Beneficial variations invalidated by TUPE transfer – Employment Law Blog

Posted May 19th, 2020 in news, pensions, transfer of undertakings by sally

‘What is the position if business owners employed by their own company award themselves substantially enhanced “golden parachute” terms in advance of a TUPE transfer, confident in the expectation that those liabilities will be picked up by the unwitting transferee?’

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Employment Law Blog, 18th May 2020


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted May 19th, 2020 in legislation by tracey

The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2020

The Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

The Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances and Arrangements) Regulations 2020


A2P1 and Access to Education during Covid-19 – Monckton Chambers

‘As the home-time bell rang on 20 March 2020, schools and other educational providers across the country closed their doors in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The only pupils currently permitted to attend school are vulnerable children and the children of key workers. All children, however, continue to enjoy the right to education under Article 2 of the First Protocol (A2P1) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).’

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Monckton Chambers, 18th May 2020


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 19th, 2020 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Friends of Antique Cultural Treasures Ltd, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs [2020] EWCA Civ 649 (18 May 2020)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Mackay v Wesley [2020] EWHC 1215 (Ch) (18 May 2020)

Patel v Iqbal [2020] EWHC 1174 (Ch) (18 May 2020)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Generali Italia SPA & Ors v Pelagic Fisheries Corporation & Anor [2020] EWHC 1228 (Comm) (18 May 2020)

High Court (Family Division)

AS v CPW [2020] EWHC 1238 (Fam) (18 May 2020)

FX and MJX v CAFCASS Legal [2020] EWHC 1227 (Fam) (18 May 2020)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

National Crime Agency v Leahy & Ors [2020] EWHC 1242 (QB) (18 May 2020)

Depp II v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 1237 (QB) (18 May 2020)

Razaq v Zafar [2020] EWHC 1236 (QB) (18 May 2020)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

DBE Energy Ltd v Biogas Products Ltd [2020] EWHC 1232 (TCC) (18 May 2020)


‘Sobriety ankle tags’ to monitor offenders’ sweat – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2020 in alcohol abuse, electronic monitoring, news by sally

‘Around 2,000 offenders who commit crimes fuelled by alcohol are to be fitted with ankle tags to monitor whether they have been drinking.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2020


Legal case launched over UK’s ‘outdated’ energy policies – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2020 in climate change, energy, judicial review, news by sally

‘The government faces a legal challenge over a set of “outdated” energy policies which are being used to approve fossil fuel projects even after it vowed to end Britain’s contribution to the climate crisis.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2020