The Court of Appeal’s judgment on the “insurmountable obstacles” test

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The Court of Appeal’s judgment on the “insurmountable obstacles” test


The Court of Appeal (The Masters of the Rolls, Asplin LJ and Leggatt LJ) hands down its judgment in Lal v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Zane Malik Date

Professional Standards Authority v (1) Health and Care Professions Council, (2) Woods [2019] EWHC 2819 (Admin)


The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (“PSA”) brought an appeal under section 29 of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (“the 2002… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Alexis Hearnden Date

Assessing the lawfulness of detention – Gasztony v SSHD


Jennifer Thelen represented the Secretary of State in this challenge to detention brought by a person suffering from autism spectrum disorder.  The judgment considers the proper approach to be taken… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Jennifer Thelen Date

Upper Tribunal’s judgment in Tier 1 (Investor) Migrant Family Members Judicial Review claim


The Upper Tribunal hands down the judgment in R (AUMAS and MAMAS) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] UKAITUR JR054662018 and dismisses the Judicial Review claim brought… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Zane Malik Date

Vikram Sachdeva QC succeeds in proving judge wrong to recuse himself


In Akers v Kirkland Ltd [2019] EWHC 2176 (QB) Mr Justice Waksman held that a district judge had been wrong to partially accede to the Respondent’s application that he recuse… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Vikram Sachdeva QC Date

OH (ALGERIA) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (2019)


Rory Dunlop QC was instructed by the Government Legal Department in the successful dismissal of an appeal by an Algerian national. The appellant Algerian national appealed against a decision of… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Rory Dunlop QC Date

High Court’s judgment on detention, state support and bail accommodation


The High Court handed down the judgment in AT (Guinea) v Secretary of the State for the Home Department and First Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) [2019] EWHC 2709 (Admin)…. Read more »

CategoryNews Author Zane Malik Date

Court of Appeal’s judgment on interpretation of Article 1C(5) of the Refugee Convention and Rule 339A(v)


The Court of Appeal (McCombe LJ, Leggatt LJ and Baker LJ) handed down its judgment in Secretary of State for the Home Department v KN (DRC) [2019] EWCA Civ 1665… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Zane Malik Date

Judgment in major SEN funding challenge


On Monday 7 October 2019 judgment was handed down in the case of R (Simone and others) v Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Education. Following a… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Jenni Richards QC, Katherine Barnes Date

Vikram Sachdeva QC and Nicola Kohn win the right to continued ventilation for Tafida Raqeeb


This morning Mr. Justice MacDonald handed down judgment in two claims made in a 5 day hearing in September. In the judicial review claim the judge made a finding that… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Vikram Sachdeva QC, Nicola Kohn Date

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