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Bank Mellat and disclosure in closed material proceedings

Bank Mellat v HM Treasury EWCA Civ 105, 23 October 2015  read judgment

Bank Mellat is an Iranian bank, initially subjected to a 2009 order which prohibited anybody in the UK from dealing with it – until the Supreme Court quashed it:   950 more words

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More bad news in the fight for a right to die

R (o.t.a A.M) v. General Medical Council EWHC 2096 (Admin) Read the full judgment here

The High Court has rejected the argument made by “Martin”, a man with locked-in syndrome who is profoundly disabled and wishes to end his own life. 1,429 more words

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Strasbourg rejects right to die cases

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the applications to the ECtHR in Nicklinson and Lamb v UK, cases concerning assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia, are inadmissible. 880 more words

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Supreme Court on EU and ECHR proportionality - back to basics

R (ota Lumsdon) v Legal Services Board UKSC 41, 24 June 2015 (see judgment)

The Supreme Court has reminded us, in a tour de force… 2,216 more words

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Withdrawal of nutrition and hydration would not offend right to life - Strasbourg Court

Lambert and Others v. France (application no. 46043/14) – read judgment

In an important step away from Pretty v UK, the Grand Chamber of the Strasbourg Court has upheld the right of to die with dignity by ruling that there would be no violation of… 2,305 more words

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Birth certificate cannot be retrospectively changed to reflect father's gender reassignment

JK, R(on the application of) v Secretary of State for Home Department and another EWHC 990 (Admin) 20 April 2015 – read judgment

This case concerned… 1,848 more words

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Letting in a chink of light to closed material cases : Bank Mellat again

Bank Mellat v HM Treasury EWHC 3631 (Admin), Collins J, 5 November 2014 –  read judgment UPDATED POST

Fireworks here from Collins J in making sure that Bank Mellat got some disclosure of information in its fight to discharge a financial restriction order against it. 1,181 more words

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