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Blog 22 October 2021

Re C – the Court of Appeal’s view

Re C [2021] EWCA Civ 1527 The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the case of Re C – the appeal from...

Blog 20 October 2021

The Judicial Review & Courts Bill: What does it mean for Inquests?

The Judicial Review & Courts Bill is soon set to have its Second Reading in Parliament. The Bill as proposed will make wide-ranging changes to...

Blog 11 October 2021

What about the merits? – Ziegler and defences to protest action

‘The reason we’re all here – it’s the elephant in the room’ Representing protestors at court can feel distant and distinct from what has really...

Blog 2 June 2021

GCN’s Lucy Mair is part of the research team which produced the recent report: “Access to legal advice and representation for survivors of modern slavery”

Last week the Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the University of Liverpool, ANTI TRAFFICKING AND LABOUR EXPLOITATION UNIT (ATLEU) LIMITED and the Rights Lab at the University...

Blog 10 May 2021

Free help for EU nationals to confirm their immigration status by 30 June 2021

It is now less than 8 weeks to go until the deadline for EU nationals to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (Appendix EU of...

Blog 6 May 2021

The judgment in Howard v Secretary of State for the Home Department and the good character requirement in Windrush cases

The case of Howard, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 1023 (Admin) is a tragic example...

Blog 8 March 2021

Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice | Report publication

The long-awaited report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Miscarriages of Justice Inquiry into the Criminal Cases Review Commission has been published. A copy of...

Blog 12 February 2021

Parole Board Public Hearings

The government has this week announced that the Parole Board Rules will be amended so that some parole hearings can be held in public. This...

Blog 28 January 2021

Inquest concludes it is possible that the tragic death of 15 year old Martin Sullivan could have been avoided

Mira Hammad, instructed by Emily Comer of Broudie Jackson Canter Solicitors, represented the family of 15-year-old Martin Sullivan at the 3-day inquest touching upon his...

Blog 25 January 2021

The Manchester Arena Inquiry hears of ‘No Government urgency’ over venue security

Pete Weatherby QC made his closing statement today in the phase of the Inquiry which looked at security arrangements at the Arena. Pete told the...

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