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  • Data protection – monitoring employees’ private communications, and the new data protection laws

    On 25th May 2018, all companies in the UK will be expected to comply with new data protection rules, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) if they hold and process personal data in relation to individuals such as clients, employees, or suppliers. This regulation will apply to all data held, including data collected prior to […]

  • Hart v Hart – fairness has a broad horizon

    The recent Court of Appeal decision in Hart v Hart [2017] EWCA Civ 1306 is timely clarification of how the court should approach the existence of non-matrimonial property and how, if at all, it should be reflected in the court’s overall determination. The facts. The parties began living together in 1983, married in 1987 and […]

  • ‘Trial by Skype’: Soon to be a (virtual) reality?

    Many criminal practitioners are now familiar with court hearings being conducted by video link, but this month a new report by Transform Justice suggests that the increased use of video hearings may threaten access to justice. The number of hearings conducted by video link has been steadily increasing over the last decade. In February 2012, […]

  • The Family Court Has All The Powers of the High Court – A Tale of a Frustrating Battle in Southampton

    It is always a source of some frustration when, having laboured over a consent order after difficult negotiations, parties are unable to agree on the wording or even structure of the said order. In Southampton, this battle took hold, but unusually between the parties and the Deputy District Judge who was asked to approve it. […]

  • ADDE Prize Presentation

    Congratulations to Bethan Davies and Nathan Davis, students on the BPTC at BPP in Leeds, who both achieved the grade of Outstanding in the Asylum Deportation Detention and Extradition module on their course. The ADDE module is sponsored by Broadway House Chambers and Semaab Shaikh from our Immigration Team was delighted to present both students with their […]

  • BREAKING NEWS – Supreme Court allows UNISON’s appeal in respect of ET fees

    Until 29th July 2013 a claimant could bring and pursue proceedings in an Employment Tribunal and appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal without paying fees. By virtue of the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 (SI 2013/1893), a claimant is burdened with having to pay a fee: the amount being dependent upon […]

  • A Novel Decision? Parkes v Wilkes [2017] EWHC 156 (Ch); [2017] All ER (D) 33

    A study of the Court’s powers under Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 Summary of Facts In April 2007, Nicola Parkes (“NP”) and James Wilkes (“JW”), leaseholders of 2 flats within 64 Park Road, Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex (“64 Park Rd”),purchased the freehold to 64 Park Rd from Regis Group Ltd (“Regis”), as a […]

  • Bringing sense to sentencing

    The complexity of sentencing is the most common complaint heard from criminal practitioners, judges and magistrates. Legislation on sentencing is spread across many statutes and statutory instruments. Matters are made more complicated by many changes that are brought into effect as a constant stream of legislation is enacted by parliament, often in response to a […]

  • Pupillage

    For a number of years we have been working to support and develop those who are starting out in our profession. Several members of Chambers currently teach at local colleges. Ian Miller is Deputy Head at the School of Law, University of Bradford. He also runs the ‘Justice Bradford’ scheme, whereby law students give advice […]

  • ALL OUT! The Right to Strike in Modern Britain

    As the Trade Union Act 2016 comes into force practitioners are wrestling with all new problems of procedure, practice and legal duty. With non-compliance carrying the risk of indemnity costs and potential criminal conviction- there has never been a more important time for clear industrial relations advice. BALLOTING AND NOTICE Trade Union balloting has been […]

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