News and Events from February 2012

News Archive February 2012

  • Brian Napier QC appointed to Employment Working Group

    21 February 2012

    The Government has asked Mr Justice Underhill to lead a thorough review of employment tribunal rules and to develop and recommend a revised procedural code.  The Business Secretary Vince Cable said that the purpose of reviewing the rules was ... READ MORE

  • Mental Health - Patient success

    20 February 2012

    Hastie Stable member David Leighton has successfully acted for a patient in a claim for unlawful detention under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003. The underlying facts were fairly complex. A patient had been granted leave... READ MORE

  • Employment Law - Supreme Court

    18 February 2012

    Linda Marsh is involved in the long running public sector pay case of North & Ors. v Dumfries & Galloway Council. The case has been listed for a hearing in the Supreme Court on 10 and 11 October 2012.  Linda Marsh, who has represented... READ MORE

  • ECJ reference - Sex discrimination by association

    17 February 2012

    Is it unlawful sex discrimination to discriminate against a man on the grounds of his partner’s pregnancy?  That in essence is the question which has just been referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union by the Inner House of... READ MORE