Prime Minister’s Decision To Prorogue Parliament Ruled Unlawful

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Prime Minister’s Decision To Prorogue Parliament Ruled Unlawful


The Supreme Court has unanimously held (11-0) that Boris Johnson’s decision to advise Her Majesty to prorogue Parliament for five weeks was unlawful. Deok Joo Rhee QC and Catherine Dobson… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Deok Joo Rhee QC, Catherine Dobson Date

Challenge to Prime Minister’s Decision To Prorogue Parliament


Deok Joo Rhee QC and Catherine Dobson are acting on behalf of Baroness Chakrabarti, the Shadow Attorney General, in the challenge to the Prime Minister’s decision to prorogue Parliament. The… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Deok Joo Rhee QC, Catherine Dobson Date

Attorney General’s A and B Panel Appointments


We are pleased to announce that Katherine Apps has been appointed to the Attorney General’s A Panel of Junior Counsel and Catherine Dobson and Rose Grogan have been appointed to… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Katherine Apps, Catherine Dobson, Rose Grogan Date

Members of 39 Essex Chambers in Landmark Constitutional Case


Last week, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in R (on the application of Privacy International) (Appellant) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal and others (Respondents) [2019] UKSC 22. The case concerned… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Kate Grange QC, Catherine Dobson, James Bradford Date

Eight Members Appointed To The Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel


39 Essex Chambers is delighted to announce that Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Alexander Ruck Keene, Katherine Apps, Catherine Dobson, Annabel Lee, Tom Tabori, Nicola Kohn and Katherine Barnes have all been… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Alexander Ruck Keene, Katherine Apps, Catherine Dobson, Annabel Lee, Tom Tabori, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes Date

Infected Blood Inquiry Formally Opens


The Infected Blood Inquiry formally opens today. Jenni Richards QC, Katie Scott, Annabel Lee, James Bradford and Stephanie David are counsel to the inquiry, Eleanor Grey QC and Catherine Dobson… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Charlie Cory-Wright QC, Eleanor Grey QC, Jenni Richards QC, Katharine Scott, Catherine Dobson, Annabel Lee, Stephanie David, James Bradford, Gethin Thomas Date

High Court hears five challenges to plans for a third runway at Heathrow


Five judicial review claims concerning the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling’s, decision to designate the Airports National Policy Statement (‘ANPS’) are currently being heard by Lord Justice Hickinbottom… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Nigel Pleming QC, Stephen Tromans QC, Catherine Dobson, Stephanie David Date

Should The NHS Pay For Transgender Fertility Treatment?


Fenella Morris QC and Catherine Dobson to act for NHS England in a high profile judicial review challenge to the funding of fertility services for patients undergoing gender reassignment treatment…. Read more »

CategoryNews Author Fenella Morris QC, Catherine Dobson Date

Infected Blood Inquiry: Representation of Core Participants


Eleanor Grey QC (along with Catherine Dobson) is representing the Department of Health and Social Care in the Infected Blood Inquiry. Charlie Cory-Wright QC is representing NHS Blood & Transport,… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Charlie Cory-Wright QC, Eleanor Grey QC, Catherine Dobson Date

R (AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police [2018] UKSC 47 (Supreme Court)


Jenni Richards QC and Catherine Dobson have successfully defended a human rights challenge in the Supreme Court to the legality of an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate. The Supreme Court has… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Jenni Richards QC, Catherine Dobson Date

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