Will an office-holder be immune from future claims when a court approves their decision? – Guildhall Chambers

Posted October 3rd, 2023 in abuse of process, immunity, negligence, news, receivers, striking out by sally

‘If the court gives its blessing in respect of a decision taken by an office-holder, does the court’s approval mean that the office-holder is immune from any subsequent challenge to that decision? If so, to what extent? Is it blanket immunity? Those are the questions which this article will address following the Court of Appeal’s decision in Denaxe Ltd v Cooper & Rubin [2023] EWCA Civ 752.’

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Guildhall Chambers, 15th September 2023

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Northern Ireland Troubles: Controversy Legacy Bill passes through Commons – BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2023 in armed forces, bills, immunity, inquests, news, Northern Ireland by sally

‘The government’s controversial Legacy Bill has passed after a vote in Westminster, despite widespread opposition in Northern Ireland.’

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BBC News, 6th September 2023

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Strike action ‘minimum services’ code in Britain drafted – OUT-LAW.com

‘Businesses affected by strike action in Britain this year have an opportunity to help the government find a way to ensure services in six important areas impacting the economy continue to be delivered while such action is underway.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th September 2023

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Strengthened immunity protection proposed in Arbitration Act reform – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Arbitrators’ common law duty to disclose any reason for doubts as to their impartiality could be codified under proposals from the Law Commission of England and Wales today. The recommendation is among proposed updates to the Arbitration Act 1996 which the independent reform body has published along with draft legislation.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th September 2023

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Sovereign immunity for former Spanish king upheld on appeal – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 15th, 2022 in appeals, Crown, harassment, immunity, news by tracey

‘Sovereign immunity has been upheld in the Court of Appeal in a case involving allegations that the former king of Spain harassed a woman over a two-year period.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 14th December 2022

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Moment Anne Sacoolas sentenced for Harry Dunn death – BBC News

‘Anne Sacoolas has been sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 12 months, for the death of motorcyclist Harry Dunn in 2019.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2022

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What is diplomatic immunity and how does it apply to Harry Dunn death by careless driving case? – The Independent

‘Here, the PA news agency looks at how diplomatic immunity affected the 19-year-old’s case, and why Sacoolas was able to appear in court via video-link from her home country.’

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The Independent, 8th December 2022

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Harry Dunn: US citizen pleads guilty to causing death of British teenager by careless driving – The Independent

Posted October 21st, 2022 in accidents, dangerous driving, diplomats, families, guilty pleas, homicide, immunity, news by tracey

‘A US citizen has admitted responsibility for the death of a British teenager in a crash near a US military base. Anne Sacoolas, 45, pleaded guilty to causing the 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn’s death by careless driving in August 2019.’

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The Independent, 20th October 2022

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Harry Dunn crash: Anne Sacoolas appears by video link before UK court – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2022 in bail, dangerous driving, diplomats, families, homicide, immunity, news by michael

‘Her appearance, sitting beside one of her lawyers, marks the end of a three-year wait by Dunn’s family for criminal proceedings to begin. They listened from the public gallery at Westminster magistrates court as the case was sent to the Old Bailey.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2022

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No diplomatic immunity for actions grounded in modern slavery allegations – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Basfar v Wong [2022] UKSC 20. Judgment here, links to hearings here. The landmark decision handed down on 6 July 2022 by a majority of 3 to 2 in the Supreme Court held that a serving diplomat does not enjoy immunity in an employment tribunal claim grounded in allegations of modern slavery.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th July 2022

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No diplomatic immunity in modern slavery cases, Supreme Court rules – BBC News

‘The UK Supreme Court has ruled that diplomats cannot hide behind immunity to exploit workers, in a victory for campaigners against modern slavery.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2022

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New Judgment: Basfar v Wong [2022] UKSC 20 – UKSC Blog

‘The Appellant (a national of the Philippines) is a migrant domestic worker who worked in the household of the Respondent, a diplomat representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the United Kingdom. Ms Wong claims to be a victim of human trafficking who was forced to work for Mr Basfar and his family in circumstances of modern slavery after they brought her with them to the UK in August 2016.’

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UKSC Blog, 6th July 2022

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Briton gets high court go-ahead to sue Interpol chief over torture claim – The Guardian

‘A British football fan who claims he was tortured and falsely imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates in 2019 while on holiday there to watch Asian Cup matches is suing the new head of Interpol.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2022

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Harry Dunn crash: Anne Sacoolas case to go before UK court – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2021 in diplomats, homicide, immunity, motorcycles, news, prosecutions, road traffic by tracey

‘The case of Anne Sacoolas, the US national charged over the death of motorcyclist Harry Dunn, is to be heard by a UK court, prosecutors have said.’

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BBC news, 13th December 2021

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Harry Dunn: Parents reach resolution in civil case against suspect – BBC News

‘The parents of Harry Dunn have reached a “resolution” in a civil claim for damages with the woman alleged to have killed him, the family’s spokesman has said.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2021

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Another month, another immunity case. Another question ducked by the court? – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 13th, 2021 in appeals, enforcement notices, housing, immunity, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘Roderick Morton analyses an appeal against a decision of an inspector to dismiss the appellant’s appeal against an enforcement notice issued by a council in respect of the unauthorised conversion of a property into two flats.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th September 2021

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Harry Dunn: Civil damages deposition case postponed – BBC News

‘The deposition of Harry Dunn’s alleged killer has been postponed just days before it was due to take place.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2021

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Harry Dunn: US tries to prevent disclosure of alleged killer’s work record – The Guardian

‘The US government has requested that the country’s civil courts prevent the disclosure of the employment details of Harry Dunn’s alleged killer in the interests of “national security”.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2021

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Whistleblowing: causation, guidance for complex cases and judicial proceedings immunity – 3PB

‘In GMP v Aston we receive a helpful reminder of the approach to be applied in cases where there are multiple protected disclosures spanning a significant period and allegations of multiple detriments involving multiple perpetrators and multiple victims. The case also involves an alleged detriment consisting of evidence given in other tribunal proceedings which was subject to judicial proceedings immunity (JPI) and deals with the issue of whether evidence which is covered by JPI can amount to a detriment. Finally, where the issue of JPI had not been raised before the first instance Tribunal, the Appeal Tribunal considered whether it had to deal with this newly argued point (i.e. whether it was mandatory) or whether it had a discretion to consider the newly argued point (i.e. whether it was discretionary). The considerations when deciding whether or not to exercise the discretion are also set out.’

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3PB, 10th June 2021

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Brother of Manchester arena attackers asks for immunity to take part in public inquiry – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2021 in attorney general, families, immunity, inquiries, murder, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The elder brother of the Manchester Arena bombers has asked for immunity from prosecution in return for answering questions at the public inquiry into the terror attack.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2021

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