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Liverpool Lord Mayor fails in application to be put on Labour Party shortlist

Rothery v Evans [2021] EWHC 577 (QB)

An urgent application was made to the High Court by the Labour Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Ann Rothery, for a mandatory injunction. The order would have required her Party to shortlist her for selection as its candidate in the Liverpool City Region mayoral election on 6 May. Ms Rothery had been on an earlier shortlist […]

Labour Party successful in defending application brought by Jeremy Corbyn MP

Corbyn v Evans [2021] EWHC 130 (QB)

The High Court has handed down judgment in an application for pre-action disclosure brought by the former Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn MP, against The Labour Party. The case arose from Mr Corbyn’s suspension from The Labour Party and, subsequently, his suspension from the Parliamentary Labour Party. Mr Corbyn sought early disclosure of documents […]

Convicted terrorists’ civil claim of mistreatment struck out for ‘collateral attack’ on earlier criminal proceedings

Ahmed v Director General of Security Service [2020] EWHC 3458 (QB)

On 18 December 2008 the claimant was convicted of a series of terrorist offences.  Those offences included directing a terrorist organisation contrary to s.56 of the Terrorism Act 2000, membership of a terrorist organisation contrary to s.11 of that Act, and possession of terrorist articles contrary to s.57.  The following day he was sentenced to […]

High Court refuses significant part of amendment application

Benyatov v Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd [2020] EWHC 3213 (QB)

This judgment, dealing with an amendment application made by the claimant, is the fourth instalment in an ongoing claim brought by Mr Vadim Don Benyatov, a former banker against his former employer, Credit Suisee, in respect of the consequences of his conviction in Romania while working for the bank there. His conviction prevented him from […]

General civil restraint order granted against ‘serial claimant’

Howell v Evans & Anor [2020] EWHC 2729 (QB) (16 October 2020)

In this case, a general civil restraint order was granted against the claimant as he had issued seven claims or applications which were deemed totally without merit and he had done so in five different sets of proceedings (each relating to different defendants and different factual circumstances) which were either in the High Court or […]