Working As A Small Business In Bristol

Frederick Place Chambers has been a local business in Bristol since 1992. As part of the celebrations for our thirty years in business,...

VICARIOUS LIABILITY

Limitation Case TVZ v Manchester City Football Club Ltd [2022] EWHC 7, Hugh Court Facts Eight men who had been sexually abused by a...

Crown immunity and the rule of law (3)

Civil proceedings Until 1948 the Crown could not be made a party to a civil action. This was an offshoot of the principle of sovereign...

Crown immunity and the rule of law (2)

Recent examples In June 2018 prison officers were taking part in a petrol bomb training exercise. This was part of an eight-day...

Crown Immunity and the rule of law

The case of John Wynne and the Royal Mint The case of John Wynne, employed by the Royal Mint at Llantrisant, South Wales highlighted the...

THE DECLINE OF LEGAL AID

LEGAL AID Legal aid was conceived as a cornerstone of the welfare state. The system was created by the Legal Aid etc Act 1949 as part of...

WHISTLEBLOWING

Automatic unfair dismissal Main or principal reason test Case Secure Care UK Ltd v Mott (2022) Morning Star, January 4, EAT Facts M was...

MONEY AND THE LAW

Money is the key which unlocks the meaning of English law. Lord Bingham has commented that equality before the law is an aspect of the...

RELIGION OR BELIEF DISCRIMINATION

Fear of Covid-19 Refusal to attend workplace Case X v Y (2021) Manchester Employment Tribunal, December 24 Facts In July 2020 X decided...

SUPREME COURT

Human rights Torture Case In re McQuillan, McGuigan and McKenna [2021] UKSC 55 Facts The appeals were as follows: · The death by...

UNFAIR DISMISSAL

Refusal of Covid-19 vaccination Religious belief Case Allette v Scarsdale Grange Nursing Home Ltd (2022) Leeds Employment Tribunal,...

POVERTY AND THE LAW

In 2018 the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights reported that in the UK 14 million people, a fifth of the...

WHISTLEBLOWING

Protected disclosures Detriment Case Fitzmaurice v Luton Irish Forum EA-2020-000295-RN Facts In 2014, 2016 and 2017 F raised a number of...

Unfair dismissal: gross misconduct

UNFAIR DISMISSAL Gross misconduct Case Hope v British Medical Association EA-2021-000187-JOJ Facts H, an employee of BMA, brought a...