Airline liable for carrying non-EU citizen without correct papers

02 May 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

On 24 April 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of Ryanair v Home Secretary [2018] 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, […]

Tim Ward QC appointed to the Football Association (FA) Judicial Panel

27 Apr 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

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 […]

Investigatory Powers Act not ‘general and indiscriminate’, says Divisional Court

27 Apr 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

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 in The Brief – Comment on how Britain can be a leader of outsiders after Brexit

27 Apr 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

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 […]

EU Advocate General concludes that UK pension protection rules are contrary to EU law

27 Apr 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

In her Opinion dated 26 April 2018, Advocate General Kokott concludes that restrictions on the compensation payable by the UK Pension Protection Fund (PPF) to employees of insolvent companies is contrary to Directive 2008/94/EC (the Insolvency Directive). The Advocate General accepts all of the arguments of the claimant Mr Hampshire, represented by Monckton Chambers’ Gerry […]

Former EFTA Court President Carl Baudenbacher joins Monckton Chambers

18 Apr 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The members of Monckton Chambers welcome Professor Carl Baudenbacher, who joins Chambers as a door tenant on 1 May 2018. Professor Baudenbacher has enjoyed a distinguished career as a judge, university professor, arbitrator, author of legal and political publications, consultant, political advisor and speaker, in recent years with a particular emphasis on Brexit. A Swiss […]

De La Rue abandons blue passport procurement challenge

18 Apr 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

De La Rue International Limited has today announced that it will not be pursuing its threatened challenge to the award by Her Majesty’ Passport Office of the contract for the production of blue passports to Gemalto UK Limited. Following a two-week extension for the parties to exchange pre-action correspondence and information, the standstill period in […]

Tax Tribunal rejects test cases brought by the landfill sector

13 Apr 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

In test cases led by Veolia, Devon Waste and Biffa (who brought two separate appeals), the landfill sector has failed in its bid to claim substantial landfill tax refunds for the entire sector on the basis that layers of soft waste, known as “fluff”, were not intended to be discarded but instead were used to […]


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