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Court: High Court

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 […]

High court dismisses application that Secretary of State for Environment did not set out Diffuse Water Pollution Plans ‘as soon as is reasonably practicable’.

R (WWF-UK and Ors) v Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs and Ors [2021] EWHC 1870 (Admin)

In the original claim, the Claimants applied for judicial review of the Defendants’ failure to comply with the obligations of Directive 2000/60/EC, known as the Water Framework Directive (“WFD”), for protected areas, in particular, by not making orders for Water Protection Zones (“WPZs”). Permission to apply for judicial review was granted on the papers by […]

High Court orders Home Secretary to bring back potential victim of trafficking from France following application of secret policy

AA (Sudan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 1869 (Admin) (06 July 2021)

Wall J today made an interim order in AA (Sudan) v SSHD, requiring the Home Secretary to use her best endeavours to bring back the Claimant swiftly from France. The Judge concluded that there were high prospects at trial of establishing that the Claimant’s removal had been unlawful, on the ground that the Home Secretary […]

High Court refuses to strike out claims brought by more than 7,000 Malawian farmers against British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco

Josiya & Ors v British American Tobacco Plc & Ors [2021] EWHC 1743 (QB)

In this case the High Court rejected an application to strike out claims brought by more than 7,000 impoverished farmers from Malawi against the British American Tobacco Group and the Imperial Tobacco Group. The claimants are all Malawian citizens who lived and worked on tobacco farms in Malawi. They have brought claims in tort and […]