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Press release: TransActual issue urgent court proceedings

In partnership with the Good Law Project, today (18th June 2024), TransActual alongside an anonymous trans young person acting as Second Claimant have issued court proceedings against the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. This is in respect of her recent order to ban the provision of puberty blockers to young trans people.

Russell-Cooke solicitors and senior barristers David Lock KC, Jason Coppel KC, Rob Harland and Charles Bishop are acting on the legal challenge to the ban. We have applied for an urgent judicial review asking that the courts quash the ban on the grounds that the legislation is unlawful.

Chay Brown, Director for Healthcare, said: “We have asked for an urgent hearing that will seek to quash the ban.

“It is clear that this ban is having a devastating – and harmful – impact on young trans people and we do not believe that waiting is an option.

“Having reviewed the case, and the arguments put forward by the secretary of state, we continue to be of the opinion that this ban was not properly introduced.”

To contribute to the legal fund for this action, please go to the crowdfunding page established by the Good Law Project.

Further information:

You can read the pre-action letter here

Contact jane fae at press@transactual.org.uk for press requests or additional information.

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