All posts by Ben Amunwa

Founder and editor of Lawmostly.com. Ben is a business and public law barrister with the 36 Group. He gives expert legal advice on employment, immigration and commercial disputes to a wide range of clients.

What’s new in the 2017 Administrative Court guide on judicial reviews?

Claimants and Defendants in judicial review claims should be familiar with this new Court guide or they could face adverse costs consequences. In this post, Law mostly gives you a comparative analysis of the key changes from last year’s guide.

No wasted costs orders against HOPOs* in the Immigration Tribunal

A powerful legal weapon, the Wasted Costs Order, cannot be used against Home Office employees if they behave improperly in the Immigration Tribunal, limiting the ways in which the government and its employees can be held accountable for their conduct in Tribunal proceedings.

Major case clarifies liability of healthcare professionals for gross negligence manslaughter

The Court of Appeal has clarified the correct approach to the issue of reasonable foreseeability in gross negligence manslaughter cases, with implications for a vast number of regulated healthcare professionals.

The Home Office held this LGBT woman in a ‘punishment room’ in breach of her human rights

The widespread use of ‘segregation’ to control persons detained by the Home Office is under the spotlight after a female asylum seeker won her court battle against the practice. A new Home Office policy has been published as a result.

Claims against RBS and Barclays Bank for mis-selling interest rate hedging products fail

RBS and Barclays Bank owed no duty of care to customers where the financial regulator required the banks to review mis-sold products.

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Huge victory for workers as Employment Tribunal fees are quashed by the UK Supreme Court

In a stunning development, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that the government’s Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful and over £32 million in fees should now be paid back

Energy giant’s legal challenge to £21 million offshore tax bill fails

New UK government powers seek to hold corporations to account for hiding their profits in offshore tax havens. Now the High Court has rejected energy giant Glencore’s legal challenge against a Diverted Profits Tax bill.

This Immigration Judge’s decision was ‘infected’ by the appearance of bias

Allegations of bias are easily made but often harder to prove. A recent immigration case shows how such cases can succeed by applying well-established guidelines.

Inspectors condemn ‘unacceptable’ and ‘inhumane’ treatment of detainees at Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre

A report by independent inspectors appointed by the UK’s Minister for Immigration has made critical findings on the conditions for detainees at Heathrow removal centre