Economy Adviser initiates legal proceedings against the government over the closure of hospitality venues

Greater Manchester’s night-time economy adviser Sacha Lord has begun legal proceedings against the government over the closure of hospitality venues. He stated that a judicial review began on Tuesday 20 October 2020 into the legality of implementing emergency restrictions on the hospitality sector i.e. closing pubs and bars not serving food “without any evidence” it…

Elton John’s ex-wife Renate Blauel launches legal action against singer 32 years after split

Sir Elton John and ex-wife Renate Blauel have settled a legal dispute caused by the singer’s autobiography and film Rocketman. In June 2020 Blauel alleged that John had broken the terms of the couple’s divorce deal by publicly discussing the pair’s marriage which ended in 1988. In the legal proceedings Blauel had asked for damages of approximately £3m and an injunction preventing…

Uber drivers’ fight for workers’ rights reaches supreme court

Uber aims to change the ruling at the two-day hearing at the Supreme Court that previously said employees should be classified as workers in what could be a landmark decision. The legal battle began back in 2016 when an employment tribunal ruled in favour of a group of Uber drivers who requested employment protections such…