Max Thorowgood reviews this High Court case in which he represented the appellants. The claimants claimed title to a passageway between two commercial buildings by reason of adverse possession.
The case concerned an appeal against a return order made under the 1980 Hague Convention. The appeal mainly centred on the judge’s exercise of his discretion to make a return order, although the father challenged the findings made on the issue of consent.
This is a sad case seeking to raise the alarm about the drastic shortage of regulated placements capable of meeting the welfare needs of children with complex emotional and behavioural needs.
The Supreme Court’s ruling has huge implications for anyone working in the gig economy as it has clarified the approach to be taken by the courts when deciding whether someone is a worker. All the circumstances will be taken into account including the conduct of the parties (not just the written terms), and what matters is whether the individual is in a position of dependency and subordination.
A husband’s unsuccessful second appeal in possession proceedings which depended upon the proper interpretation of a Consent Order in financial remedy proceedings.
Jonathan successfully represented the claimant in the case of Gurung v Gurung in the Oxford County Court. The trial was heard over three days by remote CVP (Cloud Video Platform). It involved cross examination of various witnesses giving evidence through remote interpreters and one giving evidence by link from Nepal.
The latest news in this ongoing and controversial problem is yesterday’s Government announcement of a £3.5bn fund towards the repair/removal of dangerous cladding on high-rise buildings in England.
Appeal against findings of sexual abuse on the basis of allegations made by a child for the first time at age nine about incidents that had happened some 4-5 years previously upheld.
Lauren Suding reviews a case in the High Court, Family Division in which Ruth Cabeza represented Salford City Council. The case considered a prohibited steps order application preventing Roman Catholic sacraments for children in a proposed Special Guardianship setting and an application for a declaration on their legal status (impacting the local authority’s obligation to pay remuneration).
The Civil Procedure Rules Practice Direction 55C, which came into force on 23 August 2020, has been extended from 28 March 2021 to 30 July 2021. The deadline for reactivation notices has also been extended from 29 January 2021 to 4pm on 30 April 2021.