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Court: High Court

High Court holds that Secretary of State ran an unlawful secret policy which frustrated the right of c.1500 confirmed victims of modern slavery to leave to remain

XY v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2024] EWHC 81 (Admin)

The High Court today held that the Home Office ran an unlawful, secret policy, applied to at least 1500 confirmed victims of modern slavery. Its effect was to frustrate their right to leave to remain following the landmark ruling in R (KTT) v SSHD (High Court [2022] 1 WLR 1312; Court of Appeal [2023] QB 351), which held that […]

High Court quashes ruling permitting Met Police to review journalist’s material

R (LXP) v (1) Central Criminal Court (2) Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2023] EWHC 2824 (Admin) – Divisional Court quashes ruling permitting the Metropolitan Police to examine materials belonging to a journalist

In a judgment handed down on 10 November 2023, the Divisional Court (Macur LJ and Garnham J) has quashed a ruling of His Honour Judge Mark Lucraft KC, the Recorder of London, by which the Judge had made directions permitting the Metropolitan Police Service (“MPS”) to examine materials belonging to the Claimant which had been […]

Nicklin J refuses to dismiss ‘phone hacking’ privacy claims against Mail newspapers

Baroness Lawrence & ors v Associated Newspapers Ltd

On 10 November Nicklin J delivered judgment on two applications by ANL in these privacy claims. He dismissed ANL’s application that the claims were statute barred, ruling the limitation issues should go on to trial.  He granted ANL’s application that parts of the claimants’ particulars of claim that relied on ledgers disclosed by ANL to […]

Student Compensation Claims Stayed for 8 Months

Re: Re: Hamon & Ors v University College London [2023] EWHC 1812 (KB)

The Claimants, 924 current and former students at University College London (“UCL”), sought a Group Litigation Order (“GLO”) in relation to their breach of contract claims against UCL in respect of its alleged failure to provide in-person tuition during the academic teaching years 2017-2018, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022, where teaching days have been cancelled due […]

High Court dismisses judicial review of decision by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator

Re: Sharp v OSA [2023] EWHC 1242 (Admin)

The Claimant sought to challenge a decision made by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator. The Claimant raised two discrete grounds of challenge. First, that the Adjudicator erred in considering that unenforceable promises made to various parents, or misleading them in any way, could give rise to unfairness sufficient to give substance to those parents’ […]