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High Court rules on the defamatory meaning of a series of tweets alleging anti-Semitism and fascism

Miller v Turner [2021] EWHC 2135 (QB)

The Claimants brought a libel action complaining of several tweets and one webpage published by the Defendant between 18th October 2018 and 18th August 2019. One of the items included links to an ‘archive’ of online material. The items contained allegations of antisemitism, fascism and of making death threats. The court considered the single natural […]

Supreme Court dismisses appeal challenging Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme Guidance

R (on the application of A) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] UKSC 37

The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning the standards to be applied by a court on judicial review of the contents of a policy document or statement of practice issued by a public authority. The Appellant, A, is a convicted child sex offender. The Secretary of State for the Home Department set up the […]

Supreme Court unanimously allows appeal concerning legality of the regime that provides for determining the age of asylum seekers entering the UK

R (on the application of BF (Eritrea)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] UKSC 38

The Supreme Court unanimously allowed this appeal concerning the legality of the Home Department’s regime that provides for determining the age of asylum seekers entering the UK. This appeal concerns the standards to be applied by a court on judicial review of the contents of a policy document or statement of practice issued by a […]

High Court quashes regulation governing notice in deprivation of citizenship cases

D4 v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 2179 (Admin)

The High Court has today held that a statutory requirement to “give notice” of a decision cannot be met by a provision permitting notice to be served “to file”. The High Court held that Regulation 10(4) of the British Nationality (General) Regulations 2003, by which the Secretary of State for the Home Department purports to give […]

Court of Appeal dismisses EU victim of trafficking’s appeal in connection with the decision her asylum claim was inadmissible

ZV (Lithuania) v Secretary of State For The Home Department [2021] EWCA Civ 1196

The appellant, a Lithuanian national who is an established victim of trafficking, applied for permission to appeal the decision of Garnham J in Birmingham on 2 and 3 July 2018 regarding her challenge to the inadmissibility decision regarding her application for asylum as an EU national (Ground 1). She also applied for permission that provision […]