Cases

PM Welsh Ministers v PJ [2018] UKSC 66

Limits on the power of a responsible clinician to impose restrictive conditions under a community treatment order. Read more  

Kettell v Bloomfold [2012] EWHC 1422 [2012] 2 P & CR DG16 : [2012] L & TR 30

Dispute between long leaseholders and freeholder over whether the freeholder could build a new block of flats on a car parking area. Read more  

Manchester Ship Canal Co Ltd v Vauxhaul Motors Ltd (Formerly General Motors UK Ltd) [2019] 2 W.L.R 852

The Supreme Court extended the jurisdiction of the court to grant relief from forfeiture to licences of land where the licence granted to the licensee possessory rights over the land. In so doing, the court rejected arguments that this would create uncertainty in relation to transactions concerning land, rather holding that there was no principled objection to treating rights to possession of land differently to rights to possession of chattels. Read more  

Anthony John Day (Claimant/Interpleader Defendant) v (1) Royal College of Music (2) Toby Harris (Defendants) & (1) Katherine Louise Arnold (2) Robert Malcolm Arnold (Interpleader Claimants) (2013) [2013] EWCA Civ 191 [2013] 3 WLR 1560 [2014] Ch 211

Had Sir Malcolm Arnold’s manuscripts been given away either by himself or the Royal College of Music and what did his will mean? What was the effect of the fact that Sir Malcolm suffered from bouts of incapacity, had an attorney and subsequently a receiver? Read more  

SE Howes Percival LLP -V- Nicholas Page and Sarah Page [2013] EWHC 4104

A challenge based on alleged breach of the Contracts Made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work Regulations 2008. Read more  

SE Garnat Trading & Shipping (Singapore) PTE Ltd v Thomas Cooper (A Firm) (2016) [2016] EWHC 18 (Ch)

An additional agreement made between solicitors and their client, after successful litigation but before a subsequent appeal hearing, fundamentally altered the original basis on which the firm had been entitled to charge the client and created a single, new and unenforceable contract. However, it could be severed, leaving the original retainer to cover everything except the appeal. Read more