Alan’s practice encompasses public law challenges brought against a wide range of public authorities; ranging from the Security Services, to other Government Departments, the Police, Local Authorities, and Inquiry Chair/Coronial decisions
Recent cases include: -
R(Applicant) v (1) G (2) H & Secretary of State for the Home Department (Intervener)  EWHC 1036 - challenge to the legal test applied in determining disclosure of confidential asylum material into family law proceedings.
Foreign & Commonwealth Office, (2) Sasha Wise QC) v M(1) Martin Wasama (2) Claire Gannon & Speaker of the House of Commons (Intervener)  EWCA Civ 142 – challenge to the decision of an Inquiry chaired by Sasha Wise QC into alleged abuse on St Helena.
Hemmati & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 2019 – challenge to the lawfulness of the detention under EU law of those subject to transfer to other EU Member States.
G4S Care and Justice Services Ltd v Dawn Luke (Suing on behalf of and as Administrator of the Estate of Dean)  EWHC 1648 – Article 2 damages claim by the estate of a prisoner who had died while in prison after taking a mixture of prescribed and illicit drugs.
SHU (2) E v Secretary of State for the Health and Social Care & (2) Secretary of State for the Home Departments  EWHC 3569: – challenge to the lawfulness of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015.
R(Applicant) v (1) G (2) H & Secretary of State for the Home Department (Intervener) [2019 EWHC 1509: - challenge to the legal test to be applied in determining disclosure of asylum material in Hague Convention abduction proceedings.
Pathan v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 2103 – principles applicable to determining procedural/substantive fairness for foreign employees whose employer loses its licence to sponsor foreign nationals. Judgment from the Supreme Court awaited.
FE v YE & Secretary of State for the Home Department (Intervener)  2 WLR 200 – whether a claim for asylum made by an abducted child prevented their return under the Hague Convention.
Corbiere & Ors v Ke Xu (Defendant) & Secretary of State for the Home Department (Intervener)  EWHC 112 (Ch) – a restraining order sought under Article 6 ECHR to prevent the defendant in civil proceedings from leaving the UK until the end of proceedings to recover millions fraudulently obtained by defendant.
Supawan v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 2918 – challenge to the criteria in the Shortage Occupation List applicable to chefs who can work in the restaurant industry.
E7 (an officer of the MPS) v Chairman of the Inquiry into the death of Azelle Rodney and various interested parties  EWHC 452 - challenge to the Inquiry Chairman’s report
TTM v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC Civ 646 – challenge to revocation of the licence of an educational college.
Grenville College London and Birmingham College London v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1065 – challenge revocation of multiple licences of educational colleges.