Month: October 2017

The Supreme Court just overturned the dishonesty test in R v Ghosh. Here’s why.

This high-stakes gambling case makes a significant change to the landscape of criminal, civil fraud and professional misconduct law. It will be of interest to many lawyers, plus students and teachers of law.

Government admits policy change led to unlawful detention of hundreds of torture victims

As reported in the Guardian, the UK government admitted to unlawfully detaining hundreds of claimed victims of torture under its new policy, which was supposed to reduce the number of vulnerable persons held in immigration detention.

Vedanta to face class action lawsuit over copper-mine pollution in Zambia – says Court of Appeal

The mining multinational is being sued by almost 2,000 Zambian citizens who claim that the company polluted their land and waterways over the course of a decade.

The 7 year rule: immigration law resources for families with children

Lots of you are searching for the ‘7 year rule’: a Home Office concession relating to children who have lived continuously in the UK for 7 years. Here are my top 7 posts on the topic, all in one place.

Bye-bye Sala? Relatives of EEA nationals score victory as Court overturns decision that denied them appeal rights

Exclusive update from Rajiv Sharma of the 36 Group on a major case that has overturned the Upper Tribunal judgment in Sala which denied appeal rights to extended family members of EEA nationals.

Immigration Tribunal can re-open regulator’s disciplinary findings

Did you know that the Immigration Tribunal can decide on disciplinary charges against rogue legal advisors? (Me neither). But a recent case sheds light on the Tribunal’s powers to disagree with the regulator and decide the matter for itself.

Addison Lee drivers win claim for minimum wage and holiday pay

In the latest #gigeconomy legal dispute, the Employment Tribunal found drivers for private cab company Addison Lee were entitled to a raft of basic labour rights.

#UberAppeal: app argues its drivers aren’t ‘workers’ in latest gig economy legal battle

The controversial ride-hailing app is trying to overturn a judgment that would hand thousands of its drivers basic workers rights. Here’s what I learned live-tweeting on the morning of Day 1 of the appeal.