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Employment Status

Thanks to Sophia Berry of Littleton Chambers for preparing this case summary Is an individual who provides services to an end user through a limited company protected by the Equality Act 2010? No, holds the EAT in Halawi v World … Continue reading

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Whistleblowing Commission Publishes Report

Thanks to Joanna Cowie of SA Law for preparing this case summary In response to a steady flow of scandals and allegations of ‘gagging’ across the public and private sectors, the Whistleblowing Commission yesterday published its long-awaited report, which carried … Continue reading

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The real reason why the Co-op saga is bad news for Labour

First, let’s get a few things straight. The Co-op Bank is not the Co-op Group, and is not the Co-op Party, a separate political party which sponsors MPs, among other things. Problems for one does not necessarily mean disaster for … Continue reading

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Gatecrasher licence in doubt after ris

Nightclub could face suspension after police complaints about stabbings, brawling and cannabis smoking in Broad Street Gatecrasher, in Broad Street Birmingham’s biggest nightclub could have its licence suspended after police complained about stabbings, cannabis smoking and serious violence on Broad … Continue reading

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Lobbying Bill is an attack on democracy

I was privileged to be part of a Voice 4 Change England panel discussing the Lobbying and Immigration Bills along with Conservative former Boris Johnson adviser Kulveer Ranger, Labour shadow communities secretary Hilary Benn and my old anti-racist movement colleague Claudia…

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RMT response to tube job and ticket office cuts

“No matter how this is dressed up by Boris Johnson and his officials, today’s announcement is all about slashing £270 million from the annual London transport budget and the proposed cuts will decimate staffing levels and hit the most vulnerable … Continue reading

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UK may need law against secret filming and photography after European Court ruling – James Michael

UK Human Rights Blog Söderman v. Sweden – (application no. 5786/08) – Read judgment The European Court of Human Rights has decided that it is a violation of the right to privacy if a country does not have a law prohibiting … Continue reading

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West Midlands Police ‘shocked’ by sex-for-confessions claim by former inspector

A senior West Midlands Police officer has spoken of her “shock” at claims by a former chief inspector that police offered sex and alcohol to criminals to get them to confess to crimes they hadn’t committed. Rodger Patrick, who retired … Continue reading

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Police probe over Broad Street ‘baton attack’ footage

An investigation is underway after a clubber claimed he was attacked by baton-wielding cops called to a Broad Street brawl – with the incident captured on camera. Ryan Phipps, 31, says he was struck three times by two police officers … Continue reading

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Hostility to the European Court and the risks of contagion – Philip Leach and Alice Donald

UK Human Rights Blog Updated | The relationship between the UK and the European Court remains turbulent and fractious. The Court has been the subject of significant criticism, notably from some politicians and commentators in the UK, relating to its … Continue reading

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