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Anurag Deb and Conor McCormick: Lee v Ashers: A Recipe for Jurisdictional Confusion?

On 10 October 2018, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd [2018] UKSC 49, sparking much debate and commentary. The judgment is … Continue reading

October 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jacob Rowbottom: Cakes, Gay Marriage and the Right against Compelled Speech

In the high-profile decision in Lee v Ashers, the Supreme Court had to consider a customer’s rights against discrimination along with the baker’s right to freedom of expression. In its … Continue reading

October 16, 2018 · 3 Comments

Chintan Chandrachud: Bittersweet Judgment: The UK Supreme Court in the Ashers Baking Case

Bakeries in the United States and the United Kingdom have become the latest sites for contestation about rights. Last December, the US Supreme Court upheld a Christian baker’s right to … Continue reading

October 15, 2018 · 4 Comments

Finnian Clarke: The Worboys Parole Board Decision: Right Outcome, Wrong Reasons

Introduction The decision of the Divisional Court in the matter of R (DSD and NVB) v Parole Board of England and Wales, or the “Worboys Parole Board” case, was described … Continue reading

September 7, 2018 · 3 Comments

James Segan: The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Ten Key Implications for UK Law and Lawyers

On 26 June 2018, after nearly a year of deliberation by Parliament, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the “Act”) received royal assent. It is a statute of profound importance … Continue reading

July 26, 2018 · 7 Comments

Anurag Deb: Buick: Two Courts, Two Approaches and No Government

On 6 July 2018, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal handed down its ruling in Buick’s application for judicial review [2018] NICA 26. A keenly awaited ruling for its constitutional … Continue reading

July 16, 2018 · 1 Comment

Robert Craig: New Article 50 Case Resoundingly Rejected by the Divisional Court

In the film ‘Gladiator’ an epic and brutal battle scene at the beginning is followed by the Emperor’s pampered and rich son arriving the next day in a coach. He … Continue reading

June 26, 2018 · 9 Comments