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)

  • Kaiyam - ongoing
  • Scott v Southern Pacific Mortgages and others [2014] UKSC 52 ( James Stark )
  • Osborn, Booth and Reilly v The Parole Board [2013] UKSC 61   ( Prisoners succeed in oral hearings challenges in the Supreme Court)  ( Vijay Jagadesham   ) more
  • R v Gnango [2011] UKSC 59  (crossfire shooting -  Supreme Court  found liability in a re-analysis of the "victim rule" 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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29/2/16 Permission to appeal in relation to adult dependent relative rule

17/3/16 GCN launches new Appeals and Miscarriages of Justice Team

18/2/16 Considering Jogee: Joint Enterprise, Retrospective Effect and Fresh Appeals - Mark George QC and Matt Stanbury

11/2/16 CART-style JR of Upper Tribunal succeeds  

9/2/16 Appeal allowed in "police officer on jury" case after CCRC referral  

8/2/16 Permission granted in best interests (grandchild) immigration appeal

5/2/16 Repeated acquittals in historic cases

3/2/16 Housing allocation scheme - discrimination challenge by Irish Traveller

27/1/16 Bedroom Tax victory

GCN barristers present PLP "How to JR"

Matt Stanbury presents "JR for criminal practitioners"

25/1/16 SSHD failure to apply own policy to Victim of Trafficking

5/1/16 Important statelessness JR (Semeda)

5/1/16 GCN members elected to BHRC Exec Committee

18/12/15 GCN remains totally committed to first class representation through legal aid

17/12/15 Permission granted in trafficking JR

16/12/15 Natalie Wilkins writes in  Family Law

15/12/15 Gary Willock on delay in obtaining Legal Aid

12/12/15 Extension of Workers Registration Scheme 2009 Appeal now listed for Feb 2017

11/12/15 Court of Appeal quashes extended sentence

23/11/15 Sentence reduced (serious health problems and delays)

12/11/15 GCN Housing Bulletin: disrepair and injunctions

3/11/15 Chambers UK Bar Guide ranks GCN in Band 1

Tom Royston speaking at CPAG seminar

30/10/15 Transgender prisoners

26/10/15 Successful out of time sentence appeal

Anti-Slavery Day event

30/9/15 Acquittal in Operation Pallial

28/9/15 Immigration FTT recognizes appellant as Victim of Trafficking (VOT)

24/9/15 Immigration FTT relies on Trafficking JR

17/9/15 Legal 500: Counsel "easy to work with and quickly engage"; Clerks "consistently very helpful"

11/9/15 FGM Protection Order to safeguard 13 year old taken to Sudan

9/9/15 Ben McCormack Court of Protection talk for YLAL North

14/7/15 GCN crime team support Rally to Save Criminal Legal Aid

30/6/15 GCN crime team "It's time we took action"

12/6/15 Mark George QC on IPCC Orgreave report

Kate Stone chairs PLP "Private Law for Public Law Practitioners"

4/6/15 Art 8 defences for Canal and River Trust  

Lucy Mair speaking at "Contemporary Issues in Refugee Law" 7.7.15 (Lancaster)

28/5/15 Lucy Mair discusses Eve Ensler's "Avocado" human trafficking monologue

27/5/15 Lucy Mair on trafficking JR (Free Movement)

13/5/15 Abuse of process argument succeeds

Pete Weatherby QC  at Haldane "Child Sex Abuse Inquiry" Lecture 

Pete Weatherby QC at Prisoners' Advice Service panel discussion

20/4/15 Matt Stanbury on Bad News for Good Character

20/3/15 Sex Offender Notification Reviews Guidance

4/3/15 Joe Markus appointed to EHRC Panel of Counsel

26/2/15 S222 injunction to restrain begging in Leeds City Centre

16/2/15 Extension of Workers Registration Scheme was unlawful

13/2/15 Rory O'Ryan appointed as Deputy Upper Tribunal Judge

27/1/15 Permission granted in homelessness affordability appeal

13/1/15 Kate Stone on Human Rights and Arms Trade Treaty

5/1/15 GCN move to Blackfriars House profiled in M.E.N

15/12/14 Gudanaviciene (exceptional funding)   

10/12/14 Landmark Supreme Court decision on ISP Prisoners

5/12/14 UT decision on Bereavement Benefits and telephone marriage

13/11/14 Permission to appeal granted in benefits case

10/10/14 Pete Weatherby QC wins Legal 500 Regional Silk Award 2014

3/10/14 Clerks  "first class " in Legal 500 2014