Azelle Rodney shooting: police marksman loses high court challenge – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2014 in firearms, inquiries, judicial review, news, police, unlawful killing by sally

‘A police marksman has lost his high court bid to challenge a public inquiry finding that he used excessive force when he killed robbery suspect Azelle Rodney.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2014

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Cameron orders judicial review into IRA immunity letters – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2014 in immunity, judicial review, news, Northern Ireland, terrorism by sally

‘David Cameron has ordered a review into secret police letters promising immunity to Northern Ireland terrorist suspects, but said he does not want to unpick parts of the 1998 peace deal that introduced the scheme.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2014

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Grayling defends JR intervention reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 26th, 2014 in bills, costs, disclosure, judicial review, news by tracey

‘Justice secretary Chris Grayling has told MPs his plans for judicial reviews will stop pressure groups using individuals as “financial human shields” to bring cases.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th February 2014

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Mark Duggan’s mother lodges legal challenge against judge – The Guardian

‘The mother of Mark Duggan, whose fatal shooting by police provoked the 2011 riots, has lodged a legal challenge against the judge who presided over the inquest into her son’s death, which ended with a jury making a majority ruling that he was lawfully killed.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2014

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Reforming judicial review: cutting pointless delay or preventing legitimate challenge? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 25th, 2014 in bills, costs, human rights, judicial review, news, public interest by sally

‘For law students who slept their way through their first Latin 101 lessons in ‘ultra vires’, public law and judicial review may have seemed very detached from the realities of everyday life; less relevant to the man on the Clapham Omnibus than the rigours of a good criminal defence or protection from eviction offered by landlord and tenant law.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th February 2014

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Bingham Centre Review into Streamlining Judicial Review Published – Blackstone Chambers

Posted February 24th, 2014 in civil procedure rules, judicial review, news, reports, rule of law by sally

‘Last October the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law established a Review to consider and report on possible ways of improving judicial review procedures in the Administrative Court, to save and protect public funds, in a manner consistent with the rule of law.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 19th February 2014

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How to be fair about transfer to Broadmoor – UK Human Rights Blog

‘L, aged 26, was in a medium security hospital for his serious mental health problems. Concerns about his animus towards another patient arose, and the Admissions Panel of Broadmoor (a high security hospital) agreed to his transfer. It did so without allowing his solicitor to attend and without giving him the gist of why his transfer was to be made.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd February 2014

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Azelle Rodney death: police marksman challenges unlawful killing verdict – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2014 in firearms, inquiries, judicial review, murder, news, police by sally

‘A “distinguished” police marksman is challenging a public inquiry ruling that he used excessive force when he killed robbery suspect Azelle Rodney.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2014

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Discharge of duty by helping eviction – NearlyLegal

Posted February 18th, 2014 in appeals, housing, judicial review, local government, news by sally

‘This sounds like a rather odd case, noted on the Garden Court bulletin. It is a refusal to grant permission for Judicial Review of a Council’s refusal to carry out a review of the method it had decided upon to discharge its full housing duty.’

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NearlyLegal, 17th February 2014

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Judicial review changes: inevitably the same result if no unlawfulness? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 17th, 2014 in environmental protection, judicial review, listed buildings, news by sally

‘One of the proposals in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill is that a challenge to an unlawful decision should fail if it is highly likely that the outcome for the applicant would not have been substantially different, had the public authority not acted unlawfully. This compares with the current test which is that the decision should be quashed unless it is inevitable that the decision would be the same.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th February 2014

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The High Court’s new Planning Court – Thirty Nine Essex Street

Posted February 14th, 2014 in bills, courts, judicial review, news, planning by sally

‘The High Court is now to include a formally designated Planning Court and permission to apply will be required for section 288 applications against planning decisions in the latest government reforms to judicial review and related proceedings. Ministers have just published their response to the latest reform proposals and the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill 2014 proposing changes to judicial review.’

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Thirty Nine Essex Street, February 2014

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Judicial Review In Planning – Further Changes Are Afoot! -

Posted February 14th, 2014 in costs, judicial review, news, planning, protective costs orders by sally

‘Following recent announcements in the press, including a front page headline in The Times this week, the Government published the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill on Wednesday, 5 February 2014. Part 4 of the Bill contains a number of important changes to be introduced which seek, in the words of the Lord Chancellor, to prevent judicial review from being a “brake on growth”. However, whilst it has been reported in the national press that the proposals mean that only individuals or groups with a financial interest in a case will be able to bring a challenge, this is inaccurate. The Government originally proposed narrowing the test for standing so as to restrict the availability of judicial review to those with a “direct interest” but that proposal has now been dropped.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 6th February 2014

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Regina (A) v Chief Constable of C Constabulary – WLR Daily

Posted February 14th, 2014 in criminal records, judicial review, law reports, police, vetting by sally

Regina (A) v Chief Constable of C Constabulary [2014] EWHC 216 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 63

‘The proper application of the non police personnel vetting process set out in the national vetting policy devised by the Association of Chief Police Officers required the adoption of a two-stage test, namely: (i) whether there were reasonable grounds for suspecting that X was or had been involved in criminal activity; and (ii) if so, whether it was appropriate in all the circumstances for security clearance to be refused.’

WLR Daily, 12th February 2014

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High Court quashes government’s refusal to proceed with Litvinenko inquiry – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 13th, 2014 in inquiries, judicial review, news, poisoning, public interest immunity by sally

‘This was an application by the widow of Alexander Litvinenko for judicial review of the refusal by the Secretary of State for the Home Department to order the setting up of a statutory inquiry into his death in London in November 2006. The Secretary of State had been asked to set up such an inquiry by Sir Robert Owen, the judge appointed to conduct the inquest into Mr Litvinenko’s death as Assistant Coroner.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th February 2014

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Regina (UNISON) v Lord Chancellor (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted February 12th, 2014 in appeals, EC law, employment tribunals, equality, judicial review, law reports by sally

Regina (UNISON) v Lord Chancellor (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2014] EWHC 218 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 57

‘The level of fees to be paid under the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 did not breach European Union principles of effectiveness or equivalence.’

WLR Daily, 7th February 2014

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Another council faces judicial review over changes to library provision – Local Government Lawyer

‘Lincolnshire County Council has become the latest local authority to face judicial review proceedings over proposed cuts to its libraries.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th February 2014

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Litvinenko widow wins inquiry ruling against ministers – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2014 in inquests, inquiries, judicial review, news, poisoning by sally

‘The widow of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko who was killed in London has moved a step closer to a public inquiry into her husband’s death.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2014

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Lincolnshire group challenges council’s library change – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2014 in consultations, judicial review, libraries, local government, news by tracey

‘A campaign group is going to the High Court to challenge a move by Lincolnshire County Council to change its library system.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2014

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Judicial Review Concessions, Gay Olympic Controversy, and Defamation in Europe – the Human Rights Roundup – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Last week, the Justice Secretary published the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. The implications of his revised proposals for judicial review reform are considered in this week’s roundup, along with controversy over gay rights at the Winter Olympics and recent trends in defamation cases before the Court of Human Rights.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th February 2014

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Judicial review reforms will discourage “ill-conceived and vexatious claims”, experts say – OUT-LAW.com

‘Changes to the rules governing judicial review (JR) claims will ensure that those challenging the decisions of public bodies face a “fair level of financial risk”, the Government has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th February 2014

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