Tag: Public law

How many students has Theresa May deported unlawfully?

Hundreds? Thousands? 48,000? Up to 50,000? It’s not clear.

Good news for students deported on flimsy evidence of fraud

The Independent reports that the Upper Tribunal has found in favour of students who had their leave to remain cancelled […]

The awful truth about the detention of torture survivors in the UK

Torture survivors should not normally be detained by the Home Office. But the awful truth is that they are. Regularly.

the justice gap: New secret evidence rule in immigration tribunal lawful but should ‘almost never be used’

A version of my blog on the secret evidence rule in the Immigration Tribunal was kindly published by the justice gap. […]

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 […]