The Supreme Court has considered the way in which the OFT conducted its ‘Early Resolution’ settlement negotiations with parties who were subject to its tobacco investigation. In overturning the decision of the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court has held that a mistake made to the benefit of one party in a settlement negotiation is not […]
Anneli Howard is one of the four “heavyweights from law and politics” being brought together on Thursday 7th June, for a contentious debate on Brexit and the future of the City’s talent. The debaters will argue the motion “The first casualty of Brexit will be City talent!” Arguing FOR the motion: Kenneth Clarke QC […]
The House of Commons Environmental Audit Select Committee has produced a report on UK progress on reducing Fluorinated gas (F-gas) emissions. Professor Panos Koutrakos gave oral evidence which has been used in the report, available here.
In its report published today on the Government’s proposed legislation setting up a Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) the House of Commons Select Committee has backed a number of recommendations made by George Peretz QC (who gave written and oral evidence to the Committee’s inquiry). The TRA will, along with the Secretary of State for International Trade, […]
Jon Turner QC, Counsel to British Airways and Daniel Beard QC and Thomas Sebastian, barristers to Part 20 claimant airlines, were recognised for their work on the UK Air Cargo Follow-on litigation which won the ‘Litigation of the year – Cartel defence’ award at the recent GCR Awards. See GCR website for further details.
On 4th May the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) was granted permission to appeal against a High Court judgment which allows the UK Government to continue to export arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen. See previous news item here. The appeal has been expedited to be heard by the Court of Appeal in […]
On 24 April 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of Ryanair v Home Secretary  EWCA Civ 899. The appeal concerned the application of Directive 2004/38/EC, on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the member states, […]
The Judicial Services Department of the Football Association (FA) has selected Tim Ward QC as a member of the FA Judicial Panel as a Specialist Panel Member, with immediate effect. As such, Tim Ward will be eligible to chair Regulatory Commissions and Appeal Boards for personal hearings. This is the FA’s senior panel which hears […]
The Divisional Court (Singh LJ and Holgate J) has today handed down judgment in judicial review proceedings brought by Liberty, challenging the lawfulness of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016. The case was identified by the Lawyer Magazine as one of its Top 20 Cases for 2018. Today’s judgment concerns the compatibility with EU law of […]
Professor Carl Baudenbacher is the author of the “Comment” in today’s legal affairs bulletin, The Brief. Published by The Times and produced by Jonathan Ames and legal affairs editor Frances Gibb, The Brief compiles the most important and influential news in the legal industry on a daily basis. Professor Baudenbacher’s “Comment” explores how, if the […]