Al-Hijrah School: Gender segregation as direct discrimination and other lessons – Cloisters

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Rachel Barrett and Siân McKinley consider the recent Court of Appeal judgment on gender segregation, HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills v The Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School, and the broader implications for discrimination law.’

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Cloisters, 19th October 2017

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The shifting sands of risk management in construction projects – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Construction and engineering projects, whether land-based or marine, are inherently risky. For this reason, parties to construction and engineering contracts manage risk by seeking to allocate responsibility for each different type of risk to a particular party.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 20th October 2017

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The future approach: Using a preventative injunction to protect green spaces? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘There are few sights more unpleasant when walking in our green and pleasant land than that of human waste i.e. faeces selfishly deposited on the ground without any thought for those that wish to enjoy the beauty of our green spaces. Added to the problem of personal waste, is domestic waste1 and industrial scale fly-tipping from contractors, the general public at large and travellers involved in a commercial waste business (for example, who dump waste such as asbestos, rubble, soil, and other hazardous materials) and you have a major waste issue up and down the country. Indeed, due to the fact that most authorities now charge for the disposal of domestic and business waste, fly tipping is a major problem as people do not want to pay for it to be disposed of properly.2 This is a particular problem for local authorities in the country whose primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of its green spaces for its residents and visitors.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 16th October 2017

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Employer had no property claim in its emails or their contents: (1) Capita Plc, (2) Capita Property & Infrastructure Ltd v Darch & Others – Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘The High Court held that an employer did not have a claim to property in emails or the contents of emails (not limited to those concerning business matters) that were sent by employees from the employer’s email accounts.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 4th October 2017

Source: www.employeecompetition.com

When must a client be saved from himself? It is all a question of money says the Court of Appeal – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Do solicitors’ duties depend on how much they are paid? Are clients entitled to expect the same level of service from solicitors when they are strapped for cash? In Thomas v HJFS, the Court of Appeal has suggested that the standard of professional duties could be lowered when they are provided at a discount.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 17th October 2017

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A Guide to using Statistics in Employment and Equality Litigation – Cloisters

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Numbers can be anathema to many lawyers. Yet statistics are a useful weapon in the litigation armoury. This week the Government released its Race Disparity Audit which provides a wealth of such statistics and is a timely reminder of the role that they can play in litigation. Tom Gillie discusses three recent examples of how statistics can be used to advance successful arguments in employment litigation and broader equality context, for example, in relation to the provision of goods, facilities and services.’

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Cloisters, 12th October 2017

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Unintentionally wide non-compete clause: A warning from the Court of Appeal in Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman – Cloisters

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Having previously blogged on this case (see here for that blog on Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman [2017] EWHC 1278 (Ch)), Jacques Algazy QC and Nathaniel Caiden consider the repercussions of the Court of Appeal judgment in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1054.’

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Cloisters, 12th October 2017

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Tax Evasion – As the Government ‘Cry Wolf’, is it Anything More Than a Hollow Complaint? – Drystone Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘As recently reported in the Times on 14th September 2017 underthe headline ‘Amazon in £1.5bn tax fraud row’, HMRC has claimed that Amazon and eBay (among others) have failed to co-operate in fully tackling a multi-billion pound fraud. The article comes after a series of hearings in front of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (‘PAC’).’

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Drystone Chambers, 9th October 2017

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Reyes v Al-Malki – Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘The Supreme Court has unanimously found that a former diplomat would not be entitled to diplomatic immunity in relation a claim of human trafficking brought by a domestic worker because the worker’s employment and alleged treatment would not constitute acts performed in the course of the diplomat’s official functions (within the meaning of Articles 31(1)(c) and 39(2) of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations).’

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Blackstone Chambers, 18th October 2017

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Serious Personal Injury Litigation – A Quantum Update – Byrom Street Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Arguments concerning the indexation of periodical payments orders triggeredmany more cases than usual being tried out after 2005 on numerous heads of damage. Further cases followed after theissue of indexation was decided, leading to the landmark decision in Whiten (2011). In late 2014 and 2015 there has been a further spate of reported cases driven by the NHS LA. James Rowley QC brings together the judgments so that trends in awards in the most serious litigation can be identified.’

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Byrom Street Chambers, 29th September 2017

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The Great Repeal Bill: What will happen to accrued rights to claim Francovich damages? – Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘In the Miller litigation, the UK Government placed considerable weight upon its intention to enact a “Great Repeal Bill”. As the Supreme Court understood it, such a Bill would “…repeal the 1972 Act and, wherever practical, it will convert existing EU law into domestic law at least for a transitional period” (see the majority judgment at ¶34, see also ¶¶94, 263). Now that the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has been published, it appears that Francovich damages are an important exception to this intention.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 3rd October 2017

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Panayiotou v Waltham Forest LBC; Smith v Haringey LBC – Arden Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has held that whether a person has a priority need for accommodation by reason of vulnerability requires consideration of whether he is “significantly” more vulnerable in a way that is relevant to his ability to deal with the consequences of homelessness; the question is qualitative, not quantitative.’

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Arden Chambers, 19th October 2017

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Case Law Update – Byrom Street Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘This paper examines a selection of those of the more interesting cases to those acting for defendants over the past two years.’

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Byrom Street Chambers, 26th September 2017

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Podcast on the Lachaux decision – 5RB

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘On Tuesday 10th October, 5RB held a panel discussion to review the recent Court of Appeal decision in Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd, Evening Standard Ltd, AOL (UK) Ltd. and its ramifications for the serious harm threshold.’

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5RB, 19th October 2017

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The Final Destination? The Court of Appeal’s decision in Gahan v Emirates – 4 KBW

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘On the 12 October 2017, the Court of Appeal delivered judgment in the joined cases of Gahan v Emirates and Buckley and ors v Emirates [2017] EWCA Civ 1530, in which both the Civil Aviation Authority and the International Air Transport Association intervened.’

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4 KBW, 13th October 2017

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Why bother with wellbeing? – Counsel

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘In the first of a new series, systemic coach Zita Tulyahikayo and James Pereira QC explain why supporting wellbeing should be an essential aspect of barristers’ and chambers’ practice.’

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Counsel, October 2017

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Court of Appeal rules on special police services at football matches – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Should a football club be required to pay for policing on match days in areas next to the stadium, which are public land, but over which the club exercises some degree of control?’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 12th October

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Tax Raid on Premier League club lawful – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Newcastle United has failed in its attempt to quash HMRC’s search warrant for documents involving suspected major tax fraud.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 11th October

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ECJ status post-Brexit – Counsel

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Will the UK need to keep an eye on ECJ rulings after withdrawal? Rhodri Thompson QC examines the practical and political difficulties.’

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Counsel, October 2017

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

CQC improving but must tackle issues in regulation activities: watchdog – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has improved as an organisation, but must overcome “some persistent issues with the timeliness of some of its regulation activities”, the National Audit Office (NAO) has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th October 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk