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  • ‘Huge implications’: employment experts assess fallout from Supreme Court ruling against Uber

    ‘Huge implications’: employment experts assess fallout from Supreme Court ruling against Uber

    In a Supreme Court judgment with potentially profound implications on the future of the gig economy, it was held that Uber drivers are workers entitled to full employment rights. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Friday (19 February) that under the Employment Rights Act 1996, Uber drivers are full employees and therefore in line to …

    £14bn Mastercard group action claim to proceed following historic Supreme Court ruling

    £14bn Mastercard group action claim to proceed following historic Supreme Court ruling

    The Supreme Court has today (11 December) dismissed Mastercard’s efforts to thwart former financial ombudsman Walter Merricks’ £14bn group action claim against it in what is a landmark decision for the future of collective actions against companies in the UK courts. The decision from the Supreme Court upholds a previous ruling from the Court of …

    Ready for the new normal: International Arbitration Centre unveils new Covid-compliant disputes facility in London

    Ready for the new normal: International Arbitration Centre unveils new Covid-compliant disputes facility in London

    The International Arbitration Centre (IAC), the purpose-built premier hearing venue situated near to the Royal Courts of Justice on Fleet Street, has opened a new Covid-compliant ‘super suite’ to cater for a projected increase in disputes heard at the centre as hearings roll over from 2020 into 2021 and beyond. With the launch of a new super suite, the 25,000-sq …

    ‘Popular outcry is not proof’: Beckwith’s #MeToo decision overturned in controversial court judgment

    ‘Popular outcry is not proof’: Beckwith’s #MeToo decision overturned in controversial court judgment

    In what has been described as a landmark ruling, former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Ryan Beckwith has prevailed in his appeal in the High Court against the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal’s findings against him in a high-profile sexual misconduct case. The Queen’s Bench Division today (27 November) overturned the tribunal’s October 2019 findings that Beckwith’s behaviour with …

    HSF ensures victory for regulator in major Covid-19 insurance test case 

    HSF ensures victory for regulator in major Covid-19 insurance test case 

    Herbert Smith Freehills  (HSF) has ensured victory for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in a landmark test case intended to provide clarity on whether companies have valid business disruption insurance claims as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The High Court judgment handed down this morning (15 September) by Lord Justice Flaux and Mr Justice …

    ‘Crazy and hopeless’: Osborne Clarke and EIP dial in landmark patent victory against Chinese giants

    ‘Crazy and hopeless’: Osborne Clarke and EIP dial in landmark patent victory against Chinese giants

    The Supreme Court has ruled against Chinese telecoms giants Huawei and ZTE today (26 August) in a landmark IP dispute, with Osborne Clarke and EIP Legal securing victory for clients Unwired Planet and Conversant. The case concerns patent infringement and the manner in which corporates enter global licensing arrangements. Huawei had been appealing against previous …