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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...

Blog 18 January 2021

Court of Appeal grants permission to appeal to the Appellant in MY (refusal of human rights claim) Pakistan

The Court of Appeal will soon be grappling with the pivotal question as to what constitutes a decision to refuse a human rights claim, so...

Blog 18 December 2020

Court of Appeal today: Government acted unlawfully in barring EU citizens from relying on ‘pre-settled status’ to access benefits, housing

Anyone refused benefits, housing support or similar assistance on the ground that their only right of residence in the UK was pre-settled status should seek...

Blog 10 November 2020

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions operated unlawful policy for years of refusing Universal Credit claims from disabled students: R (Kauser and JL) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (CO/987/2020, 7 October 2020)

A new decision of the High Court has demonstrated that between 2013 and 2020, thousands of disabled students entitled to Universal Credit for essential living...

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