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High court dismisses application that Secretary of State for Environment did not set out Diffuse Water Pollution Plans ‘as soon as is reasonably practicable’.
R (WWF-UK and Ors) v Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs and Ors  EWHC 1870 (Admin)
In the original claim, the Claimants applied for judicial review of the Defendants’ failure to comply with the obligations of Directive 2000/60/EC, known as the Water Framework Directive (“WFD”), for protected areas, in particular, by not making orders for Water Protection Zones (“WPZs”). Permission to apply for judicial review was granted on the papers by […]
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  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 […]
Court of Appeal dismisses appeal that article 6 applies to the judicial review claim against the Prime Minister’s decision not to launch a public inquiry into alleged complicity in mistreatment and rendition
R (Reprieve) v The Prime Minister  EWCA Civ 972
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by two MPs and the charity Reprieve against the Divisional Court’s decision that Article 6 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) does not apply to their judicial review claim against the Prime Minister’s decision not to order a public inquiry into alleged complicity of British state agents […]
R (FDJ) v Secretary of State for Justice  EWHC 1746 (Admin)
The High Court has today given judgment on a challenge to the Ministry of Justice’s policies concerning transgender prisoners. Karon Monaghan QC, Sarah Hannett QC, Jessica Jones and Nathan Roberts were involved in the case.
High Court refuses to strike out claims brought by more than 7,000 Malawian farmers against British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco
Josiya & Ors v British American Tobacco Plc & Ors  EWHC 1743 (QB)
In this case the High Court rejected an application to strike out claims brought by more than 7,000 impoverished farmers from Malawi against the British American Tobacco Group and the Imperial Tobacco Group. The claimants are all Malawian citizens who lived and worked on tobacco farms in Malawi. They have brought claims in tort and […]