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Month: June 2018

High Court rules in favour of two severely disabled people who challenged the absence of transitional protection

The High Court has ruled in favour of two severely disabled people who challenged the absence of transitional protection under Regulations which provide for rolling out of universal credit and the abolition of previous welfare benefits. The claim was brought by two severely disabled people who were obliged to claim universal credit when they moved […]

Court of Appeal allows appeal by the BBC against a reporting restriction order in the trial of R v Sarker

The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by the BBC against a reporting restriction order in the trial of R v Sarker. The judgment, given by the Lord Chief Justice, contains important guidance on the proper approach to applications for restrictions on reporting in criminal proceedings, specifically in relation to online articles, and a […]

Pimlico Plumbers judgment – Supreme Court upholds ruling that plumber was both a “worker” and, for the Equality Act 2010, an “employee” of Pimlico Plumbers

The Supreme Court today upheld the decision of the court and tribunals below that Mr Smith was both a “worker” and, for the Equality Act 2010, an “employee” of Pimlico Plumbers.  Karon Monaghan QC acted for Mr Smith and Tom Linden QC acted for Pimlico Plumbers. To read a summary of the judgment, please see […]

Employment Appeal Tribunal to hear appeal by Gerard Coyne against a ruling of the Certification Officer’s ruling. Gavin Millar QC representing Mr Coyne.

Gerard Coyne was the runner up to the incumbent, Len McCluskey, in an election for General Secretary of Unite the Union in April 2017. He made a complaint to the Certification Officer that the election, held within the fixed five year term of the incumbent, had been called unlawfully. The Certification Officer ruled against him […]