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Reminder of the role of the EAT in the context of justifying a fixed retirement age

United Kingdom - December 17 2021 The recent EAT case of Pitcher v Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxfordprovides interesting commentary on two important issues…

Illegality defence further evolves into natural justice

United Kingdom - September 24 2021 Then along came Patel v Mirza [2016] UKSC 42. That Supreme Court decision gave us the modern formulation, taking a new policy-based approach that…

Relief from Forfeiture following Manslaughter: Challen v Challen [2020] EWHC 1330 (Ch)

United Kingdom - May 29 2020 In this recent case, described by the presiding judge HHJ Matthews as “extraordinary [with] a fatal combination of conditions and events”, relief…

The death of “forensic prestidigitation” in construing commercial contracts? Towergate Financial (Group) Ltd and others v Clark and others

United Kingdom - May 13 2020 Judgment in Towergate Financial (Group) Ltd and others v Clark and others was handed down on 24 April 2020 in this interesting case that turned upon…

“Obvious Contracts”

United Kingdom - February 25 2019 The Supreme Court recently handed down a long-awaited judgment in Wells v Devani [2019] UKSC 4. The case was an opportunity for the court to add to…

Rupert Higgins