By Cecily White The Administrative Court has quashed a misconduct panel’s decision to impose a final written warning on the basis that the panel failed to follow the correct approach outlined in the College of Policing’s Guidance on Outcomes in Police Misconduct Proceedings: R (Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police) v Police Misconduct Panel (HHJ […]
By Rebecca de Hoest In LXD and ors v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police  EWHC 1685 (Admin), the Administrative Court found that the police had not breached its obligations under Articles 2, 3 and 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998 in its response to a threat to kill LXD and her children. Dingemans […]
Written by Michael Mylonas QC Williams J approves plan for covert sedation and C-section of incapacitous 25 year old The best laid plans … In NHS Trust v JP  EWCOP 23, in a decision which emphasises the importance of an overall evaluation of best interests rather than placing undue focus on any one of several […]
Various briefings related to employment are covered in this article. These include: Ongoing Government consultations Employment Tribunal update Data subject access requests – do you know the rules? New laws on pregnancy and maternity discrimination on the horizon? Case Law Update – October 2019 Click to read them in detail.
The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published a consultation (available here) on how it plans to achieve the “future homes standard” announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement. The future homes standard is to be introduced in 2025 and is part of the Government’s plan for meeting its legally-binding target to reach […]
By Robin Staunton You can’t have escaped the avalanche of articles on the extension of IR35 – the off-payroll working rules – to the private sector from April 2020 and how businesses should gear up to apply the new rules to their contractors. This legal insight specifically focuses on how IR35 bites upon Turnaround Executives […]
By Lucy Harington Scotland has experienced a change in residential property law frameworks recently. In 2017, the First-tier Tribunal (Housing and Property Chamber) was introduced to deal with issues in the private rental sector. From rent or repair matters to right of entry disputes, the First-tier Tribunal helps landlords, estate agents and tenants resolve matters […]
By Mona Banu, Darius Trusculete The Romanian Competition Council (the “RCC“) recently imposed a total penalty of EUR 1.1m on four companies for indulging in anticompetitive practices. The companies breached the competition rules by colluding to rig bids for winter road maintenance services organised by the National Company for the Management of Road Infrastructure. Besides the […]
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Name: Molly Beck Degree Subject: Law University: Oxford University Hobbies: Music, art galleries, museums, travel Current Department: Debt Finance Why did you decide to train as a solicitor? It was a natural progression from studying law at university and it presented the opportunity to combine the technical and analytical skills learnt through my studies with […]
Housing developer A2Dominion has launched a training contract after receiving authorisation from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The company obtained approval from the regulator in October 2018, after the proposal was unanimously approved by the executive management team. Trainees are selected from an in-house pool of paralegals. Once they join, they have the opportunity to […]
Akin Gump has made a new hire to its City office, this time to expand its private equity focus in the African markets. Weyinmi Popo will join Akin this month after nearly four years at rival US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. He had previously been at Jones Day for nine years, making partner in […]
Kirkland & Ellis and Slaughter and May have landed roles in the latest take-private of a UK company by a US private equity house, as UK cyber security company Sophos is sold for over £3bn. Kirkland acted for the buyers Thoma Bravo, which revealed it would acquire Sophos for £3.1bn. The team at the US […]
Despite being one of the UK’s top 20 law firms in terms of revenue, Pinsent Masons has told its partners to expect a significant drop in their next quarterly dividend due to tough trading conditions. Partners at the City law firm were told last month that they will receive less than half of what was […]