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The Supreme Court has unanimously overturned an injunction that prevented a well-known musician, James Rhodes, from publishing an autobiography describing his experience as a victim of serious childhood sexual abuse. The Court of Appeal had banned the publication under the obscure “Wilkinson v Downton tort” on the basis that “vividly descriptive” passages within the book […]
Kingsley Burrell, a 29 year old Black man from Birmingham, died on 31 March 2011 following a prolonged and brutal restraint by police and a failure by medical staff to provide basic medical care. The 6 week inquest into his death has concluded with a verdict of neglect, amidst a raft of critical findings including […]
An inquest has ruled that Paul McGuigan who was shot dead in Iraq in 2009 was unlawfully killed. Paul McGuigan was one of two shot dead in 2009 in Baghdad by Danny Fitzsimons when hired for close protection duties in Iraq. A third guard, an Iraqi, was also shot but survived. Fitzsimons is currently serving […]
The appellant suffered from profound disabilities and lacked the capacity to make relevant decisions for himself. When he turned 19 a clinical commissioning group (ACCG) took over responsibility from the local authority for the funding of the appellant’s care. The appellant’s parents contended that ACCG ought to facilitate contact with the appellant in their home. […]
Reverend Paul Nicolson of Taxpayers Against Poverty has won his test case in the High Court after complaining that magistrates ruling on allegations of council tax non-payment were failing to check the accuracy of costs bills. He claimed that sums were being wrongly added to legal costs bills and were a penalty unfairly imposed on […]