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Working mum wins national award for Universal Credit legal challenge

Nichola Salvato has won the “Best Use of Law” category in the Sheila Mckechnie Foundation (SMK) National Campaigner Awards for her legal challenge and campaigning against the Universal Credit proof of payment rule for childcare. Nichola launched the legal challenge in January 2020 after she had to cut her hours as a welfare advisor and […]

High Court refuses Authentic Equity Alliance permission to proceed with judicial review

The High Court yesterday considered whether to grant permission to the Authentic Equity Alliance to challenge sections of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Code of Practice on “Services, Public Functions and Associations”. The challenged sections concerned “Gender reassignment discrimination and separate and single-sex services” pursuant to the Equality Act 2010. Following a one day […]

Home Secretary unlawfully prevented Windrush victim’s family from joining her in UK, High Court rules

The High Court has today given judgment in R (Mahabir) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] 1177 (Admin). Under the scheme implemented to remedy the Windrush scandal, the Secretary of State granted the Claimant Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. However, the Claimant’s husband and five children could only apply to […]

Export credit agencies and states could be at risk of climate litigation over fossil fuel financing

Export credit agencies (ECAs) and the governments that oversee them could be in violation of their international legal obligations if they do not take action to reduce their financing of fossil fuel-related activities. A new legal opinion, commissioned by Oil Change International outlines the international law obligations of ECAs when financing fossil fuels. Kate Cook […]

Supreme Court hears landmark Google data protection case

Richard Lloyd, the former director of Which? brought a representative action on behalf of an estimated 4.4 million iPhone users in respect of Google’s use of the ”Safari Workaround”, which permitted it to bypass Safari’s blocking of third-party cookies. This allowed Google to collect and use personal data without their knowledge or consent. Warby J […]