Mr Justice Foskett dismissed the claim by Michael Foster that the Labour Party’s NEC had acted unlawfully by deciding that Jeremy Corbyn did not require nominations in order to be on the ballot for the Labour leadership election. Gavin Millar QC and Sarah Hannett acted for Mr Foster. For the judgment, please click here.
The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the appeal against the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2012, which had been enacted by the Scottish Parliament. Under this legislation, from 31 August every child in Scotland was due to be assigned a state guardian which would monitor their ‘wellbeing’. The Court determined that the data sharing […]
A claim for judicial review brought by a service user against Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust and three Manchester Clinical Commission Groups has resulted in the proposed cuts to seven specialist mental health services in the area being dropped. This case concluded on Tuesday 26 July. The claimant was represented by Anne-Marie Jolly and […]
Sir Paul Jenkins QC (Hon) discussed the role of public inquiries at a seminar held at the Institute for Government in response to the Chilcot report on the UK’s role in the Iraq War. To read about the discussion in full and view the seminar, please see here.
This is the eighth article in our “Road to Rio” series. Over the past few months we have been discussing some of the key legal issues in sport, whilst looking ahead to the Rio Olympics and Paralympics this summer. This week, Phillippa Kaufmann QC and Sarah Hannett discuss regulation and judicial review in sport. You […]