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High Court declares unpublished NHS debt detention policy to be unlawful

The High Court has handed down judgment allowing a claim for judicial review challenging the Home Office’s policy to stop and detain all passengers owing debts to the NHS when seeking entry at the border. The policy – which was…

High Court declares unpublished NHS debt detention policy to be unlawful

Cases against Tunisia filed at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Two cases have been filed at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Arusha, Tanzania, concerning the detention, prosecution, and maltreatment of a cross section of members of the opposition and a prominent judge in Tunisia. In the…


Coroner finds that restraint by security guards in a hospital setting was ‘reasonable, necessary and proportionate’

Daniel Walker, instructed by Caroline Hayward, represented the Security Industry Authority (‘SIA’) in a seven-day Coroner’s Inquest before HMAC Christopher Long at the Lancashire and Darwen Coroner’s Court, sitting at Preston County Hall. On 4th April 2021 a member of…


Sian Reeves appointed as Assistant Coroner

Temple Garden Chambers is delighted to announce that Sian Reeves is being appointed as Assistant Coroner for South London.  This post is a part-time appointment and Sian will maintain her full practice in Chambers, including in inquests and inquiries.


Rodney Dixon KC representing Al Jazeera Media Network for killing of its journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

11 May 2023 marked the one-year anniversary of the killing of the distinguished Al Jazeera correspondent, Shireen Abu Akleh. She was shot a year ago while reporting for Al Jazeera in Jenin, Palestine. Al Jazeera through its lawyers has conducted…


£2m settlement for 71-year old paraplegic

James Arney KC, instructed by Lucy Lawson at Russell Cooke, secured a £2m settlement for a 71-year old woman who was paralysed from the waist down following a road traffic accident in 2020.  Both liability and quantum remained in dispute….


Alex Glassbrook interviewed by ‘Cars of the Future’

Alex was interviewed about the need for effective guidance to the public on ‘hands free’ advanced driver assistance (ADAS) systems. The interview can be found via the link below.


Ben Casey secures £1.43m settlement on behalf of a protected party in a fatal accident claim

Ben Casey has secured a £1.43m settlement for the widower of a woman who died in a road traffic accident. Liability was not in dispute, but the fatality was to have profound and lasting repercussions for the deceased’s widower, who…





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