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Lord Daniel Brennan QC is appearing on behalf of alleged victims in a 3-day civil action brought against convicted IRA member John Downey over his involvement in the Hyde Park attack. Relatives of the four Royal Household Cavalrymen who died in the Hyde Park bombing in 1982 are bringing a murder charge against Downey for […]
The High Court (Murray J) has held that the Home Office’s policy for deciding applications for leave to protect victims of human trafficking is unlawful. The Secretary of State’s policy provided that victims of trafficking who claimed asylum would not have their application for leave on trafficking grounds determined until after their asylum cases were […]
Ministry of Defence apologises and returns medals to former serviceman dismissed because of his sexual orientation
A British Falklands war veteran has been given his medals back and received an apology from the Ministry of Defence after being forced out of the navy over his sexuality. Joe Ousalice, 68, served in the Navy for nearly 18 years but was discharged in 1993 pursuant to the ban on LGBT people serving in the armed […]
Mr Justice Owen, a Judge of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, this week ordered the suspension of the national referendum on whether to build a new port for cruise ships in George Town Harbour which had been due to take place on 19 December. Chris Buttler and Helen Mountfield QC were instructed by […]
Former UK Director of Public Prosecutions Lord Ken Macdonald QC has been confirmed as guest speaker for the annual HKU-Boase Cohen & Collins Criminal Law Lecture. Recognised as one of the country’s leading criminal, regulatory and international barristers, Lord Macdonald will address an audience comprising senior figures from the legal profession and law students […]