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Mr Dolan sought judicial review of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations (SI 2020/350) which gave effect to the “lockdown” in March 2020. Today, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment dismissing Mr Dolan’s appeal and refusing permission to appeal to the Supreme Court. The Court of Appeal held that the Secretary of State […]
Divisional Court rules on children’s capacity to consent to puberty blocking treatment for gender dysphoria
In a judicial review of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s Gender Identity Development Service’s (GIDS) practice of obtaining consent for administering puberty blockers to children with gender dysphoria, a Divisional Court of the High Court (The President of the Queen’s Bench Division, Lewis LJ and Lieven J) has ruled on the circumstances in […]
In August 2019 the High Court in Belfast quashed search warrants used to seize confidential journalistic material from the homes and offices of two public interest journalists, Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey. The police were investigating a leak of documents from the Office of the Police Ombudsman. These had been referred to by the journalists […]
Premier League footballer, Mamadou Sakho, has settled his libel claim against the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) with a joint statement in open court. Mr Sakho had tested positive for taking a fat-burning substance called higenamine, but UEFA had acquitted him of taking a prohibited substance. Mr Sakho sued WADA for statements it had made to […]
Mr Justice Warby has today ruled that the Instagram post published by Colleen Rooney was accusing Rebekah Vardy of secretly informing the Sun newspaper of Mrs Rooney’s personal information and was identifying her as the wrongdoer. He did not agree with Mrs Rooney’s argument that it merely accused Mrs Vardy as being one of the […]