Barrister Francis Hoar appeared for Darren Grimes, a Leave campaigner in the EU referendum, in his successful appeal against a fine imposed by the Electoral Commission. Judgment in favour of Mr Grimes was delivered after a week-long hearing.
Barrister Rebecca Handcock acted for the UK Treasury and was part of its legal team in Bank Mellat v HM Treasury. The case settled on 18 June 2019. The terms of the settlement are confidential. The bank, which is partly owned by the Iranian government challenged sanctions imposed on certain institutions in the Iranian banking sector.
Nikolas Clarke represented the local authority at the inquest into the death of MM. At the time of her suicide in August 2017, she had been a “looked after” child under section 20 of the Children Act 1989.
John McLinden QC and Nikolas Clarke represented the local authority in an inquest concerning the death of a cyclist, Ben Wales, who fell off his bicycle and was then run over by a lorry.
Jonathan Cowen and Eleanor Sibley successfully represented Birmingham City Council in the Court of Appeal in an appeal against a decision of the Court of Protection that a 16 year old disabled child (D), who lacked capacity to make decisions about his residence and care, was deprived of his liberty in a residential placement in […]
Joshua Swirsky considers The Public Guardian’s Severance Applications  EWCOP 10 in which District Judge Eldergill gave guidance following 17 applications by the Public Guardian for LPAs to be severed.
On 26 January 2017, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in London Borough of Hackney v Williams and anor  EWCA Civ 26, departing from a long chain of Family Court judgments highlighting the necessity for local authorities to obtain the informed consent of parents prior to accommodating children under section 20.
M, the daughter of N, a 68-year-old female, brought proceedings under s15 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 for a declaration that it was not in N’s best interests to continue to receive life-sustaining clinically assisted nutrition and hydration via an endoscopic tube.
Hilton Harrop-Griffiths considers whether the High Court has jurisdiction to attach a power of arrest to a non-molestation injunction, granted under its inherent jurisdiction, for the benefit of a vulnerable adult.