Category: Crime

Major case clarifies liability of healthcare professionals for gross negligence manslaughter

The Court of Appeal has clarified the correct approach to the issue of reasonable foreseeability in gross negligence manslaughter cases, with implications for a vast number of regulated healthcare professionals.

Amber Rudd unlawfully detained & failed to deport notorious fraudster James Ibori

The Home Secretary misused her powers to try and keep Mr Ibori in detention, rather than focusing on deporting him to Nigeria, the High Court has found.

Ordinary family ties won’t stop deportation of “foreign criminals”, finds Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has asserted the relevance of the Immigration Rules in Article 8 appeals against deportation orders, taking a fine tooth-comb to Tribunal decisions that don’t attach sufficient weight to the Rules.

What are the consequences of failing to attend a professional disciplinary hearing?

Potentially disastrous. Especially if you are accused of dishonest conduct, according to the recent High Court case of Katharine Elizabeth […]

Strategic Litigation on Modern Slavery in Global Value Chains

I’ve written before about what the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) might mean for those affected, including businesses whose […]

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 […]

The new offence of ‘controlling or coercive behaviour’

From 29 December 2015, a person who repeatedly controls or coerces another in the context of a domestic relationship may […]

The Modern Slavery Act 2015: analysis

Much fanfare greeted the passage of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘MSA 2015’), hailed by the government as an “historic […]