Free Webinar - Immigration Detention Update: 2023 in Review

Tuesday 30 January 2024, 1-2pm


This webinar was brought to you by the Garden Court Chambers Immigration and Civil Liberties Team.

Date: Tuesday 30 January 2024
Time: 1-2pm
Venue: Online  
Areas of Law: Immigration Detention, Asylum and Deportation , Immigration Law , Immigration Detention Civil Claims , Civil Liberties and Human Rights

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This webinar reviewed the key developments in the law of immigration detention in 2023, covering legislation, policy and case law.

Speaker Profiles

Greg Ó Ceallaigh, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
Greg specialises in human rights, asylum and immigration, civil and public law. He is ranked in the Chambers UK Bar Guide 2023 and the Legal 500 2023 for immigration. Greg has over 15 years' experience in immigration law and has acted in all kinds of matters ranging from the most complex asylum and human rights claims to Tier 1 Investor cases. Greg is highly experienced in immigration detention work and has represented detainees in detention claims at every level from the Administrative Court to the Supreme Court (including Fardous v SSHD [2015] EWCA Civ 92, R (Sathanantham) v SSHD [2016] 4 WLR 128 and R (on the application of) (Hemmati) v SSHD  [2019] UKSC 56), as well as in civil actions for false imprisonment both in the County Court and the Queen's Bench Division.

Eva Doerr, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
Eva specialises in all areas of public and human rights law, with a focus on immigration and asylum law and challenges based on the Equality Act. Eva is a specialist in all areas of immigration law including family, asylum, deportation, detention, nationality and trafficking. She has experience in and a particular interest in complex Judicial Review challenges. Eva regularly appears before immigration tribunals and the Administrative Court and has particular expertise in retained EU law post-Brexit and refugee family reunions in Europe. She has also drafted Practice Notes on the EU Settlement Scheme for Lexis Nexis and Thompson Reuters Practical Law.

Alex Schymyck, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
Alex is a public law and civil liberties barrister. He accepts instructions in Administrative and Public Law, Immigration, Community Care, Mental Health and Actions Against the Police. Alex acts in judicial review and civil claims challenging immigration detention, mental health detention and police detention. Alex is committed to protecting the rights of vulnerable detainees and was instructed on the Brook House Inquiry. Alex is also frequently instructed in urgent judicial review proceedings challenging community care decisions and immigration decisions. Alongside his judicial review work, Alex appears in immigration appeals in the First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal. Prior to coming to the Bar, Alex taught Public Law at LSE. Alex has been published in Public Law, Journal of Immigration and Asylum Law and the UK Constitutional Law Association blog. Alex also writes regular updates for Free Movement, the leading immigration law website.

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