Matrix Judgments & Commentary

Matrix’s Legal Support Service produce summaries of cases that involve Matrix members. 

High Court quashes ruling permitting Met Police to review journalist’s material

R (LXP) v (1) Central Criminal Court (2) Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2023] EWHC 2824 (Admin) – Divisional Court quashes ruling permitting the Metropolitan Police to examine materials belonging to a journalist

In a judgment handed down on 10 November 2023, the Divisional Court (Macur LJ and Garnham J) has quashed a ruling of His Honour Judge Mark Lucraft KC, the Recorder of London, by which the Judge had made directions permitting the Metropolitan Police Service (“MPS”) to examine materials belonging to the Claimant which had been […]

Nicklin J refuses to dismiss ‘phone hacking’ privacy claims against Mail newspapers

Baroness Lawrence & ors v Associated Newspapers Ltd

On 10 November Nicklin J delivered judgment on two applications by ANL in these privacy claims. He dismissed ANL’s application that the claims were statute barred, ruling the limitation issues should go on to trial.  He granted ANL’s application that parts of the claimants’ particulars of claim that relied on ledgers disclosed by ANL to […]

EAT dismissed appeal in McAllister v Commissioners for Revenue and Customs

McAllister v Commissioners for Revenue and Customs [2023] ICR 483

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) (Eady P) handed down its judgment in McAllister v Commissioners for Revenue and Customs [2023] ICR 483, dismissing the claimant’s appeal and allowing the government department’s cross-appeal.  The case is of particular significance in confirming that, if a payment would not have been given at all but for a person’s disability, […]

EAT upholds decision in Kaul v Ministry of Justice

Kaul v Ministry of Justice [2023] EAT 41

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) (Swift J) has handed down judgment in Kaul v Ministry of Justice [2023] EAT 41 upholding the decision of the employment judge below. In 2019, the appellant – a circuit judge – had raised grievances alleging indirect discrimination, victimisation, failure to make reasonable adjustments, harassment and discrimination arising from disability, […]

High Court dismisses Conservative injunction application Tamworth by-election

Cooper v Evans

The High Court has dismissed an application by the Conservative candidate at next Thursday’s by-election in the Tamworth constituency. Andrew Cooper complained that a Labour Party Facebook ad contained a false statement of fact in relation to his personal character and conduct, breaching s.106(1) of the Representation of the People Act 1983. The ad had […]