The Government has at long last announced a public inquiry into the human rights abuses at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre. The Home Secretary made the announcement to Parliament yesterday that the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman investigation of Brook House is converted to a statutory...

Following a legal challenge by Deighton Pierce Glynn client, the Justice Secretary has agreed to introduce stronger safeguards and to record equality impacts in the roll out of chemical restraint in prisons. The Equality and Human Rights Commission funded our client, who is a disabled person,...

The Court of Appeal has emphatically rejected the Government’s application for permission to appeal against a judgment of Mrs Justice May of 14 June 2019 on the investigation into human rights abuses at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre. The judge had ordered that the investigation...

One of the successes from our ground breaking PAP scheme is reported in the local newspapers in Bristol. This case, a rare good news story about asylum support, was supported by Jacob Rees-Mogg, their local MP. However, it was the receipt of the pre-action letter...

A jury has returned a critical conclusion in the first of a series of inquests concerned with deaths at HMP Nottingham. They unanimously found there was: Inadequate care and support from the mental health services. For instance, failure to re-book missed appointments, not creating a...

The High Court will today hand down an important judgment on whether the Home Office is meeting their duties to hold an effective investigation into the serious mistreatment and abuse of detainees at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) by officers of the private security...

Before HM Coroner Emma Brown Birmingham and Solihull Coroners Court 50 Newton St, Birmingham B4 6NE Opens 10 June 2019 Scheduled for five – six days Marcus McGuire was 35 years old when he died on 24 April 2018. He was found unresponsive in his cell at HMP Birmingham and...

MA v Secretary of State for the Home Department (CO/2710/2017); BB v Secretary of State for the Home Department (CO/382/2018). The High Court is to rule on whether the Home Office’s poor response to the appalling mistreatment of detainees at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre, exposed...