Tag: Public law

New guidance on “deport first, appeal later” powers

New guidance is now available on the government’s “deport first, appeal later” policy and powers. The old guidance was deemed […]

Birmingham leaves hundreds of SEN children in the lurch

Transfers from primary to secondary school can be a worrying time for parents. More so when their children have special educational […]

the justice gap: Supreme Court strengthens protection of mentally ill trapped in detention

The Justice Gap blog have kindly published an updated version of my post about the detention of mentally ill persons […]

When should persons with severe mental illnesses be released from immigration detention?

Indefinite immigration detention can have a disastrous effect on mental health. In 2015 alone, there was an average of one […]

the justice gap: Tripoli papers and the failure of our justice system to hold government to account

My latest article is in the Justice Gap blog today. It’s about the High Court’s recent judgment in a case concerning […]

What’s the right approach to Article 8 in ‘foreign criminal’ deportation cases?

Where a foreign national is convicted of an offence and sentenced to at least 4 years imprisonment, the government must make […]

Full judgment in Theresa May’s student fraud scandal

[UPDATE: the Upper Tribunal has now published this case. It is available here, as SM and Ihsan Qadir v Secretary of […]

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.