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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...

Blog 11 August 2020

Successful challenge of Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

The following has been accepted by the Defendants: The Amendment Regulations were unlawful on the basis that the requirement to consult and duty of inquiry...

Blog 22 July 2020

Responsibility of States under International Law to Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, China

Bar Human Rights Committee launches Briefing Paper on the Responsibility of States to the Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims, co-authored by Aarif Abraham

Blog 15 June 2020

Where are my black sisters? The intersection of religion, race and gender in the AAP legal community

As a hijabi AAP lawyer, this area can also be isolating and unwelcoming at times.

Blog 26 April 2020

The Hillsborough Inquests – The Jury Speaks Truth to Power

When we first met the jury panel on 31st March 2014 no one expected that by the end of April 2016 we would still be...

Blog 7 February 2020

Bereavement benefit rules discriminatory and incompatible with ECHR rights, rules High Court

Five children and their two fathers, whose families were refused bereavement benefit after the mother died, have won an important judicial review case in the...

Blog 27 January 2020

Court of Appeal reduces fracking protester sentence and affirms that the courts attach great weight to the right to peaceful protest

The Court of Appeal has allowed the appeal of three anti-fracking protesters in part. This was the first case of protesters being found in contempt...

Blog 19 November 2019

Ian Macdonald QC 1939-2019

The death of Ian Macdonald QC, a barrister notable as a pioneer of committed anti-racist legal practice, was announced on 12 November 2019. Ian’s contribution is...

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