“Cab rank” burial policy quashed

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  [2018] 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]

Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "“Cab rank” burial policy quashed" in Law & Religion UK, 27 April 2018, https://lawandreligionuk.com/2018/04/27/cab-rank-burial-policy-quashed/

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