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Human Rights

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Adam Wagner acts in Court of Appeal prisoner right to liberty case

The Court of Appeal has found that a “culpable” three and a half month delay in facilitating the release of a former prisoner did not breach Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

 


The Times reports on Chambers extremism cases

Frances Gibb has written in The Times (£) about the number of cases being heard in the Family Division concerning extremism. The piece features quotations from Mr Justice Hayden in A Local Authority v Y [2017] EWHC 968 (Fam) (27 April 2017) where Martin Downs appeared for the Local Authority instructed by Natasha Watson of Orbis Law.


Adam Wagner instructed by victims of contaminated blood scandal

Specialist lawyers Specialist lawyers have joined with victims of the NHS contaminated blood scandal of the 1970s and 1980s to give their support to calls from a charity and an MP for a full statutory inquiry to finally be held into the issue.iry to finally be held into the issue.


Philip Havers QC and Neil Sheldon succeed in Supreme Court on Art 8 Rights case

Philip Havers QC and NPhilip Havers QC and Neil Sheldon appeared for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in SXH v CPS. The Supreme Court held that Article 8 of the Convention did not apply to the CPS’s decision to prosecute.


Martin Downs in new Radicalisation Judgment about protecting older children and vulnerable adults

Mr Justice Hayden has just handed down a new Judgment concerning safeguarding those at risk of radicalisation: A Local Authority v Y [2017] EWHC 968 (Fam) (27 April 2017)

The Judgment focuses on young people in the 14 – 18 age range and vulnerable adults who face risks of death and or exposure to degrading and inhuman treatment. 


Oliver Sanders QC in Court of Appeal case about damages for judicial mistakes

The Court of Appeal gave judgment in LL v Lord Chancellor [2017] EWCA Civ 237 on 10 April 2017 (Longmore, Jackson and King LJJ).


Marina Wheeler QC in Public Interest Immunity & Radicalisation case

Marina Wheeler QC appeared for the Home Secretary in her successful application for public interest immunity in a Radicalisation Case.


David Manknell wins in Court of Appeal in licence conditions and family separation case

David Manknell wins in Court of Appeal in licence conditions and family separation case

 

 


Neil Sheldon Acts For The Home Office In Trio of Article 8 Supreme Court Cases

The Supreme Court has recently delivered judgment in three important Article 8 immigration appeals. Neil Sheldon  acted for the Home Office in each case, instructed by the Government Legal Department.

  • Hesham Ali (Iraq) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, with Lisa Giovannetti QC of 39 Essex Chambers.
  • R (Agyarko) and another v Secretary of State for the Home Department, with Lisa Giovannetti QC
  • MM (Lebanon) and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department with Lisa Giovannetti QC and Alan Payne of 5 Essex Court.


Angus McCullough QC Acts As Special Advocate in Judicial Review of licensing of UK Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia

A case has been brought by Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) in the High Court, challenging the Government’s licensing of arms sales to Saudi Arabia.   Exports should not go ahead if there is a “clear risk” the equipment might be used in a serious violation of international humanitarian law.


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