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Matrix Judgments & Commentary

Matrix’s Legal Support Service produce summaries of cases that involve Matrix members. 

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 […]

High Court grants permission to run unclean hands defence in Canary Wharf dispute

Canary Riverside Estate Management Ltd & Ors v Coates [2021] EWHC 1505 (Ch)

The High Court has given permission to run an unclean hands defence in a dispute about a valuable estate in Canary Wharf. The defendant was appointed as the statutory manager of the estate by the residents in the face of great opposition from the defaulting landlord. The claim, brought on behalf of the landlord, seeks […]

Housing migrants at Napier barracks unlawful, High Court rules

R (NB) v SSHD [2021] EWHC 1489 (Admin)

This case analyses Section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (“IAA 1999”) which requires the Defendant to provide “support” to asylum seekers who appear to be destitute or to be likely to become destitute. The six Claimants are all asylum seekers who were transferred to the Penally and Napier military barracks (“The Barracks”) […]

High Court strikes out ‘representative liability’ claim concerning interpretation of Article 27 GDPR

Sanso Rondon v LexisNexis Risk Solutions UK Ltd [2021] EWHC 1427 (QB)

The High Court has handed down an important judgment on the interpretation of Article 27 of the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’), concerning the liability of the UK representatives of data controllers based outside the UK. The Claimant brought a claim against LexisNexis Risk Solutions in its capacity as the designated ‘representative’ of World Compliance […]

Secretary of State found to discriminate against Asylum seekers with dependent children who received less financial support

R (MD) v Secretary of State Home Department [2021] EWHC 1370 (Admin)

In this case the claimants are single mothers from Albania living in this country.  Both have dependent children and were conclusively found to be victims of sex trafficking.  Both are recognised as refugees and therefore do not receive financial support under the provisions of the Modern Slavery Victim Care Contract in respect of any dependent […]