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CO/5012/2017: An application to renew was made some time ago

Permission for Judicial Review in CO/5012/2017 was refused by Phillip Mott QC in January. See

CO/5012/2017: Phillip Mott QC refuses permission for Judicial Review

for a link to the decision of Phillip Mott QC.

An application was made some weeks ago to renew. This means that in due course that CO/5012/2017 will be considered at an oral hearing.

There is significant overlap between the substance of CO/5012/2017 and the so-called Article 50 Challenge by Liz Webster (CO/5929/2017) regarding which an application was made to renew in the last 48 hours.

It would make a great deal of sense if both Claims for Judicial Review were considered at the same oral hearing.

CO/5929/2017: Liz Webster seeks to renew her application for permission for Judicial Review

I am informed that Liz Webster has made an application to renew her application for permission for Judicial Review following Mr. Justice Supperstone's decision on 28th February to refuse permission for Judicial Review on consideration of Ms. Webster's written submission(s).

The effect of Ms. Webster's application for renewal is that an oral hearing will be held in open Court in due course.

A copy of Mr. Justice Supperstone's decision of 28th February is available via this link:

CO/5929/2017: Mr. Justice Supperstone refuses permission for Judicial Review in the Article 50 Challenge

CO/5929/2017: Mr. Justice Supperstone refuses permission for Judicial Review in the Article 50 Challenge

Readers interested in the outcome (so far) of the Article 50 Challenge can find Mr. Justice Supperstone's decision of 28th February 2018 in which he refused permission for Judicial Review here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=16YOVDk_NMt2IgbnRX80oeovdNV5cOQ9J

The relevant file begins with 20180228.

CO/5012/2017: Phillip Mott QC refuses permission for Judicial Review

Phillip Mott QC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, today refused permission for Judicial Review in CO/5012/2017.

CO/5012/2017 is subject to an application for a confidentiality order so I have redacted the applicant's name in the documents that I have put online.

See

Refusal of Permission for Judicial Review in CO/5012/2017

for scanned copies of the decision by Phillip Mott QC.

CO/5929/2017 - The Government response to the "Article 50 Challenge"

Many readers of this blog will be aware of the so-called Article 50 Challenge whose Claim for Judicial Review is numbered CO/5929/2017.

The Government Legal Department has made available to me the Secretary of State's Summary Grounds of Resistance to the Article 50 Challenge.

The Secretary of State's Summary Grounds of Resistance are to be found here:

Secretary of State's Summary Grounds of Resistance in CO/5929/2017



Reading between the lines Elizabeth Webster's Claim corresponds broadly to Ground C of my Claim CO/5050/2017.

Ms. Webster and those behind her have on several occasions refused me sight of their Claim documents so I can't currently make the substance of her Claim publicly available.

The secrecy surrounding the substance of Elizabeth Webster's Claim puzzles me. Surely she should be making such documents publicly available at the earliest opportunity to inform those who might donate to her cause?

A request has been made to the Administrative Court Of…

CO/5050/2017: Mr. Justice Walker refuses permission to apply for Judicial Review of Brexit

A number of people have been asking about the outcome of my Claim for Judicial Review mentioned in earlier posts on this blog.

On 15th January 2018 Mr. Justice Walker refused permission for me to apply for Judicial Review.

The documents sent to me on 17th January 2018 by the Administrative Court can be found on the following link:

Documents on Refusal of Permission for JR in CO/5050/2017

I have many thoughts about the content of Mr. Justice Walker's decision.

Watch this space.

CO/3008/2017: Mrs. Justice Yip refuses permission tor Judicial Review of Brexit

In the last few days I've learned of a fourth application for Judicial Review of Brexit.

I refer to the application as the "fourth" application but it is in fact the first of the four applications of which I'm aware in date order.

The four applications of which I'm aware are:

CO/3008/2017CO/5012/2017 - which is subject to an application for a confidentiality orderCO/5050/2017 - my own ClaimCO/5929/2017 - the Claim of Elizabeth Margaret Webster
Here are some basic facts about the Claim for Judicial Review CO/3008/2017.

The Claimant was Martyn Truss.

Martyn Truss's Claim was issued on 26th June 2017.


The Government Legal Department's Summary Grounds of Resistance authored by the barrister Tom Cross was dated 13th July 2107.

It appears that Martyn Truss made an application on 24th July 2017. I assume that application was for urgency but it's unclear from the limited documents that I have seen so far. Another possibility is that Martyn Truss applied for …