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Independent Jersey Care Inquiry

Cathryn McGahey KC was co-counsel to this public inquiry, which investigated allegations that children in care had been physically and sexually abused over many years, and that their suffering had been covered up. The Inquiry Panel published its report on…


Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council v M & Others

Cathryn McGahey KC represented South Yorkshire Police. The judge was required to decide whether lifelong anonymity should be granted to four men who in the past had been (but were no longer) alleged to have been involved in sexual exploitation…


Secretary of State for the Home Department v LG, IM and JM

The Secretary of State had imposed TPIM notices on the three Respondents, alleging that they were senior leaders in the UK of the proscribed Islamist extremist group Al-Muhajiroun. The Court rejected the arguments of two of the Respondents that ALM…


Shabir Ahmed & Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Cathryn McGahey KC represented the Secretary of State in this appeal, in which three members of the Rochdale paedophile ring challenged the Secretary of State’s decision to deprive them of their British citizenship. Their appeals were dismissed. The President of…


Bulk Powers Review

Cathryn McGahey KC acted as counsel to this review, which was conducted by David Anderson KC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. The review investigated the usefulness of some of the powers which the security and intelligence agencies would have,…





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