Carl Sargeant’s widow wins high court bid to challenge inquiry into his sacking

Cloisters’ Sheryn Omeri, led by Nathalie Lieven QC, instructed by Hudgell Solicitors, today obtained permission from the Administrative Court (Mr. Justice Supperstone) for the widow of the late Carl Sargeant AM to seek judicial review of the procedure by which an Investigation into the Welsh First Minister’s removal of Mr. Sargeant from office would take place. The matter has been reported extensively in the press.

It is said by Mrs. Sargeant that the procedure (set out in an Operational Protocol) lacks independence as it was determined by the First Minister himself, who is the very subject of the Investigation.

The full hearing of Mrs. Sargeant’s application for judicial review will be heard by a Divisional Court sitting in Cardiff in January 2019.