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

  • ECHR Grand Chamber - Vinter & Others v Grand Chamber - a hearing will take place on 28th November 2012 at 9.15am - (The cases concern the applicants’ complaint that their imprisonment for life amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment as they had no hope of release) background
  • Supreme Court - Osborn & Booth v The Parole Board - permission granted, hearing expected some time in early 2013 - (Parole Board oral hearing challenge) background
  • Supreme Court - Cook v The Mortgage Business plc (aka North East Property Buyers) - permission granted, appeal is not expected to be listed until June 2013 at earliest - (test cases on sale and rent back) background

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ECHR

  • 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)) more
  • ECHR - Vinter v UK [2012] ECHR 023 (Article 3; whole life tariff prisoners) more
  • Hanif & Khan v UK [2011] ECHR 296 (Police officer's presence on jury made trial unfair) more
  • Ezeh & Connors v UK [2004] 39 EHRR 1 (Article 6 prison adjudications; human rights) more

Supreme Court (2009 onwards)

  • 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 ‘Home Detention Curfew’ 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) 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.) 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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