Category: Commercial

What are the pros and cons of secretly recorded evidence? 

Someone once described the smartphone as an incredibly powerful surveillance device that can also make phone calls. They were right. The ubiquity of […]

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 […]