Tag: Public law

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.

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.

New settled status for EU citizens in the UK (somewhat) clarified

A cautious welcome is appropriate to the government’s new documents on #citizensrights of the 3 million EU nationals in the UK. It remains to be seen how the new system will live up to aspirations.

Separate, but (un)equal? How gender-based segregation in co-ed faith schools unlawfully discriminates

The Court of Appeal has found that separating male and female pupils in a co-ed faith school directly discriminates against each child under equalities law. This case could have far-reaching implications for educators and employers.

Government admits policy change led to unlawful detention of hundreds of torture victims

As reported in the Guardian, the UK government admitted to unlawfully detaining hundreds of claimed victims of torture under its new policy, which was supposed to reduce the number of vulnerable persons held in immigration detention.

The 7 year rule: immigration law resources for families with children

Lots of you are searching for the ‘7 year rule’: a Home Office concession relating to children who have lived continuously in the UK for 7 years. Here are my top 7 posts on the topic, all in one place.

Bye-bye Sala? Relatives of EEA nationals score victory as Court overturns decision that denied them appeal rights

Exclusive update from Rajiv Sharma of the 36 Group on a major case that has overturned the Upper Tribunal judgment in Sala which denied appeal rights to extended family members of EEA nationals.

Home Office to pay indemnity costs for defying High Court orders

A High Court judge has expressed “deep concern” at Amber Rudd’s failure to release and accommodate a vulnerable, claimed victim of torture from immigration detention, in breach of several Court orders.