Isaac practices in judicial review, immigration & asylum, human rights & civil liberties, education, and community care.
He is equally comfortable in first-instance tribunals fighting for individual clients and acting in complex interdisciplinary matters in the senior courts. He has already appeared in the Court of Appeal on multiple occasions and is currently instructed on the Rwanda litigation in the Supreme Court.
Isaac is also aware of the demands placed on solicitors through several years of experience as a paralegal. As a result, he is adept at helping his instructing solicitors in whatever way they need to ensure their cases run smoothly.
This applies to legal aid clients and to private clients, where Isaac has substantial experience of complex High Net Worth asylum claims and of providing advice on immigration status and nationality.
Isaac has a strong background in immigration law, with a number of successes in asylum, deportation, and human rights appeals, and public law challenges to fresh claim decisions and urgent removals. He has particular experience in deportation, including where there is an EU law element.
Whoever his client is, Isaac is always keen to work with his instructing solicitor from the earliest stages of a case to help with evidence preparation and negotiation with the Home Office. He is adept at building relationships and trust with vulnerable clients who have suffered torture or trafficking, and also has experience of contentious political asylum claims, including for High Net Worth clients.
Isaac’s public law work is at the heart of his multi-disciplinary practice, where he is able to cut through the factual and legal complexity to get at the core issue and offer clear strategic guidance in complex cases. Isaac regularly accepts judicial review instructions in the areas of immigration law, unlawful detention, and community care.
His notable cases include the Rwanda litigation, CR v The Lord Chancellor in the High Court and Court of Appeal ( EWCA Civ 717), and F v Surrey County Council  EWHC 980 (Admin). He has also been instructed in successful challenges in the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC).
Isaac has successfully represented a number of clients in civil actions against the police and prisons, including several cases involving unlawful strip searches. He also accepts instructions in inquests and parole board hearings. Isaac is well aware of the sensitivity and gravity of these matters for professional and lay clients.
Recent notable instructions include the judicial review against the government’s Rwanda removals scheme, a successful challenge to the Home Office’s policy in respect of visas for the family members of Afghans hired by the British army, and an ongoing challenge to the legal aid means regulations.