In a ruling with potentially wide implications, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has drawn a crucial distinction between ‘withdrawal’ and ‘dismissal’ of a claim. The importance of the point lay in the fact that the latter would have precluded pursuit of a claim based
Where a commercial contract specifically stated that it included all the terms that had been agreed between the parties, arguments that further provisions had been added by implication or in the course of informal oral communications could not succeed, the High Court has ruled.
In what is believed to be the first case of its kind, the First-Tier Tribunal has ruled that a local authority was entitled to use its power under the Localism Act 2011 to impose a moratorium on the sale of a historic east end
A hard-working couple are facing retrospective tax demands totalling almost £600,000 after failing to persuade the First-tier Tribunal that they abandoned their UK residence when they departed to the continent in search of an easier life. The middle-aged couple had, from lowly beginnings,
In a warning to employers of how difficult it can be to manage an employee’s return to work following a prolonged period of sick leave, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has directed a re-hearing of a Jobcentre worker’s complaints that he was discriminated against
In a case which some might view as a testimony to the wisdom of compromise, the bitterly opposed parties to a contract for the provision and maintenance of specialist software for mobile phones resorted to costly High Court litigation to resolve their differences.
Demonstrators who camped out on the verge of a busy West Sussex road for three months in protest against a nearby ‘fracking’ operation have been ordered to leave by the High Court on the basis that human rights considerations could not justify their indefinite
A pizza chain faces having to close its branch in London’s trendy Notting Hill after the High Court backed a planning inspector’s decision that it detracts from the vitality and viability of an area which is home to many small retailers and a street
In a decision which gives important guidance on the scope of remedies available for losses suffered due to breaches of competition law, the Court of Appeal has ruled out a conspiracy claim by one of the corporate victims of a sophisticated price-fixing cartel involving
In a case which tested the limits of the High Court’s power to act as an ‘international policeman’, the Court has declined to make an asset freezing order in respect of a $60 million commercial dispute which had no sufficient connection to England and