The High Court is considering a legal challenge by the junior doctors against a divisive new contract. It has potential to be one of this Autumn’s key cases in the public law field.
On 11 July 2016, days after the Brexit vote, the Cabinet Office assured us that EU nationals in the UK would retain the same rights as they held prior to the Brexit vote and said: […]
Special Educational Needs (‘SEN’) law can be something of a bureaucratic labyrinth, navigated with equal frustration by parents, carers, young persons and Local Authorities. It often gives rise to unnecessary litigation before the Special Educational Needs […]
Non-UK nationals who commit serious criminal offences are subject to automatic deportation. The Secretary of State must make a deportation order unless it would breach a person’s human rights under the European Convention.  While around 4 out of […]
Immigration is a gift to every jaded journalist in post-factual Brexit Britain. Take some meaningless Home Office statistics from 2004 to 2015, season with quotes from xenophobic mouthpieces and sprinkle over cheap lines about bogus asylum seekers exploiting the UK’s soft-touch immigration system. […]
This time next month, I will be on the Greek Island of Chios to assist with refugee work partnered with the solicitor’s firm Reed Smith and the Greek NGO, Metadrasi. I will be helping to provide legal assistance to refugees on the island, […]
The short but significant Court of Appeal judgment in Secretary of State for the Home Department v Kamara  EWCA Civ 813 concerned an appeal against deportation of a person convicted of serious drug offences who had […]
The Home Office guidance (published on 20 October 2014) contained the wrong test. It is unlawful, imposes a higher test than that contained in the statute  and should not be followed, according to Mr […]