Primary School Pays Dearly for Violating Down’s Syndrome Pupil’s Rights

As a primary school discovered to its cost in an unusual High Court case, firing off letters or other communications without first considering the data protection and human rights implications can have grave financial and reputational consequences. The case concerned a 10-year-old girl with Down’s syndrome whose behaviour was said to have been challenging during[…]

Worker or Independent Contractor? European Court of Justice Guidance

The vexed distinction between ‘workers’ and ‘independent contractors’ could hardly be more important for many businesses but remains perennially controversial. An important ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is likely, however, to prove invaluable in shedding light on the issue. The case concerned a neighbourhood courier who provided his services[…]

Slot Machines Test Case Delivers Important Tax Victory for Gambling Industry

The European legal concept of fiscal neutrality is all about ensuring that taxation and government spending do not create bumps in level competitive playing fields. That principle was very much to the fore in a ground-breaking decision which represented a significant victory for the gambling industry. Betting, lotteries and other forms of gambling are generally[…]