Jehovah’s Witnesses drop application for judicial review

The body that oversees Jehovah’s Witness congregations in Britain has dropped its application for a judicial review of a Charity Commission order.

The move brings to a close a two-and-a-half-year legal dispute between the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Britain and the regulator, which opened a statutory inquiry into the organisation in May 2014 because of safeguarding concerns.