We have been informed by Public Interest Lawyers that the hearing and announcement of the outcome of the judicial review due to take place this Wednesday (9th Nov) has been postponed due to issues with QC availability. The hearing and announcement have been provisionally rescheduled for Wednesday 16th November – we will let you know once we receive confirmation of this date. The hearing will be in London, and as before members of the public are welcome to attend – we will share confirmed details once we have them.
This means that the judgement on the appeal lodged by library users in Brent against the negative decision on their JR last month will now be announced first (likely Thursday 10th/Friday 11th). We have been informed that the outcome of this appeal will not impact upon Gloucestershire as the judge in the Gloucestershire/Somerset case has already made his ruling – we are just awaiting public announcement of it.