Selected cases from the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) are now being live-streamed on the judiciary’s YouTube channel.
Live-streaming of selected cases began in November 2018 to improve public access to, and understanding of, the work of the courts. It is anticipated that every hearing in Court 71 (the Master of the Rolls’ court) will be live streamed.
View previous cases on the Court of Appeal video archive page.
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10th – 11th December 2019
The appeal is against the decision by HHJ Pelling QC dated 3 September 2019 that the respondents (A3-A5) were in contempt of court and an appeal against the imposition of sanctions. HHJ Pelling QC committed Katrina Lawrie to prison for a period of two months plus four weeks, suspended for a period of two years. Both Lee Walsh and Christopher Wilson were committed to prison for a period of four weeks, suspended for a period of two years. The injunction breached was made in reference to named persons and “persons unknown”.
The Respondent/Claimant (‘Cuadrilla’) is an oil and gas company that is/was engaged in fracking at a site just of Preston New Road near to Little Plumpton in Lancashire. A3-A5 are three environmental protesters who live close to the Preston New Road site and engage in regular protests against fracking on the PNR site.
This appeal is linked to a permission application in respect to a variation to the injunction order made by HHJ Pelling QC.
11th – 12th December 2019
Appeal against the Order of a Divisional Court (28 November 2018) that granted permission to apply for judicial review in respect of grounds 1 (The supposed property rights of BTPS members) and 1A (Error of law implementing indexation via an amendment to the PCSPS would not have been ultra vires), then dismissed the claim and refused permission to apply for judicial review on all other grounds.
BT applied for judicial review of the decision of HM Treasury to implement an extension of the provision of full indexation of the guaranteed minimum pension payable to all members of public service pension schemes who reach state pension age between December 2018 and April 2021.
BT has a private sector pension scheme. The obligation in this matter would cost BT around £120 million.
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Previous Court of Appeal (Civil Division) hearings
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