Tooth and lies: assessing the age of lone refugee children

A Tory MP has called for child refugees from the Calais camp to be subjected to dental x-rays to determine their ages. Here’s why dentists and judges disagree.


Brexit Survival Guide: Permanent Residence applications for EU nationals and their families

Nobody knows what immigration control will look like after a potential Brexit in March 2019 and what consequences may follow. But EU nationals in the UK can and should take steps to protect their status.


Could Brexit become the UK’s largest ever violation of human rights?

A ‘hard’ Brexit potentially threatens the rights of millions of EU nationals to live, work, study and retire in the UK.


Event: Migration in ‘hostile environments’ – a 36 Immigration Forum

As the prospect of a ‘hard’ Brexit looms, join barristers from 36 Immigration to discuss the coming changes to immigration enforcement, the rights of EEA nationals and EU refugee policy.


Did Jeremy Hunt act illegally by forcing a new contract on junior doctors?

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.


New Home Office guidance on adults ‘at risk’ in immigration detention

New Home Office guidance on the detention of vulnerable adults comes into force today. [1] Read it here.


EU citizens aren’t “bargaining chips” in Brexit negotiations, warns Home Affairs Select Committee

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: […]


I’m supposed to be on holiday. So what am I doing writing this?

La Concha, Spain. A photo posted by Ben Amunwa (@benamunwa) on Sep 6, 2016 at 5:13am PDT   I’m away on holiday this week with my family. We’re in Spain. Ironically, this has led to me blogging […]


When is it ‘necessary’ for a child with SEN to be given an EHC Plan?

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 […]


How should Judges weigh the public interest in applications to revoke a deportation order?

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. [1] While around 4 out of […]