Court: Administrative Court

High Court quashes regulation governing notice in deprivation of citizenship cases

D4 v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 2179 (Admin)

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.

R (Rowley) v Minister for the Cabinet Office [2021] EWHC 2108 (Admin)

In this case, the court 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 […]

High court dismisses application that Secretary of State for Environment did not set out Diffuse Water Pollution Plans ‘as soon as is reasonably practicable’.

R (WWF-UK and Ors) v Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs and Ors [2021] EWHC 1870 (Admin)

In the original claim, the Claimants applied for judicial review of the Defendants’ failure to comply with the obligations of Directive 2000/60/EC, known as the Water Framework Directive (“WFD”), for protected areas, in particular, by not making orders for Water Protection Zones (“WPZs”). Permission to apply for judicial review was granted on the papers by […]

Housing migrants at Napier barracks unlawful, High Court rules

R (NB) v SSHD [2021] EWHC 1489 (Admin)

This case analyses Section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (“IAA 1999”) which requires the Defendant to provide “support” to asylum seekers who appear to be destitute or to be likely to become destitute. The six Claimants are all asylum seekers who were transferred to the Penally and Napier military barracks (“The Barracks”) […]