• Re N (A Child) (Recognition of foreign adoption)

    Family proceedings Adoption. The Family Division granted the applicant's applications for a declaration recognising her adoption of a child, N, in India, and for an adoption order in respect of N. The court held, among other things, that ReValentine'...

    [2016] All ER (D) 53 (Dec) | Wed, 30/11/2016

  • R v RH and another

    Criminal law Child abduction. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in the absence of a relevant sentencing guideline, provided general sentencing guidance in relation to offences of child abduction. In applying that guidance, the second defendant's...

    [2016] All ER (D) 29 (Dec) | Tue, 29/11/2016

  • Kimathi and others v Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    Evidence Witness. The Queen's Bench Division dismissed the defendant Foreign and Commonwealth Office's application to cross-examine 11 translators, who had translated witness statements of a group of Kenyans who had brought an action against it. The...

    [2016] All ER (D) 26 (Dec) | Thu, 24/11/2016

  • Secretary of State for the Home Department v Her Majesty's Senior Coroner for Surrey

    Coroner Inquest. The Administrative Court granted an application permitting non-disclosure of documents on the ground that disclosure would damage the public interest. In granting the application, the court held that it had jurisdiction to consider an...

    [2016] All ER (D) 144 (Nov) | Wed, 23/11/2016

  • R (on the application of K and others) v Secretary of State for Defence and another

    Human rights Right to fair trial. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed the appeal of three Afghan nationals who had brought proceedings on the basis that they had worked for the defendant Secretaries of State as covert human intelligence...

    [2016] All ER (D) 133 (Nov) | Wed, 23/11/2016

  • Criminal Practice Directions 2015 Amendment No. 2

    Criminal law Procedure. The Lord Chief Justice handed down Amendment No.2 to the Criminal Practice Directions2015 on 16November 2016.

    [2016] All ER (D) 91 (Nov) | Wed, 16/11/2016

  • Ali v Secretary of State for the Home Department

    Immigration Deportation. The Supreme Court gave guidance on appeals relating to deportation of foreign criminals which were based on art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and held that the policies adopted by the Secretary of State and...

    [2016] All ER (D) 90 (Nov) | Wed, 16/11/2016

  • Makhlouf v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Northern Ireland)

    Immigration Deportation. The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal concerning a deportation order made against a Tunisian national (B), who had committed crimes in the United Kingdom, in circumstances where B had contended that his deportation would be in...

    [2016] All ER (D) 93 (Nov) | Wed, 16/11/2016

  • Bird v Acorn Group Ltd

    Damages Personal injury. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the appellant's appeal against a finding that the third column of Table 6B of CPR 45.29E, which covered the amount of fixed costs recoverable under the Pre-Action protocol for Low...

    [2016] All ER (D) 92 (Nov) | Fri, 11/11/2016

  • R (on the application of National Aids Trust) v National Health Service Commissioning Board (NHS England) and another

    National Health Service Pharmaceutical services. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed NHS England's appeal from a decision of the Administrative Court, allowing the National Aids Trust's application for judicial review of NHS England's...

    [2016] All ER (D) 73 (Nov) | Thu, 10/11/2016