Family mounts legal challenge to Northamptonshire library cuts – The Guardian

Posted April 13th, 2018 in budgets, families, judicial review, libraries, local government, news by tracey

‘Northamptonshire county council is facing a series of legal challenges over plans to close 21 libraries, after a young resident applied for a judicial review of a decision campaigners say will have a “devastating impact” on families.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2018

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Court blocks £420k legal aid challenge from litigant in person – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 6th, 2018 in judicial review, legal aid, litigants in person, news by sally

‘The High Court has turned down a public funding challenge from a litigant in person who believed a government body was acting against him.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 5th April 2018

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Worboys’ release quashed – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 4th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, rape, regulations, sexual offences by sally

‘On 28th March 2018 a three-judge panel of the Divisional Court gave its decision in R (DSD and Ors) v The Parole Board of England and Wales [2018] EWHC 694 (Admin), ruling that the Parole Board’s decision to direct the release of John Worboys (the ‘black cab rapist’) should be quashed.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th April 2018

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Worboys release decision overturned as Parole head quits – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, rape, regulations, sexual offences by tracey

‘A decision by the Parole Board to release the rapist John Worboys has been quashed, as the Board’s chairman Nick Hardwick resigns.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2018

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Coroner who refuses to let Jewish or Muslim burials skip the queue accused of breaching human rights – Daily Telegraph

‘A coroner who refuses to allow Jews or Muslims to skip the burial queue has been accused of breaching human rights laws at the High Court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2018

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Government wins High Court appeal against ruling benefit cap unlawfully discriminates – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2018 in appeals, benefits, children, housing, human rights, judicial review, news by tracey

‘The Government has won a Court of Appeal challenge against a ruling that its controversial benefit cap unlawfully discriminates against lone parents with children under two.
It follows a High Court ruling last year which found that the benefit cap, which limits the income households receive in certain benefits, unlawfully discriminates against single parents with very young children.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2018

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Property firm fails in legal action over refusal by council to sell site – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 14th, 2018 in judicial review, local government, news, planning, sale of land by sally

‘Manchester City Council was not obliged to sell a site to a particular buyer simply because of an earlier planning decision, the High Court has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th March 2018

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Judicial review or internal appeal against bias? – UK Police Law Blog

Posted March 9th, 2018 in appeals, bias, judicial review, news, police, recusal, tribunals, Uncategorized by tracey

‘Where a police officer makes an unsuccessful application for a panel to recuse itself on the grounds of perceived (or actual) bias, can he apply for judicial review of the decision before exhausting his ‘internal’ right of appeal (under rule 4(4)(c) of the Police Appeals Tribunal Rules 2012)?’

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UK Police Law Blog, 9th March 2018

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Chief coroner considers ‘cab rank’ burial rule to be unlawful – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in burials and cremation, coroners, delay, islamic law, Judaism, judicial review, news by tracey

‘The law firm challenging a coroner’s policy of applying a “cab rank” rule for burials by refusing to prioritise them on religious grounds has welcomed what he describes as the chief coroner’s “support”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st March 2018

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High Court grants legal challenge against NHS-Home Office deal to hand over patient data to immigration officials – The Independent

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in confidentiality, immigration, judicial review, medical records, news by tracey

‘The High Court has granted a legal challenge against a NHS-Home Office deal to hand over patient data to immigration officials. The challenge, put forward by Migrants Rights Net (MRN), a UK charity advocating for the rights of migrants, will now go to a full hearing.’

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The Independent, 2nd March 2018

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NHS judicial review to go ahead after High Court grants campaigners costs-capping order – Litigation Futures

Posted February 26th, 2018 in costs capping orders, health, judicial review, news, social services by tracey

‘A judicial review of the government’s plan to introduce accountable care organisations (ACOs) – which campaigners claim will lead to the stealth privatisation of the NHS – is set to go ahead after the High Court granted the crowd-funded claimants a costs-capping order.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rd February 2018

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Resident wins judicial review challenge over decision on siting of radio masts – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 21st, 2018 in judicial review, news, planning, telecommunications by tracey

‘A London borough wrongly interpreted the General Permitted Development Order on the siting of radio masts, the High Court has said. Granting an application for judicial review brought by local resident Nigel Mawbey, Lang J said the London Borough of Lewisham had been wrong when it gave permission to Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure to erect the masts.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th February 2018

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The Landmark Legal Challenge to Universal Credit System Explained – Rightsinfo

Posted February 12th, 2018 in benefits, disabled persons, judicial review, news, social security by tracey

‘A controversial new social security benefit, currently being rolled out across the UK, is facing a major legal challenge. But what’s the challenge all about and what impact might it have?’

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Rightsinfo, 8th February 2018

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High Court clarifies ability of local authorities to enter into limited liability partnerships – OUT-LAW.com

‘A local authority acted within its powers when it set up a limited liability partnership (LLP) to deliver a new housing and community scheme, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th February 2018

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John Worboys: Victims can challenge release decision – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Two of John Worboys’ victims have been given the go ahead to challenge the decision to release him. The full judicial review hearing will take place in the High Court on 13 March and Worboys will stay in jail until then.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2018

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Green light given to judicial review of accountable care organisations in NHS – Local Government Lawyer

‘Campaigners including scientist Professor Stephen Hawking have won permission from the High Court to challenge the government’s planned creation of accountable care organisations (ACO) in the NHS.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st February 2108

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John Worboys’ release put on hold after victims launch legal challenge – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The release of John Worboys, the black-cab rapist, has been put on hold after a high court battle to keep him behind bars launched by victims passed its first hurdle.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2018

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Sadiq Khan challenges release of rapist John Worboys – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, rape by sally

‘The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is launching legal action to challenge the Parole Board over its decision to release the black-cab rapist John Worboys.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2018

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Air pollution will damage UK health for ‘many years’, court told – The Guardian

‘Air pollution will continue to take a heavy toll on people’s health for many years to come unless the UK government is forced once again to improve its action plan, the high court has been told.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2018

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Press regulator Ipso faces first legal challenges to rulings – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2018 in complaints, judicial review, media, news, racism by tracey

‘The Independent Press Standards Organisation is facing the first legal challenges to its rulings, including one over a column in the Sun that referred to “the Muslim problem”.

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The Guardian, 24th January 2018

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