• Govia GTR Railway Ltd v Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen

    Industrial relations Industrial dispute. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the appellant rail company's appeal against a finding that it was not entitled to an injunction to block a planned strike by the defendant train drivers' union in...

    [2016] All ER (D) 112 (Dec) | Tue, 20/12/2016

  • Teva UK Ltd v Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma Gmbh & Co KG

    Patent Application. The Court of Appeal in refusing permission to appeal in a patents case, held that the technical complexity of the background of a case was no longer a factor which trial judges should take into account in favour of granting...

    [2016] All ER (D) 102 (Dec) | Fri, 16/12/2016

  • R v Guraj

    Sentence Confiscation order. The Supreme Court, in allowing the prosecution's appeal against the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division's decision quashing a confiscation order, considered whether and when a breach of statutory procedural terms for the...

    [2016] All ER (D) 74 (Dec) | Wed, 14/12/2016

  • Khan v General Pharmaceutical Council (Scotland)

    Medical practitioner Disciplinary committee. The Supreme Court held in allowing the appeal of the committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC), that a review committee of the GPC had had no power to direct suspension beyond 12 months of the...

    [2016] All ER (D) 70 (Dec) | Wed, 14/12/2016

  • R v Docherty

    Sentence Custodial sentence. The Supreme Court dismissed the defendant's appeal against a sentence of indeterminate sentence of imprisonment for public protection, made while the scheme provided for by the as amended, under which the sentence was made...

    [2016] All ER (D) 72 (Dec) | Wed, 14/12/2016

  • Attorney General's Reference (No 323/2016); R v Abdallah and another; R v Khan and another; R v Shaukat and another

    Sentence Terrorism. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that the guidance provided in relation to the sentencing of those convicted of offences under s5 of the Terrorism Act2006, contained in RvKahar; RvZiamani and others () (Kahar),...

    [2016] All ER (D) 75 (Dec) | Thu, 8/12/2016

  • Siddiqui v University of Oxford

    Education University. The Queen's Bench Division dismissed an application by the defendant, Oxford University, for summary judgment and- or strike out of a claim by a former student for damages for negligent teaching, which he contented had resulted...

    [2016] All ER (D) 57 (Dec) | Mon, 5/12/2016

  • R v Brandford and others

    Criminal law Duress as a defence. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, gave guidance on the law relating to the defence of duress, noting, in particular, that the mere fact that a threat had been conveyed indirectly did not constitute a fatal bar...

    [2016] All ER (D) 81 (Dec) | Fri, 2/12/2016

  • Gloucester Place Music Ltd v Le Bon and others

    Copyright Assignment. The Chancery Division held that, on the true construction of music publishing agreements entered into by the parties, the defendant former or current members of Duran Duran and their service companies had acted in breach of those...

    [2016] All ER (D) 106 (Dec) | Fri, 2/12/2016

  • Re V (a child) (allegations of sexual abuse)

    Local authority Statutory powers. The Family Court held that there had been egregious errors in a local authority's handling of a case which involved allegations of sexual abuse against the father of a child. In the circumstances, the court took the...

    [2016] All ER (D) 96 (Dec) | Thu, 1/12/2016