Defective Order

October 21st, 2021 by James Goudie KC

The appeal in R ( Majera) v SSHD (2021) UKSC 46 raised a question of constitutional importance: whether it is possible to act lawfully in a manner which is inconsistent with an Order of a Judge which is defective, without first applying for, and obtaining, the variation or setting aside of that Order. The answer, reversing the Court of Appeal, is: No.

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