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Chambers news 12 November 2020

Mangrove and Ian MacDonald QC, Radical Barrister

Anniversary of death of Ian Macdonald QC, founder of Garden Court North, sees release of film on Mangrove 9 trial exposing racism in justice system.

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...

Chambers news 9 October 2020

OUT-LINES Webinar on the ‘Crime of Crimes’: Personal and Legal Reflections on Genocide

Our OUT-LINES series in international law, with Manchester University and Accountability Unit, begins on 4 Nov exploring the personal and legal contours of genocide.

Chambers news 30 September 2020

Manchester Arena families urge the Chair of the Public Inquiry to rethink the approach to Security Services’ evidence

Pete Weatherby QC, on behalf of 7 families bereaved by the Manchester Arena atrocity, expressed grave misgivings about the obsessive secrecy surrounding evidence involving the...

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...

Chambers news 11 August 2020

Successful challenge of Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

The following has been accepted by the Defendants: The Amendment Regulations were unlawful on the basis that the requirement to consult and duty of inquiry...

Chambers news 25 July 2020

CCRC’s independence challenged

In R (Warner) v Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 1894 (Admin), the Divisional Court considered a challenge to the independence of the Criminal Cases...

Chambers news 22 July 2020

Responsibility of States under International Law to Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, China

Bar Human Rights Committee launches Briefing Paper on the Responsibility of States to the Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims, co-authored by Aarif Abraham

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