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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 […]

Covert surveillance can constitute harassment

Gerrard & Anor v (1) ENRC Ltd (2) Diligence International LLC [2020] EWHC 3241 (QB)

In these proceedings, the Claimants brought claims for breaches of data protection law, misuse of private information, harassment, and trespass arising from surveillance activities carried out on behalf of the First Defendant by various persons, including the Second Defendant. The proceedings form part of high profile litigation between Mr Gerrard, ENRC and others related to […]

High Court refuses significant part of amendment application

Benyatov v Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd [2020] EWHC 3213 (QB)

This judgment, dealing with an amendment application made by the claimant, is the fourth instalment in an ongoing claim brought by Mr Vadim Don Benyatov, a former banker against his former employer, Credit Suisee, in respect of the consequences of his conviction in Romania while working for the bank there. His conviction prevented him from […]

Victim of domestic violence successfully challenges application of legal aid means regulations

GR v Director of Legal Aid Casework [2020] EWHC 3140 (Admin)

This case is a successful challenge in the High Court to the decision of the Director of Legal Aid Casework (“DLAC”), supported by the Lord Chancellor, to prevent victims of domestic violence who jointly own property with their abuser from receiving legal aid. The Claimant, a victim of domestic violence, sought legal aid for family […]