June 2021 - Matrix Chambers
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Month: June 2021

AA strike-out ex-CEO’s claim for damages

The AA have obtained strike-out and summary judgment orders in relation to most of a claim presented against it by its former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Robert Mackenzie.  Mr Mackenzie, who was dismissed for gross misconduct after physically attacking a colleague on a company away day, brought claims for wrongful dismissal and personal injury, […]

Inquest into the death of Katie Locke concludes

An inquest into the death of Ms Katie Locke concluded last week before HM Assistant Coroner for Hertfordshire, Alison McCormick. Ms Locke, a 23-year-old history teacher, was murdered on 24 December 2015 by Carl Langdell, a man she had met on the internet dating site ‘Plenty of Fish’. At that time, Mr Langdell was known […]

Supreme Court hears important devolution references

The Supreme Court will, today and tomorrow, hear two references concerning the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament in relation to Bills which seek to incorporate, into Scots Law, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the European Charter of Local Self-Government. The references raise two key issues: First, both Bills […]

Arms trade protestors win Supreme Court appeal

Anti-arms trade campaigners whose acquittal for their peaceful protest against the Defence and Security International (“DSEI”) arms fair in London was overturned in the High Court have won their appeal to the Supreme Court. The four campaigners had attempted to disrupt deliveries to the arms fair in September 2017 by lying down in the middle […]

High Court refuses to strike out claims brought by more than 7,000 Malawian farmers against British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco

The High Court has today rejected an application to strike out claims brought by more than 7,000 impoverished farmers from Malawi against the British American Tobacco Group and the Imperial Tobacco Group. The claimants are all Malawian citizens who lived and worked on tobacco farms in Malawi. They have brought claims in tort and unjust […]