Month: July 2021

Apsana Begum MP acquitted of housing fraud

Apsana Begum MP was acquitted by a jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court this afternoon of three counts of housing fraud. Ms Begum was accused of dishonestly not disclosing her circumstances to Tower Hamlets council in order to gain a social housing tenancy.  She gave evidence that her then husband, now a Councillor in Tower Hamlets, […]

Matrix welcomes new public law team members

Matrix is delighted to welcome two new members to the public law team: Ifeanyi Odogwu and James Robottom. Matrix’s public law team is renowned for its expertise across a wide range of practice areas with members regularly instructed in high profile and complex judicial reviews and public law considerations in other cases. Described by Legal 500 as ‘leaders in the field’, […]

High Court quashes regulation governing notice in deprivation of citizenship cases

The High Court has today held that a statutory requirement to “give notice” of a decision cannot be met by a provision permitting notice to be served “to file”. The High Court held that Regulation 10(4) of the British Nationality (General) Regulations 2003, by which the Secretary of State for the Home Department purports to give […]

High Court gives judgment about reasonable adjustments for British Sign Language speakers at the Covid-19 briefings

Mr Justice Fordham has found that the Cabinet Office’s use of an in screen BSL service on the BBC, rather than an in person interpreter for the Covid-19 televised briefings, was and is lawful. The Cabinet Office had made a reasonable adjustment in providing this service and had complied with the Public Sector Equality Duty. […]