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Sarah Fraser Butlin acts in whistle-blowing case that re-ignites worker status debate

Sarah Fraser Butlin acts in whistle-blowing case that re-ignites worker status debate
Rachel Barrett considers the recent decision McTigue v University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, in which the President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal has given important guidance on the application of whistle-blowing provisions to agency workers. Sarah Fraser Butlin of Cloisters represented the NHS Trust in this latest case to consider ...
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The legal consequences of illegality: The Supreme Court’s judgment in Patel v Mirza

The legal consequences of illegality: The Supreme Court’s judgment in Patel v Mirza
By Daphne Romney QC When the Court of Appeal heard this claim, Gloster LJ began her judgment with what Lord Toulson in the Supreme Court called a “cri de coeur”. “As any hapless law student attempting to grapple with the concept of illegality knows, it is almost impossible to ascertain or articulate principled rules from the authorities relati...
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Six Cloisters’ Silks join panel of 22 QCs on the hot employment law issues for 2016-2017

Six Cloisters’ Silks join panel of 22 QCs on the hot employment law issues for 2016-2017
Robin Allen QC, Daphne Romney QC, Paul Epstein QC, Jason Galbraith-Marten QC, Caspar Glyn QC and Rachel Crasnow QC  will be part of the panel of 22 of the UK’s leading Queen’s Counsel who will update delegates  on key employment law topics that are most likely to be of concern in 2016-17. Date: Thur...
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Part 1: the Prevent Duty for Universities

Part 1:  the Prevent Duty for Universities
By Declan O’Dempsey[1] “Broad terms such as “extremist” or “radical” are not capable of being defined with sufficient precision to enable universities to know with sufficient certainty whether they risk being found to be in breach of the new duty and therefore subject to direction by the Secretary of State and, ultimately, a mandatory court order b...
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The Simmons v Castle debate continues

The Simmons v Castle debate continues
Sarah Fraser Butlin considers the most recent EAT judgment on the issue in Olayemi v Athena Medical Centre. It was HHJ Richardson’s turn to consider whether the 10% uplift on general damages applied to awards for injury to feelings.  His answer was yes. The Court of Appeal in Simmons v Castle [2012] EWCA Civ 1039 had declared that: “…with effe...
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