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Brexit Stage Left

On 24 January 2017 the Supreme Court delivered its eagerly anticipated decision in the case of R (on the application of Miller and another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5 which is likely to be remembered in legal history as one of the key constitutional cases of this century. But why? […]

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Once more into the hedge

The saga of the mis-selling by the banks of Interest Rate Hedging Products (IRHP), commonly known as Interest Rate Swaps, rumbles on. It was reported in the Sunday Times over the weekend that The Coin Group Limited, an operator of care homes in Buckinghamshire, had settled its High Court claim against Lloyds Bank Plc over […]

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Judicial Review Reforms

In May last year I wrote a blog summarising the judgment of the High Court in the much publicised judicial review claim regarding the remains of Richard III. On 26 March 2015 Richard III will be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral in a ceremony that is anticipated to be ‘fit for a king’. Although the pageantry […]

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Richard of York gave battle in vain

It was a battle fought in the Court room and in the media but is it right that the taxpayer has been left to pick up the bill? Earlier this year The Plantagenet Alliance was unsuccessful at the final hearing of its Application for Judicial Review seeking to challenge the decision of the Secretary of […]

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Make no bones about it: Richard III to be buried in Leicester

This morning the High Court has delivered its long awaited judgment in the infamous Richard III Judicial Review Claim and has held that the Ministry of Justice was not obligated to consult over the final resting place for the remains of Richard III. The judgment, which runs to 40 pages, was delivered by a three […]

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GPs: ‘One Examination too Far’ for Race Equality

The British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (Bapio) has this week been unsuccessful in its Judicial Review claim against the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the General Medical Council (GMC), the doctors’ regulatory body. Racial discrimination allegations sparked the Judicial Review claim, and began last Tuesday at the Royal Courts of Justice […]

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York v Leicester: Let battle commence….

Today sees the start of the delayed two day final hearing in the Judicial Review claim brought by the Plantagenet Alliance (PAL) to challenge the decision of the Justice Secretary to grant the University of Leicester an exhumation licence permitting them to reinter the remains of Richard III at Leicester Cathedral (“the Licence”). The PAL […]

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Make no bones about it: The story continues

In 2013 I blogged about Richard III and the Judicial Review claim that has arisen since the discovery of his remains in a council car park in Leicester. The final Hearing of the Judicial Review claim was listed to take place on 26 November 2013 and everyone expected a resolution to this unfortunate dispute. But […]

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Make no bones about it

On 26 November 2013 I blogged about how the High Court in London would be hearing both sides of the argument in the battle over where the remains of Richard III should be buried. However it would seem that I was a little too optimistic. At the Hearing, the Claimants (the Plantagenet Alliance Limited – […]

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Richard III: York -v- Leicester

Today the High Court in London will hear both sides of the argument in the battle over where Richard III’s remains should be buried. Over a year ago Archaeologists in Leicester, working as part of a team with the University of Leicester, the County Council and the Richard III Society, made an astounding discovery when […]

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