“A former undercover police officer who blew the whistle on a covert Scotland Yard squad has been denied immunity from prosecution for potential breaches of the Official Secrets Act.”
The Guardian, 18th September 2013
“Regulations pertaining to health and safety in the workplace made pursuant to the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 applied to fire and rescue services and were capable of amending duties under existing statutory provisions so that a breach of the regulations by a fire service employer would be actionable, save where it was expressly provided otherwise.”
WLR Daily, 30th July 2013
“An employer’s improper activities in gathering evidence for the purpose of defending a claim of discrimination brought by an employee were not covered by judicial proceedings immunity.”
WLR Daily, 25th July 2013
“The phrase ‘members of his family forming part of his household’ in section 20(1)(b) of the State Immunity Act 1978 should not be given a wider meaning in relation to heads of state than it had in relation to diplomats. Thus a head of state’s ‘household’ was restricted to spouses, civil partners, dependent children and relatives.”
WLR Daily, 11th June 2013
On the proper construction of section 20(1)(b) of the State Immunity Act 1978, whilst an adult member of a sovereign’s or head of state’s family exercising royal or presidential, constitutional and representational functions could be regarded in some circumstances as a member of the sovereign’s or head of state’s household, even though he or she lived apart from the sovereign or head of state, such a situation would be rare, and would be likely to be restricted to the case of a regent, heir to the throne or a person broadly exercising the sovereign’s or head of state’s functions in a full time capacity on his behalf.
WLR Daily, 19th March 2013
“Lord Justice Toulson, sitting with Mrs Justice Royce and Mrs Justice Macur, has handed down judgment in the case of Tony Nicklinson and that of another ‘locked-in’ syndrome sufferer, ‘Martin’. On all the issues, they have deferred to parliament to take the necessary steps to address the problems created by the current law of murder and assisted suicide.”
UK Human Rights Blog, 16th August 2012
“A diplomatic agent who had left a mission continued to enjoy immunity in respect of acts performed by him or her in the exercise of his or her functions as a member of that mission within the meaning of article 39(2) of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) as scheduled to the Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964. The residual immunity under article 39(2) was, however, less extensive than that enjoyed by a serving diplomat. The former diplomat would not necessarily have immunity in relation to claims by employees carrying out domestic duties.”
WLR Daily, 30th January 2012
“Welcome to the third episode of Without Prejudice: Tonight, I am afraid, I can’t tell you about our guest… in fact, the superinjunction is so harsh, I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of a guest… but…. I can tell you that David Allen Green and Carl Gardner are at the table…. waiting to discuss libel, privacy, hyperinjunctions, Rough Justice – Miscarriages of Justice, The Lautsi v Italy crucifix case, and we may even have time to discuss expert immunity from suit…and interns.”
Charon QC, 6th April 2011
“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.
“The immunity from suit for breach of duty that expert witnesses had previously enjoyed in relation to their participation in legal proceedings should be abolished.”
WLR Daily, 30th March 2011
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