Category: Public law

Secret evidence in the Immigration Tribunal is lawful but dodgy, says High Court

Fair, open justice has deep roots in the English legal system. But the Immigration Act 2014 and other measures have […]

How not to do disclosure: a government lawyer’s guide 

The High Court has made scathing criticisms of government lawyers who failed to comply with their disclose obligations in a […]

A very long detention…

Grzegorz Machnikowski v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 54 (Admin) This is a peculiar case. The […]

Supreme Court rules on ‘social cleansing’ case

The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that controversial out-of-borough housing placements for homeless persons may be unlawful where decision makers fail to follow statutory […]

The battle of Balcombe: legal challenge to fracking dismissed

[This article first appeared in the Nottingham Law Society’s February 2015 Bulletin. I’ve re-posted it here for reference.] Hydraulic fracturing, (or […]