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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 […]

Home Secretary unlawfully prevented Windrush victim’s family from joining her in UK, High Court rules

R (Mahabir) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] 1177

The High Court has today given judgment in R (Mahabir) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] 1177 (Admin). Under the scheme implemented to remedy the Windrush scandal, the Secretary of State granted the Claimant Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. However, the Claimant ’s husband and five children could only apply […]

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. […]

Licences for the killing or taking of wild birds for specified purposes were not unlawful

Wild Justice v Natural Resources Wales [2021] EWHC 35

The claimant conservation organisation applied for judicial review of the defendant Welsh licensing authority’s issue of three general licences for 2020 for killing or taking wild birds for specified purposes. The defendant was authorised to issue licences to kill or take wild birds posing such threats where there were no other satisfactory solutions. In 2020 […]

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 […]