Tussle over Β£10 million Giotto painting ends in stalemate

A Β£10-million Giotto painting of ‘exceptional cultural and historical importance’ was not lawfully exported from Italy to London, according to the High Court in a judicial review case that arose from a lengthy dispute over the rules on exporting European cultural treasures.

Was Barclays to blame for doctor’s alleged historic sexual assaults?

In principle yes, according to the Court of Appeal in a claim brought by current and former employees over alleged sexual assaults by a doctor that Barclays Bank instructed to perform compulsory medical tests. [Trigger warning: refers to incidents of historic sexual assault].

Vulnerable EEA national unlawfully detained by the Home Office, High Court rules

The Home Office unlawfully detained an EEA national who spent over a year in immigration detention, after it emerged that there was no ‘realistic prospect of deporting the claimant within a reasonable period’.

When is a company liable for mis-describing its services online?

A High Court dispute between a removal business and its trade body yields some important guidance for both SMEs engaged in online marketing and for independent website operators.

What’s new in the Administrative Court Judicial Review Guide 2018?

Parties to judicial review claims should be familiar with this new Court guide or they could face adverse costs consequences. This post gives you a comparative analysis of the key changes since the 2017 guide.

Good legal writing: tips from an ex-Home Office official

How to write persuasively? How to change your opponent’s views through writing? ‘Edward’ has some interesting answers. He used to defend the Home Office against legal claims. His anonymous feedback on some grounds that I drafted contained some tips on effective written advocacy.

FGM protection orders and immigration tribunal proceedings

The interplay between Family Court applications for Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders and ongoing Immigration Tribunal proceedings has been considered by the High Court in this recent case.

How and when to ask for permission to appeal from a lower court – some guidance 🀞🏽

A dispute over alleged harassment by the Daily Mail has given rise to some guidance to all civil litigators on the procedure from applying for permission to appeal from a lower court.

Domino’s Pizza delivery person wins appeal against ‘right to work’ dismissal

Employers and Judges are confused over how the ‘right to work’ legislation – a key part of Theresa May’s hostile environment policy – actually works.

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