5 Essex Court

Anne Studd QC

Call 1988
Silk 2012

Public / Administrative

Anne has wide ranging experience in relation to claims in the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal recent cases include

R (on the application of P) v (1) Secretary of State for the Home Department (2) Secretary of State for Justice : R (on the application of G) v (1) Secretary of State for the Home Department (2) Secretary of State for Justice (3) Chief Constable of Surrey : R (on the application of W) v (1) Secretary of State for the Home Department (2) Secretary of State for Justice : Magdalena Kroll (Claimant) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Respondent) & Secretary of State for the Home Department (Intervener) (2017) [2017] EWCA Civ 321 [2017] 2 Cr App R 12 - A further challenge to the disclosure and barring procedure introduced under the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2013.  The challenge to the secretary of state is being considered by the Supreme Court. 

R (on the application of Darren Williams) (Claimant) v Police Appeals Tribunal (Defendant) & Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Interested party) [2016] EWHC 2708 [2016] ACD 138 [2017] ICR 235 - The principle that personal mitigation carried diminished weight in cases of misconduct by a police officer applied to all forms of misconduct, not just dishonesty or a lack of integrity.

R (on the application of G) v (1) Chief Constable of Surrey Police (2) Secretary of State for the Home Department (3) Secretary of State for Justice [2016] EWHC 295 (Admin) [2016] 4 WLR 94 - The statutory regime that required disclosure of historic reprimands to potential employers seeking enhanced disclosure was, in the absence of procedural safeguards to assess relevance and proportionality, incompatible with ECHR art.8.

R (on the application of Revenue & Customs Commissioners) (Claimant) v HM Coroner for the City of Liverpool (Defendant) & (1) The Estate of Roderick Carmichael, deceased (Interested Party) (2) Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (Interveners) [2014] EWHC 1586 (Admin) - The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 Sch.5 bound the Crown by necessary implication. It followed that the Revenue was bound to comply with notices issued under that schedule by a coroner requiring details of the occupational history of an individual for the purpose of an investigation into his death.

E7 (An officer of the Metropolitan Police Service ) (Claimant) v Sir Christopher Holland (In his capacity as chairman of the Azelle Rodney Inquiry) (Defendant) & (1) Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (2) Susan Alexander (3) Independent Police Complaints Commission (4) Revenue & Customs Commissioners (Interested Parties) [2014] EWHC 452 (Admin)