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News Tag: High Court

May 19, 2010

BA union Unite threaten summer of strikes

by Kay Mitchell
”BA
On Monday night, it was announced that British Airways (BA) was successful in preventing the latest series of strikes by its cabin crew staff. Mr Justice McCombe of the High Court ruled in favour of the airline and said the decision was based on a technicality. However, the Unite union described the decision "an absolute disgrace" and is now appealing against ...




May 18, 2010

BA successful in High Court, strikes cancelled

by Kay Mitchell
’BA
Passengers will breathe a sigh of relief this morning after British Airways (BA) was successful in preventing the latest series of strikes by its cabin crew staff. The Unite union had announced that cabin crew would strike for four separate five-day strikes in May and June - the first strike was due to start today. The four separate five-day strikes ...




May 17, 2010

BA seeking High Court injunction to prevent further cabin crew strikes

by Kay Mitchell
’BA
Last week, the Unite union announced cabin crew members at British Airways (BA) will strike for four separate five-day strikes in May and June. The further industrial action comes after Unite members rejected a fresh deal for cabin crew earlier this month. Unite said 81% of the cabin crew it represents voted against BA’s offer, which sought ...




May 5, 2010

Mortgage lenders pursue estate agents and surveyors over losses

by Gill Montia
”Mortgage
The credit crunch has resulted in a "dramatic jump" in the number of professional negligence claims brought against surveyors and estate agents, according to a City law firm. Research from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) reveals that there were 25 commercial and residential High Court cases against estate agents or surveyors in 2009, compared with one case over the previous ...




February 22, 2010

BA strike ballot result due today

by Kay Mitchell
’BA
Fears of travel chaos could emerge later as the results of a ballot is set to be announced. A second strike ballot for British Airways (BA) 12,000 cabin crew members is to close today after they vowed to take industrial action over cost-cutting measures, which include a pay freeze and a switch to part-time working for thousands of staff. Cabin crew ...




February 19, 2010

Unite fails in High Court bid over BA proposed cuts

by Kay Mitchell
’Unite
The Unite union has been unsuccessful in its High Court action against British Airways (BA) to stop the airline from imposing cost-cutting measures. The union claimed it was not properly consulted on the measures, which include a pay freeze and a switch to part-time working for 3,000 staff. BA cabin crew had been set to take industrial ...




February 5, 2010

BA posts £50m loss in Q3

by Kay Mitchell
”BA
British Airways (BA) has today reported a £50 million loss in the three months to December 31 2009, compared with the £122 million it lost in the same period a year earlier. However, the loss was much less than analysts’ predictions for a £151 million loss. Meanwhile, the airline posted a surprise £25 million operating profit in the three-month period, against a ...




February 2, 2010

Unite in legal battle with BA

by Kay Mitchell
”Unite
The Unite union is in the High Court this week to resolve whether there should be a permanent injunction preventing British Airways (BA) from imposing cost-cutting measures. Unite previously applied for a High Court injunction to block BA’s plans, but it was unsuccessful . The airline wants 75% of its crew to accept a pay freeze this year and for 3,000 staff ...




January 19, 2010

E-clear placed into administration

by Kay Mitchell
”E-clear
Card-payment processing company, E-Clear, has been placed into administration. The company was responsible for online ticket sales at Scottish airline Flyglobespan, which collapsed in December. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which was appointed administrator for Flyglobespan, had been investigating E-Clear to establish why the company held back £35 million owed to Globespan Group, which operated Flyglobespan. E-Clear was also understood to have processed Allbury Travel Group’s credit card ...




December 17, 2009

British Airways wins High Court injunction, strike cancelled

by Kay Mitchell
”British
The 12-day strike planned by British Airways (BA) cabin crew over Christmas has been averted after it was declared illegal in a High Court ruling. The ruling will be welcomed by thousands of passengers who were planning to fly over the festive period. Mrs Justice Laura Cox ruled that the cabin crew's union, Unite, had not correctly included the votes ...




December 16, 2009

British Airways to take legal action to prevent Christmas strike

by Kay Mitchell
”British
In a bid to prevent the 12-day strike planned by cabin crew over Christmas, British Airways (BA) is to take legal action to prevent what could cause misery for millions of passengers this festive season. The Unite union has called a walkout from December 22 to January 2 in a dispute over working conditions, jobs and pay. On ...




October 7, 2009

SAMS mortgage holders to have their day in court

by Gill Montia
”SAMS
People who took out shared appreciation mortgages (SAMS) in the 1990s are to have their day in court. The mortgages were sold by Barclays and Bank of Scotland, usually at 0% interest, and were secured against the future equity growth in a property. Loans were made for up to 25% of a property's value and only have to be repaid ...




September 25, 2009

High Court rules workers can be forced to retire at 65

by Kay Mitchell
High Court rules workers can be forced to retire at 65
A High Court judge has today ruled that employers are still able to dismiss workers when they reach the age of 65. Currently, the law means that a British worker can have their employment terminated at the age of 65 without redundancy payments - even if they do not want to retire. Furthermore, an employer can ...




February 13, 2009

Northern Rock shareholders lose court battle for compensation

by Kay Mitchell
”Northern
Former shareholders of Northern Rock have failed in their legal challenge to the Government's plan to compensate them. Rock’s biggest former investor SRM Global brought the case against the Government, with RAB Capital and 150,000 private investors. The case entered the High Court in January and shareholders were contesting the way in which the bank’s finances were assessed and ...




January 13, 2009

Northern Rock shareholders seeking compensation

by Kay Mitchell
”Northern
Northern Rock shareholders are to enter the High Court this week demanding compensation to contest the way in which the stricken bank was nationalised in February 2007. The firm's biggest former investor SRM Global has brought the case, with RAB Capital and 150,000 private investors. However, it is not the nationalisation itself that shareholders are contesting, but the way in which the bank's ...




November 11, 2008

High Court ruling increases risk of repossession

by Gill Montia
High Court ruling increases risk of repossession
A recent High Court ruling means that lenders can, in theory, repossess a home without a court order once only two mortgage payments have been missed. The ruling has led to an outcry among legal professionals and politicians, who are demanding better protection for homeowners. The case involved a buy-to-let mortgage provided by GMAC-RFC and was heard by Mr Justice Briggs, who ...




July 21, 2008

Further delay in bank charges case

by Kay Mitchell
”Further
Consumers who are looking to reclaim unfair overdraft charges will now have to wait a further six months after the Financial Services Authority (FSA) announced today that it is extending the waiver that allows banks not to pay out on claims. The FSA explained that it was extending the suspension of its normal rules, which require banks to deal with complaints ...