AM (Zimbabwe) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2020] UKSC 17

This week, I am talking about mental health, and starting with a recent case that made all the difference - AM Zimbabwe. Previous mental health cases had found that individuals had to be at risk of imminent death at the point of the proposed removal to a third country in order to successfully resist removal. … Continue reading AM (Zimbabwe) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2020] UKSC 17

R (Friends of the Earth et al) v Heathrow Airport Ltd [2020] UKSC 52

Last year the Supreme Court reversed a decision of the Court of Appeal and held that the Government policy on airport expansion at Heathrow was not unlawful on climate change grounds. The policy decision under challenge was an Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS) made in 2018, which set out the decision-making framework within which further … Continue reading R (Friends of the Earth et al) v Heathrow Airport Ltd [2020] UKSC 52

TRANSOCEAN DRILLING UK LTD v PROVIDENCE RESOURCES PLC (2016)

The language of an exclusion clause made between commercially equal parties was clear in excluding liability for consequential losses in the form of "spread costs". Freedom of contract meant the court had been wrong to impose a restricted construction on the clause where the parties had agreed that neither should be liable to the other … Continue reading TRANSOCEAN DRILLING UK LTD v PROVIDENCE RESOURCES PLC (2016)