Howard League and Prison Reform Trust issue government with letter before action over its response to coronavirus in prisons
The two leading prison reform groups in the country have sent a formal letter before claim to the Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland, over the government’s failure to respond effectively to the coronavirus pandemic in prisons. The letter, from lawyers acting for the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prison Reform Trust, […]
The High Court has found that the National Crime Agency’s investigation in an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) case was flawed. This case was an application to discharge three UWOs and related interim freezing orders. The National Crime Agency (NCA) had adduced evidence to the effect that the disputed properties in the matter were acquired as […]
Congratulations to Helen Mountfield QC who has been sworn in remotely as a Judge of the Jersey Court of Appeal. Helen will continue to combine her judicial duties with her wide-ranging and successful public law practice.
Richard Hermer QC is The Times Lawyer of the Week this week for his work acting for Maha Elgizouli, the mother of one of the Isis ‘Beatles’ in the Supreme Court. The significant judgment saw a seven-judge panel unanimously rule that the Home Secretary unlawfully breached the Data Protection Act 2018 by authorising the transfer […]