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20th Jan 2023News

R (on the application of City of York Council) v AUH and others and R (Birmingham City Council) v BIY and ARA Episode II – The Return of the Local Authorities

Sallie Bennett-Jenkins KC and Daniel Chadwick appeared for BIY Lewis MacDonald appeared for ARA   In October 2022 the Court of Appeal ruled in the first instalment of conjoined appeals from preparatory hearings about the power of local authorities to prosecute consumer offences ([2022] EWCA Crim 1113], summarised by Richard Heller here. The Court, in […]

21st Oct 2022News

Local authority powers to prosecute consumer offences (R v AUH and others)

Richard Heller considers the conjoined appeals in R (on the application of City of York Council) v AUH and others and R (Birmingham City Council) v BIY and ARA (Sec of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy intervening) (‘the York Case’ and ‘the Birmingham Case’), in which the Court of Appeal held that paragraph […]

7th Apr 2022News

HM Attorney General v British Broadcasting Corporation

Press Summary This summary is provided by the Court for the assistance of those reporting the Court’s judgment, which was handed down this morning (neutral citation [2022] EWHC 826 (QB)). It does not form part of that judgment. Introduction The BBC wants to broadcast a programme about an individual, “X”. The programme is to include […]