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Paul Livingston

Child Sex Abuse Inquiry Case Study on Child Migration closes

Closing statements were delivered in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s case study into the Child Migration Programmes yesterday, in which Paul Livingston is Junior Counsel to the Inquiry. The Child Migration Programmes, which continued until the 1970s, involved children being migrated from care or voluntary institutions in England & Wales, and being placed in institutions abroad, mostly in Australia and Canada. The Case Study was set up to investigate the extent of institutional failings of Government departments, public authorities, and voluntary institutions, relating to the sexual abuse suffered by some child migrants. The case study is part of the Inquiry’s investigation into ‘Children Outside the UK’ and heard from a large number of former child migrants, former Prime Minister…

News 27 Jul, 2017

The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry publishes its report

Today the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry publishes its long-awaited report into child abuse on the island. Outer Temple were instructed as Counsel to this three-year inquiry which has investigated the care of children on the island of Jersey since 1945. Patrick Sadd, Harriet Jerram, Paul Livingston and Stephen Doherty worked alongside a team from Eversheds-Sutherland, instructed as Solicitors to the Inquiry. In 2008, Jersey attracted world-wide press attention following allegations of child sex abuse in Haut de La Garenne, a large children’s home on the island that had closed in the 1980s. There followed an extensive police investigation, ‘Operation Rectangle’. In 2010, the States of Jersey called for a public inquiry into children in care in children’s homes and fostered.…

News 3 Jul, 2017

The first substantive public hearings of IICSA

Paul Livingston has appeared in the first substantive public hearings held by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, in his role as Junior Counsel to the Inquiry. The hearings, which have commenced over the past two weeks, are part of the Child Migration case study, looking into the institutional responses to the abuse of British children who were migrated to Australia, Canada and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) up to the 1970s. This is one of the thirteen investigations currently being undertaken by the Inquiry, which is now chaired by Professor Alexis Jay. Paul is also instructed on the Inquiry’s investigation into children in care in Nottinghamshire, which is being led by Patrick Sadd. Fiona Scolding QC has recently been…

News 10 Mar, 2017

Uber Employment Tribunal judgment: Driving the protection of rights?

A recent Employment Tribunal judgment found that two Uber drivers should be regarded as ‘workers’ under the relevant legislation and therefore were entitled to rights such as holiday pay and the minimum wage. Paul Livingston looks at the importance of this decision. This judgment, which included quotes from Shakespeare and Milton, is seen by many as an important step forward for the protection of those individuals working in the ‘gig economy’. Uber unsuccessfully tried to argue that it was merely a technology platform and that the drivers were therefore self-employed, something which the Tribunal regarded as “faintly ridiculous” and “a pure fiction”. However, contrary to various sources, the Tribunal did not find that the drivers were ‘employees’, but instead placed…

News 1 Nov, 2016

Brexit and Employment law

Paul Livingston and Emily Gordon Walker recently gave a talk to several solicitors’ firms on what Brexit might mean for employment lawyers. Their informative talk provoked discussions on a number of items including: A reminder of the impact that EU law has on current employment law at present; A summary of how EU law currently applies and how this would change after Brexit; An analysis of the political background and how this might affect future changes; Paul and Emily’s predictions on areas most and least likely to change, including a look at: discrimination; family-friendly rights; agency, part-time and fixed-term workers; working time; TUPE; collective rights; bankers bonuses; and Other obstacles and opportunities that might arise for employment lawyers, including the…

News 12 Oct, 2016

Patrick Sadd & Paul Livingston in Child Sexual Abuse Independent Inquiry

Patrick Sadd and Paul Livingston have been instructed as Junior Counsel to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, chaired by the Hon. Dame Lowell Goddard, DNZM. Patrick Sadd is to be Junior Counsel leading the investigation into Nottinghamshire Councils, assisted by Paul Livingston. Both come from having been Counsel to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry for the last two years, investigating allegations of child abuse in Jersey’s care system over the past 70 years, the institutional responses and the management of children’s homes over the period. During the investigation, the Inquiry analyses the nature of the abuse that may have taken place under the care of Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils and consider how these authorities protected children…

News 15 Jun, 2016

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