Court: High Court

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 […]

High Court rules on the defamatory meaning of a series of tweets alleging anti-Semitism and fascism

Miller v Turner [2021] EWHC 2135 (QB)

The High Court has given judgment in a preliminary issues libel trial in respect of several tweets and one webpage published by the Defendant between 18th October 2018 and 18th August 2019. One of the items included links to an ‘archive’ of online material. The items contained allegations of antisemitism, fascism and of making death threats. The Court considered the meanings […]

High Court quashes regulation governing notice in deprivation of citizenship cases

D4 v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 2179 (Admin)

The High Court has today held that a statutory requirement to “give notice” of a decision cannot be met by a provision permitting notice to be served “to file”. The High Court held that Regulation 10(4) of the British Nationality (General) Regulations 2003, by which the Secretary of State for the Home Department purports to give […]

High Court gives judgment about reasonable adjustments for British Sign Language speakers at the Covid-19 briefings.

R (Rowley) v Minister for the Cabinet Office [2021] EWHC 2108 (Admin)

In this case, the court found that the Cabinet Office’s use of an in screen BSL service on the BBC, rather than an in person interpreter for the Covid-19 televised briefings, was and is lawful. The Cabinet Office had made a reasonable adjustment in providing this service and had complied with the Public Sector Equality […]

Labour party disciplinary process for antisemitism complaints adhere to natural justice

Neslen v Evans [2021] EWHC 1909 (QB)

In this case the Claimants sought to impugn the Party’s disciplinary process used to investigate antisemitism complaints. The Claimants, who were all members of the Labour Party subject to allegations of antisemitism or misconduct, sought declarations that the Party’s disciplinary process was unfair and in breach of contract on the basis that: The Party had […]