Category: Commercial

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.

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.

When does a flawed cross-examination result in a successful appeal?

Trial lawyers should note the Privy Council’s recent guidance on when Judges can disbelieve witnesses on the basis of facts not put to the witness in cross-examination.

Law Society to face negligence claim over its “Find a Solicitor” search engine

Over 1 million people a month use the Law Society’s “Find a Solicitor” tool. But who pays the price if one of those searches turns out to be wrong?

Postperson wins employment appeal, upends discrimination law in the process

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has concluded that Claimants do not need to prove the primary facts of their claims for discrimination. Once a valid complaint is presented, it is for the employer to disprove it.

When can a party be excused for “very poor” conduct in civil litigation?

A company caught up in British Telecomm’s supply chain litigation asked for relief from sanctions after “very poor” conduct. The result will surprise you.

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.

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.

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