The rise of incrementalism

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The rise of incrementalism


British politics has another -ism. After Socialism, Liberalism and Thatcherism, we now have incrementalism. Incrementalism was used by the Lord Chancellor to explain why his changes to judicial review are… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Richard Harwood OBE QC Date

Can human rights treaties require a “bright line” approach? The Supreme Court speaks in R(AB) v Secretary of State for Justice


The Supreme Court has, today, handed down judgment in R(AB) v Secretary of State for Justice [2021] UKSC 28. In AB the Appellant sought to argue that the solitary confinement… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Katherine Apps Date

Infected Blood Inquiry Hearings


The Infected Blood Inquiry continues to hear evidence from a wide range of witnesses including clinicians, politicians, campaigners, infected and affected individuals, into what has been called the worst treatment… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Charlie Cory-Wright QC, Eleanor Grey QC, Jenni Richards QC, Katharine Scott, Annabel Lee, Adam Boukraa, Gethin Thomas, Daniel Kozelko Date

Testamentary Capacity: Time for a change?


Falk J has recently handed down her decision in Clitheroe v Bond [2021] EWHC 1102 (Ch), which raises fundamental questions regarding testamentary capacity, and in particular whether the Banks v… Read more »

CategoryWebinars Archive Author Vikram Sachdeva QC, Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Alexander Ruck Keene, Jack Anderson Date

Katherine Apps reported as having more case days in Employment Appeal Tribunal than any other female junior in last five years


In a report recently published by The Lawyer which examines ‘Is there still a gender crisis at the employment bar’, Katherine Apps has been reported as the female junior barrister… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Katherine Apps Date

Calling all judicial review practitioners: Webinar on imminent changes to CPR Part 54


In this 30 minute breakfast webinar, designed for busy public law litigators and chaired by James Strachan QC, Rosie Scott and Katherine Barnes will give a practical overview of important… Read more »

CategoryWebinars Archive Author James Strachan QC, Rosie Eleanor Scott, Katherine Barnes Date

Clitheroe v Bond – Testamentary Capacity


Falk J has handed down her decision in Clitheroe v Bond [2021] EWHC 1102 (Ch).  This is an important appeal concerning the test for testamentary capacity. Vikram Sachdeva QC, Jack… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Vikram Sachdeva QC, Jack Anderson Date

Vikram Sachdeva QC and Catherine Dobson act on behalf of successful Claimant in challenge to a decision to temporarily close an Accident and Emergency department


In a judgment handed down on 16th April, Mr Justice Linden held that the decision of Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust to temporarily close Grantham and District Hospital A&E was in… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Vikram Sachdeva QC, Catherine Dobson Date

Judicial review challenge issued against proposed rural school closure


Steve Broach and Gethin Thomas are instructed, by Irwin Mitchell, in a judicial review challenge to Somerset County Council’s decision to close Misterton First School, a designated rural school in… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Steve Broach , Gethin Thomas Date

Parental consent for puberty suppressing treatment


The High Court has handed down judgment confirming that parents of have the right to consent to puberty blocking treatment on their children’s behalf. The application was brought by AB,… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Fenella Morris QC, Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Alexander Ruck Keene, Katherine Apps, Nicola Kohn Date

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