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RCJ OFFICIAL: Approved Judgment – CO/1643/2018 & CO/1552/2018 – JOHNSON AND ORS v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WORK AND PENSIONS – [2019] EWHC 23 (Admin)


Four working single mothers have won their High Court challenge over the government’s universal credit scheme. Lord Justice Singh and Mr Justice Lewis today ruled that the DWP has been… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Jenni Richards QC 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

Jenni Richards QC Successfully Defended A Decision Of The General Medical Council’s Investigation Committee In R (On The Application Of JOANNE RUDLING) V GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL (2018)


Jenni Richards QC successfully defended a decision of the General Medical Council’s Investigation Committee to consider new evidence and further particulars of allegations against a general practitioner arising out of… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Jenni Richards QC Date

Fenella Morris QC and Rose Grogan continue their successes on behalf of NHS England in another significant judgment, this time from the Court of Appeal.


NHS England faced a legal challenge to its plans to overhaul how the health service operates.  The campaign group 999 Call for the NHS argued that the new contracts for… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Fenella Morris QC, Rose Grogan Date

Families Launch High Court Challenge Against Govt Special Education Needs Funding Policy


Families have officially launched a High Court legal challenge against the government’s special education needs funding policy which is leaving “thousands of children across the country in limbo”. Jenni Richards… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Jenni Richards QC Date

Jenni Richards QC, Peter Mant and Stephanie David successful in Supreme Court case on Community Treatment Orders and deprivation of liberty


On 17 December 2018, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Welsh Ministers v PJ in which Jenni Richards QC, Peter Mant and Stephanie David successfully represented the appellant, PJ…. Read more »

CategoryNews Author Jenni Richards QC, Peter Mant, Stephanie David Date

Vikram Sachdeva QC Elected Vice Chair of The Administrative and Constitutional Law Bar Association (ALBA)


39 Essex Chambers is delighted to announce that Vikram Sachdeva QC has been elected Vice Chair of The Administrative and Constitutional Law Bar Association (ALBA). ALBA is the professional association… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Vikram Sachdeva QC Date

Supreme Court ruling on precariousness in Article 8 Immigration cases


The Supreme Court gave judgment today in an appeal in which Lisa Giovannetti QC represented the Home Secretary. The Supreme Court was considering the interpretation of section 117B(5) of the… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Lisa Giovannetti QC Date

Electoral law: unfit for the 21st century (Counsel Magazine November 2018)


With democracy at risk there’s no excuse for legislative inaction, argue Alison Foster QC, Tom Tabori and Gethin Thomas who make the case for reform and put forward proposals for change, in the November issue… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Alison Foster QC, Tom Tabori, Gethin Thomas Date

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