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Month: April 2019

High Court rejects challenge to Lib Dem MEP selection

The High Court has rejected a challenge brought by an Asian businessman seeking an injunction to grant him first place on the party’s list for the London Constituency in the European Parliament Elections, in a test case on the correct interpretation of the Equality Act 2010, s 104. Dinesh Dhamija, founder of Ebookers.com, sought to […]

New conservation group, Wild Justice, stops the killing of wild birds through legal challenge

Natural England is revoking three general licences that permit the killing of certain wild birds as of Thursday 25 April 2019. These licences cover 16 species of birds including jays, canada geese, parakeets, gulls and wood pigeons. The change follows a legal challenge brought by Wild Justice, a new conservation organisation,  to the way the licences have been issued. Natural England accepted that they had not carried out proper assessments of non-lethal alternatives before issuing the licences.

Important judgment in claim for misuse of private information

International businessman (identified as ZXC) wins damages and injunction for misuse of private information in important High Court Judgment against Bloomberg LP arising from 2016 publication of article detailing leaked allegations of corruption/fraud from a law enforcement investigation at a time when the Claimant had not been charged with any offences.  The Judgment of Nicklin […]

Challenge to Home Office policy concerning victims of trafficking: Interim relief and permission to bring judicial review

In an action brought by two victims of modern slavery, the High Court today continued interim relief barring the government from automatically ending support to any victim of trafficking 45 days from receipt of a positive Conclusive Grounds decision. The Judge accepted that the automatic cessation of support after 45 days carried a serious risk […]