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Tim Owen QC acting as a visiting Cayman Islands Grand Court judge, agreed that hundreds of pages of records relating to the ill-fated Operation Tempura police corruption investigation should be withheld from public release. The ruling, which was delivered via Skype, marked the culmination of a three year process to decide if a complaint by […]
Nicholas Randall QC acted for Hull City in successful landmark challenge to the decision of the FA Council to refuse the Club’s application to change its playing name to Hull Tigers. Hull City have succeeded in quashing the decision of the FA Council to refuse its application to change the Club’s playing name to Hull […]
Inquest into overdose death at leading London psychiatric hospital finds systematic failures by medical staff
A jury at the inquest into the death of a 39-year-old father of two, from Croydon who died whilst under section at Bethlem Royal Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Beckenham, South London, has found that ‘systematic failures in training and procedure’ by medical staff contributed to his death. The inquest began on 2 March and […]
Joanna Letts sought legal aid to be represented at an inquest into her brother’s death, who committed suicide following his discharge from a psychiatric hospital. Joanna was refused legal aid and challenged that decision, together with the lawfulness of the Lord Chancellor’s Guidance on funding representation at inquests. The Legal Aid Agency conceded the claim, […]
Water and sewerage companies are required to provide environmental information to the public (which they have previously refused
Fish Legal, the legal arm of the Angling Trust had asked United Utilities Water plc and Yorkshire Water Services Ltd for information relating to discharges, clean-up operations and emergency overflow from their sewage works. The companies denied that they were under a duty to provide the information under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (SI No 3391) […]