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Matrix’s Philippe Sands QC and international judge Justice Florence Mumba are to co-chair an expert drafting panel on the legal definition of “ecocide” as a potential new international crime that could draw on war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. Launching with preparatory work this month, and set to draft the definition over the early […]
Samantha Knights QC will chair an online panel event on 26 November from 6-7pm with Dr Todd Gray from Exeter University and Kate Garbers, founder of Unseen, on Slavery in the South West. This event among others staged in the South West hopes to bring to light the issue of modern slavery in the region […]
Former two-weight world boxing champion Carl Frampton has settled his long-running case against Barry McGuigan 20 days into the trial in the High Court in Belfast. Mr Frampton claimed breaches of contract and fiduciary duty after he terminated his nine year relationship with this former manager/promoter in August 2017. Mr McGuigan and his Cyclone Promotions […]
Professor Christian Tams to speak at Chinese University of Hong Kong: ‘The World Court at (nearly) 100: Reflections on a Century of International Adjudication’
Professor Christian Tams will speak at the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s online seminar on the World Court’s role and record over a century of international adjudication, aiming to encourage reflection on the current state of inter-state dispute settlement and the evolving functions of international courts. The Permanent Court of International Justice became operational in […]
In Heskett v Secretary of State for Justice  EWCA Civ 1487 the Court of Appeal considered when costs factors can constitute a legitimate aim for the purposes of justifying indirect discrimination. The appeal concerned changes to a pay progression policy which were held to have a disproportionate effect on younger employees. The Employment Tribunal […]