Practice and Procedure Report – December 2019

Monthly Archives: 17th December 2019

Practice and Procedure Report – December 2019


In the Practice and Procedure Report: the administration of appeals, and important judgments shedding light by analogy on factfinding, costs and vulnerable witnesses; Click here for the Practice and Procedure… Read more »

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Wider Context Report – December 2019


In the Wider Context Report: assisted dying, Article 2 obligations and informal patients, and reports of developments in Northern Ireland, Jersey and wider afield. Click here for the The Wider… Read more »

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Mental Capacity Report: Scotland – December 2019


In the Scotland Report: an important judgment on guardianship and deprivation of liberty, a judicial review of conditions of excessive security and further observations on the operation of ‘foreign’ powers… Read more »

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The delicate equilibrium between the international and the domestic, the private and the public in sports regulation – does the Australian Sports Tribunal provide an answer? (Sport Resolutions, December 2019)


Paul Hayes QC and Stephanie David on ‘The delicate equilibrium between the international and the domestic, the private and the public in sports regulation – does the Australian Sports Tribunal… Read more »

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The tap turns back on post-purdah. Victoria Hutton in successful defence of Wealden District Council’s refusal of mixed-use urban extension at Polegate despite a lack of a five-year housing land supply


The day after the ‘purdah period’ ended Planning Inspector Louise Phillips MA (Cantab) MSc MRTPI issued her decision to refuse planning permission for a mixed-use urban extension comprising up to… Read more »

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Success at the Supreme Court: The appeal of the appellant, represented by Zane Malik, involving Zambrano/Chavez-Vilchez principle is allowed


The Supreme Court allows the appeal of Mr Adil Shah from the Court of Appeal’s decision in Shah and Patel v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 2028… Read more »

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Off to Luxembourg again: Anti-Suit Injunctions and a “Right to be Sued” in your own domicile (Part Deux)


I have written previously about the 23 July 2019 decision of Lavender J. in Gray v Hurley [2019] EWHC 1972 (QB), in which the English court was asked by an… Read more »

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VAT in the UK after Brexit – Timothy Lyons QC (Tijdschrift voor Fiscaal Recht (TFR))


Timothy Lyons QC’s article ‘VAT in the UK after Brexit’ has been published in Belgian journal Tijdschrift voor Fiscaal Recht. Please click here to view the article (please note that… Read more »

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Billing lawyers: Bar Association Fees and Cross-Border Litigation in Europe


On 5 December 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) handed down its judgment in the interesting case of Ordre des avocate du barreau de Dinant v… Read more »

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Public law and regulators – the facts speak for themselves?


Duncan Sinclair acted in the successful judicial review of Ofgem British Gas Trading Ltd v GEMA [2019] EWHC 3048 for interested party npower. This past 12 months he was instructed… Read more »

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