Areas of Specialisation / Supreme Court and ECHR cases


GCN appearances in Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights cases

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Forthcoming

  • Supreme   Court  -   Downs v Secretary of State for Justice  UKSC 2014/0056  - appeal  hearing is expected to take place in late 2015  - procedural fairness requirements in the category A review context and, specifically, when an oral hearing should be granted for such a review. ( Vijay Jagadesham  and  Jared Ficklin  )  background

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ECHR

  • ECHR  Grand Chamber - Vinter & Others v Grand Chamber  - Landmark  ECHR  Grand Chamber judgment finds whole life orders without review to be inhuman and degrading. ( Pete Weatherby QC more
  • ECHR  - James, Wells and Lee v UK [2012]  ECHR  340  IPP sentences where tariff expired but insufficient courses had been provided for rehabilitation breaches human rights Art 5(1) ( Pete Weatherby QC  )  more
  • Hanif & Khan v UK [2011]  ECHR  296  Police officer's presence on jury made trial unfair ( Mark George QC  )  more
  • Ezeh & Connors v UK [2004] 39 EHRR 1  Article 6 prison adjudications; human rights ( Pete Weatherby QC  ) 

Supreme Court (2009 onwards)

  • R v Gnango [2011] UKSC 59  (crossfire shooting -  Supreme Court found liability in a re-analysis of the â??victim ruleâ? rather than alter existing joint enterprise law)  more
  • Manchester City Council v Pinnock [2010] UKSC 45  (proportionality in demoted tenancy possession)  more
  • R (on the application of Rebecca Noone) v (1) the Governor of HMP Drake Hall, (2) Secretary of State for Justice [2010] UKSC 30 (upholds appeal and reverses lower  court  decisions on â??Home Detention Curfewâ?? in ruling which will affect the release dates of hundreds of prisoners on an ongoing basis)  more
  • R (on the application of F (by his litigation friend F)) and another (Respondents)  Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) [2010] UKSC 17  (indefinite notification requirements without review for convicted sex offenders is incompatible with Article 8 Of the European Convention on Human Rights.)  more
  • Ahmed Mahed & others (Appellants) v SSHD [2009] UKSC 16  . (Third party support and/or joint sponsorship are permissible for entry clearance applications under Rules 281, 297 and 317)  more

House of Lords (to 2009)

  • Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) v James (FC) (Appellant) (formerly Walker and another) AND R (on the application of Lee) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) and one other action [2009] UKHL 22  (IPP appeals) more
  • Regina v. Her Majesty's Coroner for the Western District of Somerset (Respondent) and another (Appellant) ex parte Middleton (FC) (Respondent) [2004] UKHL 10  (application of Article 2 to inquest proceedings and the ambit of neglect verdicts)  more
  • R v Manchester Crown  Court  ex parte McCann [2002] UKHL 39 (Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, ASBOs)  more

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