Initially, he is seeking £30,000 but will need £125,000 to bring the case to court. Simon Dolan, who owns Jota Aviation which has been delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to the NHS, applied to the High Court for a judicial review of the lockdown. 11 The Claimant is an entrepreneur who owns fully or partially owns a number of UK businesses which combined employ a total of around 600 people. 'That freedom is an important one in a democratic society,' he said. British oldies claim the lockdown is anti-oldie, yet denied others like cancer victims and AIDS victims are also stuck in home quarantine. He sold the firm in 2014. The accounting boss also owns a charter airline company, Jota Aviation, which has been delivering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the NHS from abroad. Simon Dolan, who owns Jota Aviation, said he received an unsatisfactory response to his challenge over the legality of the lockdown two weeks ago. Why are we prevaricating? He believes that the government should reopen schools and allow groups of up to 100 people to meet up. 'In those, possibly unique, circumstances, there is no realistic prospect that a court would find that regulations adopted to reduce the opportunity for transmission by limiting contact between individuals was disproportionate. In his judgment, he said that in the 'possibly unique' circumstances of the global pandemic it would be 'impossible' for the court to find the measures 'disproportionate'.Â, Mr Dolan said the ruling was 'incredibly disappointing' and said lawyers were looking into the possibility of an appeal.Â, The ruling comes after lawyers representing Mr Dolan, who was pursuing the case with others, argued that, while measures introduced in March to combat the virus are being eased 'to some extent', they are still 'unlawful and disproportionate'.Â, Mr Dolan's barrister, Philip Havers QC, told the hearing: 'The claimants are seeking permission to challenge the most sweeping and far-reaching invasion of fundamental rights in England since World War Two, if not before, imposed in March, in response to the outbreak of coronavirus. 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The Government opposed the claim and argued that Mr Dolan's case was not open to legal challenge. A businessman worth £142 million is launching a legal challenge against the government over the coronavirus lockdown. Dolan has told the government he will abandon the legal challenge if the government introduces less draconian restrictions. The firm, which has a contract to deliver PPE to the NHS, is based at Southend Airport. Simon Dolan, who is worth £141 million, is crowdfunding his legal case against the government, Millionaire aviation tycoon Simon Dolan, pictured in 2011 with his wife Sabrina Simon, has put the government on notice that he will seek a judicial review of the government’s decision to impose the Covid-19 lockdown. Simon Dolan, 50, who owns … The tycoon’s first High Court appeal to overturn the government’s ‘sweeping’ lockdown measures was thrown out by a judge. Titan Airways is a British charter airline founded in 1988 and based at London Stansted Airport.The carrier specialises in short notice ACMI and wet lease operations as well as ad-hoc passenger and cargo charter services to tour operators, corporations, governments and the sports and entertainment sectors. ‘The lockdown has and will lead to devastating economic impact (massive unemployment, tax increases, closure of businesses, reduced tax receipts etc) It has, and will lead to far more deaths from suicide, undiagnosed conditions, untreated conditions – indeed far more than would have been potentially saved by the lockdown. But he said that it 'would not be right' to reach a conclusion on the issue without giving both parties the opportunity to make further submissions. Jota Aviation is a British specialist charter airline based at London Southend Airport, United Kingdom, and with the related Jota Sport, Jota Design and Jota Historic divisions, forms the Jota Group. MailOnline has approached Mr Dolan and the Department of Health for a comment. JOTA Aviation will be the first commercial operator based out of Biggin Hill, which caters primarily to the business charter market. Proof the Pfizer Covid vaccine works in the real world? In the court papers, Mr Dolan, who is based in Monaco with his wife Sabrina and sons Enzo and Bowie, claimed that only 253 people under the age of 60 with no pre-existing health conditions had died of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. 'Billions have been wiped off a previously healthy economy and millions of people are now out of work because of the lockdown. In 2010, Dolan and his racing team were stars of the documentary 'Journey to Le Mans'.Â, Mr Dolan is based in Monaco with his wife Sabrina and sons Enzo and Bowie.Â. Play it now. A Monaco-based aviation tycoon worth £141million is suing the government over the Covid-19 lockdown describing it as ‘draconian’ and ‘wrecking the economy’. His company, Jota Aviation Ltd has in recent weeks made numerous flights to transport vital PPE equipment for NHS healthcare professionals and to repatriate British people stranded abroad, as well The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. In a ruling at the High Court on Monday, Mr Justice Lewis refused permission for a full hearing of the challenge. Simon Dolan is a campaigner and businessman who owns or part-owns 10 UK businesses including Jota Aviation and Jota Sport Further reading 5 best ideas to start a … Simon Dolan, 50, who owns aircraft charter business Jota Aviation has put Health Secretary Matt Hancock on notice of his intention to sue the government, claiming the lockdown measures are breaching human rights. Simon Dolan (pictured with his wife Sabrina), who according to the Sunday Times Rich List is worth £200 million, claimed the rules are costing the economy £2.5billion each day and were beyond the Government's powers, Multimillionaire Simon Dolan raised more than £200,000 through crowdfunding in order to launch the claim against Health Secretary Matt Hancock (right) and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson (left) over the regulations - imposed in March following the outbreak of Covid-19, In a ruling at the High Court (pictured) on Monday, Mr Justice Lewis refused permission for a full hearing of the challenge. 'Â, The tycoon, pictured at his Buckinhamshire home with wife Sabrina in 2011, claims regulations are costing £2.5bn a day, Simon Dolan owns aircraft charter business Jota Aviation, which is based at Southend Airport. Simon Dolan, who owns Jota Aviation, said he received an unsatisfactory response to his challenge over the legality of the lockdown in a “letter before action” sent two weeks ago, The Guardian reported. Businessman Simon Dolan says ministers must disclose science behind lockdown Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mr Dolan also owns Jota Aviation, a chartered airline based at Southend Airport, although his most recent business venture is perhaps less adventurous. ‘His company, Jota Aviation has in recent weeks made numerous flights to transport vital PPE equipment for NHS healthcare professionals and to repatriate British people stranded abroad, as well as flying daily for the Italian Post Office to help keep their goods moving.’. Britain will inevitably suffer 'big' Covid-19 outbreaks if... Boohoo shares tumble 25% wiping £1.3 billion of value as... Farm Heroes Saga, the #4 Game on iTunes. In 2014, he won Le Mans with team-mates Harry Tincknell and Oliver Turvey. But the senior judge added: 'The context in which the restrictions were imposed, however, was of a global pandemic where a novel, highly infectious disease capable of causing death was spreading and was transmissible between humans. A Monaco-based aviation tycoon worth £141million is suing the government over the Covid-19 lockdown describing it as ‘draconian’ and ‘wrecking the economy’. It is unprecedented and it would have been a brave Boris to say “no, we are not going to do that”, but it has gone on too long now, and we need to lift it or loosen it. We also face a cancer, NHS waiting list and mental health crisis as a result of it. He was then known as 'Twitter Dragon'.Â. ' Â.  Mr Havers argued that the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 are 'still unlawful and disproportionate' and 'still far from being the least restrictive steps available to the Government'. He and his lawyers intend to go to the High Court to seek permission for an urgent judicial review of the background to the lockdown imposed on March 23. Simon Dolan, who owns Jota Aviation, said he received an unsatisfactory response to his challenge over the legality of the lockdown in a “letter before action” sent two weeks ago. In court papers, Government lawyers argued that lockdown measures have been taken to protect the public and save lives, and that the situation has changed since Mr Dolan's claim was first issued. We operate our own fleet of aircraft, and provide licensed and professional services to a wide range of private and public sector customers. 'It is for all these reasons and dozens more that lockdown simply cannot be allowed to happen again.'. Simon Dolan, 50, who owns aircraft charter business Jota Aviation has put Health Secretary Matt Hancock on notice of his intention to sue the government, claiming the lockdown measures are breaching human rights. 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Simon Dolan, whose Jota Aviation company has been delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to the NHS, is seeking a judicial review over … ‘By forcing people to stay at home, and forcing businesses to close, they are, we believe, in contravention of basic Human Rights offered under English Law, that of the right to enjoy your property peacefully. Simon Dolan, who owns Jota Aviation, had launched High Court bid against rules He said the 'disproportionate' rules were costing the economy £2.5billion a … So far, the crowdfunding effort has raised almost £28,000 of the £30,000 target from 815 pledges. The threatened judicial review claims the government’s ongoing lockdown will kill more people than it will save by preventing the spread of Covid-19. ‘We believe that the Govt has acted illegally and disproportionately over the COVID 19 lockdown and we are taking action. ‘It is vital that the frightening restrictions to our liberties are carefully thought through.Every life lost is a tragedy. ‘But we have seen other nations deal with the pandemic effectively without such draconian measures.’. The last BAe 146-200 operated in Europe, the 34.9-year-old quadjet was ferried from London Southend to Cranfield, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows.Its last revenue flight was on August 9, 2020. JOTA Aviation (ENZ, London Southend) retired its last BAe 146-200, G-SMLA (msn E2047), on October 22, 2020 . A Monaco-based aviation tycoon worth £141million is suing the government over the Covid-19 lockdown describing it as ‘draconian’ and ‘wrecking the economy’. He said his firm had made 'numerous flights to transport vital PPE equipment for NHS healthcare professionals and to repatriate British people stranded abroad, as well as flying daily for the Italian Post Office to help keep their goods moving'. RVL is an aviation services provider with a wide range of capabilities. It’s like the government is now keeping this going to justify their original decision, whereas what they should do is say we did this and now we are doing something different.’, Mr Dolan added: ‘It’s not storming the city halls with guns like in America, but British people have done their bit, made their sacrifices but life has to go on and it’s going to be really hard for years to come.’. ‘Too many people are losing their jobs; people can’t get cancer treatment, there is suicide, domestic violence. Failure to do so will result in an application for disclosure if proceedings have to be issued.’. The firm, which has a contract to deliver PPE to … He and his lawyers intend to go to the high court to seek permission for an urgent judicial review of the background to the lockdown imposed on 23 March. Aviation tycoon seeks judicial review of the Covid-19 lockdown, CNN reporter forces Madison Cawthorn, 25, to admit there was NO voter fraud, Surge of Student Suicides Pushes Las Vegas Schools to Reopen, Man Threatened to Assassinate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Officials Say, Bombing at California Church Known for Its Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Simon then went on to founder Jota Aviation with current CEO Andy Green. Published: 08:05 BST, 2 May 2020 | Updated: 08:32 BST, 2 May 2020. According to the 22-page legal letter sent to Matt Hancock: ‘We represent Simon Dolan, an entrepreneur who owns fully or partially 10 UK businesses which combined employ a total of around 600 people. 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Aside from accountancy, he has invested in PHA Group Ltd, Oneserve, Jota Aviation, BajaBoard, Coast Autonomous and Jota Sport. Simon Dolan, who owns Jota Aviation, said he received an unsatisfactory response to his challenge over the legality of the lockdown in a “letter before action” sent two weeks ago. The tycoon, from Essex, left school at 16 and started doing people’s accounts after putting an advert in a local paper. On the fundraising campaign behind the challenge, Mr Dolan added: 'This legal campaign is not only mine but that of the 6,500 people who donated more than £200,000 to crowdfund the action. As well as cargo flights, it does VIP transport and charters. New study by Boston researchers says you can blame it on your ethnicity. 'There was a legal duty to review the restrictions periodically and to end the restrictions if they were no longer necessary to achieve the aim of reducing the spread and the incidence of coronavirus. Experts say that... 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