Court: Queen’s Bench Division (Administrative Court)

Unlawful for Home Office to impose additional bail condition reducing migrant’s scope of liberty

R (on the Application Of BVN) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWHC 1159 (Admin)

This judicial review claim concerned the treatment of a migrant who was identified as a potential victim of human trafficking, and the lawfulness of statutory guidance issued by the Secretary of State for the Home Department under section 49 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The claim raised two distinct questions or topics: Was the […]

ScottishPower unsuccessful in challenge to Ofgem ‘Supplier of Last Resort’ costs

ScottishPower Energy Retail Limited v The Gas and Electricity Markets Authority [2022] EWHC 37 (Admin)

In November 2018 the industry regulator, Ofgem, appointed ScottishPower Energy Retail Limited to continue supplying customers of the failed energy supplier Extra Energy in a role known as ‘Supplier of Last Resort”. This claim arose out of a dispute between Ofgem and ScottishPower as to whether ScottishPower could claim the costs of performing aspects of […]

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 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 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 […]