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May 2017

Article 8 is engaged in considering eviction based on breach of navigation licence

Jones v Canal & River Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 135

The Court of Appeal found that Article 8 was a relevant consideration for a local authority wishing to evict a resident on a boat, due to a licensing breach.

ECHR Art. 8

High Court rules that serious harm test applies to tweets


Child born with congenital disabilities as a result of incestuous rape not entitled to compensation

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority v First Tier Tribunal (Social entitlement Chamber) and Y by his mother and Litigation Friend [2017 EWCA Civ 139

The Court of Appeal held that a child born as a result of incestuous rape was unable to claim compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS) for his congenital disabilities.  These disabilities were 50% likely in the case of this child, compared to a 2-3% likelihood for the general population.

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