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Union Intervenes in Challenge to Lockdown

Related Member(s):
Hugh Southey QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Human Rights

The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is applying to intervene in a High Court legal challenge brought by multi-millionaire Simon Dolan. Dolan is attempting to force the government to end the lockdown. The IWGB is concerned that an end to lockdown would disproportionately impact low-paid and BAME workers.

The IWGB will argue that the Government was obliged, under Articles 2 (Right to Life)  and 14 (right to freedom from discrimination) of the European Convention on Human Rights, to impose the lockdown in order to protect lives, particularly those of BAME and low paid workers.

Hugh Southey QC is leading Sheryn Omeri and instructed by Alex Rook of Rook Irwin Sweeney.