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Lis & Others v Regional Court in Warsaw (Poland) & Others

The seminal domestic authority on the rule of law changes in Poland and how they impact upon our extradition arrangements with that country. Led by Mark Summers QC. The matter was heard by a Divisional Court comprising the Lord Chief…


Westminster Bridge Inquests

Acted for TfL in the Inquests arising from the deaths in the Westminster terror attack of 22 March 2017. Consideration of issues relating to protective security measures and crowded places guidance. Instructed by TfL Legal. Before the Chief Coroner, sitting…


R (Msaka) v Home Secretary

Nicholas was instructed by the Home Secretary at Court of Appeal level in this successful defence of an appeal concerning the time limits for costs appeals from the Upper Tribunal and the proper interpretation of CPR Part 52.


R (WA, IJ & NH) v Home Secretary; R (TM) v Home Secretary

Nicholas acted for the Home Secretary in lead judicial review challenges to the processing of asylum claims of unaccompanied children brought to the UK from the Calais Jungle.


R (ME) v Home Secretary

Successfully responding to a judicial review challenge to the Home Secretary’s decision to cancel a British passport on national security grounds.


R (Al Enein) v Home Secretary

Successfully defending a judicial review claim concerning the vires of the Home Secretary’s naturalisation policy and the true interpretation of the British Nationality Act 1981.


Belhaj & Boudchar v Rt. Hon. Jack Straw, Sir Mark Allen CMG, Secret Intelligence Service, Security Service, Attorney General, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Home Office

Acting for all 7 defendants in this private law damages claim involving allegations of UK government and intelligence agency complicity in the extraordinary rendition and torture of the former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and his pregnant wife….


CK (India) v Home Secretary

Nicholas was instructed by the Home Secretary at Court of Appeal level in this appeal concerning the residual discretion to grant near-miss immigration applications.


The Fake Bomb Detector case (R v McCormick)

Instructed by CPS Head Office in these high-profile multi-million pound asset recovery proceedings heard at the Old Bailey. External link


R (Bow Muslim Cultural Centre) v Home Secretary

Judicial review of the Home Secretary’s decision to revoke the trusted sponsor status of the Bow Mosque.





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