Month: May 2021

Inquest into Fishmongers’ Hall attack concludes

The inquest into the terrorist attack on Fishmongers’ Hall has concluded today. Please see here for the press release and statements from the family. Nick Armstrong, alongside Jesse Nicholls of Doughty Street Chambers, was instructed by Kate Maynard at Hickman and Rose to represent the family of Jack Merritt in this case. Press release Notes […]

Secretary of State found to discriminate against asylum seekers with dependent children who received less financial support

The High Court has today ruled that the Home Secretary discriminated against victims of modern slavery with dependent children and ordered her to pay damages for breaches of the claimants’ Convention rights. The claimants are victims of sex trafficking.  Both have dependent children. Under the Home Secretary’s policy, they were ineligible for a dependent’s allowance […]

Court of Appeal dismisses Heathrow Airport Ltd’s applications for judicial review over VAT reclaim schemes

The Court of Appeal (also constituted as the Divisional Court) has today dismissed applications for judicial review brought by Heathrow Airport Ltd and a number of other parties regarding the abolition following the expiry of Brexit transitional period of two VAT reclaim/exemption schemes, the VAT Retail Export Scheme and Extra Statutory Concession 9.1. The schemes […]

Tribunal in The Hague finds Ukraine liable for indirect expropriation of gambling business

An international tribunal (Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS, Michael Pryles AO, Christopher Thomas QC) constituted under the Estonia-Ukraine Bilateral Investment Treaty, has ruled in favour of Olympic Entertainment Group in its dispute with Ukraine. Luis Gonzalez Garcia was instructed by AEQUO law in Kiev to represent the claimant. The case concerned the prohibition of gambling […]