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A weekly podcast on recent legal decisions and news.

UK Law Weekly Marcus Cleaver

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A weekly podcast on recent legal decisions and news.

    Sutherland v HM Advocate [2020] UKSC 32

    Sutherland v HM Advocate [2020] UKSC 32

    When Mark Sutherland agreed to meet up with a child he had talked to via a dating app he did not expect to be met by a group of paedophile hunters. After the correspondence was handed over to the police its use as evidence was challenged for being a breach of the right to private life. In this human rights case it was for the Supreme Court to decide how far the rights go to protect even those convicted of the most heinous offences.

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    Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd [2020] UKSC 31

    Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd [2020] UKSC 31

    Avoiding the consequences of a judgment by transferring money to a different account is probably one of the least honest things that you can do. However in this case the attempt to recover that loss looked to be prevented by something called the 'reflective loss principle'. It is up to the Supreme Court to decide how this principle should operate and we discuss whether such a principle has any place in the UK legal system at all.

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    Villiers v Villiers [2020] UKSC 30

    Villiers v Villiers [2020] UKSC 30

    A divorce application in Scotland sits alongside a maintenance application in England. In this case the Supreme Court has to decide how feasible this is in line with relevant EU law.

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    R v Hilton [2020] UKSC 29

    R v Hilton [2020] UKSC 29

    After a confiscation order was made against a benefits fraudster questions were raised about its validity. The court had not given other persons with an interest in the relevant property a chance to make their own representations. In this appeal the Supreme Court was asked to make a close analysis of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

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    Commissioners of HMRC v K E Entertainments Ltd [2020] UKSC 28

    Commissioners of HMRC v K E Entertainments Ltd [2020] UKSC 28

    How time limits on claims work can often feel very technical but they have a significant impact when there is money on the line. This case looks at a claim made by a bingo company amid questions about how VAT should be charged on games. We also look at what the decision means for the way HMRC operates as well as bingo in the time of coronavirus.

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    • 12 min
    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc v Kymab Ltd [2020] UKSC 27

    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc v Kymab Ltd [2020] UKSC 27

    As the research to find a vaccine for the coronavirus continues in earnest the case in this episode involves a patent that might hold part of the answer. The dispute gets to the heart of patent law and the balance that has to be struck between protecting the rights of inventors while at the same time encouraging new and continued innovation. We also discuss how this operates in practice in the pharmaceutical industry.

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