Tag: Commercial

What’s new in the 2017 Administrative Court guide on judicial reviews?

Claimants and Defendants in judicial review claims should be familiar with this new Court guide or they could face adverse costs consequences. In this post, Law mostly gives you a comparative analysis of the key changes from last year’s guide.

Claims against RBS and Barclays Bank for mis-selling interest rate hedging products fail

RBS and Barclays Bank owed no duty of care to customers where the financial regulator required the banks to review mis-sold products.

Huge victory for workers as Employment Tribunal fees are quashed by the UK Supreme Court

In a stunning development, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that the government’s Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful and over £32 million in fees should now be paid back

Energy giant’s legal challenge to £21 million offshore tax bill fails

New UK government powers seek to hold corporations to account for hiding their profits in offshore tax havens. Now the High Court has rejected energy giant Glencore’s legal challenge against a Diverted Profits Tax bill.

Commercial judicial review clarifies High Court’s power to grant permission to appeal

Public lawyers take note: the High Court has given its view on the power to grant permission to appeal following refusal of permission for judicial review after a hearing

The benefits cap on lone parents with children under two is unlawful

In a recent legal challenge, the UK government’s “benefit cap” has come under fire for unlawfully discriminating against lone parents with children under the age of two.

Assessing disrepair: some guidance for landlords and tenants

The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has given some guidance on the assessment of disrepair in landlord and tenant disputes.

Justice Minister Liz Truss due to visit County Court in Clerkenwell

She will miss a demo of my advocacy skills on this occasion as my case is finished. New justice minister […]

What are the pros and cons of secretly recorded evidence? 

Someone once described the smartphone as an incredibly powerful surveillance device that can also make phone calls. They were right. The ubiquity of […]

How to deal with allegations of bias against immigration judges

When I attend a Tribunal hearing, I usually bring my laptop and charger. And I type almost all the time, religiously. Where […]