5 Essex Court

Alan Payne

Call 1996

Public / Administrative

Alan has extensive experience in the field of public law demonstrated by the following examples of his cases: 

AB v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 383 – whether a person has to remain within the UK in order to be granted refugee status.

Corbiere & Ors  v Ke Xu (Defendant) & Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 3364 – whether the deportation of a person who had robbed a bank of valuable algorithms breached the banks human rights.

Imam v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 2917 – whether a person who works at a takeaway restaurant can qualify as a chef for the purpose of the Shortage Occupation List.

MM & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 10 – whether the income requirements imposed by the Immigration Rules were lawful.

Secretary of State for the Home Department v SS (Congo) and 5 ors [2016] 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.

TTM v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC Civ 646 – whether the decision to revoke the licence of an educational college was lawful.

AH (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 1003 – whether a serious criminal could through subsequent good behaviour avoid being excluded from protection under the Refugee Convention.

Grenville College London and Birmingham College London v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 1065 – revocation of multiple licences of educational colleges.

Biruk Habte & Ors v. SSHD [2013] EWHC 3295 - whether under Regulation 343/2003 art.16(1) the UK was able to return an illegal entry to first Member State without carrying out an full investigation.

MC (Guinea) & Ors v. SSHD [2013] EWCA 922 – the Court of Appeal gave guidance as to the correct approach to staying cases in circumstances where an appellate judgment was awaited.

AB (Sudan v SSHD [2013] EWCA 921 - the Court of Appeal refused to grant a stay in a category of judicial reviews pending judgment of the Supreme Court on a linked issue.

AR (Iran)) v SSHD [2013] EWCA 778 – it was not open to individual asylum seekers to challenge decisions taken by Member Staets under Directive 2005/85

AH (Algeria) v SSHD [2012] EWCA Civ 395- the Court of Appeal gave guidance as to the meaning of the words “serious crime” for the purposes of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees 1951 (United Nations) art.1F.