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National Crime Agency’s investigation was flawed in Unexplained Wealth Order case

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 […]

Richard Hermer QC featured as Lawyer of the Week in The Times

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 […]

Russian Federation extradition requests refused

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 […]

Chris Packham commences legal challenge to halt HS2 construction

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 […]