Category Archives: British Law

Why Don’t British Supreme Court Justices Wear Robes?

A reader recently asked: Why didn’t the Supreme Court justices wear robes and wigs during the Brexit case? Is that normal?  The answer is yes, it’s normal. Supreme Court justices have worn ordinary business attire during oral arguments since the court’s inception … Continue reading

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The Boring Truth About The Cestui Que Vie Act 1666

WhatDoTheyKnow.com is one of my favorite sites. It’s an archive of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and it’s fascinating to see what people are looking for. Some of the requests are downright bizarre. Recently, I noticed several that dealt … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rules Against Government In Prince Charles Letters Case

Today, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of R (Evans) v. Attorney-General. The justices dismissed the Attorney General’s appeal, and allowed the Court of Appeal’s decision to stand. Back in 2012, the Attorney General issued a certificate under section … Continue reading

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Peers Resist Changes to Judicial Review

The Government suffered a defeat today in the House of Lords as peers rejected Chris Grayling’s attempt to make it more difficult for people to apply for judicial review. Clause 70 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill would have required the High Court to dismiss … Continue reading

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