5 Essex Court

John-Paul Waite

Call 1995

Public / Administrative

John-Paul has extenisive experience and been involved in some significant cases including in the Supreme Court and House of Lords:

Jamil Ahmed v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 118 – acting for the Government in relation to an assertion that the Claimant was the victim of an “historic injustice” such that he should be granted leave to remain.  

LR v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police [2016] – acting for West Midlands Police in relation to a challenge to a refusal to refer historic rape allegations. 

Sehwerert, McDonnell and Others v Entry Clearance Officer [2016] Imm AR 253 – acting for the Government in relation to a challenge brought by John McDonnell, Jeremy Corbyn and others to the refusal to grant entry clearance to a Cuban national whom they wished to meet in the Houses of Parliament.

Rahman and Others v SSHD [2011] All ER (D) 155 – challenge to withdrawal of policy.

DS Afghanistan v SSHD [2011] EWCA – compatibility of SSHD’s policy on unaccompanied minors with domestic and international law. Opposed by silk and junior. 

Anam v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWCA Civ 1140 – ruling on the extent to which a failure to comply with departmental policy undermined the lawfulness of detention.  Not led and opposed by a silk and junior.