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Matrix Judgments & Commentary

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

World renowned doctor wins landmark race discrimination claim against the General Medical Council

Karim v GMC ET 3332128/2018

This case concerns a Consultant Urologist who brought a race discrimination claim against the GMC. The Claimant is mixed race, Black African/European and is a Muslim. Mr Karim worked as a consultant urological surgeon at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, later the Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (“the Trust”).  After a number […]

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 […]

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”) […]