October 15, 2020

If the experiences of the political activists who were spied upon by former Special Demonstration Squad (SDS) and National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU) officers have taught us anything it is that covert intelligence methods can offend basic human rights stand...

June 24, 2020

The undercover policing inquiry has set a deadline of 26 June 2020 for written representations from its core participants and from the media about its proposals for hearing evidence from non-state core participants about their experiences of being subject to covert sur...

May 26, 2020

A Review of Kate Pincock, Alexander Betts and Evan Easton-Calabria, The Global Governed? Refugees as Providers of Protection and Assistance, Cambridge University Press, 2020.  154 pp.  £29.99 (PB).  ISBN: 978-1-10881-6700.

“ [f]rom global pandemics to hurrican...

April 27, 2020

On 21 April 2020, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the case of Secretary of State for the Home Department v Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants - the so-called “right to rent” case.  The Court unanimously agreed that the UK Government’s appeal ag...

April 22, 2020

“[t]hose aboard the Windrush...felt they were answering a call from the ‘motherland’ to help her in her time of need after World War Two.  They volunteered and left their homes behind to perform their duty with a sense of optimism and excitement” (Williams’ Review 2020...

April 3, 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force on 25 March (s. 87).  For the next two years at least, it is likely to represent the UK Government’s main legal response to the coronavirus outbreak (s. 89(1) and  s. 90).  Like all legislative texts, the Coronavirus Act does no...

March 4, 2020

For several years now, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has been working toward the design and implementation of a single, centrally administered, examination which all prospective solicitors will be required to sit and pass.  The formal title of this new asse...

January 31, 2020

On 30 January 2020, the Council of the European Union (Council) voted to adopt  the agreement on the withdrawal of the UK and Northern Ireland from the EU (withdrawal agreement).  This followed the approval of the agreement by the European Parliament (EP) on 29 January...

January 9, 2020

Next Tuesday and Wednesday (14 and 15 January 2020), the Court of Appeal is scheduled to hear the government’s challenge against a High Court ruling on the lawfulness of  a key component of the regulatory regime created by the Immigration Act 2014 - the so-called “righ...

December 12, 2019

A Review of Amelia Gentleman, The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment, Guardian Faber, 2019.  320 pp. £18.99 (HB). ISBN: 978-1-78335-184-8.

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