Category: Commercial

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.

Plumber wins gig economy legal battle as Supreme Court wades in

After 7 years of litigation, a plumber has won a legal battle over his employment status and has been recognised as a ‘worker’ entitled to a raft of basic employment rights. This Supreme Court case is the latest in a line of gig economy cases against large employers and holds significance for many in UK workplaces.

Is there a duty to help your opponent in civil litigation?

A lawyer’s duty to assist the court may require them to correct their opponent’s misunderstandings, according to a controversial High Court judgment in a breach of contract claim.

2018 x 0.5 = πŸŽ‰

My review of what I’ve acheived in 2018 and what’s coming up over the next 6 months of legal training, education and practice.

Why the guy who delivered your gourmet burger is stuck on poverty wages πŸ˜₯

Unlike other gig economy employers, Deliveroo does not currently have to pay National Minimum Wage, holiday pay or sick pay to its riders (or ‘Roos’). But that position may be set to change.

Tribunal rejects Addison Lee’s challenge to cycle-courier’s pay claim

A cycle-courier with Addison Lee who was found by a Tribunal to be entitled to basic employment rights has had his claim upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, after it rejected the company’s arguments entirely.

Unfinished business: the Qatari commercial dispute that landed a Cayman Islands Judge in conflict

This international commercial dispute gave rise to allegations of ‘unconscious bias’ on the part of a Judge of the Cayman Islands Grand Court. The resulting decision highlights that the perception of judicial independence is crucial.

Like pizza? Good. Registered a trademark? Check it’s still valid after this major intellectual property case

This pathbreaking Court of Appeal case has shaken the stability of the system of registered trademarks used across the UK. Businesses are advised to check on the status of their trademarks to avoid nasty surprises, writes Shyam Thakerar, trainee at 36 Civil.

These 3 words can help combat rising inequality: Universal Basic Income

Authorities in Scotland and Finland are to trial a radical new social experiment by giving free money to everyone. But what is Universal Basic Income? Read an introduction to the concept and the key arguments on both sides of the emerging debate. Shyam Thakerar, trainee with 36 Civil writes.

My Q&A for LexisNexis on Glencore’s legal challenge to Β£21 million tax bill

New UK government powers seek to hold corporations to account for hiding their profits in offshore tax havens. The Court of Appeal has rejected energy giant Glencore’s legal challenge against a Β£21 million tax bill.