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This post, and those that follow it, summarises some of the main points of interest arising from the ALBA Conference 2019.‘The Constitutionality of Ouster Clauses’ – Chair: Lord Justice Leggatt; Speakers: Professor Alison Young, Professor David Feldman, Professor Stephen Bailey Earlie...

ALBA Conference 2019: A Review (Part 3)

24 October 2019 by Conor Monighan This post, and those that follow it, summarises some of the main points of interest arising from the ALBA Conference 2019. ‘The Constitutionality of Ouster Clauses’ – Chair: Lord Justice Leggatt; Speakers: Professor Alison Young, Professor David Feldman,...

The Round-Up: The Heathrow Expansion and Law’s Expanding Empire

22 October 2019 by Alethea Redfern In the News  The debate about the proper role of judges in our democracy has taken on the shape of the political landscape in which we find ourselves: pitched between two distant poles. Lord Sumption’s Reith lectures put forward the thesis that the courts have been...

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Whistleblowing judges: protected by human rights?

18 October 2019 by Guest Contributor Gilham (Appellant) v Ministry of Justice (Respondent) [2019] UKSC 44 – read judgment The UK Supreme Court has unanimously granted an appeal by a district judge against the Court of Appeal’s decision that she did not qualify as a “worker” under the Employme...

All Hale Parliament: Responding to the Reith Lectures

16 October 2019 by Alice Kuzmenko Lady Hale has thrown her wig into the debate on whether the law, represented by the courts, is gaining power while politics in Parliament is losing it. She is not the first to critique Lord Sumption’s Reith Lectures, as they were covered at ALBA’s Annual Conf...

ALBA Conference 2019: A Review (Part 2)

15 October 2019 by Conor Monighan This post, and those that follow, summarise some of the main points of interest arising from the ALBA Conference 2019. Article 14 ECHR discrimination challenges to social welfare measures: the second benefit cap case in the Supreme Court: Raj Desai Credit:...

Round Up 14.10.19 – Diplomatic Immunity, Brexit and Immigration

14 October 2019 by Thomas Hayes Harry Dunn’s family after meeting with the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, last week. Photograph: Credit: The Guardian, Peter Summers/Getty Images. The usually obscure concept of diplomatic immunity came to the fore this week after it emerged that the wif...

High Court rules delving into women’s pension pots is not discriminatory

9 October 2019 by Henry Tufnell Delve & Anor, R (On the Application of) v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2019] EWHC 2552 (Admin) – read judgment In a judgment handed down on 3rd October, the High Court has ruled that successive statutes between 1995 and 2014,...