Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC): Fair Enough?

Thursday 2 November 2023

The SIAC team will discuss the recent Court of Appeal judgment of U3 v SSHD [2023] EWCA Civ 811 and discern its impact upon the Supreme Court case of Begum, and upon deprivation appeals more widely in SIAC and the Upper Tribunal.

In examining the threatened expansion of the Rehman national security approach to serious organised crime and fraud, and the jurisdictional reach of Article 8 ECHR, it will also assess whether SIAC has lived up to the promise of its creation: that it would provide a system that was fair enough.

Date: Thursday 2 November 2023
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm, followed by a drinks reception
Venue: Chambers & Online  
Cost: Free
Areas of Law: Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) , National Security and Closed Material Procedures , Immigration Law

Share This Page

Email This Page

As the leading set in immigration and citizenship law, Garden Court Chambers has unparalleled expertise in representing Appellants in SIAC.

Speaker Panel

Edward Grieves KC, Garden Court Chambers (Chair)
Edward represented U3 in SIAC and the Court of Appeal and  is a leading specialist in closed material procedures, national security, terrorism, serious criminality and domestic/international sanctions. 

Amanda Weston KC, Garden Court Chambers
Amanda is a leading public and administrative law silk and specialist in closed material procedures in SIAC and the High Court. She has been instructed in many leading cases on deprivation of citizenship (e.g. Abu Hamza, G1, L1, W2, K2) and refusals of naturalisation for national security reasons. She has featured in the key case law on procedural fairness in SIAC’s expanded ‘review’ jurisdiction, and is a Commissioner on the UK Independent Commission on Counter-terror law policy and practice. She writes, teaches and trains other lawyers in this area, and is on the A panel of Counsel acting for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

David Sellwood, Garden Court Chambers
David advises and represents individuals in appeals and reviews before the SIAC, including where there has been exclusion from the UK, citizenship deprivation, or the refusal to naturalise involving national security, terrorism, serious organised crime, and corruption. He recently appeared in R3 v SSHD [2023] EWCA Civ 169 where the Court of Appeal determined that Article 8 was not jurisdictionally engaged in out of country SIAC deprivation appeals. He specialises in immigration, asylum, nationality and human rights law. 

Stephen Clark, Garden Court Chambers
Stephen represented U3 in the Court of Appeal and specialises in complex, multi-disciplinary work across a broad spectrum of practice areas from judicial review, immigration and asylum, inquests, actions against state authorities, prison law and community care. Stephen acts in complex, long-running immigration matters.  

Emma Fitzsimons, Garden Court Chambers
Emma Fitzsimons is an immigration and public law barrister, specialising in SIAC appeals (serious organised crime/national security), SIAC naturalisation reviews, unlawful detention, trafficking, age assessments and community care. Emma is a contributing author to Macdonald's Immigration Law and Practice.

Reserve your place

In-person tickets are now fully booked. Reserve your online ticket below using the form.

We are top ranked by independent legal directories and consistently win awards.

+ View more awards