R (Detention Action) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

2013 – 2014

Practice Areas

Public Law

Cases Citation

[2014] EWHC 2245 (Admin), [2014] EWCA Civ 1270, [2014] EWCA Civ 1634

Detention Action challenged the lawfulness of the SSHD’s Detained Fast Track policy and practice. The Administrative Court found the practice to be unlawful in one respect, but permitted the DFT scheme to continue. The Court of Appeal upheld the judge’s decision. A differently constituted Court of Appeal held the appeal element of DFT to be unlawful.

Related Barristers

Cathryn McGahey KC

Cathryn McGahey KC
Year of Call: 1990
Year of Silk: 2016