Court of Appeal

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Shamima Begum should have UK citizenship restored, court hears

Shamima Begum should have UK citizenship restored, court hears

Shamima Begum’s UK citizenship should be restored because her legal challenge cannot be “fair and effective”, the Court of Appeal has heard.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Trans man loses appeal to change ‘mother’ status

Trans man loses appeal to change ‘mother’ status

Freddy McConnell, who biologically gave birth, has lost an appeal to be registered as "father" or "parent" on his child's birth certificate.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Campaigner loses appeal for gender-neutral passports

Campaigner loses appeal for gender-neutral passports

Non-gendered Christie Elan-Crane has said it is "devastating" that senior judges rejected the case for passports with an unspecified gender.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Trans man appeals ‘mother’ status on child’s birth certificate

Trans man appeals ‘mother’ status on child’s birth certificate

Freddy McConnell is taking his case to the Court of Appeal after losing a legal bid to be registered as father or parent in September.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sally Challen

Woman who killed husband granted a retrial in landmark appeal

Woman who killed husband granted a retrial in landmark appeal

A woman who killed her husband with a hammer has had her murder conviction overturned in a landmark appeal.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Parliament will not change the law due to concern over ‘vulnerable people’ being pressured ‘to end their lives’, says doctor

Parliament will not change the law due to concern over ‘vulnerable people’ being pressured ‘to end their lives’, says doctor

MPs will not change suicide law over threat to ‘vulnerable people’, says doctor

Dr Peter Saunders, the Campaign Director at Care Not Killing, has said that Parliament are concerned changes to the law on assisted suicide would allow for “pressure” on “vulnerable people to end their lives”.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Gay priest loses discrimination appeal after being denied job

Gay priest loses discrimination appeal after being denied job

Gay priest loses discrimination appeal after being denied job

Canon Jeremy Pemberton had his permission to officiate revoked after marrying Laurence Cunnington in April 2014

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

BREAKING: Rolf Harris has conviction overturned

Rolf Harris has conviction overturned

Rolf Harris has conviction overturned

One of the convictions against Rolf Harris has been overturned, but his 11 other convictions remain

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The decision has been hailed as a major breakthrough by rights groups

Gay former cavalry officer John Walker wins equal pension rights for husband

Gay former cavalry officer wins equal pension rights for husband

Panel of Supreme Court judges finds unanimously in Walker's favour

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

US appeals court upholds decision to block Donald Trump's travel ban

US appeals court upholds decision to block Donald Trump's travel ban

US appeals court upholds decision to block Donald Trump's travel ban

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said the executive order was discriminatory and the President was overstepping his authority

Charlie Gard's parents to discover result of European Court of Human Rights appeal

Charlie Gard to remain on life support for six more days

Charlie Gard to remain on life support for six more days

Connie Yates and Chris Gard have been fighting to take their son - who has brain damage and a genetic condition - to the US for an experimental treatment

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Severely disabled man born from incestuous rape loses compensation fight

Severely disabled man born from incestuous rape loses compensation fight

Severely disabled man born from incestuous rape loses compensation fight

A man who has only been identified as Y was originally told he would be eligible for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, however now he has lost that fight

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Civil partnerships: 'The law must catch up with the development of modern families,' says campaigner Rebecca Steinfeld

Civil partnerships: 'The law must catch up with the development of modern families,' says campaigner Rebecca Steinfeld

Civil partnerships: 'The law must catch up with modern life,' says campaigner

A couple went to the Court of Appeal in a bid to allow heterosexual couples to enter a civil partnership, rather than get married, but they lost the case