Case archive



Court of Appeal rejects challenge to equalisation of state pension age between sexes 

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has rejected a challenge to the equalisation of the state pension age for men and women by two women who had their pension age increased to 66 as a result of legislative changes made between 1995 and 2011. 

England and Wales Court of Appeal 29 October 2020

Court of Appeal rules Upper Tribunal erred in remaking Nigerian citizen deportation decision 

A Nigerian citizen with no right to remain in the UK who was ordered to be deported following the end of a prison sentence has successfully appealed a decision of the Upper Tribunal that his deportation would not disproportionately interfere with the ECHR rights of his family. 

England and Wales Court of Appeal 22 October 2020

English Court of Appeal refuses appeal of decision to build school near airbase

The English Court of Appeal has refused an appeal of a decision to grant planning permission for a primary school near a United States Air Force base in the Lakenheath area.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 16 September 2020

Child abduction appeal allowed for child retained in England over Christmas

A father whose application under the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention was dismissed because the child’s habitual residence was held not to be in France has succeeded in appealing the decision in the English courts. 

England and Wales Court of Appeal 15 September 2020

German children who spent a year in England held on appeal to have acquired habitual residence

A mother who was found by the English High Court of Justice to have wrongfully retained her children in England after moving from Germany with them has successfully appealed the decision in the Court of Appeal (Civil Division). 

England and Wales Court of Appeal 2 September 2020

English Court of Appeal rules automated facial recognition technology an interference with ECHR rights 

A civil liberties campaigner who appealed a decision of the Divisional Court that the use of automated facial recognition (AFR) technology by the South Wales Police Force was compatible with Article 8 of the ECHR has succeeded in respect of three of the five appeal grounds. 

England and Wales Court of Appeal 12 August 2020

English child care judge found to have potential bias after leaving remote link open

The Court of Appeal (Civil Division) has remitted care proceedings in respect of a baby whose brother died to the Family Division after finding that the original judge may have expressed bias against one of the parties when she made a number of pejorative comments to her clerk about the appellant including that she had tried “every trick in the book” to avoid having to answer difficult questions. 

England and Wales Court of Appeal 30 July 2020

HMRC successfully appeals Upper Tribunal multi-purpose van classification decision

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs has successfully appealed a decision of the Tax and Chancery Chamber of the Upper Tribunal in which it held that certain modified company vehicles were to be taxed as vans and not cars.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 23 July 2020

Court of Appeal orders rehearing for child abduction application

A Polish national who made a return order for his young child under the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention has had his application remitted for rehearing following an appeal by the child’s mother.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 21 July 2020

Campaigners win ‘climate change’ appeal against Heathrow Airport expansion policy

Controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been thrown into doubt following a successful legal challenge by environmental campaigners.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 28 February 2020

Lawyers’ pub gossip about employment tribunal claim protected by ‘legal advice privilege’

An in-house lawyer who sued his former employer for disability discrimination and victimisation cannot rely on a leaked email or a conversation he overheard in a pub to support his employment tribunal claim, appeal judges have ruled.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 29 October 2019

Electoral Commission wins appeal on interpretation of ‘expenses incurred’ by Vote Leave

A legal challenge against a decision by the statutory body responsible for overseeing elections and referendums in the United Kingdom not to open an investigation into the spending by the official Vote Leave campaign in connection with the Brexit vote has been dismissed following an appeal.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 23 September 2019

Pro-life campaigners lose appeal against protest ban outside abortion clinic

Members of a Christian pro-life campaign group have had a legal challenge against a local authority’s decision to impose a “safe zone” banning protests around an abortion clinic dismissed.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 22 August 2019

Part-time judge fails in appeal for pension entitlement to be backdated

A part-time judge who claimed that his pension should be calculated on the basis of his sitting days since he was appointed rather than the date on which an EU law protecting part-time-time workers from being treated less favourably than equivalent full-time workers came into force in the UK has had an appeal refused.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 7 October 2015

Union’s appeal for judicial review of employment tribunal fees dismissed

A trade union which challenged the introduction of fees for claimants to pursue employment tribunals has had an appeal for judicial review of the policy refused.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 27 August 2015