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Equal Opportunities In Hong Kong - One Tribunal Too Many?
In our October 2010 e-bulletin we reported on recommendations by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) for an Equal Opportunities Tribunal (EOT) in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong
3 Oct 2011
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Chinese Government Confirms Foreign State Immunity Is Absolute
In the landmark case of Democratic Republic of the Congo & Ors v FG Hemisphere Associates LLC [2011] HKEC 747 the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong (the Court) for the first time in its history sought clarification of provisions of Hong Kong’s Basic Law from the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (the SCNPC) on behalf of the Chinese Government.
China
12 Sep 2011
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Public Authority Liability Update - Summer 2011 -The End Of The Dream
Maurice Agis was an artist who worked on a grand scale.
UK
3 Aug 2011
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Public Authority Liability Update - Summer 2011 - A Tale Of Two Strike Outs
Following the well known decision in JD v East Berkshire Community Health NHS Trust (2005), the High Court has rejected an attempt by a claimant to impose a duty of care on a social services department in circumstances where there was a conflict of interest between the claimant and his daughter.
UK
3 Aug 2011
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When Is A Worn Carpet The Same As A Thug?
Can a nightclub owe a duty of care to its guests to protect them from other potentially violent revellers? By an interesting analogy, Lady Justice Smith has said yes.
UK
13 Apr 2011
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Public Authority Liability Update Issue 12
Can a nightclub owe a duty of care to its guests to protect them from other potentially violent revellers? By an interesting analogy, Lady Justice Smith has said yes.
UK
 
13 Apr 2011
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Things Fall Apart
A recent case confirms that causation is still a critical issue in tree-related claims against local authorities and that breach of duty alone will not suffice in establishing liability.
UK
7 Apr 2011
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Full Steam Ahead For The Bribery Act
Following much press speculation and debate on the issue, the Government has announced that the Bribery Act 2010 will come into force on 1 July 2011.
UK
6 Apr 2011
9
One Long Party!
The recent decision of Mackay J in Octavia Hill Housing Trust v Brumby (2010), High Court may provide some cause for concern for landlords and particularly those concerned with the letting and management of social housing.
UK
5 Apr 2011
10
A Uniform Approach To Education
Does the right to an education under the Human Rights Act 1998 open up a new route to compensation?
UK
5 Apr 2011
11
Financial Regulatory Reform In 2011
The Government published last month its latest consultation paper on the proposed reforms to the UK’s financial regulatory landscape, entitled "A new approach to financial regulation: building a stronger system" (the Paper).
UK
25 Mar 2011
12
Publish And Be Damned? Clift v Slough Borough Council
When is a local authority justified in publishing the name of an individual as a new addition to its Potentially Violent Persons Register? Can a public authority ever do that, or will it always be in breach of that person’s human rights?
UK
13 Feb 2011
13
Government Proposes Wide-Ranging Overhaul Of The Employment Tribunal System
The Government yesterday started the consultation process for reforming employment claims. It published an 89-page consultation document setting out its proposals.
UK
31 Jan 2011
14
Valuers – Round Two?
The UK is now out of recession and the new Government is promising stability and growth, but does that mean that surveyors and valuers and their professional indemnity insurers can breathe a sigh of relief?
UK
9 Dec 2010
15
The Bribery Act 2010: Are Your Measures Adequate?
The Bribery Act 2010, which comes into force in April 2011, aims to provide an effective legal framework to address an issue which is an increasing problem, in both the public and private sector, at both a domestic and international level.
UK
8 Dec 2010
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A Step Forward For Jackson Costs Reforms
The dramatic reforms proposed by Lord Justice Jackson in his review of civil litigation costs, published nearly a year ago, are a step closer to implementation following the publication of the Ministry of Justice's Consultation Paper on the Proposals for Reform of Civil Litigation Funding and Costs on 15 November 2010.
UK
2 Dec 2010
17
Better than Poirot...
A recent case examines the threshold for arrest and the requirement of objective reasonable grounds for suspicion.
UK
29 Oct 2010
18
Throwing His Weight Around
A recent case examines where the responsibilities of both employer and employee fall when dealing with challenging pupils in a special school.
UK
29 Oct 2010
19
A Greek Tragedy in Central London
This trial of claims for police misfeasance, which rose from a three-day trial estimate to a seven-day hearing thanks to a combination of snowbound jurors and verbose claimant witnesses, had all the hallmarks of a Greek tragedy as a tale of family discord was played out in the unprepossessing surroundings of Central London County Court.
UK
29 Oct 2010
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Contributory Negligence – An Unsung Hero?
When is and when is it not a good idea to argue contributory negligence?
UK
29 Oct 2010
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