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Supreme Court rules damages claim should not be stayed until inquest ends (Re an application by Hugh Jordan for Judicial Review)

Supreme Court rules damages claim should not be stayed until inquest ends (Re an application by Hugh Jordan for Judicial Review)
Published on: 13 March 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Supreme Court rules damages claim should not be stayed until inquest ends (Re an application by Hugh Jordan for Judicial Review)
  • What are the practical implications of the judgment?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the Supreme Court decide?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: Dr Tony McGleenan QC, barrister at the Bar of Northern Ireland, examines the Supreme Court’s decision in Hugh Jordan’s application for Judicial Review that proceedings in which the appellant sought damages for the respondents’ failure to promptly investigate the killing of his son by the Royal Ulster Constabulary should not have been stayed by the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland until after the inquest into the son’s death was concluded. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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