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UKAJI May 2020 round-up

Here is UKAJI’s round-up of administrative justice news, events, publications, and cases for May 2020. If you have anything to add to this round-up or any future round-ups, please contact Lee Marsons on lm17598@essex.ac.uk.

 

UKAJI blogs

 

Publications

 

Events

 

Parliamentary affairs

 

Cases

  • Serafin v Malkiewicz [2020] UKSC 23, a Supreme Court decision where the court had to consider whether the behaviour of a High Court Judge, Mr Justice Jay, was sufficiently unacceptable to render a trial unfair;
  • Dill v Secretary of State for Housing [2020] UKSC 20, concerning an appeal under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 on the meaning of a ‘building’ under that legislation and whether it included two vases on a plinth;
  • Badmus v Secretary of State for Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 657, on fixed payments made to detainees in immigration detention
  • Chandran v Secretary of State for Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 634, an appeal against refusal of leave to remain from the Upper Tribunal
  • London Borough of Hackney v Okoro [2020] EWCA Civ 681, on the proper construction of Practice Direction 51Z which stayed possession proceedings during the coronavirus pandemic;
  • Morton v Eastleigh Citizens Advice Bureau [2020] EWCA Civ 638, on whether the Employment Tribunal made an error of law to adjourn a preliminary hearing;
  • Moss v Information Commissioner [2020] EWCA Civ 580, an appeal against the refusal of the First-Tier Tribunal (Administrative Chamber) to grant the applicant an anonymity order;
  • R (Governing Body of X) v Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills [2020] EWCA Civ 594, on whether a report made by Ofsted could be published prior to a judicial review of that report being resolved;
  • R (TD) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2020] EWCA Civ 618, which concerned a judicial review related to the implementation of Universal Credit;
  • Viasat UK Ltd v Office of Communications [2020] EWCA Civ 624, an appeal against the judgment of the Competition Tribunal to refuse an appeal against granting another company access to 2GHz spectrum;
  • R (Client Earth) v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [2020] EWHC 1303 (Admin), a judicial review against a decision of the Minister to grant planning permission to an energy company to build power stations in North Yorkshire;
  • R (Susan Fisher) v Durham County Council [2020] EWHC 1277 (Admin), a judicial review seeking to quash an abatement notice granted by the defendant council;
  • R (Flores) v London Borough of Southwark [2020] EWHC 1278 (Admin), a judicial review against the defendant council’s refusal to include the claimant in its priority housing scheme;
  • R (Emily Hunt) v Director of Public Prosecutions [2020] EWHC 1292 (Admin), on the issue of costs when the claimant decided to withdraw her judicial review against the DPP for refusal to prosecute a man for an offence of voyeurism;
  • R (Hussain) v Secretary of State for Health [2020] EWHC 1392 (Admin), a judicial review against the impact of the coronavirus regulations in England on places of worship;
  • R (Lochailort Investments Ltd) v Mendip District Council [2020] EWHC 1146 (Admin), a judicial review against the decision of the defendant council to accept the recommendations of a neighbourhood plan and to proceed to a referendum;
  • Mayor of London v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government [2020] EWHC 1176 (Admin), a judicial review concerning planning permission at a school in Harrow;
  • R (National Farmers Union) v Secretary of State for Environment [2020] EWHC 1192 (Admin), a judicial review against a direction issued by the Minister to Natural England requiring them to grant no badger culling licences in Derbyshire;
  • R (Nmai) v Secretary of State for Home Department [2020] EWHC 1139 (Admin), a judicial review against the refusal of the Minister to grant the claimant a British passport;
  • R (OA) v London Borough of Bexley [2020] EWHC 1107 (Admin), on the extent of a local authority’s duties under s.17 of the Children Act 1989;
  • R (Reilly) v Teaching Regulation Agency [2020] EWHC 1188 (Admin), a judicial review against a decision to remove the claimant from her position as a headteacher on the basis of her failure to disclose her relationship with a man arrested on suspicion on possessing indecent images of children;
  • R (Wyllie Financial Services) v Financial Services Compensation Scheme [2020] EWHC 1344 (Admin), a judicial review against a refusal of a compensation claim;
  • R (W and J) v Secretary of State for Home Department [2020] EWHC 1299 (Admin), a judicial review regarding the ‘no recourse to public funds’ rule in leave to remain decisions.

 

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