At a time when coronavirus legislation has softened the duties on local authorities to meet adult social care needs, a recent decision of the High Court has made it harder for claimants to use human rights law to seek compensation for delays and maladministration.
Much has written about remote video hearings since the COVID-19 lockdown and there remain plenty of issues to consider. New, handy guidance from the Employment Tribunal offers a bunch of tips for better video hearings.
A new decision by the Court of Appeal confirms that the Home Office may be held liable in negligence for unreasonable delays in providing visa documents and that the Upper Tribunal can award damages in such claims.
Those lawyers itching for an early finish on Fridays should take care not to under-estimate the length of hearing required in the Commercial Court of the High Court, a recent judgment highlights.
The High Court has provided much-needed guidance on dealing with the aftermath of Search and Seizure Orders made under the Civil Procedure Rules and how to manage the inspection of imaged digital data in a way that respects privacy, privilege and protects the rights of claimants.
In a rare step, the Court of Appeal has granted an application to re-open an appeal where the judge deciding it did not have the right documents and the appellant had nowhere else to turn for a remedy against a Home Office family visa refusal.