Category Archives: UK case

Hot off the press: judgment in Addison Lee taxi case

The European Court of Justice handed down its judgment in the Addison Lee taxis-in-bus-lanes saga this morning. You can access the judgment here. Commentary will follow in due course …

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Advocate General opinion in Addison Lee “taxis in bus lanes” case

On Wednesday this week, Advocate General Wahl handed down his opinion in Case C-518/13 Eventech v Parking Adjudicator. It makes interesting reading, but does not reach any firm conclusions as to the question of whether TfL’s policy of allowing black … Continue reading

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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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