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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has today handed down its first decision on Rule 12 of the new Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure 2013. Rule 12 requires an Employment Judge to reject a claim before it is sent to a Respondent if it contains certain substantive defects. Claire Darwin appeared for both Respondents.
The Government has failed in its attempt to avoid a determination in a case where it has conceded that its system in relation to intercepting privileged material was unlawful and where interception was found to have occurred. Hugh Tomlinson QC, Nick Armstrong and Tamara Jaber acted for Amnesty International in this case and Jonathan Glasson QC […]
Yesterday, an animated superhero adventure film pitting three audacious lawyers against the justice minister, Chris Grayling was released. This satirical take on the government cuts to legal aid features the voices of Joanna Lumley, Simon Callow and Sally Hawkins and aims to safeguard legal aid from government cuts. To view the film on the Guardian […]
A former CEO of security multinational G4S has accepted that systemic failings in its vetting procedure led to the murder of two of its security guards by another in Iraq. Paul McGuigan was one of two shot dead in 2009 in Baghdad by Danny Fitzsimons when hired for protection duties in Iraq. A third guard, […]
Rhodri Thompson QC and Andrew Smith instructed by UEFA and FIFPro in Complaint against Third Party Ownership in football
UEFA and FIFPro have today formally launched a Complaint with the European Commission questioning the legality of Third Party Ownership (“TPO”). The Complaint sets out why the practice of TPO is said to contravene fundamental principles of European law, is harmful to the interests of players, clubs and fans, and undermines the standing and integrity […]