BHATIA BEST LTD FILE WRITTEN CASE TO OPPOSE GOVERNMENT’S APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COURT

The government has appealed the decision of the High Court, handed down on 3.11.16, which upheld the Claimant’s position that Article 50 could not be triggered without first seeking parliamentary approval. Bhatia Best Ltd acted in the proceedings in the High Court on behalf of a group of claimants (‘AB Parties’) who defeated the Government. […]

Liz Truss urged to ‘get a grip’ over inmates kept in jail beyond their sentence

Justice Secretary Liz Truss must “get a grip” on the backlog of inmates being held beyond their sentence, the chief inspector of prisons has said. Peter Clarke said it was “completely unjust” that offenders serving Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) terms were “languishing in jail”. He warned that IPP sentences, abolished in 2012, were having […]

Rape law review after footballer Ched Evans’s trial

The law protecting alleged rape victims from disclosing details of their sex lives will be reviewed in the wake of Wales footballer Ched Evans’s case. The Chesterfield striker, 27, was cleared of rape at retrial last month. Accusers do not normally have to disclose sexual history details to defence barristers, but the Court of Appeal […]

RSPCA should be stripped of prosecution powers, say MPs

The RSPCA should be stripped of its powers to routinely prosecute animal welfare cases, according to MPs. The Commons environment committee said there was a “conflict of interest” between the charity’s power to prosecute and its role in investigating cases, campaigning and fundraising. But the RSPCA defended its work and said the move was not […]

BHATIA BEST TO APPEAR IN BREXIT CASE TO BE HEARD IN THE SUPREME COURT

The government has appealed the decision of the High Court  which rule that Article 50 could not be triggered without first seeking parliamentary approval. We acted in the proceedings in the High Court on behalf of a group of claimants who defeated the Government. We will renew the arguments before the Supreme Court, with barristers […]

Councils risk ‘legal action over care cuts’

Council cuts to care in England are so severe there is a real risk families may take legal action, experts say. In a joint plea to ministers, the Nuffield Trust, King’s Fund and Health Foundation said the sector was facing a major funding shortage. The think tanks said cuts were so deep, councils may no […]