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Blog 18 January 2021

Court of Appeal grants permission to appeal to the Appellant in MY (refusal of human rights claim) Pakistan

The Court of Appeal will soon be grappling with the pivotal question as to what constitutes a decision to refuse a human rights claim, so...

Blog 18 December 2020

Court of Appeal today: Government acted unlawfully in barring EU citizens from relying on ‘pre-settled status’ to access benefits, housing

Anyone refused benefits, housing support or similar assistance on the ground that their only right of residence in the UK was pre-settled status should seek...

Blog 10 November 2020

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions operated unlawful policy for years of refusing Universal Credit claims from disabled students: R (Kauser and JL) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (CO/987/2020, 7 October 2020)

A new decision of the High Court has demonstrated that between 2013 and 2020, thousands of disabled students entitled to Universal Credit for essential living...

Blog 23 October 2020

Root and Branch Review of the Parole Board following Judicial Review Claims

The government earlier this week announced a root and branch review of the parole system in England and Wales. This follows a judicial review claim...

Blog 16 October 2020

Category A Oral Hearing Refusal Quashed

In R (Smith) v Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 2712 (Admin) the Administrative Court (Calver J) quashed a decision by the Director of Long-Term...

Blog 13 August 2020

I’m afraid the home has served notice

Options and property owners In the Court of Protection, once a lack of capacity is established, the judge only gets to choose between options that...

Blog 11 August 2020

Successful challenge of Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

The following has been accepted by the Defendants: The Amendment Regulations were unlawful on the basis that the requirement to consult and duty of inquiry...

Blog 22 July 2020

Responsibility of States under International Law to Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, China

Bar Human Rights Committee launches Briefing Paper on the Responsibility of States to the Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims, co-authored by Aarif Abraham

Blog 15 June 2020

Where are my black sisters? The intersection of religion, race and gender in the AAP legal community

As a hijabi AAP lawyer, this area can also be isolating and unwelcoming at times.

Blog 26 April 2020

The Hillsborough Inquests – The Jury Speaks Truth to Power

When we first met the jury panel on 31st March 2014 no one expected that by the end of April 2016 we would still be...

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