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 Ficklinbackground

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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 QCmore
  • 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 (Haney, Kaiyam, Massey and Robinson) v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] UKSC 66 (10 December 2014) Landmark decision on ISP prisoners; Article 5 (Pete Weatherby QC and Vijay Jagadesham ) more
  • Scott v Southern Pacific Mortgages and others [2014] UKSC 52 - further sale and leaseback test case (James Stark ) more
  • Supreme Court - Osborn & Booth v The Parole Board - Parole Board oral hearing challenge (Vijay Jagadesham )  more
  • Supreme Court - Cook v The Mortgage Business plc (aka North East Property Buyers) - Test cases on sale and rent back (James Stark ) 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 (Nina Grahame ) more
  • Manchester City Council v Pinnock [2010] UKSC 45 Proportionality in demoted tenancy possession (James Stark ) 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 "Home Detention Curfew" in ruling which will affect the release dates of hundreds of prisoners on an ongoing basis (Pete Weatherby QC ) more 
  • R (on the application of F (by his litigation friend F)) and another (Respondents) v 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. (Pete Weatherby QC ) 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 (Rory O'Ryan ) 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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