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Month: April 2018

Siobhan McLaughlin and the Department for Communities Judicial Review to be heard in the UKSC

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 […]

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.