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In the first of a series of quarterly round-ups Kathryn Taylor reviews some of the key decisions of the family court, with the emphasis on local authority failings.
The Supreme Court has buried the doubts that arose in UK courts where Sidaway appeared to conflict with later authorities. The case of Montgomery rules.
It goes without saying that physical violence in the workplace is unacceptable. However, that doesn’t mean that the employee should be automatically sacked.
Government plans for huge cuts to the criminal legal aid system could be stopped in their tracks.
Where is the boundary between assistance and being in the arena, and how does the internet impact on that?
Helen Barney discusses the landmark Employment Appeal Tribunal case concerning holiday pay of Bear Scotland & others v Fulton & Ors, Hertel (UK) Ltd v Mr Woods & Ors and Amec Group Ltd v Mr Law & Ors.
Irvine Maccabe discusses practical issues and strategies to consider in relation to recusal, judicial misconduct and transcripts.
Anthony Korn considers the Court of Appeal ruling in Sunrise Brokers LLP v Rogers .
Russell Holland reviews the case of Game v Laws, which concerned an employee who was dismissed for making offensive “tweets”.
The question of whether two parties have entered in to a binding settlement compromising a case is often just as (if not more) acrimonious matter as the substantive case.
Naomi Owen looks at the recent decision from HHJ Eady QC in Blackwood v Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust .
Gypsies and travellers have played a major role in human rights litigation both in the European Court of Human Rights and in UK courts...
Judges make mistakes and legal error is accepted.
On the 15 December Mr Justice Keehan handed down his judgment in six connected cases involving child sexual exploitation.
Philip Dayle, barrister at No5 Chambers, recently presented a case upate at the Judicial Review seminars, which were held in Birmingham and London.
This paper considers selected topics in the broad (and full of case law) topic of homeless persons, together with a brief mention of the duty of local housing authorities to carry out a review of accommodation needs.
Adreeja Chatterjee, barrister at No5 Chambers, recently gave a talk titled ‘Forced marriage: an update — recent developments and case law’ at the Court of Protection Seminar held in Birmingham on 23rd October 2014.
This briefing examines a number of misconceptions about boundary interpretation — ‘the myths’ — and looks at one or two legends along the way.
A zero-hours contract is not a term of legal art, although a definition has been attempted in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill.
Proprietary estoppel prevents the legal owner of property from asserting their strict legal rights in respect of that property when it would be inequitable to allow him to do so.