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Court of Appeal gives judgment in case concerning the Pension Protection Fund

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions -v- Hughes and ors [2021] EWCA Civ 1093

These two linked appeals are brought in relation to the Order of Lewis J (as he then was) (‘the judge’) dated 30 July 2020, allowing the claimants’ judicial review claim. The claim, brought by twenty-four individual claimants and the British Airline Pilots Association (“BALPA”), (together referred to as the “Claimants”) concerns the level of compensation […]

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal that article 6 applies to the judicial review claim against the Prime Minister’s decision not to launch a public inquiry into alleged complicity in mistreatment and rendition

R (Reprieve) v The Prime Minister [2021] EWCA Civ 972

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by two MPs and the charity Reprieve against the Divisional Court’s decision that Article 6 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) does not apply to their judicial review claim against the Prime Minister’s decision not to order a public inquiry into alleged complicity of British state agents […]

Court of Appeal hands down judgment in Robinson v Al Qasimi

Robinson v His Highness Sheikh Khalid Bin Saqr Al Qasim [2021] EWCA Civ 862

Last week the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Robinson v Al Qasimi. This appeal concerned the defence of illegality in an employment context and the statutory interim relief regime in the context of alleged automatic unfair dismissal. In relation to the illegality defence, the Court of Appeal held that the long-standing test of […]

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal concerning interim relief and discrimination claims

Steer v Stormsure Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 887

The Court of Appeal has handed down a highly anticipated judgment concerning interim relief in discrimination and victimisation claims in the Employment Tribunal. The Appellant was employed by the Respondent and alleges that, during this period of employment, she was subjected to sexual harassment by a colleague. The Appellant presented a grievance and asked to […]

Court of appeal finds remedies in unintentional indirect discrimination case compatible with EU law

Wisbey v Commissioner of the City of London Police & Anr [2021] EWCA Civ 650

The appellant is a police officer in the City of London Force (the first respondent in the proceedings before the Tribunal, and the respondent in this appeal).  He was an authorised firearms officer (“AFO”). Throughout his employment as a police officer he has had a form of defective colour vision which had no obvious effect […]