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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
The High Court today ruled that the government must get Parliamentary approval before triggering Article 50 that serves notice of the UK’s intention to leave the European Union. ... read more
November 4th, 2016
A gay asset manager who claims he was sacked by a City hedge fund after a campaign of homophobic abuse is suing his former company for unfair dismissal and claiming more than £1 million.   ... read more
November 3rd, 2016
A lorry driver who was filmed checking his mobile phone while on a motorway has been jailed for 10 years after he drove the vehicle into a group of stationary vehicles killing four people in a car that was crushed by being shunted underneath lorry. ... read more
November 2nd, 2016
 Earlier this year, Elissa Da Costa-Waldman successfully represented a cohabitant in her claim to be entitled to the entire proceeds of sale from a house she owned in her sole name, after the relationship broke down and her former p ... read more
October 26th, 2016
A breakthrough study by a group of British scientists says that artificial intelligence (AI) could be used to predict the outcome of trials. The research was published in PeerJ Computer Science. ... read more
October 25th, 2016

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The new Consumer Rights Act, which came into force on 1 October 2015, will for the first time give shoppers the clear right to a repair or replacement when web-based products, including downloaded or streamed content such as apps, music, movies and games, fail to work. posted on October 2nd, 2015
Many women feel vulnerable when they become pregnant. They are not sure where they stand when it comes to maternity leave. Reassurance comes from knowing your rights, writes Susan Belgrave, a myBarrister barrister who is an expert on employment law. Don’t hesitate to consult an expert as well. posted on September 4th, 2014
Among the many – indeed, millions of – interesting things to have been revealed by the Panama Papers is the dispute over ownership of a painting worth up to US$25 million. The dispute involves Modigliani's Seated Man With A Cane, which the documents show is owned by the Nahmad family. posted on May 23rd, 2016