Jim Tilbury and Alexandra Scott consider the implications of the recent ECHR judgment in VCL and AN v UK in the context of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and the recent domestic caselaw.
Matthew Buckland - junior counsel for B - and Silas Lee, pupil, consider the Court of Appeal’s refusal to overturn the first instance decision of Dove J on the admissibility of the evidence obtained by French law enforcement from the EncroChat devices, and the consequences for those representing defendants facing EncroChat evidence.
Businessman Simon Dolan sought to challenge the UK’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions by way of judicial review. The Court of Appeal’s rejection of his application is reported as R (on the application of Dolan and others) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and Another [2020] EWCA Civ 1605. Hugh O’Donoghue examines whether the decision has stood the test of time given the fast-changing nature of the pandemic.