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Ben Collins QC Reported Cases

Ben has appeared in over 40 reported cases – too many to list here. A small selection of significant recent work includes: R (DSD & NBV) v Parole Board and... Read More

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Lock v British Gas – Commission and Annual Leave

What does “paid” mean for the purpose of “paid annual leave” in Article 7 of the Working Time Directive? The judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-539/12, Lock... Read More

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In RMT v. United Kingdom the European Court of Human Rights held that the ban on secondary action in the United Kingdom was a justified interference with the right to... Read More

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Austin v. Chief Constable of Surrey Police

The claimant (W) applied for judicial review of a decision of a temporary assistant chief constable purporting to terminate his employment as a police officer pursuant to the Police Regulations... Read More

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Environment Agency v. Davis

There was no connection between byelaw 2(a) and byelaw 26 of the South West Water Drainage Byelaws 1986, which were not ambiguous, and the intention of the provisions requiring prior... Read More

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The Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry

Jonathan Clarke was Principal counsel for the RMT, John Hendy QC, Michael Ford and Rohan Pirani appeared on behalf of the bereaved and injured in both Parts I and II... Read More

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Richard Griffiths v. Pembrokeshire County Council

A smoke nuisance under s.79(b) Environmental Protection Act 1990, could include the smell of smoke.   Appeal by way of case stated from a decision of a recorder and magistrates,... Read More

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The Southall Rail Accident Inquiry Report

Jonathan Clarke was Counsel for the London Fire and Civil Defence Authority, John Hendy QC and Michael Ford were instructed on behalf of the bereaved and injured.... Read More

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Boddington v Lawton

Application by managing trustees of the Moss Side Special Hospital Branch of the Prison Officers Association for a declaration that they were at liberty to implement a contract which had... Read More

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R v. Poole Borough Council Ex Parte. Beebee

Held: dismissing the application, that (1) as the BHS had long been closely involved with the site and the WFN had undertaken to pay R's costs if so ordered, both... Read More
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