Coronavirus: employee rights

There have been unprecedented impacts on employees’ rights during this global pandemic, including the right to health and safety at work and the right to be paid.  Read more

On which party does the burden of proof lie?

An individual who asserts must prove In Emmanuel v Avison & ors [2020] EWHC 1696 (Ch) (8 July 2020), Birss J considered, amongst other things, on whom the burden of proof where a claimant applied to... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: July Teaser

Case Summaries Re SX (A Child) [2020] EWHC 1573 (Fam) (1 June 2020), Lieven J – Care proceedings concerning a four year old child (now in foster care) following the unexplained death of his sister... Read more

Marriage in hope and expectation - but maybe not in law

One of the things I rather enjoy doing as part of my day job is fossicking about among the older law reports in ICLR’s collection and tidying up their subject matter classification. I need to do this... Read more

Bloomsbury IP/IT Briefing: June Teaser

The UK Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the Regeneron v Kymab case over patents for transgenic mice. In a 4-1 decision, it reversed the Court of Appeal, finding the two patents invalid... Read more

Evidence to prove a family case

Counsel’s opinion as ‘evidence’ How often has an advocate at a final hearing had to remind the court and his or her opponent that what is in a document is not evidence, unless the document is proved... Read more

Bloomsbury Immigration Law Briefing: June Teaser

Welcome to the latest Bloomsbury Immigration Law Briefing which covers the period up to 21 June 2020. Read more

Covid-19 adjournments of children proceedings

Party’s advocate not able (because of covid-19) to complete a part heard case In Re C (Children: Covid-19: Representation) [2020] EWCA Civ 734 (10 June 2020) the Court of Appeal considered a mother’s... Read more

Tax and Insolvency

For some time, HMRC have been lobbying to become preferred creditors on liquidation of a company. Under current rules, secured creditors are paid first and all unsecured creditors (HMRC included) are... Read more

Local authority’s failure to focus on the needs of a child

PA Media Group v London Borough of Haringey & ors [2020] EWHC 1282 (Fam) (20 May 2020), Hayden J was the culmination of a series of hearings in relation to the care of two boys; and as the extent to... Read more

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