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The International Court of Justice is today holding a public hearing on the question of the Court’s jurisdiction in a case brought to confirm the international boundary between Guyana and Venezuela as determined by an 1899 arbitral award whose validity Venezuela has challenged. Professor Philippe Sands QC and Edward Craven are representing Guyana. In light […]
Administrative Court quashes Academy Order in respect of maintained middle school due to failure to consider prejudice to ongoing local authority review of unviable three-tier school structure
R(Somerset County Council) v Secretary of State for Education & Ors  EWHC 1675 (Admin) The Administrative Court has quashed an Academy Order permitting a community middle school maintained by Somerset County Council to join a Multi-Academy Trust (‘MAT’) in the midst of an on-going local authority-led review process seeking a solution to an unviable […]
The Court of Appeal will today begin hearing an appeal challenging police use of live Automated Facial Recognition (AFR) technology in public spaces. AFR technology enables the police to scan the faces of anyone passing by cameras and, in principle, to identify anyone whose photograph is on a connected database. The Divisional Court accepted that […]
The Supreme Court (UKSC) has today given judgment on the Interchange Fee appeals. The judgment can be accessed here. The UKSC has dismissed Mastercard’s and Visa’s appeals against the Court of Appeal’s (CA) finding that the first instance courts were bound by the Mastercard judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU to find […]
Rhodri Thompson QC led an exceptionally large legal team in successfully defending three related challenges to major rail procurement exercises conducted by the Department of Transport in relation to the West Coast, East Midlands and South Eastern rail franchises, in one of the largest and most complex set of procurement cases ever brought in the […]