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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 […]
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 […]
Plus ça change? Claire Darwin writes for Practical Law and the EUtopia Law blog on the legal implications of remaining within the EU.
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 […]
The inquest into the death of Ann Maguire has been resumed. Representing Ann Maguire’s husband and other family members is Nick Armstrong who has been instructed by Nancy Collins of Irwin Mitchell. For further news coverage please see here and here.