All posts by Ben Amunwa

Founder and editor of Lawmostly.com. 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.

New post for freemovement.org on EU children’s rights case in the Upper Tribunal

The Upper Tribunal has taken a significant step forward for the protection of the rights of undocumented EU children in the UK, in the reported case of MS (British citizenship; EEA appeals) Belgium [2019] UKUT 356 (IAC). Read my coverage of the case for freemovement.org.

Exclusive: first glimpse inside the First-tier Tribunal’s digital pilot appeals

Digitisation is coming to the civil justice system in England and Wales. The reform has significant risks and benefits. In this exclusive Q&A, I spoke with a solicitor who has been testing the new system of digital appeals in the immigration Tribunal.

Nobody seems to know what should happen to imaged digital data in civil litigation. Until now.

The High Court has provided much-needed guidance on dealing with the aftermath of Search and Seizure Orders made under the Civil Procedure Rules and how to manage the inspection of imaged digital data in a way that respects privacy, privilege and protects the rights of claimants.

Avoiding real injustices: re-opening finally determined civil appeals

In a rare step, the Court of Appeal has granted an application to re-open an appeal where the judge deciding it did not have the right documents and the appellant had nowhere else to turn for a remedy against a Home Office family visa refusal.

Data-grab by porn company claim farmers blocked by High Court, post-GDPR

In a reported first, a UK court has considered who is a ‘data controller’ and who is a ‘data recipient’ under the GDPR – in a case about illegal downloads of online porn.

NHS boss sacked for airing anti-LGBT beliefs loses discrimination complaints

In an era of identity politics where ‘culture wars’ pit minority groups against one another, how can the Equality Act 2010 achieve fair and balanced outcomes? This case offers some answers.

Exploited migrant worker paid £4.52 per day wins epic Court of Appeal battle against ex-employer

In this judgment, the Court of Appeal gives important guidance on the defence of illegality of contract in the context of the UK’s ‘right to work’ system for non-EU national workers and employees.

🎬 New video with free tips for immigration lawyers ✅

Free tips for UK immigration lawyers in this short video, summarising a key point of procedure on Upper Tribunal appeals following a recent reported case.

Unlawfully detained EU national gets damages after legal challenge blocks removal

Bringing a judicial review claim which is unlikely to be dealt with quickly may render ongoing detention unlawful, according to a Court of Appeal decision.

Appeal highlights record-breaking Gauguin deal gone sour

The art dealers at the centre of a record-breaking private sale of a Gauguin painting for $210 million have won an appeal which confirms their entitlement to a $10 million commission fee, all based on a ‘handshake’ agreement.