Court: Administrative Court

Challenge to coronavirus self-isolation restrictions dismissed

R (Francis) v The Secretary Of State For Health And Social Care [2020] EWHC 3287 (Admin)

In this case, the claimant contends that the Secretary of State had no power to impose the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020 No 1045) (“the Regulations”) which required any person notified of a positive test for coronavirus and close contacts of such persons to “self-isolate”. H seeks an order quashing […]

Divisional Court rules on children’s capacity to consent to puberty blocking treatment for gender dysphoria

R (on the application of) Quincy Bell and A v Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and others [2020] EWHC 3274 (Admin)

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 […]

Sikh Federation UK challenge to Census Order 2020 dismissed

R (on the application of Gill) v Cabinet Office [No.3] [2020] EWHC 2931 (Admin)

Usually, there is a census of the population of the UK every decade. Since the 1991 census, information as to the ethnicity of respondents has been sought. Responses to the ethnic group question in the census form are provided by means of ticking the appropriate box (“tick-box”). The claimant is the Chair of the Sikh […]

No permission to appeal extradition, where applicants’ appeared by video link

Rahim & Anor v Assize Court of Bolzano (Italy) [2020] EWHC 2748 (Admin)

This case involved permission to appeal the applicants’ extradition to Italy under European Arrest Warrants and an application to add an additional ground of appeal relating to the fairness of a recent appeal hearing in Italy, which confirmed the applicants’ convictions and the sentences imposed by the first instance Italian Assize Court. The additional ground […]

Extradition order quashed, allowing appellant to care for terminally ill partner and children

Karaqi v Public Prosecutor's Office Of The Athens' Court Of Appeal, Greece [2020] EWHC 2650 (Admin)

This was an appeal brought by the Appellant against an order for his extradition to Greece. The Appellant was convicted of armed robberies in Greece in 1995 and sentenced to 13 years imprisonment. In 1996, the Appellant escaped from prison in Greece. He came to the UK in 1997 and used his own name to […]