Archived Public Law stories

Liberty gets go-ahead to challenge Snoopers’ Charter in the High Court
The High Court has granted Liberty permission to challenge part of the Government’s extreme mass surveillance regime with a judicial review of the Investigatory Powers Act. Liberty is challenging the mass collection of everybody’s communications data and internet history, which it believes...
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Government backs down and allows NI women free NHS abortions
Following the Supreme Court case of A and B v Secretary of State for Health [2017] UKSC 41 the Government has agreed that women from Northern Ireland will no longer have to pay for abortion services in England. Janet Farrell acted for Humanists UK (formerly British Humanist Association) who...
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Supreme Court rejects NI women's right to NHS abortions
The Supreme Court (3-2) has dismissed an appeal challenging the Secretary of State for Health’s policy of refusing to provide abortion services on the NHS in England to women from Northern Ireland forced to travel to access a lawful and safe abortion. Janet Farrell acted for Humanists UK...
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Prison legal aid
The Court of Appeal has ruled that cuts to the scope of legal aid for prisoners made in 2013 are unlawful.
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Challenge to detention of victims of torture
The High Court has granted Medical Justice permission to challenge changes to the Home Office’s detention policy, which fundamentally weaken protections for vulnerable victims of torture, and ordered a suspension of the policy pending the full hearing.
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Supreme Court intervention for British Humanist Association Read More
European Court to hear John Catt legal challenge Read More
Successful challenge for Calais children Read More
Calais children reunited with family in UK Read More
UN Intervention in Belhaj appeal Read More
Permission granted in prison law legal aid challenge Read More
Senior judges split over extremism database Read More
Supreme Court to consider stop and search power Read More
Supreme Court to hear John Catt legal challenge Read More
Prisoner wins judicial review Read More