Tag: Public law

Theresa May argues that her own legislation is absurd. And fails.

Well this is embarrassing. … the Secretary of State’s own department drafted the legislation which she is now saying is anomalous […]

Home Office delay of 9 years ‘critical’ in deportation appeal

When a “foreign criminal” wins an appeal against a deportation order made by the Secretary of State, it’s routine for the […]

End of the line for Article 8 defences in private possession proceedings?

The Supreme Court has just given judgment in the long anticipated case of McDonald (by her litigation friend Duncan J McDonald) v […]

Victim of trafficking wins judicial review against refusal of homeless assistance

A victim of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation should usually be considered vulnerable. More so if they […]

the justice gap: High Court rejects doctors’ challenge over right to a fair trial in disciplinary cases

The justice gap blog have kindly re-posted a re-jigged version of my article about a legal challenge to the fairness […]

How to deal with allegations of bias against immigration judges

When I attend a Tribunal hearing, I usually bring my laptop and charger. And I type almost all the time, religiously. Where […]

Do the new GMC rules breach doctors’ rights to a fair trial?

The short answer is ‘no’, according to the High Court in R (British Medical Association) v The General Medical Council […]

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 […]