Richard Whittam QC was a member of the RFU Disciplinary Panel chaired by Philip Evans QC, the Head of the RFU Independent Judiciary, that dealt with the thirteen Barbarians Players disciplined for their breaches of the Covid-19 protocol, and for twelve of the Players who gave a false account to the RFU when the offences […]
A case of religious discrimination was today settled successfully. A Jewish prisoner who challenged the Ministry of Justice over the failure to provide kosher food in prison will be issued an apology and substantial damages. Samantha Knights QC and Alex Jackaman were instructed in this case by Kesar & Co Solicitors.
The Supreme Court has today dismissed the appeal in R (Gourlay) v Parole Board. This concerned the application of the rule in R (Davies) v Birmingham Deputy Coroner  1 WLR 2739, whereby courts and court-like bodies that do not actively engage in civil proceedings brought against them can avoid a costs liability. The appellants […]
Mr Dolan sought judicial review of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations (SI 2020/350) which gave effect to the “lockdown” in March 2020. Today, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment dismissing Mr Dolan’s appeal and refusing permission to appeal to the Supreme Court. The Court of Appeal held that the Secretary of State […]
Divisional Court rules on children’s capacity to consent to puberty blocking treatment for gender dysphoria
In a judicial review of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s Gender Identity Development Service’s (GIDS) practice of obtaining consent for administering puberty blockers to children with gender dysphoria, a Divisional Court of the High Court (The President of the Queen’s Bench Division, Lewis LJ and Lieven J) has ruled on the circumstances in […]