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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 […]
Helen Mountfield QC, a member of Matrix and Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford, featured in a Sunday Times article on 16 February explaining how Mansfield has led the way in broadening access to Oxford University by students from a broad range of backgrounds. The college has noticed its academic results have ‘soared’ as the proportion […]
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Mrs Justice Steyn today handed down a judgment on meaning in the libel case brought by Premier League footballer Mamadou Sakho against the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA). The case concerns statements made by WADA to journalists following WADA’s decision not to appeal UEFA’s decision acquitting him of taking a prohibited substance. The main issue at […]
Court of Appeal halts deportation of detainees from two detention centres on access to justice grounds
The Court of Appeal last night halted the deportation to Jamaica of detainees in Harmondsworth and Colnbrook detention centres, on the basis that they had not had access to legal advice and representation for the minimum notice period required by the Home Office’s own policy. In an urgent out-of-hours order, the Court of Appeal prohibited […]