Case archive

Man whose IRA membership was admitted in evidence at trial fails in Supreme Court appeal

A man who challenged the admission in evidence of material that revealed his membership of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and meant he was convicted of being a member of a proscribed organisation has failed in his appeal to the UK Supreme Court that the material should have been excluded at trial.

26 October 2015

Bridge is not a sport, judge rules

The English Bridge Union (EBU) has failed in a legal challenge to have the card game recognised as a sport.

20 October 2015

Terrorism suspects' Convention rights not violated following 13 days' detention without charge

The Convention rights of three Pakistani nationals were not violated after they were detained by UK authorities for 13 days without charge the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

20 October 2015

No violation of article 6 after council refuses homeless woman housing, rules Strasbourg

A woman who challenged a local council's decision that she was no longer entitled to housing after she rejected its second offer of a house has lost her case at the European Court of Human Rights after the court held unanimously there was no violation of article 6 § 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

20 October 2015

Data protection laws may apply to foreign companies rules ECJ

Data protection legislation of a member state may be applied to a foreign company which exercises in that state, through stable arrangements, a real and effective activity the European Court of Justice has ruled.

2 October 2015

High Court judge makes gagging order to stop press publishing details of Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton’s divorce proceedings

A High Court judge has made a “gagging order” prohibiting the media from publishing details of the divorce proceedings between Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton.

2 October 2015

Ryanair refused permission to appeal to Supreme Court over Aer Lingus divestiture order

The UK Supreme Court has refused an application by a budget airline to challenge a Court of Appeal ruling in a case relating to a dispute over its minority stake in a another carrier.

21 July 2015

Trafficked woman brings court challenge over child benefit

A woman who was trafficked into Ireland and forced into sex work at the age of 14 has brought a High Court challenge to win backdated child benefit for her daughter.

7 July 2015