Court: High Court

High Court dismisses Benyatov litigation

Benyatov v Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd [2022] EWHC 135 (QB)

The High Court dismissed a long-running $86m loss of earnings claim by a former investment banker against his employer. The case was one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2020. In 2006-7, the Claimant, Mr Benyatov, was arrested, prosecuted and then convicted in Romania for commercial espionage and membership of an organised criminal group […]

Claimants successfully challenge Universal Credit Transitional Provisions once more

TP and AR (No.3) v SSWP, AB and F v SSWP [2022] EWHC 123 (Admin)

The High Court has upheld a claim for judicial review of the Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (Claimants previously entitled to a sever disability premium) Amendment Regulations 2021. The Claimants sought to have Schedule 2 of the 2014 Regulations (preserved by Regulation 3 of the 2021 Regulations) declared unlawful in what was their third claim for […]

High Court considers application for judicial review over death at HMP Woodhill

R. (On the Application Of  Canham) v Director of Public Prosecutions [2021] EWHC 3361

In this application for judicial review the claimant challenged the Director of Public Prosecution’s refusal to prosecute two prison officers (A and B), a member of healthcare staff (C), the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) for gross negligence manslaughter, a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act, and corporate manslaughter, following the death of Robert Fenlon, a […]

Home Secretary failed to have proper regard to the communication need of asylum seekers in full board hotel accommodation, High Court declares

JM v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 2514 (Admin)

The High Court gave a declaration that the Secretary of State for the Home Department failed to have proper regard to the communication need of asylum seekers being supported in full board hotel accommodation under s95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. The claim considered whether or not asylum seekers accommodated in hotels ought […]

Home Secretary in systemic breach of Article 3 ECHR

R (On The Application Of CSM) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 2175 (Admin)

By a judgment handed down on 30 July 2021, Bourne J held that the Home Secretary was in breach of the duty under Article 3 ECHR to put in place appropriate legal and administrative systems to protect detainees with HIV from harm. Staff were not told about the need to administer antiretroviral medication without delay […]