Category: Social media

Exclusive: first glimpse inside the First-tier Tribunal’s digital pilot appeals

Digitisation is coming to the civil justice system in England and Wales. The reform has significant risks and benefits. In this exclusive Q&A, I spoke with a solicitor who has been testing the new system of digital appeals in the immigration Tribunal.

Data-grab by porn company claim farmers blocked by High Court, post-GDPR

In a reported first, a UK court has considered who is a ‘data controller’ and who is a ‘data recipient’ under the GDPR – in a case about illegal downloads of online porn.

How NOT to cross-examine witnesses: a masterclass, by Johnny Mercer MP

Twitter video clips of Johnny Mercer MP questioning Martyn Day of Leigh Day solicitors show that the MP using a Parliamentary Select Committee hearing to attempt to distort the facts on UK military abuse of Iraqi detainees.

New video clips on becoming a barrister

Calling all aspiring lawyers and barristers out there! Watch these videos for some of my top tips on coming to the bar, pupillage applications and issues of equality, diversity and discrimination.

Dear Susan… an open letter to @CEOofHMCTS re: the ‘float-list’

Following a discussion sparked by a recent twitter thread about the perils of the ‘float-list’ in UK Tribunals, here is my open letter to Susan Acland-Hood, the @CEOofHMCTS, seeking greater transparency on the listing process.

Did they really say that?? 🤐 Professionals, regulators and social media misuse

A barrister sanctioned for broadcasting serious allegations and sending inappropriate private messages on LinkedIn has won a High Court appeal against his sanction, reducing his period of suspension from professional practice.

When is a company liable for mis-describing its services online?

A High Court dispute between a removal business and its trade body yields some important guidance for both SMEs engaged in online marketing and for independent website operators.

Good legal writing: tips from an ex-Home Office official

How to write persuasively? How to change your opponent’s views through writing? ‘Edward’ has some interesting answers. He used to defend the Home Office against legal claims. His anonymous feedback on some grounds that I drafted contained some tips on effective written advocacy.

Bonus content: free training slides on migrant worker discimination 😀👍🏽

View exclusive training slides on basic employment rights, the gig economy, the hostile environment and modern slavery, as part of a national public legal education project.

Unrolled twitter thread of interview on trafficking claims with ATLEU📹

Read this twitter thread with a breakdown of the key points from an interview with trafficking expert, Jamila from ATLEU. Anyone interested in modern slavery and employment claims should find this useful.