Case notes

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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.

Johnson v Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2019] EWHC 1709

On 29th May 2019, the decision of a District Judge (Magistrates Court) (“the DJ”) found there was a proper case to issue a summons against conservative MP (and now Prime Minister), Boris Johnson (“the Claimant”) for the offence of misconduct in a public office.

RE: AB (Termination of Pregnancy) [2019] EWCA Civ 1215

The Abortion Act 1967, section 1(1)(a), provides that the termination of a pregnancy is lawful when ‘two registered medical practitioners are of the opinion’ that the risk of harm ‘to the physical or mental health of a pregnant woman’ continuing with a pregnancy is greater than terminating a pregnancy.