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Court of Appeal grants Emma Harris permission to appeal and finds it arguable that the Secretary of State for the Home Department breached her duty under Article 22 of the Procedures Directive

Ms Harris’s client (the Appellant) is a Sri Lankan national who had claimed asylum in the UK on the basis of his fear of the Sri Lankan authorities because of his previous association with the Tamil Tigers or “LTTE”. Although the Sri Lankan civil war ended in 2009, it is known and accepted by the…

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Akinyemi v Secretary of State for the Home Department (No 2): the public interest in deporting foreign national offenders

Rudolph Spurling analyses the recent Court of Appeal case of Akinyemi v Secretary of State for the Home Department (No 2) [2019] EWCA Civ 2098. Introduction This was an appeal by a foreign national offender against the Secretary of State’s decision to make a deportation order against him because of his criminal record. In recent…

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Upper Tribunal grants Amarjit Seehra’s client permission to bring judicial review

The Upper Tribunal has granted Amarjit Seehra‘s client permission to bring judicial review proceedings against the Secretary of State for the Home Department after she made the decision to refuse the client’s fresh claim on asylum and human rights grounds. The Upper Tribunal noted the low threshold in relation to arguability and also determined that…

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Nadeem Aullybocus represents former Senior Advisor to Prime Minister of Mauritius in long-running Aiding and Abetting case

Since October 2015, Nadeem Aullybocus has been Senior Defence Counsel to a former Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Mauritius. The Advisor has been charged with aiding and abetting the Chairman of the Mauritius Ports Authority. The Chairman is accused of taking bribes from a Dutch company called Boskalis International B.V, which specialises in…

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Mind over disciplinary matters – Supreme Court clarifies rules of attribution in unfair dismissal cases

The Supreme Court handed down judgment this morning in Royal Mail Group Limited v Jhuti [2019] UKSC 55 (press summary), a case in which Matt Jackson appeared as junior counsel for Ms Jhuti. Matt has represented her for the past two years. The Supreme Court’s decision was unanimous. Lord Wilson, with whom all the other…

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Rehana Popal wins Barrister of the Year Award at the 2019 Inspirational Women in Law Awards

10KBW Chambers is delighted to announce that Rehana Popal was chosen as the 2019 ‘Barrister of the Year’. The award was presented at the First 100 Years ‘Inspirational Women in Law’ Awards on 19 November 2019 at a special awards ceremony at London County Hall. The Inspirational Women in Law Awards seek to identify women…

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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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