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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...

Blog 23 October 2020

Root and Branch Review of the Parole Board following Judicial Review Claims

The government earlier this week announced a root and branch review of the parole system in England and Wales. This follows a judicial review claim...

Blog 16 October 2020

Category A Oral Hearing Refusal Quashed

In R (Smith) v Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 2712 (Admin) the Administrative Court (Calver J) quashed a decision by the Director of Long-Term...

Blog 13 August 2020

I’m afraid the home has served notice

Options and property owners In the Court of Protection, once a lack of capacity is established, the judge only gets to choose between options that...

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