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Blog 10 November 2020

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions operated unlawful policy for years of refusing Universal Credit claims from disabled students: R (Kauser and JL) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (CO/987/2020, 7 October 2020)

A new decision of the High Court has demonstrated that between 2013 and 2020, thousands of disabled students entitled to Universal Credit for essential living...

Blog 23 October 2020

Root and Branch Review of the Parole Board following Judicial Review Claims

The government earlier this week announced a root and branch review of the parole system in England and Wales. This follows a judicial review claim...

Blog 16 October 2020

Category A Oral Hearing Refusal Quashed

In R (Smith) v Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 2712 (Admin) the Administrative Court (Calver J) quashed a decision by the Director of Long-Term...

Blog 13 August 2020

I’m afraid the home has served notice

Options and property owners In the Court of Protection, once a lack of capacity is established, the judge only gets to choose between options that...

Blog 15 June 2020

Where are my black sisters? The intersection of religion, race and gender in the AAP legal community

As a hijabi AAP lawyer, this area can also be isolating and unwelcoming at times.

Blog 26 April 2020

The Hillsborough Inquests – The Jury Speaks Truth to Power

When we first met the jury panel on 31st March 2014 no one expected that by the end of April 2016 we would still be...

Blog 7 February 2020

Bereavement benefit rules discriminatory and incompatible with ECHR rights, rules High Court

Five children and their two fathers, whose families were refused bereavement benefit after the mother died, have won an important judicial review case in the...

Blog 27 January 2020

Court of Appeal reduces fracking protester sentence and affirms that the courts attach great weight to the right to peaceful protest

The Court of Appeal has allowed the appeal of three anti-fracking protesters in part. This was the first case of protesters being found in contempt...

Blog 19 November 2019

Ian Macdonald QC 1939-2019

The death of Ian Macdonald QC, a barrister notable as a pioneer of committed anti-racist legal practice, was announced on 12 November 2019. Ian’s contribution is...

Blog 5 November 2019

Winners – Regional Set of the Year – The Chambers Bar Awards 2019

Garden Court North Chambers are delighted to have been voted the Regional Set of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2019

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