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Agriculture Seminar Success

On the 7th November, our specialist Agricultural Team – which encompasses barristers from across our Wills, Trust and Probate, Property, Commercial and Family teams – held the inaugural annual 1 day Agriculture Conference in Leeds Park Square. The Conference was fully booked with over 50 delegates from across Yorkshire, Lancashire, Teesside and Cumbria in attendance to hear presentations from our...

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Does the EAT give Uber a 5-star rating? – Theodora Hand

Uber began its life as a smartphone app in 2010 in America. It is a competitively priced taxi app which is used by millions, but Uber drivers have joined the increasing number of those working in the ‘gig economy’ who want to clarify their employment status and working rights. Aslam & Farrar v Uber, is one of the latest attempts...

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Jonathan Lux to take part in The Mediator Network’s The Great Debate 2017

Jonathan Lux

The debate is hosted by Kings College London and will cover a broad range of themes, including ethics in mediation, the future of the profession and mediation vs litigation. For more information, please visit The Mediator Network’s website, here. To book your place at this free event, please click here.

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Jet2.com v Denby (Employment Appeal Tribunal) – Refusal of Employment on the Ground of Trade Union Activities – Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson has successfully defended an appeal in the EAT from a decision of the Leeds ET, in which he represented Mr Denby, an airline pilot, that Jet2.com acted unlawfully contrary to section 137 TULRCA 1992 in refusing him employment after he had been involved in the trade union BALPA’s campaign for recognition for collective bargaining purposes by the airline. ...

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Fundamental Dishonesty Pleas by Petar Starcevic

Dishonest claims have attracted a lot of attention and sanctions in recent years. There has always been the right to bring contempt proceedings against dishonest claimants, but the procedure for an application for committal for contempt of court must be adhered to strictly and contempt proved to the criminal standard of proof; i.e. beyond reasonable doubt. Costs is means of...

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No “personal reasons” defence in TUPE automatically unfair dismissals by Alexander MacMillan

Hare Wines Limited v (1) Mrs Satwant Kaur (2) H&W Wholesale Limited, UKEAT/0752/16/JOJ (17 October 2017) What has been decided? Where an employee had been automatically unfairly dismissed because of a business transfer, the employer appealed on the grounds that the dismissal had been for personal reasons, and so the dismissal was not for the ‘sole or principal’ reason of...

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Sara Lewis joins St Philips Family Team

St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Sara Lewis has joined their Family Team. Sara is a renowned Care practitioner with a national reputation for excellence within the field of Public Law Children cases. Sara has vast experience at all levels, acting for parents and guardians at Circuit, High Court and Appellate Court level. Sara undertakes cases involving the...

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St Philips nominated for Regional Set of the Year 2017

St Philips has been nominated for the Regional Set of the Year award at the 2017 Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards. The awards are based on the research for the 2018 edition of Chambers UK Bar directory. They also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service. St...

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Cricket Disciplinary Appeal by William Horwood

William Horwood was recently instructed to represent a cricket club in a disciplinary appeal. A points deduction had been imposed on the club for bringing the game into disrepute. William successfully argued that the points deduction imposed was excessive. The appeals panel set aside the points deduction originally imposed and substituted a lesser points deduction. The full Outcome of Appeal...

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Life and practice at the Birmingham Bar

Tariq Sadiq

The August edition of Counsel magazine features an interview with Tariq Sadiq who offers an insight into life and practice at the Birmingham Bar.  The article also discusses the local legal communities rich and diverse history along with its hopes and plans for the future.  To read the full article please click here or use the image below.

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