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The Competition Appeal Tribunal has approved the UK’s first collective settlement approval order. The £1.5m settlement between Mark McLaren, class representative, and Compania Sudamericana de Vapores S.A. (CSAV) was approved following a hearing on 6 December 2023. This was the first ever collective settlement approval order made by the Tribunal under the collective proceedings regime […]
In late 2022, thousands of migrants were detained at Manston Short-Term Holding Facility in inhumane and degrading conditions and for periods which exceeded statutory time limits. Evidence indicates that the then Home Secretary knew that conditions were deteriorating and thousands of detained persons were being held unlawfully, but she did not take steps to alleviate […]
The Berkshire Coroner has found that an Ofsted inspection contributed to the death of primary school head teacher, Ruth Perry. Ruth Perry took her own life in January while waiting for an Ofsted report which downgraded her school to be published. The family issued a statement following the verdict. Hugh Southey KC and James Robottom […]
This next seminar in our ESG series will focus on carbon markets. In light of the growth of greenwashing litigation, the EU’s recent ban on ‘carbon neutral’ product claims, and the loss of confidence in the credibility of the voluntary carbon market, is the era of corporate “offsetting” dead? If so, what role – if […]
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld an award of over £1.6 million in SPI Spirits (UK) Limited & Shefler v Zabelin  EAT 147 Following a claimant’s successful whistleblowing claim, the employment tribunal awarded damages against his former employer and its ultimate owner. The damages included an Acas uplift of over £150,000 before grossing up […]