Category Archives: UK case

Clear blue sky for rescue investment: the High Court’s decision in R(Sky Blue Sports) v Coventry CC

The High Court has now given judgment on the claim by Sky Blue Sports (“SISU”) against Coventry City Council (“Coventry”) (R(Sky Blue Sports) v Coventry CC [2014] EWHC 2089 (Admin)). SISU claimed that Coventry’s decision to lend £14.4 million to … Continue reading

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Applying the Private Investor Test in Judicial Review: R (Sky Blue Sports & Leisure Limited & Ors) v Coventry City Council [2014] EWHC 1747 (admin)

This is an important interlocutory judgment, which provides guidance on: (a) the legal test the Court will apply when determining whether a measure is consistent with the Private Investor Test (the “PIT”) in judicial review proceedings; and (b) what evidence … Continue reading

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Ministerial statement on the Aggregates Levy

Further to the post of 5 September referring to the Commission’s decision to open a formal investigation into the Aggregates Levy, the Treasury has today issued a written ministerial statement announcing that the government is “taking steps to suspend the application … Continue reading

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Belated July 2013 round-up

The second half of July saw a flurry of activity on the State aid front, which was announced with a deafening silence on this blog for the reason that the UKSALA blogger was busy trying to incorporate the various legislative … Continue reading

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R (Shepherd Offshore Limited) v North Tyneside Council – update

Regular readers of this blog may be interested to receive an update on the outcome of the State aid judicial review challenge in R (Shepherd Offshore Limited) v North Tyneside Council (previously covered here).

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British Aggregates – Court of Appeal judgment on lifting stay

As noted in the blog post on 11 April 2013 (see here), at a hearing on 10 April the Court of Appeal revived the long-dormant appeal of the British Aggregates Association from the 2002 decision of Moses J. The transcript … Continue reading

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R (Shepherd Offshore Limited) v North Tyneside Council: Sales J grants permission in State aid JR

  On 17 May 2013, Sales J granted permission and ordered expedition in a judicial review claim that includes two grounds of challenge raising interesting State aid issues. In particular, this is (as far as the UKSALA bloggers are aware) the first … Continue reading

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British Aggregates domestic proceedings revived

At a hearing in the Court of Appeal yesterday, before Longmore and Beatson LJJ, directions were given for the revival of the British Aggregates appeal – at nearly 11 years old, the longest-standing appeal currently pending before that Court.

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Welcome to the UKSALA blog

First of all, welcome to the UKSALA blog! We are just getting this site up and running, so please bear with us as resources as well as bits and pieces of functionality are added over the next months. In the long … Continue reading

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