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Harpur Trust v Brazel  UKSC 21
In this article Prisha Budhrani examines the implications of Harper Trust v Brazel on leave entitlement for part time workers. Background This appeal considers a pivotal […]
Scotland decides (with the UK’s permission)
Scotland decides (with the UK’s permission) By Edward St Aubyn Background: This case considered the legal issues of a devolved government holding a referendum without the […]
HXA V SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL AND YXA V WOLVERHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL – AN ALTERNATION IN THE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR FAILURE OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ABUSE
In this article Olga Kyriakoudi discusses tort law in relation to two markedly significant cases about public authorities and responsibility “The law must be accessible and […]
Case Report: R v Secretary of State for the Home Department
In this article Eniyoma discusses the complex issues surrounding government policy and legal interpretation. Background: This issue at hand in this case was whether it is […]
Basfar v Wong 2020/0155  UKSC 20
In this article Edward St Aubyn disuses the contentious issues surrounding a diplomat’s immunity in Basfar v Wong Facts This case involved a Saudi Arabian diplomat […]
R v Maughan (Northern Ireland)
In this article Harish Kapoor discusses the recent case of R v Maughan (Northern Ireland). Background This case surrounds two issues: firstly, whether the term ‘proceedings’; […]
Public Prosecutors Office of the Athens Court of Appeal (Appellant) v Connor (AP) (Respondent) (Northern Ireland)
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Croydon London Borough Council (Appellant) v Kalonga (Respondent)
In this article Ndivhuwo Daswa discusses the massively impactful case of Croydon London Borough Council V Kalonga. Background This appeal raises an important question of […]
General Dynamics United Kingdom Ltd (Respondent) v State of Libya (Appellant)
Eniyoma Anosike discusses the Supreme Court’s recent judgment regarding General Dynamics V the State of Libya. Background General Dynamics United Kingdom Ltd a UK subsidiary of […]
In the matter of T (A Child) (Appellant)
Background The appellant, who under strict court orders is to remain anonymous and be addressed as “T”, was a 15-year-old child subject to a care order. […]
FirstPort Property Services Ltd v Settlers Court RTM Company and others
Harish Kapoor Background FirstPort Property Services Ltd (“FirstPort”) manages an estate in East London containing ten blocks of flats. The Second to Fourteenth Respondents are leaseholders […]
Pakistan International Airline Corporation V Times Travel (UK) Ltd
In this article Hassan Tahir closely analysis and discusses the case of Pakistan International Airline Corporation V Times Travel (UK) Ltd.
A ‘Heretical Synthesis’: Reconceptualising Undue Influence in Lloyd’s Bank v Bundy 
Author’s Details: Farzana Salik – Third Year Law Student at the University of Cambridge. This essay was submitted as part of my end-of-year exams for Contract […]
Uber BV and others (Appellants) v Aslam and others (Respondents)
In this article, Hassan Tahir discusses the case of Uber BV and others (Appellants) v Aslam and others (Respondents). Introduction On the 19th of February, 2021, […]
Colin v Cuthbert
In this article, Zara Yusuf discusses the legal claim of Colin v Cuthbert. Introduction The British birthday cake staple has recently become the subject of a […]
Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley and Others
In this case law update, Hassan Tahir discusses Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley and Others. On the 26th of March, 2021, the Supreme Court of the […]
R (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd and others) (Respondents) v Heathrow Airport Ltd (Appellant)
In this Case Law Update, Harrison Minihane critically discusses R (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd and others) (Respondents) v Heathrow Airport Ltd […]
Adam Furze discusses the recent Supreme Court case: R (on the application of Z and another) v Hackney London Borough Council and another
Article by Adam Furze This was an appeal from the Court of Appeal by a mother of four young children who brought a claim of unlawful […]
Depp II v News Group Newspaper Ltd  EWHC 2911 (QB)
Article by Isobel Earnshaw The year 2020 has been full of dramatic events from the Australian Bush fires in January to a global pandemic which engulfed […]
US Supreme Court Trademark Decision in Booking.com Case
Article by Zara Yusuf (University of Newcastle graduate) The key trademark case of United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com was recently concluded on June […]
Charlotte Byrom discusses the recent case of Unwired Planet v Huawei and Conversant Wireless Licensing v Huawei & ZTE  UKSC 37
The cases of Unwired Planet v Huawei and Conversant Wireless Licensing v Huawei & ZTE are extremely significant as they were the first full judicial contemplation […]
To what extent is air pollution a cause of death? – Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah
Article by Louise Horn On the 16th of December, 2020, a nine year old girl who died after experiencing an acute asthma attack becomes the […]
Zara Yusuf discusses the recent UK Supreme Court issued its judgement in Enka Insaat ve Sanayi A.S. v OOO Insurance Company Chubb  UKSC 38
On the 9th October 2020, the UK Supreme Court issued its judgement in Enka Insaat ve Sanayi A.S. v OOO Insurance Company Chubb  UKSC […]
Emily Watts discusses the recent case of R (on the application of Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police  EWCA Civ 1058
This case discusses whether the use of Automated Facial Recognition technology (AFR) used by South Wales Police was lawful. Facts: South Wales Police (SWP) were employing […]
Challen v Challen  3 WLR 440
Article by Adam Furze The case of Challen v Challen concerns a claim for the modification of the forfeiture rule as governed by the Forfeiture Act […]
Should the Parole Board be considered a court? If so, what are the consequences of this when considering whether or not to grant a costs order against the Parole Board?
Article by Hassan Tahir On the fourteenth of July in 2017, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom settled a raging debate regarding the Parole […]
R (GS) v HM Coroner for Wiltshire and Swindon  EWCH 2007 (Admin)
By Emily Watts This judicial review case questions two rulings made by the Senior Coroner not to investigate certain aspects of the death of Dawn Sturgess. […]
Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (Respondent) v Parry and others (Appellants)  UKSC 35
By Jasmine Cracknell This appeal relates to the payment of inheritance tax on lifetime chargeable transfers; specifically pension funds. The long-running litigation between the parties concluded […]
Carillion plc (in liquidation) v KPMG LLP and KPMG Audit plc  EWHC 1416 (Comm)
This article will examine the recent judgement that the Commercial Court handed down in the case of Carillion plc (in liquidation) v KPMG (comprising of KPMG LLP and KPMG Audit plc).
Supreme Court sets Important Precedent for Members of Charitable Companies
Article by Jasmine Cracknell Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that a member of a charitable company can be directed by the court on how to […]
Hassan Tahir discusses how the recent amendments to the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 have amended The Employment Rights Act of 1996
For too long the parental bereavement leave given to employees has been reliant on the kindness of their employers. But from 6th April 2020, this is all […]
Examining the function of the penalty doctrine in Contract Law following Makdessi v Cavendish in the Supreme Court
Marcus Ho examinines the function of the penalty doctrine in Contract Law following Makdessi v Cavendish in the Supreme Court.
Suspending Habeas Corpus: Implications for the Conceptualization of the Writ
By Louise Horn Among the many crises the world is witnessing today, namely the worldwide pandemic and an intense Black Lives Matter movement that has enveloped […]
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (Respondent) v Kymab Ltd (Appellant)
Jasmine Cracknell discusses the recent Supreme Court Judgement which seeks to Clarify Patent Sufficiency Rules . The UK’s highest court has issued judgement in the long-awaited […]
Re Debenhams Retail Ltd (in administration)  EWCA Civ 600
By Keisha Green First instance This case is regarding an application for directions filed by the administrators of Debenhams Retail Ltd (the Company). It was initially […]
Reilly v Secretary of State for Education  EWHC 1188 (Admin)
By Charlotte Byrom During disciplinary cases, it is essential that the regulated party attends the hearing, particularly in a case which concerns public interest, such as […]
Villiers v Villiers  UKSC 30
By Emily Watts The case concerns a UK jurisdictional issue regarding maintenance claims upon divorce. If a divorce case is being heard in one part of […]
Competition Law: Is the doctrine of ancillary restraints of any practical use to legal advisors?
An essay by Sahil C Madan
Citizen Claim: the EU citizen choice question
An article written by guest contributor Sophia Ploumaki which aims to analyse the European citizenship choice question.
Re P (A Child: Remote Hearing)  EWFC 32
Zara Yusuf provides a summary of a recent family law judgment that shows that remote hearings may not be suitable for all cases.
R (Simon Halabi) v The Crown Court of Southwark and Others  EWCH 1053 (Admin)
Emily Watts provides a summary of a recent case on the interplay between the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and Article 8 of the ECHR.
Supreme Court Judgment in WM. Morrisons Supermarkets PLC v Various Claimants 
Jasmine Cracknell provides a summary of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the data breach class action case of Morrisons v Various Claimants.
The Coronavirus Act 2020: how it affects everyone
In this article, Kuran Phull addresses the restrictive measures this statute uses to protect public health from infectious disease, compared to previous Acts
Can a Tenant Waive a Covenant for Quiet Enjoyment?
A Court of Appeal case in which the Court considered whether a tenant’s failure to pay rent compromised their covenant for quiet enjoyment.
Court of Appeal Shows Support for Traveller Communities
TSL looks at a Court of Appeal case relating to a London Council’s attempt to ban travellers from setting up camps in their borough.
How Long is a Limitation Period?
TSL looks at a case in which the claimant was permitted to bring a claim 35 years after the cause of action arose.
Who is Liable in a Tort Case?
A look at an illustrative case that shows how damages are allocated when multiple parties are at fault in a tort claim.
How Might COVID-19 Affect a Client’s Contractual Obligations?
TSL looks at the doctrine of Force Majeure and whether it can help with contracts rendered impossible to perform under the COVID-19 pandemic.
Harry and Megan: Legal Royalty
By Hannah Forsyth Harry and Meghan have not only been in the papers more than usual this year. They have also been contesting a large number […]
Court of Appeal Blocks Plans to Build 3rd Runway at Heathrow
TSL looks at the Court of Appeal’s decision in a judicial review case brought by climate activists seeking to block the expansion of Heathrow.
Ethical Veganism: A legally protected philosophical belief
By Eashwari Nair Have you ever wondered why some people resort to extreme vegetarianism by avoiding meat, eggs, milk and even mayonnaise? This meatless lifestyle is […]
The Student Lawyer’s Introduction to Legal Professional Privilege
The Student Lawyer’s introduction to the important doctrine of legal professional privilege.
Manchester City and UEFA Financial Fair Play – What Happened? Why? And What’s Next?
Mark O’Neill reports on Manchester City’s two year ban from European football.
UKSC 10th Birthday Part 2: Successes and Failures
By Emily Counter Founded in 2009, the UK Supreme Court as the highest body in the internal court structure is pivotal in establishing the legal landscape […]
Adidas loses three-stripe trademark battle
By Lucas Mill It is rare to find an individual who has never worn a pair of trainers or an item of clothing branded with […]
Shareholder activism in the times of climate crisis
By Eliza Liddicott, What are you doing to help the environment? That question, I’m sure we can agree, has been on the thoughts and lips […]
UKSC 10th Birthday Part 1: how we got to the UKSC
By Eliza Liddicott It has been a big year for the UK Supreme Court. From the announcement of a new president following the retirement of […]
FIFA Third-Party Ownership Regulations – Definition of a Third-Party
Mark O’Neill reports on the recent change in the definition of ‘third party’ which will enable football clubs to negotiate lower weekly salaries with a player, in exchange for a lump sum upon transfer.
Politics v The Media: how the law has been involved in the 2019 election campaign
By Emily Counter It is common practice that when a general election is growing nearer television debates between significant political parties take place across various broadcasting […]
Councils or the Courts – Who reigns Supreme?
Emily Counter discusses a Supreme Court case on a local council’s duty to provide housing to the homeless.
Women’s Pension Ages: The Legal Battle
The government has won a recent legal battle over the change in pension ages for women. A campaign pressure groups including Women Against State Pension Inequality […]
Who is the new UKSC president
By Eliza Liddicott The UK Supreme Court has been dominating the news recently, with the September Prorogation ruling reinforcing the power of the justices and their […]
Abortion Law: The Current Picture
By Hannah Forsyth Abortion is a controversial area of law in many countries worldwide. Attitudes have changed dramatically over the past century and many countries are […]
How is the law combatting “Fake News”?
With the rise of social media platforms, fake news feels like a new phenomenon. It has, however, existed for centuries. Back in the first century BC, […]
Who pays for climate change?
Global warming and the human contribution to climate change is a contentious issue, currently taking centre stage in both the legal and political spheres. Though many […]
Fintech focus: what is blockchain and how is a legal framework developing around it?
Fintech is the hot word in the world of business at the moment. The number of “Unicorns”(which refers to a fintech firm that is valued at […]
Assisted Dying: the Current Cases
Since the landmark case of Pretty v UK, several other cases have been brought to the UK Courts which have highlighted the conflict between UK Law […]
Sex testing in athletics: the key cases
In the ancient Olympic Games, only men were allowed to compete except for equestrian events. After being excluded from the first modern Olympics in 1896, Charlotte […]
Assisted dying: how we got to where we are today
It is thought that the ancient Greeks and Romans believed it was better to voluntarily end a life rather than endure any further suffering. Later many […]
No Fault Divorce: ending the battle of the blame
Revolutionary changes are occurring in UK divorce law, with the current provisions under review after controversial court cases and public challenges. Evidently, this will be an […]
Supreme Court Update: What is a fair trial?
The following article will explore a recent UK Supreme Court ruling, In the matter of an application by Dennis Hutchings for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland)  […]
One year of GDPR: the key cases so far – who has suffered and who has had a lucky escape? (Part 2)
This article will examine the case law surrounding the General Data Protection Regulation that came into effect on 25th May 2018. It is part of a […]
One Year of GDPR: how did we get here? The cases that helped create GDPR (Part 1)
This article will examine the case law that concerns personal data rights and how they both highlighted the necessity for such protection that is now better […]
Employment Law Update: A Landmark Case on Restrictive Covenants
The UK Supreme Court has recently after 100 years revisited the law regarding restrictive employment covenants in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd  UKSC 32 . […]
Can Brexit Frustrate a Contract?
This article explores the High Court’s decision in Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Ltd -v- European Medicines Agency  EWHC 335 (Ch), which found that Brexit could not frustrate a […]
Supreme Court Offers New Guidance on Libel in the Age of Social Media
In 2012, Mrs Stocker wrote a series of Facebook posts to her ex-husband’s new partner, describing Mr Stocker’s history of domestic violence. In one of these […]
Boris Johnson Escapes Prosecution for £350 million Brussels Claim
It was one of the images that came to define the 2016 Brexit referendum: a large red bus along the side of which were printed the […]
How Medical Negligence Claims Are Changing in the UK
Medical NegligenceAssist.co.uk discuss some of the most recent developments, with regards to current changes in medical negligence claims in the UK.
Diversity in the English Legal System
A historic case will be brought before the Supreme Court in October 2018. Historic, not because of its content or judgement, but because of who is making the judgement. For the first time in the Supreme Court’s history, a case will be heard by a female majority.
The Reasonable Man: Subjective or Objective?
The Student Lawyer discusses the case law surrounding the ‘Reasonable Man’ test. Is this a test that is subjective or objective?
A Closer Look at Pimlico Plumbers v Smith
A landmark ruling on the subject of employment rights is set to be made soon, following the recent hearing of Pimlico Plumbers v Smith in the […]
A closer look at Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police
Nicolas Price explains the recent decision in Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police. He looks into the possible outcomes of a decision that may cause students across the country to go out and buy new textbooks.
Court Ruling Puts Future of the UK’s ‘Snooper’s Charter’ In Doubt
Adam Hughes analyses a ruling made by the European Court of Justice which could challenge the controversial passing of the Investigatory Powers Act
Supreme Court Ruling Changes Joint Enterprise Test
In a land mark ruling yesterday in the case of R v Jogee, the Supreme Court adjusted the threshold required to be held liable through joint […]
Secret Trials: A More Balanced View
The current furore over the concept of a ‘Secret Trial’ has been recently causing a major stir in various media outlets. Here we try to take a more balanced view and decide whether secret trials are ever acceptable.
Explanation on the Existing Contractual Duty to Supply Goods and Services
Teoh Soo Shin summarises the issue of whether the performance of an existing contractual duty to supply goods and services amounts to consideration.
S.13 Sale Of Goods Act 1979, a Myth?
Mahesh Nanwani takes a look at the much discussed S13; Sale by Description provision of the Sale of Goods Act, mainly focussing on the recent decision in Brewer v Mann.
Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Brief look at Advocacy
Article by Giovanni Parcou On 3 March 2014 the trial of Oscar Pistorius began, which many people of the general public have been watching and discussing. […]
The Effect and Scope of s. 33 Companies Act 2006
Ornela Markaj looks at section 33 of the Companies Act 2006, with regards to what contract it creates and who can sue for what. The article looks at cases that date back to 1915.
Passing Off in the 21st Century – Character Merchandising and Image Rights
Tessa Craythrone talks about the development of the law on character merchendising and image rights, with particular reference to Eddie Irvine.
Crime: Liability for Omissions
Charlotte Burmby provides an overview of the criminal law on omissions and the situations in which a crime can be committed by omission.
Trusts: The Three Certainties
Charlotte Burmby provides an overview of the three certainties (certainty of intention, certainty of subject matter, and certainty of objects) required for an express trust to be valid.
An Introduction to Trust Law: Equitable Maxims
Charlotte Burmby provides an introduction to trust law through an exploration of the 14 equitable maxims which are used today.
Judicial Review and Remedies in Public Law
Rebecca Broadbent explains the concept of judicial review and the remedies available to those who have been wronged by governmental bodies.
EU Competition Law: Article 101 of the TFEU
Zaakirah Amodine explains the content of Article 101 TFEU – one of the main regulations of cartels in EU competition law.
Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person: Where to Now?
Reforming the law on violence against the person is an overwhelming task. The current law is often criticised as archaic, unclear and in much need of […]
Sexual Offences Prevention Orders
Rebecca Broadbent explains the purpose and procedure for Sexual Offences Prevention Orders.
The Difficulties of Defining Misconduct in Public Office
Misconduct in public office is an offence at common law triable only on indictment. It carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. It is an offence […]
R v Brown – 20 Years On
Liam Draper discusses R v Brown 20 years on following the acquittal of a man of assault after engaging in Fifty Shades of Grey inspired sex activities.
The Catholic Child Welfare Society and Vicarious Liability
Naomi Loomes considers the impact of a recent historical sexual abuse case on the concept of vicarious liability.
A Critique of the Rule in Clayton’s Case
Kushinder Birdi considers the impact of Clayton’s case on tracing rules.