New UK Supreme Court Judgment: Pimlico Plumbers Ltd & Anor v Smith [2018] UKSC 29: who is a worker

This appeal considered whether the respondent was a ‘worker’ within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Working Time Regulations 1998, reg 2.Between Aug 2005 and Apr 2011 the respondent, who is by trade a plumbing and heating engineer, did work for Pimlico Plumbers Ltd.In Aug 2011 the respondent issued proceedings against …

Claim against other side’s solicitor fails

NRAM Ltd (formerly NRAM plc) v Steel and Another Before Baroness Hale of Richmond, Lord Wilson, Lord Reed, Lord Hodge and Lady Black [2018] UKSC 13 A solicitor for one party would not assume responsibility towards the opposite party, for the purposes of liability in tort for negligent misrepresentation, unless it was reasonable for the …

Magistrates decide 3,000 fare dodgers’ fates on a laptop

A 'revolutionary' digital sentencing system, in which magistrates armed with laptops have been tackling fare dodgers, will be extended to large public service organisations who prosecute cases. The government today announced that more than 3,000 fare dodgers have been sentenced following a paperless operation at Lavender Hill Magistrates' Court in London. The system was developed …

Court of Appeal upholds deportation of rapist with permanent residence By Clare Duffy

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal against deportation of a man with permanent residence in Kamki v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 1715. Mr Kamki had been seeking to prevent his removal to Cameroon following imprisonment for rape. UK residence and criminal conviction A Cameroon national, Mr Kamki moved …

The proportionality test in UK Administrative Law – a new ground of review, or a fading exception? – The Student Journal of Law

Traditionally, administrative action in the UK has been subject to three grounds of review. Lord Diplock, in the GCHQ case, reiterated these and labeled them ‘procedural impropriety’, ‘illegality’ and ‘irrationality’.[1] The test to establish whether a decision was irrational had been subject to a particularly large amount of litigation and, consequently, debate. A definitive answer …