Nobody seems to know what should happen to imaged digital data in civil litigation. Until now.
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.
Avoiding real injustices: re-opening finally determined civil appeals
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.
NHS boss sacked for airing anti-LGBT beliefs loses discrimination complaints
In an era of identity politics where ‘culture wars’ pit minority groups against one another, how can the Equality Act 2010 achieve fair and balanced outcomes? This case offers some answers.
Exploited migrant worker paid £4.52 per day wins epic Court of Appeal battle against ex-employer
In this judgment, the Court of Appeal gives important guidance on the defence of illegality of contract in the context of the UK’s ‘right to work’ system for non-EU national workers and employees.
Unlawfully detained EU national gets damages after legal challenge blocks removal
Bringing a judicial review claim which is unlikely to be dealt with quickly may render ongoing detention unlawful, according to a Court of Appeal decision.
Appeal highlights record-breaking Gauguin deal gone sour
The art dealers at the centre of a record-breaking private sale of a Gauguin painting for $210 million have won an appeal which confirms their entitlement to a $10 million commission fee, all based on a ‘handshake’ agreement.
Children’s challenge to Hackney SEN budget cuts fails
High Court dismisses an ambitious systemic legal challenge to special educational needs policies in the London borough of Hackney. Here’s why.