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McGuinness, Re Application for Judicial Review (No 2) (Northern Ireland) [2020] UKSC 6

This case concerned two judicial review appeals of a High Court decision in Northern Ireland: In re McGuinness’s Application [2019] NIQB 10. The judicial review challenged the lawfulness of the ability of the Department of Justice for Northern Ireland to refer a prisoner, namely Mr Stone, to the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland [1].

Al Ahmed v London Borough of Tower Hamlets [2020] EWCA Civ 51

The Court of Appeal was asked to decide whether the fact that an applicant was unrepresented and seeking legal aid constitutes a “good reason” for delay.

Patel v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Secretary of State for the Home Department v Shah [2019] UKSC 59

Article 20 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) lays down the basis of Union Citizenship, including ‘the right to move and reside freely within the territory of the member states.

R (on the application of Hemmati and others) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] UKSC 56

In the Hemmati litigation, the five respondents arrived in the United Kingdom illegally and claimed asylum. The respondents had all travelled to the United Kingdom via at least one other EU Member State.

Lloyd v Google LLC [2019] EWCA Civ 1599

Between August 2011 and February 2012, Google took advantage of an Apple-devised exception to cookie blockers, the “Safari Workaround”, which allowed Google to harvest browser generated information (“BGI”) of Apple iPhone users by placing tracking cookies without the consumers’ knowledge.