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Court of Appeal dismisses appeal that article 6 applies to the judicial review claim against the Prime Minister’s decision not to launch a public inquiry into alleged complicity in mistreatment and rendition

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by two MPs and the charity Reprieve against the Divisional Court’s decision that Article 6 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) does not apply to their judicial review claim against the Prime Minister’s decision not to order a public inquiry into alleged complicity of British state agents […]

AA strike-out ex-CEO’s claim for damages

The AA have obtained strike-out and summary judgment orders in relation to most of a claim presented against it by its former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Robert Mackenzie.  Mr Mackenzie, who was dismissed for gross misconduct after physically attacking a colleague on a company away day, brought claims for wrongful dismissal and personal injury, […]

Inquest into the death of Katie Locke concludes

An inquest into the death of Ms Katie Locke concluded last week before HM Assistant Coroner for Hertfordshire, Alison McCormick. Ms Locke, a 23-year-old history teacher, was murdered on 24 December 2015 by Carl Langdell, a man she had met on the internet dating site ‘Plenty of Fish’. At that time, Mr Langdell was known […]

Supreme Court hears important devolution references

The Supreme Court will, today and tomorrow, hear two references concerning the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament in relation to Bills which seek to incorporate, into Scots Law, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the European Charter of Local Self-Government. The references raise two key issues: First, both Bills […]