Articles & Case Updates

Legal Updates from our Solicitors

Challenging Account Freezing Orders

28th October 2019

Niall Kelly and Sonia Ahmad have been instructed on behalf of a prominent family to challenge Account Freezing Orders (AFOs) obtained by the National Crime Agency in respect of their UK bank accounts. ​AFOs are a new instrument introduced by Criminal Finances Act 2017 and are recently being used for the first time by the UK authorities, such as the National Crime Agency. Read More

Privacy Case in the Investigatory Powers Tribunal

21st October 2019

Sonia Ahmad was instructed on a complex privacy case for over 18 months on behalf of her clients in a matter before the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT). The Application before the IPT involved novel points of law and procedure, whereby the IPT was invited to enforce its previous Orders and craft procedural remedies on an ad hoc basis to meet the concerns of the clients. Read More

Company charged with Environmental Strict Liability Offences

14th October 2019

The Environment Agency charged a company with two offences contrary to Regulations 12 and 38 the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales Regulations) 2016. Read More

Ex-soldiers succeed in claim for racial harassment against the British Army

16th September 2019

Judgment in the case of Mr N Zulu and Mr H Gue v Ministry of Defence (2019) has today been published. The Claimants succeeded in establishing their claim against the MOD that they suffered racial harassment during their time in the Army and that the MOD did not take all reasonable steps to prevent such harassment. Read More

Discretionary Trusts in Financial Remedy Proceedings

13th February 2019

The recently published judgment in the case of Daga v Bangur [2018] EWFC 91 serves as a cautionary tale to those attempting to claim against discretionary trusts in financial remedy proceedings. Read More

Employment Law Update

27th August 2018

In Royal Mencap Society v Mrs C Tomlinson-Blake: UKEAT/0290/16/DM, the Court of Appeal held that, when calculating an employer’s obligations under the National Minimum Wage Regulations, the only time that counts in respect of sleep – in workers is the time they are required to be awake for the purpose of working. Read More

Insurer Takes The Wheel

9th May 2018

The Privy Council has allowed the appeal in the case of Ramsook v Crossley in a judgment handed down on 30 April 2018. The case illustrates the problems that can arise from limits on third party cover required by motor insurance legislation and highlights the consequences of an insurer failing to take instructions from their insured when conducting litigation on their behalf.  Read More