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December 2019

Nicholas Chapman appears in major challenge to citizenship fees regime

Nicholas Chapman, instructed by the Treasury Solicitor, appeared on behalf of the Home Secretary in important and high-profile judicial review proceedings concerning the fees charged to children applying to be registered as British citizens. Judgment in the case, which was…

Nicholas Chapman appears in major challenge to citizenship fees regime

PIR in Air Pollution Inquest

Fiona Canby represented the Mayor of London and Transport for London today at a Pre-Inquest Review in the fresh inquest into the death of Ella Kissi-Debrah at Inner South London Coroners’ Court. Ella died from asthma aged 9. The original…


No duty for the MoJ to appoint a medical referee for an unlawful crematorium

Emily Wilsdon, instructed by Angelina Kennedy (GLD) successfully represented the Secretary of State for Justice at a judicial review permission hearing, before Mr Justice Griffiths in Aspire Memoria Limited v Secretary of State for Justice. Section 5 of the Cremation…


TGC Costs Newsletter

Please see link  below to the 5th edition of the the TGC Costs Newsletter.

News, Publications

Marine Accident Investigation Branch safety report not admissible into arbitration

Emily Wilsdon, instructed by Sarah Wise (GLD) represented the MAIB in ‘Ocean Prefect’, heard on an urgent basis in the QBD, Commercial Court, by Mr Justice Teare. This was the first time a court has ever adjudicated on the admissibility…


Resounding victory for Claimant in complex brachial plexus injury arising from RTA

Michael Rapp, and his instructing solicitor Christopher Kardhaji of Irwin Mitchell, Sheffield, received judgment in a 3 day case in Southend county court in front of HHJ Holmes. C suffered a significant whiplash injury. On her case she suffered a…


Rhys Davies submits Urgent Communication to United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, and the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Rhys Davies, International Counsel for social rights activist Suha Jbara, has submitted urgent communications to both the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. Ms Jbara was forcefully detained on November 3rd 2018 by…


ICC Appeals Chamber hears appeal on the conflict in Afghanistan

Rodney Dixon KC is appearing on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan with Aidan Ellis and Anne Coulon in an appeal hearing this week at the ICC in The Hague. It concerns the decision of the Court to refuse to…


Juliet Wells obtains permission to appeal in landmark extradition case on the status of French public prosecutors

On 3 December 2019, a Divisional Court consisting of Hamblen LJ and William Davies J granted permission to appeal in a case concerning the status of French public prosecutors, who under French law enjoy sole competence to issue European Arrest…


Dishonest litigant sentenced to 5 months’ immediate custody for false personal injury claim

Paul McGrath and James Henry, instructed by Benjamin Leech of Keoghs LLP, secured a committal order of immediate imprisonment for 5 months for contempt of court against Mr Robert Hall. Paul McGrath appeared in the committal hearing, and James Henry…





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