Professor Christian Tams directing the annual Centre for Research and Studies of the Hague Academy of International Law
From 20 August – 7 September, Professor Christian Tams directs this year‘s Centre for Research and Studies of the Hague Academy of International Law. Established in 1923, the Hague Academy is a leading hub for research and teaching in international law. This year‘s Centre for Research assesses the role of ‘International Inspections’ as a means […]
EAT allows appeal in relation to “public administrative authority” exception to the application of the 2006 TUPE Regulations
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has allowed the appeals of several claimants challenging an Employment Tribunal’s decision that the “public administrative authority” exception to the application of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE Regulations) deprived them of the protection of those Regulations. The claimants are challenging their dismissals following the transfer of public health […]
In Re an application by Siobhan Mclaughlin for Judicial Review (NI)  UKSC 48, the Supreme Court rules that Widowed Parents’ Allowance payable in Northern Ireland discriminates against unmarried parents, contrary to ECHR, art 14 read in conjunction with art 8 (right to a private family life) and art 1 of Protocol 1 (protection of […]
Matrix has eight members listed within Who’s Who Legal 2018 (UK Bar) for Labour, Employment & Benefits. Members listed include: Claire Darwin, Thomas Kibling, James Laddie QC, Thomas Linden QC, Karon Monaghan QC, Paul Nicholls QC, Nicholas Randall QC and Andrew Smith. To find out more about Who’s Who Legal directory, please see here.
The High Court has today dismissed a judicial review of the Government’s cap on the amount that can be paid under its Access to Work scheme. The challenge was brought by Mr David Buxton, CEO of Action for Disability, who claimed that the cap was indirectly discriminatory against deaf people. However, Mr Justice Kerr held that the aims of the cap were legitimate aims of social policy, such as to bring more disabled people into the workplace.