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.
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 £21 million tax bill.
Allegations of bias against Judges are treated with healthy scepticism. But litigators should be alert to complications that can arise when Judges have links to the lawyers in a case. In a recent commercial dispute, the Court of Appeal discussed the right approach to secure fairness and justice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.