Today, the High Court ruled that the Home Secretary acted unlawfully and breached human rights and data protection laws by operating a secret, blanket policy of seizing, retaining and extracting data from the mobile phones of asylum seekers arriving by small boat. This claim for judicial...

Today the High Court will hear a judicial review challenge to the Secretary of State's secret and blanket policy of seizing the mobile phones of all migrants who entered the UK by small boat between April 2020 and November 2020. Arrivals were also told, wrongly,...

Following judicial review proceedings brought by MG&Co, the High Court has ruled that Sussex Police unlawfully disclosed our teenage client’s vulnerability to child exploitation to a Business Crime Reduction Partnership. The Honourable Mrs Justice Lieven ruled that the disclosure breached the Claimant’s rights under the Data...

MG&Co and Project 17 have successfully settled proceedings in the Information Tribunal with LB Lewisham. The case concerned Lewisham’s decision not to disclose significant sections of their guidance on families with no recourse to public funds who claim section 17 support following various Freedom of...

This month we welcome two new interns to Matthew Gold & Company as part of the University of Sussex First Generation Scholars scheme: Remi Gibbons and Hollie Tompkins. The scheme offers financial support for students with a household income under £42,875 per year, plus non-financial benefits to...