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Cases: Juliet Wells

Re Mandatory Hotel Quarantine

Juliet Wells was instructed to advise on a prospective group claim for Human Rights Act and unlawful detention damages, arising out of the government’s policy of mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers arriving from Red List countries.


Munícipio de Mariana & Oths v BHP Group Plc & BHP Group Ltd

Russell Hopkins acted for more than 200,000 Brazilian claimants (including individuals, municipalities, businesses, utility companies, churches, and indigenous communities) in proceedings brought against BHP Group following the worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history, the collapse of the Fundão Dam in…


R (Hotta & Ors) v Secretary of State for Health & Social Care

The High Court considered whether the Government’s policy of mandatory hotel quarantine for travelers returning to Britain from Red List countries amounted to an unlawful deprivation of liberty under Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Juliet represented…


Viegas, Sanches & Others v Cutrale & Others

Russell Hopkins acted for some 1,500 Brazilian orange farmers in a high-value damages claim against alleged cartelists (individuals and a corporate defendant) involved in the international orange juice export market. The defendants’ jurisdiction challenge raised issues of domicile, service and/or…


Shirnakhy & Hosseinali v Germany

The lead case concerning the validity of European Arrest Warrants issued by Germany, following the CJEU’s decision (in joined cases C-508/18 and C-82/19/PPU, OG and PI) that warrants issued by German Public Prosecutors were invalid. The Divisional Court gave important…


Matthew Hedges, UK academic held in solitary confinement

Rodney Dixon KC is representing Durham University academic who was held in solitary confinement for over 6 months in the UAE. Various legal actions being taken to obtain redress and compensation.


Kotsev v Sofia District Public Prosecutor’s Office (Bulgaria)

Appeal from a District Judge’s decision that the Appellant had deliberately absented himself from his trial, and that he would be entitled to a re-trial upon his return. The High Court held that although the finding of deliberate absence was…





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