Further to the previous updates, the hearing took place on the 22 and 23 July 2013. We are confident that we, together with the legal representative acting on behalf of the Secretary of State, put forward a robust case for the legal challenge to be dismissed on all 5 grounds.

Instead of giving judgment at the conclusion of the hearing on the 23 July 2013, the High Court Judge has reserved his judgment, which means it will be given at a later date. He did not provide a timescale for doing so but he did say he would do it as soon as he realistically could.   We expect there to be at least a week delay before we get the judgment.