Category: Commercial

How to deal with allegations of bias against immigration judges

When I attend a Tribunal hearing, I usually bring my laptop and charger. And I type almost all the time, religiously. Where […]

Artist wins her appeal against seizure of whale-bone sculpture

It’s not every case that fuses international law, endangered species, border controls and fine art. But Juliet Forster-Copperi v Director […]

Fresh articles on housing, immigration and costs

For those of you interested in civil, housing, immigration & costs law, please visit my publications page where I’ve uploaded […]

What a difference 2 days make…

  2 March 2016: UK Supreme Court finds Morrisons responsible for racist abuse by a rogue employee and conclude that employers may […]

Breaking: UK Supreme Court extends vicarious liability in landmark judgment

The Supreme Court have shaken up the law of vicarious liability (again) in Mr A M Mohamud (in substitution for Mr […]

How not to do disclosure: a government lawyer’s guide 

The High Court has made scathing criticisms of government lawyers who failed to comply with their disclose obligations in a […]

Litigants-in-person win claim to without prejudice privilege

Suh v Mace (UK) Limited [2016] EWCA Civ 4 Given the rising numbers of litigants-in-person in the civil justice system […]

The Consumer Rights Act 2015: implications for property law

On 26 March 2015, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (‘the Act’) received Royal Assent. The main provisions of the Act come […]

The battle of Balcombe: legal challenge to fracking dismissed

[This article first appeared in the Nottingham Law Society’s February 2015 Bulletin. I’ve re-posted it here for reference.] Hydraulic fracturing, (or […]

Are you worthy… (of relief)?

Case note: Home Group Ltd v Marie Matrejek [2015] EWHC 441 (QB) The 3-stage approach to an application for relief […]