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Home Secretary unlawfully prevented Windrush victim’s family from joining her in UK, High Court rules

R (Mahabir) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] 1177

The High Court has today given judgment in R (Mahabir) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] 1177 (Admin). Under the scheme implemented to remedy the Windrush scandal, the Secretary of State granted the Claimant Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. However, the Claimant ’s husband and five children could only apply […]

Liverpool Lord Mayor fails in application to be put on Labour Party shortlist

Rothery v Evans [2021] EWHC 577 (QB)

An urgent application was made to the High Court by the Labour Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Ann Rothery, for a mandatory injunction. The order would have required her Party to shortlist her for selection as its candidate in the Liverpool City Region mayoral election on 6 May. Ms Rothery had been on an earlier shortlist […]

Detained Duty Advice Scheme held to be discriminatory towards detainees in prison

R (SM) v Bail for Immigration Detainees [2021] EWHC 418 (Admin)

Persons detained under Immigration Act powers in Immigration Removal Centres have access to legal advice under the Detained Duty Advice Scheme (“the DDAS”). The DDAS was established by the Lord Chancellor in exercise of his powers under the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. Has the Lord Chancellor acted unlawfully by failing […]

High Court decides applicable law in claim against UK Government concerning claimant detained in CIA ‘black sites’

Husayn (Zubaydah) v The Foreign And Commonwealth Office & Ors [2021] EWHC 331 (QB)

The claimant is suing for damages for alleged torts committed by the UK Government.  A declaration under s.6 of the Justice and Security Act 2013 that these were proceedings where there could be closed material was made by consent. The claimant is held by the United States as a detainee in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He […]

High Court gives summary judgment in favour of the Duchess of Sussex in privacy case

HRH The Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2021] EWHC 273 (Ch)

In August 2018, the Duchess of Sussex wrote a letter to her father. This letter first became public when it was mentioned in an article in the US magazine People. In February 2019, the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline published an article containing the letter. The Duchess of Sussex then brought an action against the […]