Supreme rejection for celebrity cases

What has financier Nathaniel Rothschild got in common with strip club owner Peter Stringfellow? We know you’re thinking highlights and thongs, but you’d be mistaken.

Both are involved in cases that have been refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court because they fail to “raise an arguable point of law of general public importance”.

For these high-profile cases, along with hundreds of others this year, the Court of Appeal has proven to be the end of the judicial line.

The Supreme Court is reserved only for the matters that are deemed to be of national importance. As a consequence only a handful of cases are allowed to proceed. The employment rights of Stringfellows’ strippers, the court has decided, do not qualify as a matter of national importance.

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