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The Upper Tribunal considers whether death or torture is the “greater harm”

Emma Harris appeared for the asylum claimant in this unusual appeal by the Home Office in which the Home Office was forced to agree that in order for their appeal to succeed they would have to argue that death is a “greater harm” than torture and that a person could be expected to submit to…

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Court of Appeal grants Sara Anzani permission to appeal in 20 year route private life case

The Court of Appeal has granted Sara Anzani permission to appeal in a long running immigration law private life case. Sara, instructed by Nag Law, represents a client who qualified for Indefinite Leave to Remain under the 20 year route. The Court of Appeal has granted permission on two grounds: “(1) it is arguable that…

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James Bogle succeeds in contempt proceedings in the High Court acting for the Claimants

James Bogle, senior civil practitioner at 10 King’s Bench Walk, succeeded in contempt proceedings in a commercial case in the High Court acting for the Claimants, led by Mark Heywood QC of 5 King’s Bench Walk. The Respondent was found in breach of five court orders restraining, among other things, disparagement of the Claimants and…

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Ian Beeby Called to the Bar of Ireland

Chambers congratulates Ian Beeby on being called to the Bar of Ireland. Ian is now authorised to receive instructions and appear at hearings in Irish courts at every level.

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Robert Parkin appears in Court of Appeal case on immigration appeal rights

Robert acted for the Claimant in the Court of Appeal challenging a decision by the First Tier Tribunal striking out an appeal against a decision of the Secretary of State refusing his Article 8 claim for lack of jurisdiction. The Claimant had made an out-of-time human rights claim no right of appeal under the rules…

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Emma Harris Has Findings of Deception Set Aside in the Upper Tribunal

Emma Harris this week successfully had set aside and remade in the Appellant’s favour, the decision of a First-Tier Tribunal Judge who had wrongly found as a matter of fact that, as both parents of a child were Indian Nationals, it followed automatically that the two children born in the UK must have been Indian…

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First-Tier Success for Emma Harris on behalf of an Adult Dependent Relative

An elderly Adult Dependent Relative represented by Emma Harris, instructed by Nag Law Solicitors, has been successful in her appeal against the refusal of her claim to join her son in the UK. In this case, perhaps unusually, it was possible to show that although the Appellant’s sponsor was capable of supporting her and looking…

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Matt Jackson appears in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court heard the case of Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti on 12th and 13th June 2019. Matt Jackson was junior counsel for the Appellant (Ms Jhuti) led by Seán Jones QC. The case related to the law of attribution, and when, in the context of unfair dismissal, an employee’s motivations are attributed…

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