‘Curt and unsympathetic’: High Court judge slams adjudicator’s attitude towards pregnant torture claimant during hearing

A torture claim applicant has won a judicial review against the Torture Claims Appeal Board after one of its adjudicators refused to adjourn the hearing even though the claimant was suffering from pregnancy-induced pain. In a judgment handed down on Tuesday, Court of First Instance Judge Amanda Woodcock said, agreeing with the claimant’s counsel, that “the […]