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In re K (Forced Marriage: Passport Order)  EWCA Civ 190 the Court of Appeal provided a route map for judges to follow when considering whether to make a forced marriage protection order. The Court held that it had power to make orders in respect of adults who have capacity, including to impose a travel […]
Lord Ken Macdonald QC to speak at the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association International Legal Conference
Lord Ken Macdonald QC will speak at an International Legal Conference on “Themes in Democracy – Liberty, Justice and Human Rights”, hosted by the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association in Rhodes from the 5th-10th July 2020. Other speakers include The Right Hon. Lady Arden, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC and Professor Paul Cartledge, as well as several […]
Florence Iveson appeared in the High Court yesterday representing an Appellant sought in the Republic of Ireland for a €70,000 fraud. Instructed by National Legal Service, Florence successfully argued that the order for extradition should be quashed due to the compelling family circumstances of the Appellant, who was the primary carer for her profoundly disabled […]
The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands today ruled that legislation providing for the holding of a referendum on a controversial cruise ship terminal was unconstitutional. Chris Buttler acted for the successful plaintiff, instructed by Kate McClymont at Broadhurst Attorneys. The cruise terminal was the biggest story in the Cayman Islands in 2019. The Hon […]
The High Court yesterday considered next steps in a challenge about immigration detainees’ access to justice, which had seen the Court of Appeal urgently blocking the deportation of detainees to Jamaica last week on the basis that they had not been provided with access to lawyers. In yesterday’s hearing, Detention Action criticised the Government’s response […]