Supreme Court

Supreme Court: Wrongful imposition of a curfew amounts to false imprisonment

The Supreme Court has ruled that a prisoner who on his release from prison was issued with a “notice of restriction”, which stated that he was liable to be detained under the Immigration Act 1971, but that he would not be detained but instead would have restrictions imposed upon him under paragraph 2(5) of schedule […]

Constitutional change and tweaks to the Human Rights Act are the biggest justice takeaways from the 2019 Conservative manifesto. 

Constitutional change and tweaks to the Human Rights Act are the biggest justice takeaways from the 2019 Conservative manifesto. The Law Society Gazette reports that the party talked about looking again at the relationship between the executive and judiciary and the issue of access to justice for ordinary people. But the manifesto says  nothing about […]

Terror prisoners segregation was unlawful

Two high-profile terrorist prisoners, including one held in Cambridgeshire, who were segregated for extended periods have won challenges at the UK’s highest court. Five Supreme Court justices in London allowed appeals by Ricin plot conspirator Kamel Bourgass, detained at HMP Whitemoor, and ”liquid bomber” Tanvir Hussain. In March 2012 the pair failed to persuade appeal […]