Month: December 2018

Court of Appeal holds organ donation policy prioritising patients ordinarily resident in the UK is lawful

The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment holding that the NHS Blood and Transplant (Gwaed a Thrawsblaniadau’r GIG) (England) Directions 2005, which permit the prioritisation of organs for transplant on the basis of a patient’s ordinary residence in the UK rather than clinical need, are not ultra vires the National Health Service Act 2006.

Advocate proposes that the Court of Justice should declare that Article 50 can be unilaterally revoked by the UK before 29 March 2019

Giving his Opinion in the case of Wightman & Ors v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Advocate General M. Campos Sánchez-Bordona has proposed that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) should declare that the Treaty on European Union (TEU), art 50 allows the unilateral revocation of the notification of […]

Judicial Review challenge to detention centre pay regime begins

Hugh Southey QC and Nick Armstrong are instructed in a Judicial Review challenge to £1 per hour wages within detention centres. The case is a landmark challenge to the detention centre pay regime that was first introduced in 2008. Figures suggest that in 2016/17 over 880,000 hours of paid work was carried out by immigration […]