Training & Knowledge: Christopher Gillespie

22nd Jan 2020Newsletters

Football and Racism

It is only relatively recently that the psychological effects of racism and homophobia, such as anger, humiliation, loss of self-confidence and depression, have become the subject of focused research and inquiry. This issue is as relevant in the sporting context as it is in any other. Certainly, in the past BAME football players were expected […]

23rd Mar 2018Newsletters

Enforcement Notices Post Chevron

Peter Gray QC and Chris Gillespie examine the Supreme Court’s decision in HM Inspector of Health and Safety v Chevron North Sea Ltd [2018] UKSC 7 and consider the implications for companies faced with Improvement or Prohibition Notices An Employment Tribunal hearing an appeal under s24 of HSWA 1974 against an Improvement or Prohibition Notice […]

24th Oct 2017Newsletters

Reasonable foreseeability after R v Rose

Chris Gillespie examines the case of R v Rose from a health and safety perspective. Honey Rose was an optometrist who negligently failed to perform her statutory duty to conduct an intra-ocular examination on her seven year old patient. As a result she failed to discover the clear indications of a life-threatening risk to the […]

28th Jun 2017Newsletters

Competition matters exclusively within the jurisdiction of the Competition Tribunal

The Hong Kong Court of First Instance has affirmed that only the Competition Tribunal has jurisdiction to consider whether the decision of a trade association prevents, distorts or restricts competition in Hong Kong: Loyal Profit International Development Ltd v Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong [2016} HCMP 256/2016. The Defendant is a company limited by […]

17th May 2017Newsletters

Lack of integrity in disciplinary proceedings: two recent conflicting authorities

In recent months two High Court Judges, in cases coincidentally involving appeals from the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal, have considered the concept of “lack of integrity” and its relationship to dishonesty. Mostyn J in Malins v SRA [2017] EWHC 835 (Admin) concluded that lack of integrity was synonymous with dishonesty. However, the previous month Morris J […]