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KXL v Murphy & The Missionaries of Africa




“The Court of Appeal on 24 May 2017 refused the Claimants permission to appeal the decision of Mr Justice Wilkie in the case of KXL v Murphy & The Missionaries of Africa [2016] EWHC 3102 (QB), which was handed down on 2 December 2016.  In refusing permission Lord Justice Floyd stated that “an appeal would not have a real prospect of success”. John Ross QC and Matthew Chapman QC acted for the Second Defendant and Laura Johnson for the First Defendant.”

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JAMES KNIGHTS v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE [2017] EWCA Civ 1053

26th July 2017

The Court of Appeal  has concluded, in an appeal from a decision on a judicial review, that the ECHR art.3 and art.5(1) rights of an offender serving a sentence of imprisonment for public protection had not been breached by the length of detention as compared to the gravity of his original...

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Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated v Brownlie.

25th July 2017

John Ross QC and Matthew Chapman QC have recently appeared before the Supreme Court to argue the Respondent’s case in Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated v. Brownlie.  The hearing took place over 3 days – 9 and 10 May and 20 July.  The primary issue was “Whether the Court of...

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