April 2013 marked one of the biggest overhauls in the Civil Justice System when the Jackson reforms came into force. The main purpose of the reforms was to try and eliminate the previously lax approach to non-compliance. In the run up to the reforms, there was a degree of trepidation amongst the legal fraternity due [...]
A recent ruling by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has reprimanded a Solicitor for making “offensive and derogatory” comments to his opponent, including calling him a “plonker”. To provide a little background, in 2012 the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) received a file of documents from a firm called D & Co Solicitors enclosing evidence of [...]
Discrimination – Christian Worker Fired for Telling Lesbian Colleague She Was Living in Sin, Wins Discrimination Case.
In the recent case of Mbuyi v. Newpark Childcare (Shepheards Bush) Ltd, an Employment Tribunal found that a Christian nursery employee was directly and indirectly discriminated against by her employer on the grounds of her religion or belief when it dismissed her for expressing allegedly negative views about a colleague’s homosexuality. The fundamental issue in [...]