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Day: 5 February 2018

Alex Bailin QC and Aaron Watkins in first successful forum bar extradition case

In Lauri Love v USA the Lord Chief Justice and Ouseley J today refused to permit Lauri Love’s extradition to the USA on serious computer hacking charges. It is the first case in which the ‘forum bar’ in the Extradition Act 2003, inserted after Gary McKinnon’s case, has successfully prevented extradition. The judgment also contains guidance on […]

Court grants permission for challenge to Universal Credit scheme by severely disabled person

Lang J has granted the claimant, a severely disabled man with a terminal illness, permission to challenge the DWP’s new benefit regime Universal Credit, under which certain payments (known as “premia”) previously available for single severely disabled people living alone have been abolished, and no “top up” payments are currently available. For further press coverage, […]