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Case Law: Serafin v Malkiewicz: Supreme Court orders retrial ‘with deep regret’ and ‘a degree of embarrassment’ – Mathilde Groppo

On 3 June 2020 the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Serafin v Malkiewicz & Ors [2020] UKSC 23. The decision upheld the Court of Appeal’s finding of unfair trial, but considered that by ordering a remittal limited to the assessment of damages, the appellate judges had failed to address the consequences that should flow from this finding. Continue reading

Case Law: Strasbourg, Hoon v United Kingdom, Geoff Hoon sting case fails in Strasbourg – David Hart QC

Geoff HoonOn 13 November 2014, the Fourth Section published its decision in the case of Hoon v. United Kingdom. Most people’s political memories are short, but we may recall Geoff Hoon’s exquisite discomfiture when he was duped by a journalist, and then criticised by a Parliamentary Committee for his conduct in trying to drum up work.  Still piqued, he complained of his treatment to Strasbourg, but, as we shall see, to no avail. Continue reading

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