Category: Public law

Tussle over £10 million Giotto painting ends in stalemate

A £10-million Giotto painting of ‘exceptional cultural and historical importance’ was not lawfully exported from Italy to London, according to the High Court in a judicial review case that arose from a lengthy dispute over the rules on exporting European cultural treasures.

Vulnerable EEA national unlawfully detained by the Home Office, High Court rules

The Home Office has been ordered to release an EEA national who spent over a year in immigration detention, after it emerged that there was no ‘realistic prospect of deporting the claimant within a reasonable period’.

What’s new in the Administrative Court Judicial Review Guide 2018?

Parties to judicial review claims should be familiar with this new Court guide or they could face adverse costs consequences. This post gives you a comparative analysis of the key changes since the 2017 guide.

Good legal writing: tips from an ex-Home Office official

How to write persuasively? How to change your opponent’s views through writing? ‘Edward’ has some interesting answers. He used to defend the Home Office against legal claims. His anonymous feedback on some grounds that I drafted contained some tips on effective written advocacy.

FGM protection orders and immigration tribunal proceedings

The interplay between Family Court applications for Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders and ongoing Immigration Tribunal proceedings has been considered by the High Court in this recent case.

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View exclusive training slides on basic employment rights, the gig economy, the hostile environment and modern slavery, as part of a national public legal education project.

New video interview on trafficking claims with Jamila from ATLEU📹

Watch an exclusive interview with an expert legal aid lawyer on how victims of trafficking and modern slavery can achieve redress through the law.

It’s packed with practical insights on litigation in UK courts and tribunals and real-life success stories. Essential viewing.

New ebook: Supporting Migrant Workers

Download your free employment and immigration law ebook, which includes a detailed guide to migrant workers’ rights, the gig economy and modern slavery claims.

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.