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...

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...

Ryanair industrial action

TRADE UNIONS Detriment on trade union grounds Case Ryanair DAC v Morais and others EA-2021-000275-DA Facts Ryanair pilots who belonged to...

Human rights: gender identity: passports

HUMAN RIGHTS Passport gender Case R (on the application of Elan-Cane) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] UKSC 56,...

Unfair dismissal and misconduct

UNFAIR DISMISSAL Misconduct Awareness of allegation Case London Borough of Hammersmith v Keable (2021) Morning Star, December 14, EAT...

Employment tribunals: anonymity

EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL Anonymity Case TYU v ILA Spa Ltd: EA-2019-000983-VP Facts In March 2018 the ET heard claims for unfair and wrongful...