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The Supreme Court (UKSC) has today given judgment on the Interchange Fee appeals. The judgment can be accessed here. The UKSC has dismissed Mastercard’s and Visa’s appeals against the Court of Appeal’s (CA) finding that the first instance courts were bound by the Mastercard judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU to find […]
Rhodri Thompson QC led an exceptionally large legal team in successfully defending three related challenges to major rail procurement exercises conducted by the Department of Transport in relation to the West Coast, East Midlands and South Eastern rail franchises, in one of the largest and most complex set of procurement cases ever brought in the […]
The High Court today heard a challenge to the decision of the Director of Legal Aid Casework (“DLAC”), supported by the Lord Chancellor, to prevent victims of domestic violence who jointly own property with their abuser from receiving legal aid. The Claimant, a victim of domestic violence, sought legal aid for family proceedings relating to […]
The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is applying to intervene in a High Court legal challenge brought by multi-millionaire Simon Dolan. Dolan is attempting to force the government to end the lockdown. The IWGB is concerned that an end to lockdown would disproportionately impact low-paid and BAME workers. The IWGB will argue that […]
The President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal has handed down judgment in the case of Gwynedd Council v Shelley Barratt & Ioan Hughes UKEAT/0206/18/VP. The appeal concerned the reorganisation of primary and secondary education provision within the Gwynedd area in 2017, which resulted in the dismissal of a number of teachers including the two Respondents […]