Case notes

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Re: D (A Child) [2019] UKSC 42

Child D was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactive disorder, Asperger’s syndrome and Tourette’s syndrome, and has a mild learning disability. As a result, he was admitted to hospital aged 14 and resided at a specialist unit in the hospital grounds.

R (on the application of Miller) (Appellant) v The Prime Minister (Respondent); Cherry and others (Respondent) v Advocate General for Scotland (Appellant) (Scotland) [2019] UKSC 41

The Supreme Court (‘UKSC’) was asked to rule on the lawfulness of the Prime Minister’s decision to advise the Queen to prorogue Parliament from the 9th of September until the 14th of October 2019.

Beghal v The United Kingdom (Application 4755/16)

Beghal considered the lawfulness of Schedule 7 Terrorism Act 2000 (Sch.7) powers. Under this provision police, immigration and customs officers at border crossings can stop, question and detain individuals travelling into and out of the UK. This is to determine if an individual is concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Re: M (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 1364

The appellants were arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 [‘TA 2000’] on returning from Syria and their children were taken into police protection under the Children Act 1989 [‘CA 1989’].

Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd v Dring (for and on behalf of Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK) [2019] UKSC 38

The Forum applied for access to copies of documents used in two sets of proceedings involving Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd (‘Cape’), an asbestos manufacturer and supplier, as they believed that these documents contained valuable information that could aid other asbestos-related litigation.