All posts by Ben Amunwa

Founder and editor of Ben is a business and public law barrister with the 36 Group. He gives expert legal advice on employment, immigration and commercial disputes to a wide range of clients.

Unfinished business: the Qatari commercial dispute that landed a Cayman Islands Judge in conflict

This international commercial dispute gave rise to allegations of ‘unconscious bias’ on the part of a Judge of the Cayman Islands Grand Court. The resulting decision highlights that the perception of judicial independence is crucial.

UPDATED: Immigration law time limits cheat sheet

This free and easy resource for individuals and advisors gathers all the common immigration law time limits in one place.

Door open for UK Supreme Court to review the principles of unlawful detention claims

Can a foreign national be lawfully detained even though the decision to remove them from the UK is unlawful? Bizarrely, yes. However, a new case from the Court of Appeal suggests that the UK Supreme Court may need to review this state of affairs.

My Q&A for LexisNexis on Glencore’s legal challenge to £21 million tax bill

New UK government powers seek to hold corporations to account for hiding their profits in offshore tax havens. The Court of Appeal has rejected energy giant Glencore’s legal challenge against a £21 million tax bill.

Home Office discriminated against mentally ill detainee in breach of duty to make reasonable adjustments

This Court of Appeal case shows that thinking outside the box and utilising discrimination legislation can help to address gaps in government policy and procedure.

Happy 2nd anniversary Law, mostly!

It’s time to celebrate! The last 2 years have been quite a ride and I’m looking forward to utilising the blog differently this year. Thanks for making it a great place to be.

Should Judges recuse themselves if they practise in the same chambers as a barrister in the case?

Allegations of bias against Judges are treated with healthy scepticism. But litigators should be alert to complications that can arise when Judges have links to the lawyers in a case. In a recent commercial dispute, the Court of Appeal discussed the right approach to secure fairness and justice.

International students win right to challenge accusations of cheating in the UK

This Court of Appeal judgment affects thousands of international students accused of cheating in English language tests. While it strengthens the right to challenge the Home Office, the fallout is likely to be long-lasting and complicated.

BREAKING: Families of EU Nationals Win Court Battle for Right of Appeal

In a significant blow to the Home Office, the Court of Appeal has found that relatives of EEA nationals were wrongly denied the right of appeal to the immigration tribunal. An important step forward for protecting citizens rights in the UK.

The Supreme Court just overturned the dishonesty test in R v Ghosh. Here’s why.

This high-stakes gambling case makes a significant change to the landscape of criminal, civil fraud and professional misconduct law. It will be of interest to many lawyers, plus students and teachers of law.