Continuing our review of recent changes in housing law, Tim Samuel, housing barrister at Invictus Chambers, explains how those with limited leave to remain in the UK may be eligible for assistance if homeless. The incorporation of Article 8 into the Immigration rules in July 2012 had an apparently unintended consequence on eligibility for homelessness […]
Simao Paxi-Cato, landlord and tenant barrister at Invictus Chambers, reviews Part 2 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, which is set to create new laws to protect tenants from rogue landlords The Housing and Planning Act 2016 (“HAPA 2016”), which is set to come into force on a date to be appointed, promises to […]
Martin McGann, pupil barrister at Invictus Chambers, on why the legal challenge to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership was doomed to fail. On 24 September 2016 Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour Party with a huge margin amongst members and supporters. Again. In a Groundhog Day moment just over a year to the day from […]
R (on the application of Rutherford and others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions R (on the application of A) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (2016) EWCA Civ 29
Matthew Jackson, pupil barrister at Invictus Chambers, reviews the law governing the controversial “Bedroom Tax”. The Court of Appeal (Lord Thomas LCJ and Tomlinson & Vos LJJ) handed down judgment on 27th January 2016 in the most recent case on the Housing Benefit provision popularly known as the “Bedroom Tax”. Housing Benefit Rules New rules […]
R v Awoyemi, Thomas & Toto EWCA Crim (2016) 668. When Can Bad Character Evidence Of Gang Membership Be Admitted?
Robert Reid, criminal barrister at Invictus Chambers, reviews the court’s decision in R v Awoyemi, Thomas & Toto and when bad character evidence of gang membership may be admitted at trial. Toto and Thomas from Dagenham the home of the DAG gang travelled on 4th January 2013 to the territory of another gang “the Beckton […]
Isle of Wight Council v Platt (2016) EWHC 1283 (Admin). When should parents be prosecuted for taking their children out of school during term time?
Mark Taylor, pupil barrister at Invictus Chambers and former school teacher, supports the court’s recent interpretation of section 444 Education Act 1996 and the offence of failing to secure a child’s regular attendance at school. There has been a significant amount of media attention focused upon the recent Adminstrative Court decision of Isle of Wight […]