Hunter and Others v Chief Constable of West Midlands

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Judgment Date1980
CourtHouse of Lords

PETITION by the plaintiff for leave to appeal from the decision of the Court of Appeal in McIlkenny v. Chief Constable of the West Midlands [1980] 2 W.L.R. 689.

The Appeal Committee allowed the petition.

J. A. G.

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  • Inherent jurisdiction and inherent powers of irish courts
    • Ireland
    • Irish Judicial Studies Journal No. 2-9, July 2009
    • 1 July 2009
    ...122 De Jersey, “The Inherent Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court” (note 2), p. 327. 123 Hunter v. Chief Constable of the West Midlands [1982] A.C. 529. 124 Abse v. Smith [1986] 1 Q.B. 536, C.A. 125 Re B [1994] 2 F.L.R. 479, C.A. 126 Kinnard v. Field [1905] 2 Ch. 306. 127 De Jersey, “The Inher......
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    • DSC Publications Online Nigerian Supreme Court Cases. 1983 Preliminary Sections
    • 22 November 2022
    ...A.C. 155. 136 Huddart, Parker & Co. Ltd v. Moorehead (1909) 8 C.L.R. 330 at 357 228 Hunter v. Chief Constable of West Midlands Police (1981) 3 W.L.R. 906. 44 Ibiyemi v. Olusoji (1957) W R N.L R 25 44 Ibrahim Shinfida v. Commissioner of Police (1970) N.N.L.R. 113. 105 Idewu lnasa v. Sakariya......
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    ...of 6 July 1998 on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions (OJ 1998 L213/13) Birds Directive See Wild Birds Directive Birmingham Six Case Hunter v Chief Constable of the West Midlands [1982] AC 529 R v McIlkenny (1991) 93 Cr App Rep 287 Biocidal Products Directive Directive 98/8/......
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    ...App, Lloyd and Glidewell LJJ, 29 April 1987). As to abuses of process generally, see Hunter v Chief Constable of the West Midlands Police [1982] AC 529 at 536, per Lord Diplock; Taylor Walton v Laing [2008] BLR 65 at 69 [11], per Buxton LJ. 230 Such an agreement does not, however, revive a ......
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