Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mehdis Morning Memo: ‘I’m In This To Win It’

1) ‘I’M IN IT TO WIN IT’ That’s the message from a serious-looking David Cameron on the Andrew Marr show this morning, trying to regain the initiative from a populist Labour Party on his left and a populist Ukip on … Continue reading

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Mehdis Morning Memo: ‘I’m In This To Win It’

1) ‘I’M IN IT TO WIN IT’ That’s the message from a serious-looking David Cameron on the Andrew Marr show this morning, trying to regain the initiative from a populist Labour Party on his left and a populist Ukip on … Continue reading

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Gagging Law

clamping down on the free speech of ordinary people, like you, me, and millions of others. Reducing our ability to work together to protect our NHS, stop big business dodging tax, tackle climate change and stand up for the issues … Continue reading

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The Letter of Law

INDUSTRY   Tooks Chambers to close due to legal aid cuts One of the UK’s leading civil rights barristers’ chambers, which led inquiries into the deaths of Stephen Lawrence and Hillsborough, is closing due to cuts to legal aid. Tooks Chambers, headed by Michael … Continue reading

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Pressure Mounts On ‘N****R’ Judge To Be Suspended

COMPLAINT: Warren Simpson AN ONLINE petition to suspend an employment tribunal judge over his “gratuitous” use of the word n****r during a race discrimination case is growing daily. The world’s largest petition platform Change.org is calling on David Latham, president … Continue reading

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Mothers have the Right to Receive Maternity Leave in the Case of Legal Surrogacy

Court of Justice of the European Union Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-167/12 CD v ST Maternity leave of at least 14 weeks is not doubled but is to be divided between both mothers; the maternity leave must amount to … Continue reading

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Such a Relief – Sri Lankan Family Saved by the Bell

Such a Relief – Sri Lankan Family Saved by the Bell Things looked pretty bleak yesterday as UK border agency officials retrained the children and forcibly took them to the airport despite their obvious mental anguish. But their lawyers never … Continue reading

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‘Curing’ indirect discrimination through internal appeal

Thanks to Ed McFarlane of Deminos HR for preparing this case summary Can an act of indirect discrimination be ‘cured’ by an internal appeal? Yes, holds the EAT in Little v Richmond Pharmacology Ltd on the particular facts of that … Continue reading

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Police ‘containment’ of Palestinian solidarity protester was lawful, rules High Court

UK Human Rights Blog Wright v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2013] EWHC 2739 (QB) – Read Judgment The High Court has found that the containment of a protester in a designated protesting pen for seventy five minutes was … Continue reading

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Remedies and Causation of Loss

Thanks to Keira Gore of Outer Temple Chambers for preparing this case summary Where a Respondent has failed to make a reasonable adjustment, can a Claimant’s subsequent resignation break the chain of causation in respect of future loss of earnings? … Continue reading

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