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Matrix Judgments & Commentary

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

Investigatory Powers Tribunal finds that s94 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 is incompatible with EU law

Privacy International v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Ors [2021] UKIPTrib IPT_15_110_CH

The claimant brought proceedings before the Investigatory Powers Tribunal alleging that the regime set out by s94 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 that stipulates that the Secretary of State may make directions as to the use of ‘Bulk communications data’ (BCD), is incompatible with EU Law. Proceedings were commenced in 2015, where the Tribunal gave […]

Jamal Hijazi awarded £100,000 following successful libel claim against Tommy Robinson

Hijazi v Yaxley-Lennon [2021] EWHC 2008 (QB)

In this case, the High Court ruled that the claimant, Jamal Hijazi, a Syrian teenager who was filmed being attacked at school has succeeded in his libel action against defendant Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, better known as Tommy Robinson. After the video of the assault on the claimant went viral, the defendant claimed in two Facebook videos […]

Court of Appeal gives judgment in case concerning the Pension Protection Fund

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions -v- Hughes and ors [2021] EWCA Civ 1093

These two linked appeals are brought in relation to the Order of Lewis J (as he then was) (‘the judge’) dated 30 July 2020, allowing the claimants’ judicial review claim. The claim, brought by twenty-four individual claimants and the British Airline Pilots Association (“BALPA”), (together referred to as the “Claimants”) concerns the level of compensation […]

Supreme Court dismisses appeal concerning Article 8 and deportation

Sanambar v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] UKSC 30

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning the effect of the European Convention on Human Rights on decisions to deport foreign nationals who lawfully settled in the UK as children and were subsequently convicted of serious criminal offences. The appellant is a national of Iran who arrived in the UK with his mother in […]

Supreme Court dismisses appeal concerning exclusion of human trafficking victims from Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

A and B v Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and Anor [2021] UKSC 27

The appellants A and B are Lithuanian nationals. In 2013 A and B were trafficked from Lithuania to the UK and subjected to labour exploitation and abuse. Their status as victims of modern slavery and trafficking was confirmed in November 2013. After their traffickers were convicted, A and B applied for compensation under the 2012 […]