TAIWO v OLAIGBE & ANOR : ONU v AKWIWU & ANOR (2016)

In conjoined appeals, two migrant domestic workers appealed against a decision ([2014] EWCA Civ 279) that their employers' mistreatment of them did not amount to race discrimination contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the Race Relations Act 1976. The workers were in the UK on migrant domestic worker's visas obtained for them by their … Continue reading TAIWO v OLAIGBE & ANOR : ONU v AKWIWU & ANOR (2016)

R v ANIRUDH BHAGCHANDKA (2016)

The appellant (B) appealed against his conviction for perverting the course of justice and against a sentence of 12 months' imprisonment and a five-year disqualification from driving imposed following his conviction for dangerous driving. B had driven a car at excessive speed. There were five passengers. The car collided with bollards, flipped onto its side … Continue reading R v ANIRUDH BHAGCHANDKA (2016)

BROADVIEW ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS LTD v (1) SECRETARY OF STATE FOR COMMUNITIES & LOCAL GOVERNMENT (2016)

An energy company appealed against a decision that the fact that the local MP had lobbied against its proposed wind farm did not render the refusal of planning permission by the first respondent secretary of state unlawful. Permission had initially been refused in 2011. The application was not finally determined until December 2014, when, after … Continue reading BROADVIEW ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS LTD v (1) SECRETARY OF STATE FOR COMMUNITIES & LOCAL GOVERNMENT (2016)

APOLLO VENTURES CO LTD v SURINDER SINGH MANCHANDA & 7 ORS (2016)

The defendants applied to discharge a worldwide freezing order granted without notice on the claimant's application. The first, fifth and sixth defendants applied to set aside permission to serve proceedings on them out of the jurisdiction.   The claimant was a Thai company of which the first claimant was the founder and a major shareholder. … Continue reading APOLLO VENTURES CO LTD v SURINDER SINGH MANCHANDA & 7 ORS (2016)

SAM THEEDOM v (1) NOURISH TRAINING LTD (T/A CSP RECRUITMENT) (2) COLIN SEWELL (2016)

The claimant employee claimed damages for libel for emails sent by the defendant employers.   The employee had been employed as a trainee recruitment consultant. Two of his fellow employees joined a rival firm and he was accused of leaking confidential information to them. On 26 June 2014 after a short investigation the employee was … Continue reading SAM THEEDOM v (1) NOURISH TRAINING LTD (T/A CSP RECRUITMENT) (2) COLIN SEWELL (2016)

ASEFA YESUF IMPORT & EXPORT AND ORS (2016)

The defendant Danish shipowner challenged the jurisdiction of the court on the basis that the proceedings had not been validly served on it in Denmark and the claimant shippers applied for service to be validated or dispensed with.   The shipowner had issued bills of lading to the claimants, who were Ethiopian shippers who exported … Continue reading ASEFA YESUF IMPORT & EXPORT AND ORS (2016)

SYLVIE AYA AGOUMAN v LEIGH DAY (A FIRM) (2016)

The claimant brought an action in professional negligence against the defendant solicitors for recovery of her share of a settlement sum in group litigation.   The solicitors had acted for a group of claimants from the Ivory Coast in relation to the discharge of chemical waste from a tanker. The litigation was settled in September … Continue reading SYLVIE AYA AGOUMAN v LEIGH DAY (A FIRM) (2016)