Webster v Lord Chancellor

Human rights – Right to fair trial. Following the quashing of his convictions, the claimant sought damages, pursuant to s 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998. On the Lord Chancellor's application, the judge struck out the claim and entered summary judgment for the Lord Chancellor. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the claimant's appeal, held that, in the circumstances, the judge had been entirely right to have struck out the claim. It had always been doomed to fail.

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