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The Brook House Inquiry, set up to investigate mistreatment and abuse of detained people by G4S in Brook House, commenced public hearings  on 23 November 2021. The Brook House Inquiry is unprecedented. It is the first public inquiry into immigration detention in the United Kingdom. The Inquiry...

Our client’s judicial review was heard today by the High Court. The case concerns those people affected by the NHS charging regime and specifically the correct interpretation of Regulation 3(1A) of the NHS Overseas Visitors Regulations 2015. Significant amendments were made to the Charging Regulations by...

The High Court decided on 24 May 2021 that the Home Office’s policy on not paying child dependant payments to asylum seeking lone trafficked parents was discriminatory and unlawful. The Home Office appealed against that decision and the appeal is being heard on 2 and...

A year ago this week (on 24 October 2020) Stephen Knafler QC tragically died, well before his time. Stephen worked with DPG on many cases involving migrants’ access to healthcare and housing. He also co-wrote the LAG “Support for Asylum Seekers and Other Migrants” Handbook (Third...

Shane Bryant died on 15 July 2017, following restraint by Leicestershire police and members of the public two days earlier. Shane had been involved in an attempted robbery of a shop in North West Leicestershire. A number of people, including an off-duty police officer, intervened...

The Inquest into the death of Taras Nykolyn in HMP Woodhill concluded on 29 September 2021 at Milton Keynes Coroner’s Court. Taras Nykolyn died in one of the most brutal and sustained attacks the prison system has ever seen, and in what was supposed to...

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