A judicial review hearing regarding the Home Secretary’s decision to house asylum seekers at Napier military Barracks in Kent took place at the Royal Courts of Justice on 14 and 15 April 2021. The claims were brought by six Claimants who were anonymised during the...

On 14 and 15 April 2021, a High Court judge, the honourable Mr Justice Linden, will consider whether the Home Secretary acted unlawfully in housing asylum-seekers at Napier Barracks in Kent. Because of social distancing, the judge and lawyers will be in Court and the...

A Deighton Pierce Glynn client has returned to court to challenge the Justice Secretary’s decision to equip prison officers with PAVA spray before safeguards were in place and action was taken to comply with the Equality Duty. Our client instructed this firm to challenge the original...

Support is mounting for Osime Brown, who has autism and significant learning difficulties, in his and his family’s fight to stop his deportation to Jamaica, which he left when he was 4 years old. Deighton Pierce Glynn represented Osime in a successful challenge to his...

DPG Partner Jo Thomson is recognised for her longstanding support and meticulous work to secure access to justice for individuals held in the UK’s immigration detention centres. Jo Thomson was the proud recipient of the Medical Justice Award at their recent Annual Festive Party. Jo is...

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,...