Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v XX [2020] UKSC 14

On the same day as the decisions in Barclays and Morrisons, the Supreme Court also held that a defendant hospital trust liable in damages for clinical negligence must pay for the cost of a commercial surrogacy arrangement abroad despite such arrangements being unlawful in the UK. As a result of admitted negligence, the claimant developed avoidable cervical cancer. … Continue reading Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v XX [2020] UKSC 14

Elgizouli v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 10

As our avid readers would know, we have a real interest in Home Office and immigration cases. This case refers to terrorists in Syria... Shafee El Sheikh is alleged to have been part of a British group of ISIL terrorists (the so-called “Beatles”), suspected of murdering British and American citizens in Syria. El Sheikh and … Continue reading Elgizouli v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 10

R (Miller) v The College of Policing & The Chief Constable of Humberside [2020] EWHC 225 (Admin)

So this case is an interesting one, as I actually had the pleasure of sitting in on this case last year and it was a very juicy one. In February 2020, the Administrative Court considered the case of a claimant who tweets extensively on the issue of trans rights. Although he describes himself as “gender … Continue reading R (Miller) v The College of Policing & The Chief Constable of Humberside [2020] EWHC 225 (Admin)

AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 17

Another day, another Home Office immigration decision... In this case, Lord Wilson gave a landmark judgment which changed the law, expanding the circumstances in which a person may resist being removed or deported from the UK on medical grounds. The appellant is a 33-year old man from Zimbabwe who has resided in the UK since … Continue reading AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 17

R (McConnell and YY) v Registrar General [2020] EWCA Civ 559

In May 2020, the Court of Appeal revisited the tension between the wish of a transgender person to have their legal gender recognised on their child’s birth certificate and the right of the child to discover the identity of their biological mother. Alfred McConnell is legally recognised as male, as confirmed by a Gender Recognition … Continue reading R (McConnell and YY) v Registrar General [2020] EWCA Civ 559

Begum v Special Immigration Appeals Commission and the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 918

In 2019 after ISIL was dislodged from Raqqah, Shamima Begum was discovered in a refugee camp in Syria. When she expressed a wish to return home to Bethnal Green, the Government wasn’t welcoming. She had left to join ISIL and she was considered a serious risk to national security. Her British citizenship was removed and … Continue reading Begum v Special Immigration Appeals Commission and the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 918

Barclays Bank v. Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13 and WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12

The boundaries of vicarious liability had been expanding in recent years, but in April a pair of decisions from the Supreme Court indicated that there may now be a retrenchment. The Barclays case concerned Dr Bates, a self-employed practitioner who undertook unchaperoned medical examinations at his home and provided a medical report which was a … Continue reading Barclays Bank v. Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13 and WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12

Dolan & Ors, R (On the application of) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care & Anor [2020] EWCA 1605

Happy new year! Our first case summary of the year and I'm going to focus the next few blogs on a few top cases from 2020, inspired by the https://ukhumanrightsblog.com - a great site btw, so please do check them out1 The first case is talking about a COVID 19 case from last year... The … Continue reading Dolan & Ors, R (On the application of) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care & Anor [2020] EWCA 1605

MS (Pakistan) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2020]

This summary has been produced by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. The full judgment of the Court is the only authoritative document. Judgments are public documents and are available at: http://supremecourt.uk/decided-cases/index.html The Appellant, MS, is a Pakistani national who entered the UK in 2011 at the age of 16 on a visitor’s visa. … Continue reading MS (Pakistan) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2020]