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How Should Tribunals Assess Whether A Decision To Dismiss An Employee Is Unfair?

Iceland Frozen Foods Ltd v Jones [1982] IRLR 439 Iceland Frozen Foods Ltd v Jones concerned the dismissal of an employee for failing to fulfil his security duties and alleged participation in a scheme to slow progress during a shift to qualify for overtime pay. The case is notable for [...]

By |2020-07-14T15:11:23+01:00July 14th, 2020|Student Case Blogs|

Can ‘public interest’ be used as a defence to a breach of confidentiality?

In Lion Laboratories Ltd v Evans and Others [1985] QB 526 the court considered whether the gravity of public interest in a piece of information could act as a defence to alleged breach of confidentiality, where that information had been taken without the knowledge of the other party and given [...]

By |2020-07-15T12:31:55+01:00July 13th, 2020|Student Case Blogs|

Coronavirus and UK Immigration – Live Updates

As with most areas of life, the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK’s immigration system is far-reaching.  In this regularly updated blog, we monitor the key developments around immigration, including those that may affect your immigration status or how your visa or citizenship application or appeal is processed. [...]

By |2020-07-03T14:15:48+01:00July 2nd, 2020|Coronavirus, Immigration|

How Hong Kongers Can Secure Their Money and Get UK Residency: The Tier 1 Investor Visa

This is a joint article written by our Head of Immigration, Louis MacWilliam and our Immigration consultant, Jennie Chau. As the stock market tumbles and tough new security laws are passed, Hong Kongers are faced with two major challenges. The first one is to find a safer place for investments [...]

By |2020-07-01T07:38:39+01:00July 1st, 2020|Immigration|

What is an Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment?

Should you become ill and be unable to communicate your wishes, it can be helpful to consider creating a document known as an Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment or ADRT. An ADRT, sometimes known as a Living Will or simply an Advance Decision, is a legally binding document. It helps [...]

By |2020-06-25T09:59:59+01:00June 25th, 2020|Guest Authors|

Injuries Upon Injuries: What Happens When A Personal Injury ‘Replaces’ An Earlier One?

Sometimes, a victim of an accident can be unlucky enough to be injured again, whilst their injuries from the original accident are still ongoing. This can complicate matters if there is already a personal injury compensation claim for the first accident, but, in most cases, it is resolved by trying [...]

By |2020-06-17T16:58:23+01:00June 17th, 2020|Road Traffic Accidents|

How Do Courts Determine Split Responsibility Between A Pedestrian And A Driver?

Road traffic accidents can sometimes involve complicated circumstances, with each party blaming others for causing it. These arguments are less common in pedestrian accident claims – where a pedestrian has been injured by another road-user – but disputes over responsibility can still occur. This happened in the case of Eagle [...]

By |2020-06-17T16:57:13+01:00June 14th, 2020|Road Traffic Accidents|

How Should The Court Approach A Case Of Clinical Negligence That Worsens A Pre-Existing Condition?

Reaney v University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust & Anr [2015] EWCA Civ 1119 Background Causation in cases of negligence is normally decided on a ‘but for’ basis, with the court asking the question ‘but for the negligence, would the claimant have sustained the loss complained of?’ However, cases [...]

By |2020-06-08T10:53:45+01:00June 8th, 2020|Student Case Blogs|

The Impact Of New Security Laws In Hong Kong For BNO Passport Holders And British Citizens Naturalised Through The British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1990

This is a joint article written by our Head of Immigration, Louis MacWilliam and our Immigration consultant, Jennie Chau. With new authoritarian laws on the horizon, we at Truth Legal consider the British Prime Minister’s offer to Hong Kong citizens. We also look at existing measures that Hong Kong citizens [...]

By |2020-06-15T08:08:06+01:00June 5th, 2020|Immigration|

Cycle Licensing – Putting Public Safety At The Forefront Of The UK’s ‘Cycling Boom’.

Two years ago, whilst driving home from work, a cyclist swerved in front of me and was recklessly riding his cycle whilst looking directly at me, clearly trying to distract me.  He followed me home and waited until I parked up before cycling away.  I called the police but unfortunately [...]

By |2020-05-25T09:58:34+01:00May 25th, 2020|Student Case Blogs|