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News & Events: January 2018

Blog 29th January 2018

Illegality as a defence in the Employment Tribunals: The case of Okedina v Chikale

In the recent decision in Okedina v Chikale UKEAT/0152/17/RN the EAT (HHJ Eady QC) considered the question of when a Claimant’s contract of employment would be said to be illegal by virtue of the operation of immigration law. The case contains a useful rehearsal of the relevant legal principles (para 35 – 41 of the […]

Past Events

Financial Services & Business Regulation Seminar

Pump Court Chambers’ Business and Commercial Team together with their Regulatory and Disciplinary Team have come together to provide an exciting seminar on new and current law that can affect commercial clients. Venue St Mary’s Stadium, Britannia Rd, Southampton, SO14 5FP Topics Personal Liability in Corporate Insolvencies Piercing the Corporate Veil – an update on […]

News 23rd January 2018

Defendant acquitted in trial of murdered businessman

Nigel Pascoe QC has just represented Scott Keeping, aquitted of murder at Winchester Crown Court in a long and harrowing high profile case. He was instructed by Hill Twine solicitors and his junior was Kevin Hill. For further details on the case please click here.  

News 10th January 2018

Paul Mertens appointed to Attorney General’s Panel of Special Advocates

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Paul Mertens has been appointed as a Special Advocate by the Attorney General. Special Advocates appear in a wide variety of forums where a party, with the permission of the forum, seeks to rely on ‘closed’ evidence (often relating to issues of national security). Paul was called to the […]

News 9th January 2018

Justin Gau briefed in first case of ‘spiritual abuse’

Justin Gau has appeared on behalf of a Vicar in what is considered to be the first reported case of spiritual abuse before a Church of England Tribunal. The Revd Timothy Davis, the vicar of Christ Church, Abingdon, in Oxfordshire, became a mentor to a 15-year-old boy, referred to in the judgment as W1, in […]

Blog 3rd January 2018

TUPE Review 2017

Introduction This is a brief round-up of reported TUPE cases from 2017 – perhaps not the most exciting year for TUPE enthusiasts. From my point of view, the most interesting cases are Born London Ltd v Spire (from March, dealing with provision of information); Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (also March, dealing […]

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