Alan has significant experience in this area with notable expertise in immigration, asylum and deportation related matters. Notable examples of his work include:
MM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 797 – whether a criminal with a serious medical condition could be deported to a country where he might not have access to medication needed to treat his condition (and thus pose a risk of further crimes).
BL (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 357 – whether the public interest in deporting a criminal was outweighed by the interests of his children.
Secretary of State for the Home Department v SS (Congo) and 5 ors  1 All ER 706 – the correct approach to determining Article 8 applications by family members who did not meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules.
Drammeh v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 2754 – whether the immigration detention of person on hunger strike was unlawful after his health had significantly deteriorated.
Tabrizagh & 5 Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1914 – multiple claims brought be asylum seekers trying to establish an entitlement to an in-country right of appeal on human rights grounds against their removal to Italy.
MB & Ors v SSHD  EWHC 123 - the Court held that asylum seekers could be lawfully returned to Malta.
EM (Eritrea) v SSHD  EWCA Civ 395 – the Court of Appeal confirmed that individuals could only challenge their transfers to other Member States on Article 3 ECHR if they could establish systemic deficiencies in the receiving state.
ED (Ghana) v SSHD  EWCA Civ 39 - a person present who had been convicted of various offences, was unable to rely on the test in Maslov v Austria (1638/03)  1 F.C.R. 707, where his presence in the UK was and had been unlawful.