Careers in criminal defence

August 1, 2016

ANTHONY Edwards’ passion for criminal law is evident from the moment one meets him. “I started coming to the office when I was five and never wanted to do anything else. I never have! I can make people agree that it is the best job in the world – because it is.” Anthony’s uncle founded […]

Careers in immigration law

IMMIGRATION solicitors providing access to justice on the front line frequently show “tenacity to fight a system set up against the client”. That’s the perspective of immigration solicitor-advocate Kat Hacker. Immigration cases generally fall into two types. Business immigration involves securing work permits and troubleshooting cases of employees who are migrating for work. Public law […]

Kiarie and out-of-country appeals

July 25, 2016

The Court of Appeal’s recent decision on the cases of Kiarie and Bindloss (see our case note), appears to gloss over the very significant practical difficulties appellants will face when appealing from abroad. In this blog, Jean-Benoit Louveaux, our Head of Administrative Justice, and Laetitia Belsack, a JUSTICE intern, discuss those difficulties. Financial difficulties The […]

Kiarie & Byndloss v Secretary of State for the Home Department

FACTS Kevin Kinyanjui Kiarie (born in Kenya) and Courtney Aloysius Byndloss (Jamaican) were liable to deportation being foreign nationals sentenced to periods of imprisonment of two and three years respectively. They made representations to the Home Office against their deportation based on their right to private and family life (Article 8 of the European Convention […]

PJS (Appellant) v News Group Newspapers Ltd (Respondent)

June 30, 2016

Privacy, private life and the press (Articles 8, 10 ECHR) FACTS PJS is married to YMA and both are well-known public figures. During their marriage, PJS had a sexual relationship with AB and, on one occasion, AB and CD. In January 2016, the Sun on Sunday newspaper notified PJS that it proposed to publish AB’s […]

Tribunal Fees (Asylum and Immigration)

June 6, 2016

The Government proposes to move to ‘full cost recovery’ in immigration and asylum appeals by increasing fees in the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) from £80 to £490 for appeals decided on the papers alone, an increase of just over 512% and from £140 to £800 for appeals decided by way of oral hearing, an increase of […]

JUSTICE launches “What is a Court?”

May 31, 2016

JUSTICE launched its latest ground-breaking report – “What is a Court?” – on 17 May. It comes as Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) plans to reform and revolutionise the estate of court and tribunals buildings. On 11 February, HMCTS announced the closure of 86 courts, while the Chancellor committed in November 2015 more […]

In the cause WF

April 22, 2016

Article 8 ECHR, the protection of privacy in medical records and access to legal aid to fight disclosure. KNOWLEDGE BANK – SCOTS LAW TERMINOLOGY Haver – a body or person holding documents. Commission and diligence – the procedure by which the Court tells a haver to provide to the parties the documents held. Petition – […]

JUSTICE staff share study tips

April 21, 2016

With exam season imminent across the United Kingdom, we at JUSTICE have put our heads together to share our best exam tips! Andrea Coomber, Director PAY ATTENTION Only one tip: read the question slowly to the very end before picking up your pen. After 19 years of formal education, I still failed to do this […]

Julie Bishop

April 14, 2016

Julie is director of the Law Centres Federation, the representative body for the national network of community based law centres. Prior to this, Julie was director of the National Association of Community Legal Centres in Australia and has worked in the legal aid sector in Australia at community level for almost 20 years.     […]