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Lawyer withdraws MP harassment allegations

A lawyer who claimed she was harassed by a Conservative MP has dropped her tribunal claim. Patronia Campbell, claimed that Sussex MP, Huw Merriman, had bullied her after a one night stand when they worked together at Lehman Brothers. After refusing to start an affair with him, Ms Campbell alleged that he bullied and harassed […]

High Court rules Saudi billionaire applied to become diplomat to avoid ex-wife’s financial claim

A High Court Judge has ruled that Sheikh Walid Juffali applied to become a diplomat to acquire diplomatic immunity so as to avoid any financial claim bought against him in the UK by his ex-wife, Christina Estrada. His appointment as a permanent representative to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) by the Caribbean island of St […]

Court of Appeal rules that the ‘bedroom tax’ was unlawful in two cases

The Court of Appeal has held that the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions acted unlawfully in removing part of the means-tested housing benefit in respect of the appellants’ public sector housing, under the Housing Benefit Regulations 2006, Regulation B13. Regulation B13, popularly known as the ‘bedroom tax’, has the effect of reducing housing […]