May 18, 2017 An asset was transferred by a trustee, in breach of trust, for value without notice, had there been a disposition of the beneficiary’s interest?

No, there had not. Toby Bishop provides a 5-point summary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Akers and Ors v Samba Financial Group [2017] UKSC 6. Their Lordships’ analysis is not limited to share transfers or the narrow insolvency point decided, it applies to any trust, subject to additional considerations in relation to the nature of the asset, for example, in relation to land, overreaching and the provisions of the Land Registration Act may apply.

May 17, 2017 Right to accommodation under s.193 Housing Act 1996 is not a “civil right” for purposes of Art 6 ECHR

Emma Godfrey looks at Poshteh v Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea [2017] UKSC 36 where the Supreme Court has revisited the question of whether decisions by local housing authorities as to the duty owed under Part VII Housing Act 1996 amount to the “determination of a civil right” which engages the right to a hearing before an impartial and independent tribunal under art 6 ECHR.