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“I think I may be one of the youngest people to have been called to the Bar, six months after my 21st birthday.”  So says Christopher Ferguson, some 37 years later, as he reflects on his career as a barrister, now exclusively practising family law. ... read more
November 28th, 2016
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has asked an employment tribunal to hear an unfair dismissal claim being brought by a former employee of Barclays Bank to be heard in private, according to an article in The Guardian. ... read more
November 22nd, 2016
A teaching assistant who was dismissed from her job for objecting to young children being shown graphic footage of the 9/11 attacks has turned down a compensation offer from the school and has resolved to fight the case in court, according to an article in The Guardian. ... read more
November 16th, 2016
The Bar Council is one of a number of legal bodies that has collaborated to produce new guidelines on the cross-questioning of vulnerable witnesses in court. ... read more
November 15th, 2016
On 3rd November 2016 the High Court ruled that it is Parliament that must decide when to trigger TEU Article 50 for the UK to withdraw from the European Union and not the Government using the royal prerogative. The case has inevitably attracted a great deal of comment some of it well informed and... ... read more
November 10th, 2016
New figures published by the TUC today show that the number of working people challenging discrimination or unfair treatment at work has fallen by 9,000 a month since charges of up to £1,200 to mount a claim before the employment tribunal came in.   ... read more
November 7th, 2016

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A former Met Police officer who sued the force for wrongly using its powers to investigate her has won a case over a breach of human rights and misuse of private information. The case arose after Andrea Brown, a detective constable, was quizzed after going on holiday with her daughter while on sick... posted on August 26th, 2016
A senior judge has recommended the setting up of a new online court for dealing with all monetary claims up to £25,000. This is the key recommendation of a report by Lord Justice Briggs into reforms of the courts system called The Civil Courts Structure Review: Final Report. posted on July 28th, 2016