Public Law & Human Rights

Lionel Nichols joins 4 New Square Chambers

4 New Square Chambers has announced that Lionel Nichols has joined chambers…

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R (Morahan) v HM Assistant Coroner for West London

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in this judicial review…

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Grand Chamber holds UK’s Surveillance regime to be unlawful: new safeguards required for any secret surveillance regimes in the Council of Europe

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has handed down a very significant judgment in the joined appeals of Big Brother Watch and…

Landmark challenge to Russian “foreign agent” laws goes to the Strasbourg Court

The Moscow bureau of the international media group Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and its general director, Andrey Shary, have filed an Article 34 application with…

US Media Group files urgent application for interim measures at ECtHR

On Thursday, the Moscow bureau of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) petitioned the European Court of Human Rights on an urgent basis, asking the court to…

Hanan v Germany: Grand Chamber confirms the extraterritorial application of the ECHR to German troops in Afghanistan

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has handed down its eagerly awaited judgment in Hanan v. Germany (App No. 4871/16), a case…

Judicial review challenging restrictions to places of worship during lockdowns in Wales and England

A group of more than 100 church leaders have launched judicial review proceedings of the Welsh and Westminster Governments’ decision to force places of worship to…

Success in European Court of Human Rights on journalists’ rights in Hungary

On Tuesday 26 May, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg held that Hungary violated the right of freedom of expression of six journalists subject…

New edition of Jervis on Coroners published

Jonathan Hough KC has joined the team of specialist editors of the recently published 14th edition of Jervis on Coroners. Jervis is the leading authority on…

Access Ban on Wikipedia lifted in Turkey

Last night, Turkish authorities lifted the longstanding access ban to Wikipedia in the country, following the publication of the judgment of the Turkish Constitutional Court that…

Members of Chambers at the United Nations General Assembly

Barristers Can Yeginsu and Jonathan Worboys attended the UN General Assembly in New York last week. Can Yeginsu was in New York to participate at…

Paul Fisher successfully acts for the Secretary of State for the Home Department in Mendes v SSHD [2019] EWHC 2233 (Admin)

Paul Fisher successfully acts for the Secretary of State for the Home Department in  Mendes v SSHD [2019] EWHC 2233 (Admin). The judgment on an application…




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Stay of proceedings before serving a claim form

What should claimants do when limitation is about to expire? Noting…

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Four Fundamentals of Limitation Periods in Contract and Tort Claims

By Carl Troman, Barrister and Mediator at 4 New Square Four key points…

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Unfair Prejudice Petitions: what makes prejudice “unfair”?

Unfairness is an essential ingredient in minority shareholder petitions. Prejudice alone is not enough….

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