EMPLOYMENT LAW: MAN DISMISSED FOR OPPOSITION TO SAME SEX ADOPTION

The case of Richard Page is due to be heard in the Employment Tribunal in Croydon next week; see here. Mr Page is a Christian and an ex Magistrate who was dismissed from his position as a Non-Executive Director of Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Trust (“KMPT”) for expressing the opinion that heterosexual couples make better parents than…

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ECJ NEWS: MIGRATION, ASYLUM & THE VISEGRAD NATIONS

On the 26th July 2017, Advocate General Bot delivered his opinion (see here) to the European Court of Justice on the challenge made by Slovakia and Hungary against the provisional mechanism for the relocation of asylum seekers. The provisional mechanism was a measure taken by the Council of the European Union. The opinion recommends that the Court dismiss the challenge.…

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BREXIT NEWS

Lord Neuberger & Lord Thomas, addressing the Australian Bar Association, sought to allay concerns that Brexit would undermine the status of the City of London as a major international centre for Dispute Resolution; see here. Lord Chief Justice Thomas even described the suggestion that London would cease to be a safe international centre for Dispute Resolution as a “lie”, perpetrated…

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The Cab Rank Rule

The Bar Standards Board is expected to recommend that the cab rank rule is not extended to public access work see here; it has not so far been extended to direct access work since the relatively recent inception of direct access work. Direct access, refers to the fact that if a barrister is not authorised by the Bar Standards Board…

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