In a 50-page report published today, Francis Hoar considers current protections for freedom of expression under English law and proposes certain reforms. Former Supreme Court judge and historian Lord Sumpton wrote the foreword to the report.
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Christine Cooper acted pro bono for a couple who were successful in claiming rectification and damages for their personal data being processed unfairly. The case was referred to her by Advocate
Emma Godfrey acted for the successful local authority in the Court of Appeal case of Patel v London Borough of Hackney  EWCA Civ 897. Judgment has now been handed down.
Anna Dannreuther co-chaired a 7-member working group from the Employment Lawyers Association to respond to the Low Pay Commission’s Consultation on April 2022 National Minimum Wage Rates.
Angela Hodes represented a local authority’s children’s social care services in an Article 2 inquest concerning the death of ED who was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend while collecting their child from school.
Grace Cheng was part of a 7-member working group from the Chancery Bar Association (ChBA) and Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) that responded to the Law Commission’s call for evidence on smart contracts.
On 30 March 2021, Grace Cheng delivered a lecture to the AIFC Academy of Law on the principles of civil proceedings in UK courts. She has rights of audience before the AIFC Court in Kazakhstan.
Joshua Swirsky represented the local authority in the deprivation of liberty case of CGM v Luton Borough Council. The court found that if a local authority does not apply for an order under the inherent jurisdiction, a parent can challenge the deprivation of liberty of their child in a specialist school by bringing a writ of habeas corpus.
Anna Dannreuther has been appointed a member of the Employment Lawyers Association’s Legislative & Policy Committee.