Cases by Area of Law

Re A (care proceedings, asylum seekers, Article 8)

[2003] 2 FLR 921 FD

Barrister: Sarah Phillimore
Area of Law: Children

Summary: Care – immigration – family subject to removal directions. Father implied he might kill himself and children. Assessments found no real risk to children. Parents supporting continuation of care proceedings – whether proceedings to continue.

R. (Gloucestershire CC) v Keyway (Gloucester) Ltd

[2003] EWHC 3012 Admin

Barrister: Peter Wadsley
Area of Law: Planning

Summary: Guidance given on what amounted to proper service of notices, including summonses, under s329 TCPA and s233 Local Government Act 1972.

Mullins v BKR Haines Watts Neuberger

[2003] 2WLR 1006

Barrister: Martha Maher
Area of Law: Partnership

Summary: Held that the defendant’s conduct towards the claimant was in breach of the duty of good faith between partners. It entitled the claimant to apply for an order for dissolution and for an order that the defendant’s buy out the claimant’s interest in the partnership. It is a leading case on the effect of repudicatory breach of partnership agreement. It is also a leading case of the calculation of damages for the breach of partnerships.

Besley v John

[2003] EWCA Civ. 1737

Barrister: Leslie Blohm QC
Area of Law: Property

Summary: Nature of rights ancillary to grazing rights.

Gonthier v Orange Contract Scaffolding Ltd

[2003] EWCA Civ 873 cited in Emmett on Title

Barrister: John Sharples
Area of Law: Property

Summary: Estoppels arising from subject to contract negotiations and the clean hand defence.

Mirvahedy v Henley

[2003] HoL; [2002] CA

Barrister: Christopher Sharp QC
Area of Law: Personal Injury

Summary: Animals Act 1971.

Cooper v Carillion

[2003] EWCA Civ 1811

Barrister: Andrew McLaughlin
Area of Law: Employment

Kjellbergs Successors A/S v Robinson and others

Barrister: John Blackmore
Area of Law: Commercial Dispute Resolution

Summary: Acting on behalf of Copenhagen-based company against ex-director in breach of claims for misuse of confidential information, breach of fiduciary duties as a director, and unlawful use of registered design.

Mirvahedy v Henley

[2002] 2 WLR 882 House of Lords

Barrister: Richard Stead
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Summary: acting for the claimant in the leading case on the construction of s.2 (2) Animals Act 1971.

Freemans v Railtrack

[2002] EWHC 477 (TCC)

Barrister: Richard Stead
Area of Law: Building, Construction & Engineering