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Supreme Court hears case on Northern Ireland Abortion Services “Safe Access Zones”

The Supreme Court has heard the case of Reference by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland – Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Northern Ireland) Bill. The Attorney General argued that clause 5(2)(a) of the Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Northern Ireland) Bill, which does not include an express “reasonable excuse” clause was outside the legislative competence […]

Supreme Court rules on holiday pay calculations

The Supreme Court has handed down a major judgment on how holiday pay should be calculated for part-time and “part-year” workers. The Claimant worked irregular hours and only some weeks of the year. Her employer calculated her holiday pay at 12.07% of her pay for work done, correspondent with a full-time worker’s annual leave expressed […]

High Court declares the Government’s Net Zero Strategy in breach of its obligations under the Climate Change Act

On a day of unprecedented high temperatures triggered by climate change, the High Court declared that the Government had unlawfully failed to explain how the UK would meet Carbon Budgets set by Parliament, holding that the Government must produce a new Net Zero Strategy within 8 months. The Court held that the Secretary of State […]

Secretary of State for Justice agrees to promulgate operational guidance to identify and support victims and potential victims of trafficking in prison

The Secretary of State for Justice has agreed to develop operational guidance to identify and support potential victims of trafficking in prison in response to a claim for judicial review. He has agreed that such operational guidance will include provision for: (i) notification of reasonable or conclusive grounds decisions to keyworkers in prison (ii) communication […]