In February we reported that a judicial review was sought regarding the policy of the Senior Coroner for Inner North London in applying a “cab rank” rule to burials and refusing to prioritise Jewish and Muslim burials. The hearing took place on 27-28 March 2018 and the judgment was handed down this morning, Adath Yisroel Burial Society v HM Senior Coroner For Inner North London  EWHC 969 (Admin).
The detailed (34pp) judgment concluded:
163. For the reasons we have given this claim for judicial review succeeds on all grounds apart from that based on the public sector equality duty.
164. We will (i) grant a declaration that the current policy is unlawful; and (ii) issue a quashing order to set aside the current policy”.
There is a full note on the judgment here.
[With acknowledgements to Joshua Rozenberg for highlighting the judgment]