5 Essex Court

Emma Price

Call 2007

Public / Administrative

Emma’s public law practice encompasses judicial review claims across a range of areas, including prisons, policing, inquests, health and social care, asylum, immigration and education.

Emma regularly advises and is instructed by central government departments, police forces, public bodies and functional public authorities, as well as local authorities.

Notable cases include:

R (Scarfe & ors) v (1) Governor of HMP Woodhill (2) Secretary of State for Justice [2017] EWHC 1194 (Admin).  Instructed on behalf of the Secretary of State for Justice and the Governor of HMP Woodhill (led by James Strachan QC).  Challenge alleging systemic breach of article 2 in the context of suicide and self-harm prevention in prison, dismissed by the Divisional Court.

R (A and B) v (1) Secretary of State for Education (2) Central Bedfordshire Council Local Education Authority (3) Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police (4) Secretary of State for the Home Department.  Instructed on behalf of the LEA in this challenge to the lawfulness of the guidance issued in respect of the “Prevent duty”, conferred on specified authorities by section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, which included claims of breach of the claimants’ article 8, 9, 10 and 14 rights.

R (Luke Griffin) v Secretary of State for the Home Department.  Instructed on behalf of the Secretary of State in this challenge to the Secretary of State’s decision to depart from a recommendation made by the Parole Board as to the claimant’s categorisation as a prisoner.

R (Muhammad Jawar Abbassi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department.  Instructed on behalf of the Secretary of State in this challenge to the decision to classify “print and send” immigration applications as applications made by post, as opposed to applications made online, for the purposes of paragraphs 34 of the Immigration Rules.

R (Sherika Sharon Taylor & Abigail Owusu-Akyeaw) v Secretary of State for the Home Department.  Instructed on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Home Department in this challenge to the Secretary of State’s retrospective application of the Immigration Rules that came into force on 9 July 2012 to the Claimants’ immigration applications.