Case Law Updates

TSL’s overview of the most recent important developments from the courts.

Can Brexit Frustrate a Contract?

This article explores the High Court’s decision in Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Ltd -v- European Medicines Agency [2019] EWHC 335 (Ch), which found that Brexit could not frustrate a […]

Supreme Court Offers New Guidance on Libel in the Age of Social Media

In 2012, Mrs Stocker wrote a series of Facebook posts to her ex-husband’s new partner, describing Mr Stocker’s history of domestic violence.  In one of these […]

Boris Johnson Escapes Prosecution for £350 million Brussels Claim

It was one of the images that came to define the 2016 Brexit referendum: a large red bus along the side of which were printed the […]

How Medical Negligence Claims Are Changing in the UK

Medical NegligenceAssist.co.uk discuss some of the most recent developments, with regards to current changes in medical negligence claims in the UK.

Diversity in the English Legal System

A historic case will be brought before the Supreme Court in October 2018. Historic, not because of its content or judgement, but because of who is making the judgement. For the first time in the Supreme Court’s history, a case will be heard by a female majority.

The Reasonable Man: Subjective or Objective?

The Student Lawyer discusses the case law surrounding the ‘Reasonable Man’ test. Is this a test that is subjective or objective?

A Closer Look at Pimlico Plumbers v Smith

A landmark ruling on the subject of employment rights is set to be made soon, following the recent hearing of Pimlico Plumbers v Smith in the […]

A closer look at Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police

Nicolas Price explains the recent decision in Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police. He looks into the possible outcomes of a decision that may cause students across the country to go out and buy new textbooks.

Court Ruling Puts Future of the UK’s ‘Snooper’s Charter’ In Doubt

Adam Hughes analyses a ruling made by the European Court of Justice which could challenge the controversial passing of the Investigatory Powers Act

Supreme Court Ruling Changes Joint Enterprise Test

In a land mark ruling yesterday in the case of R v Jogee, the Supreme Court adjusted the threshold required to be held liable through joint […]

Secret Trials: A More Balanced View

The current furore over the concept of a ‘Secret Trial’ has been recently causing a major stir in various media outlets. Here we try to take a more balanced view and decide whether secret trials are ever acceptable.

Explanation on the Existing Contractual Duty to Supply Goods and Services

Teoh Soo Shin summarises the issue of whether the performance of an existing contractual duty to supply goods and services amounts to consideration.

S.13 Sale Of Goods Act 1979, a Myth?

Mahesh Nanwani takes a look at the much discussed S13; Sale by Description provision of the Sale of Goods Act, mainly focussing on the recent decision in Brewer v Mann.

The Effect and Scope of s. 33 Companies Act 2006

Ornela Markaj looks at section 33 of the Companies Act 2006, with regards to what contract it creates and who can sue for what. The article looks at cases that date back to 1915.

Passing Off in the 21st Century – Character Merchandising and Image Rights

Tessa Craythrone talks about the development of the law on character merchendising and image rights, with particular reference to Eddie Irvine.

Crime: Liability for Omissions

Charlotte Burmby provides an overview of the criminal law on omissions and the situations in which a crime can be committed by omission.

Trusts: The Beneficiary Principle and Perpetuity

Charlotte Burmby continues her series on the essential rules in Equity and Trusts law. This week she explains the beneficiary principle and perpetuity – two rules that must be satisfied if a trust is to be created.

Trusts: The Three Certainties

Charlotte Burmby provides an overview of the three certainties (certainty of intention, certainty of subject matter, and certainty of objects) required for an express trust to be valid.

An Introduction to Trust Law: Equitable Maxims

Charlotte Burmby provides an introduction to trust law through an exploration of the 14 equitable maxims which are used today.

Judicial Review and Remedies in Public Law

Rebecca Broadbent explains the concept of judicial review and the remedies available to those who have been wronged by governmental bodies.

EU Competition Law: Article 101 of the TFEU

Zaakirah Amodine explains the content of Article 101 TFEU – one of the main regulations of cartels in EU competition law.

Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person: Where to Now?

Reforming the law on violence against the person is an overwhelming task. The current law is often criticised as archaic, unclear and in much need of […]

Sexual Offences Prevention Orders

Rebecca Broadbent explains the purpose and procedure for Sexual Offences Prevention Orders.

The Difficulties of Defining Misconduct in Public Office

Misconduct in public office is an offence at common law triable only on indictment. It carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. It is an offence […]

R v Brown – 20 Years On

Liam Draper discusses R v Brown 20 years on following the acquittal of a man of assault after engaging in Fifty Shades of Grey inspired sex activities.

The Catholic Child Welfare Society and Vicarious Liability

Naomi Loomes considers the impact of a recent historical sexual abuse case on the concept of vicarious liability.

A Critique of the Rule in Clayton’s Case

Kushinder Birdi considers the impact of Clayton’s case on tracing rules.