSR 72


Prisoners’ rights – Release on home detention curfew

McCreaner v Ministry of Justice, QBD [2015] 1 WLR 354


Inheritance tax – Charity

Routier v Revenue and Customs Comrs, Ch D [2015] PTSR 60


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