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The High Court has found that the National Crime Agency’s investigation in an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) case was flawed. This case was an application to discharge three UWOs and related interim freezing orders. The National Crime Agency (NCA) had adduced evidence to the effect that the disputed properties in the matter were acquired as […]
Congratulations to Helen Mountfield QC who has been sworn in remotely as a Judge of the Jersey Court of Appeal. Helen will continue to combine her judicial duties with her wide-ranging and successful public law practice.
Richard Hermer QC is The Times Lawyer of the Week this week for his work acting for Maha Elgizouli, the mother of one of the Isis ‘Beatles’ in the Supreme Court. The significant judgment saw a seven-judge panel unanimously rule that the Home Secretary unlawfully breached the Data Protection Act 2018 by authorising the transfer […]
The High Court has refused the Russian Federation permission to appeal the decision of the Chief Magistrate that there is no effective independent monitoring of Russian prisons, which resulted in the discharge of four individuals facing extradition. The Senior District Judge found that there was a real risk of violating the individual’s rights under Article 3 […]
Broadcaster Chris Packham is seeking an urgent injunction to immediately stop environmental damage ahead of his challenge to the legality of the Government’s decision to proceed with High Speed 2 (HS2). The interim injunction sought by Packham would halt all construction and clearance of woods causing the irreversible loss of ancient woodlands and disturbance of […]