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Matrix Judgments & Commentary

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

Housing migrants at Napier barracks unlawful, High Court rules

R (NB) v SSHD [2021] EWHC 1489 (Admin)

This case analyses Section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (“IAA 1999”) which requires the Defendant to provide “support” to asylum seekers who appear to be destitute or to be likely to become destitute. The six Claimants are all asylum seekers who were transferred to the Penally and Napier military barracks (“The Barracks”) […]

High Court strikes out ‘representative liability’ claim concerning interpretation of Article 27 GDPR

Sanso Rondon v LexisNexis Risk Solutions UK Ltd [2021] EWHC 1427 (QB)

The High Court has handed down an important judgment on the interpretation of Article 27 of the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’), concerning the liability of the UK representatives of data controllers based outside the UK. The Claimant brought a claim against LexisNexis Risk Solutions in its capacity as the designated ‘representative’ of World Compliance […]

Secretary of State found to discriminate against Asylum seekers with dependent children who received less financial support

R (MD) v Secretary of State Home Department [2021] EWHC 1370 (Admin)

In this case the claimants are single mothers from Albania living in this country.  Both have dependent children and were conclusively found to be victims of sex trafficking.  Both are recognised as refugees and therefore do not receive financial support under the provisions of the Modern Slavery Victim Care Contract in respect of any dependent […]

Court of Appeal dismisses Heathrow Airport Ltd’s applications for judicial review over VAT reclaim schemes

Heathrow Airport Ltd & Ors v Her Majesty's Treasury [2021] EWCA Civ 783

The Court of Appeal (also constituted as the Divisional Court) has dismissed applications for judicial review brought by Heathrow Airport Ltd and a number of other parties regarding the abolition following the expiry of Brexit transitional period of two VAT reclaim/exemption schemes, the VAT Retail Export Scheme and Extra Statutory Concession 9.1. The schemes were […]

Tribunal in The Hague finds Ukraine liable for indirect expropriation of gambling business

Olympic Entertainment Group v Ukraine PCA Case No. 2019-18

An international tribunal (Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS, Michael Pryles AO, Christopher Thomas QC) constituted under the Estonia-Ukraine Bilateral Investment Treaty, has ruled in favour of Olympic Entertainment Group in its dispute with Ukraine. The case concerned the prohibition of gambling operations in Ukraine in 2009. The Claimant argued that the enactment of the Gambling […]