On Monday 30th April 2018, Helen Mountfield QC represented Child Poverty Action Group in the Supreme Court in Belfast, instructed by Herbert Smith Freehills, leading Tom Royston of Garden Court North. This is first time the Supreme Court has sat in Northern Ireland. The case concerned whether a widowed parents allowance payable only to surviving […]
Phillippa Kaufmann QC and Raj Parker have been selected as members of the Football Association Judicial Panel as Specialist Panel Members.
Bar Standards Board publishes a new guide for barristers working with vulnerable immigration clients
The Bar Standards Board has published an online guide to assist immigration barristers when working closely with vulnerable clients. Developed in response to the BSB’s 2016 Immigration Thematic Review, the new resource will help immigration barristers to identify, assess and manage vulnerability as well as help them to meet their regulatory and other legal duties. […]
Congratulations to Karon Monaghan QC who has been shortlisted for Barrister of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2018. The winner will be announced on 26 June 2018 at an awards ceremony at Grosvenor House in London. For more information on the awards and the full list of those shortlisted, please see here.
Court of Appeal success for Claire Darwin and Aidan Wills: Court of Appeal holds that Injury to Feelings payments are not taxable
The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in Moorthy v HMRC, an appeal from the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber). The Court held that that a payment made by an employer as compensation for injury to feelings arising from discrimination falls within the exemption from income tax under s.406 of ITEPA 2003. Please click here for the judgment.