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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 […]

Labour Party successful in defending application brought by Jeremy Corbyn MP

Corbyn v Evans [2021] EWHC 130 (QB)

The High Court has handed down judgment in an application for pre-action disclosure brought by the former Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn MP, against The Labour Party. The case arose from Mr Corbyn’s suspension from The Labour Party and, subsequently, his suspension from the Parliamentary Labour Party. Mr Corbyn sought early disclosure of documents […]

High Court finds Universal Credit childcare element is irrational and discriminates against women

R (Salvato) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2021] EWHC 102

The High Court has today given judgment in R (Salvato) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2021] EWHC 102, a claim brought by a single mother against the requirement in Universal Credit that a parent must pay for childcare upfront in order to be eligible to claim the childcare element of Universal Credit. […]