Rules on social housing do not breach human rights

19 Oct 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The High Court has held that the statutory rules governing the right to take over a social housing tenancy when the former tenant dies do not discriminate unlawfully between widows and divorcees contrary to Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR): London Borough of Haringey v Simawi and Secretary of State for […]

Automatic suspension to be maintained until trial – Michael Bowsher QC and Ligia Osepciu, representing Central Surrey Health, win first stage in procurement challenge

19 Oct 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

Social enterprise company Central Surrey Health (CSH) has won the first stage in a public procurement challenge against clinical commissioning group, NHS Surrey Downs CCG.   The case centred on whether the commissioners could continue with a contract CSH had originally been part of, but from which they claim they were subsequently “marginalised”. In yesterday’s High […]

Steve Broach nominated for two Bar Pro Bono Awards 2018

05 Oct 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

Steve Broach has been nominated for Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year in the Bar Pro Bono Awards 2018. He has also been nominated as part of the group working on the Mencap Learning Disability Legal Network for the category of Pro Bono Innovation of the Year. The purpose of the Bar Pro Bono […]

We welcome two new tenants – Ciar McAndrew and Harry Gillow

02 Oct 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

Monckton Chambers is delighted to announce that Ciar McAndrew and Harry Gillow, have accepted invitations to join Chambers following successful completion of pupillage. Ciar is a graduate of Hertford College, Oxford and the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas. She has worked at the Court of Appeal as Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Briggs and as a […]

Court of Session asks CJEU whether Brexit can legally be reversed

21 Sep 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The Inner House of the Court of Session has decided to make a reference to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling on the question of whether the United Kingdom can withdraw the notification of its intention to leave the EU under Article 50 TEU. The petition was brought by Andy Wightman MSP and others, including […]

Jeremy McBride appointed President of the Expert Council on NGO Law of the Council of Europe’s Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations

17 Sep 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The Expert Council carries out thematic and country studies on specific aspects of NGO legislation and its implementation that seem to pose problems of conformity with international standards, notably the European Convention on Human Rights and the Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation (2007)14 on the legal status of NGOs in Europe. Its work covers the 47 […]

Landmark ECHR Judgment on State Surveillance Powers

13 Sep 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

Today’s judgment by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg presents a significant win for the Applicants behind the three joined cases of Big Brother Watch v. the United Kingdom, Bureau of Investigative Journalism v. the United Kingdom and Ten Human Rights NGOs v. the United Kingdom. The landmark judgment marks the court’s […]

The Government’s ‘no deal’ Brexit paper on mergers and antitrust

13 Sep 2018 | by Julian Gregory

The Government has today published 28 new planning documents explaining what will happen in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, including this one covering the merger and antitrust regimes. Some of the key points are as follows: The Government says that the only changes to the competition regime will be those necessary to manage […]

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