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March 2023

Settlement in excess of £1 million in High Court case involving a young diabetic who suffered serious orthopaedic and ocular injuries complicated by infection

Lionel Stride (instructed by Sean Darney of Scooters & Bikes Legal), represented a young diabetic claimant who suffered multiple injuries following a motorcycle accident, including: – Closed fracture of the right femoral shaft; Open injury to the right knee, with…

Settlement in excess of £1 million in High Court case involving a young diabetic who suffered serious orthopaedic and ocular injuries complicated by infection

Conclusion of unlawful killing reached in inquest into IED death in Iraq

Former British soldier Stuart Coburn, 43, was unlawfully killed when he was attempting to neutralize a 100kg improvised explosive device (IED) in Iraq. Mr Coburn, who served in the Army with the Royal Engineers, was employed by a US mine…


Administrative Court determines that the relocation of Afghan nationals from London to Manchester is lawful

The Administrative Court today dismissed a judicial review challenge to the Home Secretary’s decisions to relocate Afghan nationals from London to Manchester (HZ and ors v SSHD [2023] EWHC 660 (Admin)). The Afghan nationals were relocated to the UK following…


The Dawn Sturgess Inquiry

A further preliminary hearing took place today in the Dawn Sturgess Inquiry, which is examining the circumstances of Ms Sturgess’ death in July 2018 following exposure to the nerve agent Novichok.  Andrew O’Connor KC is Leading Counsel to the Inquiry. …


Tunisian opposition figures apply for UK sanctions designations

A group of prominent Tunisian opposition figures including the former Minister of Justice, who are detained, have applied to the UK Foreign Secretary to use his powers under the UK’s Global Human Rights Sanctions regime of 2020 to impose sanctions…


Rhys Davies writes for The Times newspaper

Rhys Davies authors an opinion in The Times calling for a more coherent sanctions policy from the UK government. In an article for The Times, Rhys writes “The UK sanction regime needs to get a grip. It is currently patchy,…


Administrative Court orders extradition of alleged war criminal to Croatia for the second time, in proceedings in which Kathryn Howarth represented the Croatian Court

Kathryn Howarth represented the Crotian Judicial Authority in extradition proceedings before Cranston J in the Administrative Court. The proceedings concerned a request by Croatia for the extradition of Mr Milenko Maric to face a re-trial in Croatia, in relation…


Harriet Gilchrist represents the family at Inquest where the Coroner finds neglect contributed to the death of a 19 year old girl

Harriet Gilchrist, instructed by Sammiya Ulhaq of Co-op Legal Services, represented the family of a 19 year old girl who died from the progression of natural disease contributed to by neglect on 25 January 2021. In September 2020 the deceased…


Divisional Court declares MoJ changes to Parole Board Rules and guidance unlawful

The High Court today upheld a claim for judicial review challenging decisions by the Secretary of State for Justice to amend the Parole Board Rules and to issue guidance about the effect of the amendment.  The rule change, which was…


Rodney Dixon KC appointed to assist the Commission for Investigation and Gathering Evidence (CIGE) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Rodney Dixon KC has just returned from Duhok in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, where CIGE is based. He has been appointed to assist CIGE, which was established by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), with developing cases against ISIS perpetrators…





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