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Election court rules that Parliamentary Election Petition does not abate upon dissolution of Parliament
The Divisional Court, sitting as an Election Court, has ruled that a Parliamentary Election Petition does not automatically abate if Parliament is dissolved before the proceedings are concluded. The petition, alleging electoral fraud, was brought by the defeated Brexit Party candidate against the successful Labour Party candidate in the Peterborough By-Election on 6 June 2019. […]
Congratulations to Jamas Hodivala and Eleni Mitrophanous who have been appointed Queens Counsel in a ceremony before the Lord Chancellor today at Westminster Hall. Jamas Hodivala Jamas has an established practice specialising in complex financial and business crime, judicial review and professional discipline. He is ranked and recommended as a leading junior by Chambers & […]
In an out-of-court settlement the Met police have admitted that forcing a woman, known as Asiyah, to take off her hijab so she could be photographed by police officers was a breach of her human rights and violated the woman’s right to religious observance. The officers used the controversial counter terrorism measure known as schedule […]
The Court of Appeal found that the refusal of the Secretary of State for the Home Department to allow the appellant to apply for or be issued with a passport with an “X” marker in the gender field, indicating gender “unspecified”, does not breach ECHR, articles 8 and 14 and is lawful. Sarah Hannett, led […]
The Criminal Cases Review Commission has referred for appeal the convictions of eight members of the Shrewsbury 24. These cases concern a major event in trade union history that has long been regarded as a miscarriage of justice. Convicted members of the Shrewsbury 24, supported by the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign, had asked the Criminal Cases […]