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Category: Public Law and Civil Liberties

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SC v First Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber)

We challenged by way of judicial review the decision of the CICA to refuse compensation to SC on the basis that his claim had been made outside of the 2 year limitation period. The circumstances of the case are that SC was violently assaulted by 2 men during the course of which he lost consciousness,…

Court Door

Success for the Public Law team: Case Study- AT

Partner and Head of Public Law, Erica Restall, saw success in the High Court recently with an important Judicial Review test case. The Queen (on the application of AT) v the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 2589 (Admin) challenged a decision made by the Home Office to remove the right of…


Brexit and the Law – What’s Happened post- Article 50?

The UK has taken another step towards leaving the EU with the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill receiving its First Reading in Parliament. The Bill will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act (ECA), which saw Britain become a member of the EU, and which also meant that European law took precedence over domestic legislation. Here, we…


Brexit and the Law: Where are we now?

The Commons debates over the course of this week have been second only to President Trump’s first days in office in dominating the headlines. Equally impossible to escape was press coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision in R v Miller and others- the ‘Brexit’ court case, which of course came after the result of the…


Government Defeated In Legal Aid Test Ruling

The Government’s plans to introduce a residence test for Legal Aid applications has been dealt a fatal blow via a unanimous Supreme Court ruling that described the proposal as “unlawful”. The full Judgment was handed down by the Supreme Court on 13 July 2016, following the Court allowing an appeal mid-hearing. A challenge to the…