Father wins Iraq inquest review – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2009 in inquests, Iraq, judicial review, news by sally

“The father of a soldier killed in Iraq has won permission to challenge a coroner’s decision not to hold a full investigation into his son’s death.”

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BBC News, 22nd July 2009

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R (Weaver) v London & Quadrant Housing Trust (Equality & Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted June 22nd, 2009 in housing, judicial review, law reports by sally

R (Weaver) v London & Quadrant Housing Trust (Equality & Human Rights Commission intervening) [2009] EWCA Civ 587; [2009] WLR (D) 202

“On the facts of the particular case, a registered social landlord was a hybrid public authority and the act of terminating the tenancy of its assured tenant was not a private act and was susceptible to judicial review.”

WLR Daily, 19th June 2009

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Regina (Ghai) v Newcastle upon Tyne City Council – Times Law Reports

Regina (Ghai) v Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Queen’s bench Division

“The orthodox Hindu belief in the necessity of open-air cremation as a manifestation of belief within the meaning of article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights was limited by statutory provisions which were justified under article 9.2 of the Convention.”

The Times, 18th May 2009

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G20 protesters issue legal threat – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2009 in demonstrations, judicial review, news, police by sally

“Solicitors representing G20 protesters are warning the Metropolitan Police they may seek a judicial review of the tactics used at the summit.”

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BBC News, 18th May 2009

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R (Ghai) v Newcastle City Council (Ramgharia Gurdwara, Hitchin and another intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted May 14th, 2009 in burials and cremation, human rights, judicial review, law reports by sally

R (Ghai) v Newcastle City Council (Ramgharia Gurdwara, Hitchin and another intervening)

“The burning of human remains other than in a crematorium was a criminal offence under ss 2 and 8 of the Cremation Act 1902 and regs 2(1) and 13 of the Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/2841). Cremation of an orthodox Hindu on an open air pyre was a manifestation of his belief within the meaning of art 9 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the statutory provisions on cremation limited his freedom to manifest that belief. The statutory provisions governing open air funeral pyres were, however, justified under art 9(2) on the grounds of the protection of public morals and the rights and freedoms of others.”

WLR Daily, 13th May 2009

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Regina (JS) (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Regina (JS) (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“In order to establish that an asylum seeker was liable for a joint criminal enterprise such as to exclude him from the protection of the Geneva Convention as complicit in war crimes or crimes against humanity, there had to have been a common design which amounted to or involved the commission of a crime provided for by statute.”

The Times, 11th May 2009

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Devout Hindu loses cremation bid – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2009 in burials and cremation, human rights, judicial review, news by sally

“A bid by a devout Hindu for the legal right to be cremated on a traditional open-air funeral pyre has been rejected by the High Court in London.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2009

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Teacher Matthew Wren wins battle to have DNA records deleted – The Times

Posted May 7th, 2009 in criminal records, DNA, judicial review, news, police by sally

“A teacher has won a High Court battle to have his DNA destroyed after he was unlawfully arrested by police when accused of assault by a pupil.”

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The Times, 7th May 2009

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Regina (Coleman) v Governor of Wayland Prison and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted April 23rd, 2009 in judicial review, law reports, prisons by sally

Regina (Coleman) v Governor of Wayland Prison and Another

Queen’s Bench Division

“A prison governor had no power, whether under the Prison Rules (SI 1999 No 728) or the common law, to destroy a mobile telephone confiscated from a prisoner.”

The Times, 23rd April 2009

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Regina (Sovio Wines Ltd) v Food Standards Agency and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted April 9th, 2009 in food, judicial review, law reports by sally

Regina (Sovio Wines Ltd) v Food Standards Agency and Another

Queen’s Bench

“A grape product could be made subject to a movement control notice preventing its distribution if it had been labelled as wine but had been produced using an alcohol reduction technology that was not approved by the European Union.”

The Times, 9th April 2009

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Regina (Mendes and Another) v Southwark London Borough Council – Times Law Reports

Posted April 7th, 2009 in costs, judicial review, law reports, reasons by sally

Regina (Mendes and Another) v Southwark London Borough Council

Court of Appeal

“A judge needed to give reasons for preferring one side’s arguments over the other on an application made by written submissions concerning costs.”

The Times, 7th April 2009

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Regina (A) v Director of Establishments of the Security Service – Times Law Reports

Regina (A) v Director of Establishments of the Security Service

Court of Appeal

“The Administrative Court did not have jurisdiction to entertain a claim that a public authority proposed to act in a way incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights where the matters brought up were within the purview of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.”

The Times, 6th April 2009

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R (Coleman) v Governor of Wayland Prison and another – WLR Daily

Posted April 7th, 2009 in judicial review, law reports, prisons by sally

R (Coleman) v Governor of Wayland Prison and another; [2009] WLR (D) 132

“While a mobile telephone found in the possession of a prisoner might properly be taken away from him, neither rule 43(5) of the Prison Rules 1999 nor the common law provided a prison governor with power to destroy the mobile telephone.”

WLR Daily, 6th April 2009

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R (Binyam Mohamed) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 5) – WLR Daily

Posted March 26th, 2009 in disclosure, judgments, judicial review, law reports, terrorism, torture by sally

R (Binyam Mohamed) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 5) [2009] EWHC 571 (Admin); [2009] WLR (D) 110

“Consistent with the interests of open justice and the rule of law, an annex to an earlier judgment of the court, integral to that judgment but previously withheld so as not to prejudice confidential plea bargain negotiations in the United States involving the claimant, should be made public in accordance with the undertaking of the court at the time of that judgment.”

WLR Daily, 25th March 2009

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R (Mendes and another) v Southwark London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted March 26th, 2009 in costs, judicial review, law reports, reasons by sally

R (Mendes and another) v Southwark London Borough Council; [2009] WLR (D) 108

“A judge needed to give reasons for preferring one side’s arguments over the other on an application for costs made by written submissions following the case being settled.”

WLR Daily, 25th March 2009

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Regina (Ahmad) v Newham London Borough Council – Times Law Reports

Posted March 6th, 2009 in housing, judicial review, law reports by sally

Regina (Ahmad) v Newham London Borough Council

House of Lords

“A scheme for the allocation of council housing which placed all applicants with priority needs, save for a few extreme cases, into one group and allocated any available property to the applicant who had been on the waiting list for the longest period was neither unlawful nor irrational.”

The Times, 6th March 2009

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R (Ahmad) v Newham London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted March 5th, 2009 in housing, judicial review, law reports by sally

R (Ahmad) v Newham London Borough Council [2009] UKHL 14; [2009] WLR (D) 78

A local authority scheme for the allocation of social housing which accorded priority amongst applicants with ‘reasonable preference’ under s 167 of the Housing Act 1996, as amended, according to length of time on the waiting list, rather than relative need, was neither unlawful nor irrational.”

WLR Daily, 4th March 2009

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Regina (Boggis and Another) v Natural England – Times Law Reports

Posted February 25th, 2009 in judicial review, law reports, sites of special scientific interest by sally

Regina (Boggis and Another) v Natural England

Queen’s Bench Division

“Designation of a Site of Special Scientific Interest without considering its effect on a neighbouring Special Protection Area for the protection of rare or vulnerable bird species, could amount to a plan which should not be carried out.”

The Times, 25th February 2009

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Court case over boy’s 1990 death – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2009 in doctors, judicial review, negligence, news by sally

“The General Medical Council (GMC) faces a judicial review later over claims it failed to investigate a boy’s death nearly 19 years ago.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2009

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R (A) v Director of Establishments of the Security Service – WLR Daily

R (A) v Director of Establishments of the Security Service [2009] EWCA Civ 24; [2009] WLR (D) 63

The Administrative Court did not have jurisdiction to entertain a claim that a public authority proposed to act in a way incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights where the matters brought up were within the purview of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.”

WLR Daily, 19th February 2009

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