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Month: June 2020

Victim of domestic violence challenges application of legal aid means regulations

The High Court today heard a challenge to the decision of the Director of Legal Aid Casework (“DLAC”), supported by the Lord Chancellor, to prevent victims of domestic violence who jointly own property with their abuser from receiving legal aid. The Claimant, a victim of domestic violence, sought legal aid for family proceedings relating to […]

Union Intervenes in Challenge to Lockdown

The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is applying to intervene in a High Court legal challenge brought by multi-millionaire Simon Dolan. Dolan is attempting to force the government to end the lockdown. The IWGB is concerned that an end to lockdown would disproportionately impact low-paid and BAME workers. The IWGB will argue that […]

Claire Darwin successful in Employment Appeal Tribunal

The President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal has handed down judgment in the case of Gwynedd Council v Shelley Barratt & Ioan Hughes UKEAT/0206/18/VP. The appeal concerned the reorganisation of primary and secondary education provision within the Gwynedd area in 2017, which resulted in the dismissal of a number of teachers including the two Respondents […]