Mr and Mrs Sting lost the case brought by their cook for unfair dismissal and sex discrimination.

The decision was appealed and the appeal is reported here. The outcome of the appeal was that the award remained but some parts of the decision were overturned. Not that the monetary award will make much of a dent in Sting’s bank balance, although, no doubt, certain points of principle were at stake.

The case is a nice reminder that the rule of law is alive and well. Everyone, no matter how rich and famous, is subject to the law of the land (in this case employment law), and that inequality of resources, in terms of buying legal fire power, had, it would appear, very little effect on the outcome of the case.