March 2015 Archive

Disability discrimination – New guidance from the Supreme Court

Posted on

It is becoming more and more common to see defences raised to possession proceedings which rely on disability discrimination and the Equality Act 2010. The Supreme Court has now given guidance on how to deal with these defences following the case of Akerman-Livingstone v Aster Communities. More …

Change of mind set necessary for tackling workplace conflict

Posted by on

Training managers in dispute resolution techniques could avoid costly tribunals More …

Budget 2015: Key points for Charities

Posted on

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his pre-election Budget on 18 March 2015 which included several announcements affecting charities and not for profit organisations. More …

Non–payment of bonus discriminated against disabled employees

Posted by on

An Employment Tribunal’s decision that not paying bonuses to disabled employees because of high levels of sickness absence was upheld as discrimination More …

Mauri Garments Trading and Marketing Limited v The Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited

Posted by on

On 24th March, the Privy Council handed down Judgment in an appeal from the Court of Appeal of Mauritius. More …

Environmental Law Update – a case of ‘Waste Not, Want Not’

Posted by on

In the recent case of R v Jagger [2015] EWCA Crim 348, the Court of Appeal had cause to review the interpretation of ‘controlled waste’. More …

Unlimited fines in the Magistrates’ Court for some Licensing Act 2003 offences

Posted by on

By virtue of the entry into force of Section 85 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 on 12 March 2015, a number of offences under the Licensing Act 2003 are no longer limited to the previous statutory maximum financial penalty of £20,000. More …

National Stadium Project (Grenada) Corporation v NH International (Caribbean) Limited

Posted on

National Stadium Project (Grenada) Corporation v NH International (Caribbean) Limited - the Privy Council finds that Court of Appeal erred in deciding appeal without hearing on merits. More …

Housing Act 1988 – Amendment to Notice of Seeking Possession (section 8 notice)

Posted by on

The section 8 notice (Notice of Seeking Possession) has been amended to take into account the changes brought in by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. More …

Charity Commission operational case report: The BeatBullying Group

Posted on

The Charity Commission has recently published its operational case report into The BeatBullying Group. More …