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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 […]

Labour party disciplinary process for antisemitism complaints adhere to natural justice

Neslen v Evans [2021] EWHC 1909 (QB)

In this case the Claimants sought to impugn the Party’s disciplinary process used to investigate antisemitism complaints. The Claimants, who were all members of the Labour Party subject to allegations of antisemitism or misconduct, sought declarations that the Party’s disciplinary process was unfair and in breach of contract on the basis that: The Party had […]

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 […]

High Court orders Home Secretary to bring back potential victim of trafficking from France following application of secret policy

AA (Sudan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 1869 (Admin) (06 July 2021)

Wall J today made an interim order in AA (Sudan) v SSHD, requiring the Home Secretary to use her best endeavours to bring back the Claimant swiftly from France. The Judge concluded that there were high prospects at trial of establishing that the Claimant’s removal had been unlawful, on the ground that the Home Secretary […]