“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: 

Conclusion

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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