In late March 2020 the Home Office released some 300 immigration detainees to avoid the risk of spreading coronavirus. Hundreds more remain in detention and some are held on the prison estate. The fairness of imprisoning immigration detainees was tested in a recent, unsuccessful legal challenge.
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.
The Court of Appeal has clarified what disabled claimants bringing claims for reasonable adjustments or indirect disability discrimination need to show, in order to establish that a ‘provision, criteria or practice’ (PCP) has been applied to them. ‘One-off’ decisions will not necessarily be enough.
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 Upper Tribunal has taken a significant step forward for the protection of the rights of undocumented EU children in the UK, in the reported case of MS (British citizenship; EEA appeals) Belgium  UKUT 356 (IAC). Download my Q&A for LexisNexis here.
A employee has won their appeal against a Tribunal decision dismissing their claim for unpaid wages and discrimination in a dispute over the ‘right to work’ as it applies to EU immigration laws. But the appeal judgement appears to contain some omissions.
The High Court has found that a private mapping company breached several licences and infringed the database rights of the Ordnance Survey Limited. The case has important guidance for ‘big data’ processors and discusses the interpretation of website terms.