Greg Pipe – session Chair at CDR’s Autumn Litigation Symposium

31 Aug 2018 | by Claire Alderman

Monckton’s Greg Pipe is to chair a session on “The year in case law: commercial litigation in review” at this year’s CDR’s Autumn Litigation Symposium, to be held on 20th Sep 2018 in London. The Commercial Dispute Resolution team at Monckton Chambers is happy to support this one day conference which will focus on the […]

Drew Holiner appointed to panel of arbitrators of AIFC International Arbitration Centre in Kazakhstan

17 Aug 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The International Arbitration Centre (IAC) in Astana, Kazakhstan, began its operations on 1 January 2018 to provide an independent, economical and expeditious alternative to court litigation, operating to the highest international standards to resolve civil and commercial disputes in the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC). The IAC currently has a panel of 24 independent, highly qualified international […]

Alexandra Littlewood returns to Monckton from the Supreme Court

14 Aug 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

We are pleased to welcome Alexandra Littlewood back to Monckton Chambers following her year as a Judicial Assistant to Supreme Court Justices Lord Reed (Deputy President) and Lord Briggs. Whilst at the Supreme Court, Alexandra assisted the Justices on a variety of high-profile cases, including R (on the application of Gallaher Group Ltd) v Competition […]

Local authority cuts to libraries held unlawful

14 Aug 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The High Court has held that decisions made by Northamptonshire County Council (‘Northamptonshire’) on the future of library services across the County (‘Libraries’) which would have resulted in the closure of 60% of its Libraries, were unlawful. Mrs Justice Yip DBE held that Northamptonshire had made its decision to close the libraries without balancing its […]

Equality Act exclusion breaches human rights of autistic children

14 Aug 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The Upper Tribunal has held that regulations under the Equality Act 2010 excluding children who have a ‘tendency to physical abuse’ from the protection of the Act give rise to unlawful discrimination under Article 14 ECHR insofar as they apply to children with impairments which give rise to an enhanced risk of physical aggression. Judge […]

Local authority cuts to special educational needs funding held unlawful

06 Aug 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The High Court has held that cuts made by Bristol City Council (‘Bristol’) to the funding available for services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (‘SEND’) were unlawful. His Honour Judge Cotter QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) held that Bristol were obliged both under statute and common […]

Now published: “The UK Constitution after Miller: Brexit and beyond”

27 Jul 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

Hart Publishing has published “The UK Constitution after Miller: Brexit and beyond”, edited by Jack Williams and Professors Mark Elliott and Alison Young. The judgment of the UK Supreme Court in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union is of fundamental legal, constitutional and political significance. The Supreme Court’s judgment discussed […]

High Court holds that 10 year residence requirement for social housing is unlawful

17 Jul 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

In a judgment handed down on 13 July 2018, the High Court (Supperstone J) decided that a 10 year residence requirement imposed by the London Borough of Hillingdon in its allocation policy for the provision of social housing was indirectly discriminatory, on the grounds of race, and therefore unlawful. The case was brought by three […]

The General Court confirms the fines of over €300 million that the Commission imposed on the main European and Asian producers of (extra) high voltage power cables for their participation in a worldwide cartel

12 Jul 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

By decision of 2 April 2014,1 the Commission imposed fines of over €300 million on a number of producers of (extra) high voltage underground and/or submarine power cables for participating in an anticompetitive cartel. Such cables are typically used to transmit and distribute electricity and to interconnect power grids in different countries. According to the […]

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