The Court considered whether a Deportation Liability Notice (DLN) issued by the Secretary of State to an EEA national was a “measure” or a “decision” for the purposes of the Citizens’ Directive.
The Court held that a DLN was a “measure” within the meaning of Article 27 of the Directive. However the Court also held that the DLN was not a “decision” for the purposes of Article 30 of the Directive. Accordingly, there was no requirement from the Directive that the DLN should be communicated in such a way that the subject is able to comprehend its content and the implications for them.
The Claimant’s claim was, accordingly, dismissed.
The Claimant, a senior member of a serious organized criminal gang, was released on licence from a lengthy sentence for GBH. She challenged the management of her licence conditions by her offender manager (probation officer).
Inquest into the death of Janet Scott, a woman who was murdered by her ex-partner Simon Mellors (SM). William Irwin represented the National Probation Service (NPS), part of the Ministry of Justice.
Two linked appeals against decisions of the Administrative Court regarding human trafficking. William Irwin represented the Secretary of State, led by Sir James Eadie QC. William represented the Secretary of State at first instance in both cases, in MN’s case led by Gwion Lewis of Landmark Chambers and in IXU without a leader.
William Irwin represented the Secretary of State.
The Claimant sought declaratory relief from the Court that she was entitled to a British passport. William Irwin represented the Secretary of State.
A claim for a Norwich Pharmacal order or pre-action disclosure in a civil fraud case.
The issue in this case was how the relationship between a foster child and a foster family should be treated for the purposes of deciding whether the foster child had established a family life within the meaning of Article 8 ECHR. William Irwin represented the Secretary of State.
The Claimant challenged the Secretary of State’s decision not to recognize him as a victim of human trafficking. William Irwin represented the Secretary of State. The Court allowed the challenge on the basis that the Secretary of State had not placed appropriate weight on new expert evidence.
The Court of Appeal considered the proper approach to assessing the strength of the public interest in deporting a foreign national offender against his private article 8 ECHR interests. William Irwin represented the Secretary of State.
The Court of Appeal gave guidance to the proper approach to deciding whether there were “very compelling circumstances” not to deport a foreign national offender- the test in section 117C of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. William Irwin represented the Secretary of State.
The Claimant challenged the Secretary of State’s policy regarding reconsideration of decisions about whether a person was or was not a victim of human trafficking. William Irwin represented the Secretary of State.
Challenge to the lawfulness of the Secretary of State’s policy regarding grants of leave to remain to potential victims of human trafficking. Robin Tam QC and William Irwin represented the Secretary of State.
The Claimant was a prison officer who was taken hostage by an inmate whilst working at HMP Woodhill. She claimed £350,000 in damages for psychiatric injury. William Irwin represented the Ministry of Justice.
The Court of Appeal allowed the Secretary of State’s appeal against a decision of the Upper Tribunal. William Irwin represented the Secretary of State.
The deceased was a prisoner being held at a privately-run prison. He hanged himself whilst being held in the prison’s segregation unit.
The Tribunal (UTJ Freeman) held that the redress procedure required by articles 31 and 35 of the Citizens Directive does not make it necessary to treat EEA appeals of any kind as suspensive, since arrangements can be made, on the conditions set out in article 31.4, for allowing the subject to submit his defence in person, which is reason enough for declining to treat the decision of the Court of Appeal in Ahmed  EWCA Civ 303 as per incuriam for not dealing with article 35.
Representing the Ministry of Defence in the inquest into the death of a soldier.
Representing HMP Elmley in the inquest into the death of an inmate. The deceased was discovered suspended in his cell. The jury concluded that Mr Jackson had died in an accident.
Representing the family in the inquest into the death of a young man who died on a building site. The jury concluded that there had been a series of failings by his employer which contributed to his death.
This was a major statutory public inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. David Barr served throughout as first junior counsel to the Inquiry. Cathryn McGahey appeared as junior counsel for the Chairman of the Inquiry during related judicial review proceedings. Louise Jones acted for the core participant victims in the judicial review proceedings. William Irwin acted throughout providing legal assistance to Counsel to the Inquiry. Emily Wilsdon assisted in the preparation of the report.
24th November 2021
Welcome to the second edition of the TGC Inquests and Inquiries newsletter, a twice-yearly publication, containing articles on recent key legal developments in these fields, as well as a selection of recent noteworthy cases in which Members of Chambers have been involved.
Our previous edition, published in March 2021, was published one year on from the first Covid-19 national lockdown, which had a huge impact on
inquests and public inquiries alike. At that time, inquests and inquiries were tentatively starting again, albeit with social distancing and additional technology measures. Now many inquests and inquiries are going ahead in person (or with hybrid in person/video link arrangements).
As such, it has been a busy few months for the Inquests and Inquiries team at Temple Garden Chambers. We were delighted to see that our recent work in this area has been rewarded with Chambers being promoted to a Band 1 ranking set for Inquests & Public Inquiries in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Rankings 2022, with a number of individuals being ranked individually, namely Andrew O’Connor QC, Cathryn McGahey QC, David Barr QC, Dominic Adamson
QC, Keith Morton QC, Nicholas Moss QC and Fiona Canby. All of these individuals were also ranked in the Legal 500 for Inquests and Inquiries, alongside Sian Reeves. We congratulate all members of the TGC Inquests and Inquiries team on this brilliant news.
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22nd February 2021
On 19 February 2021, the inquest into the death of Janet Scott concluded at the Nottingham Coroner’s Court. William Irwin represented the National Probation Service (NPS), part of the Ministry of Justice.
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21st December 2020
William Irwin, led by Sir James Eadie QC, represented the Home Secretary in the Court of Appeal in R(MN & IXU) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Aire Centre & Anti-Slavery International Intervening  EWCA Civ 1746. Judgment was handed down this morning.
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19th August 2020
TGC are delighted to confirm five appointments to the Attorney General`s Civil Panel of Counsel with effect from 1 September 2020.
26th July 2019
William Irwin successfully represented the Ministry of Justice in a claim brought by a former prison officer who was taken hostage by a prisoner at HMP Woodhill.
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7th March 2019
William Irwin represented the Home Secretary (SSHD) in The Secretary of State for the Home Department v Jefferey Aibangbee  EWCA Civ 339. Judgment was handed down on 7 March 2019.
10th January 2019
William Irwin represented the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) in the case of R(IXU) v SSHD  EWHC 19 (Admin).
29th November 2018
William Irwin, led by Gwion Lewis of Landmark Chambers, represented the Secretary of State for the Home Department in R(MN) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, AIRE Centre Intervening  EWHC 3268 (QB).
2nd July 2018
TGC Fraud Update July 2018, a publication we have set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters.
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8th May 2018
William Irwin represented HMRC in a claim against Jonathan Woodgate for a debt of over £960,000. The debt arose from various Accelerated Payment Notices (APNs) and Partner Payment Notices (PPNs) issued by HMRC under the Finance Act 2014.
21st September 2017
TGC Fraud Update September 2017, a publication we have set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters.
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26th April 2017
William Irwin represented HMP/YOI Cookham Wood in an inquest into the death in custody of Daniel Adewole, which has just concluded.
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3rd May 2016
William Irwin represents the Ministry of Justice in the inquest into the death of Oliver Safioulin.
27th April 2016
The jury decided that the 96 deceased had been unlawfully killed. The inquests were the longest in British legal history.
22nd April 2016
William Irwin appeared for the Ministry of Justice at the Swansea and Port Talbot coroner’s court in the inquest touching on the death of David Roberts.
8th January 2016
Nicholas Moss and William Irwin represent the Ministry of Defence in the inquest into the death of Private Gavin Williams. Sian Reeves represents a significant witness.
4th November 2015
Nicholas Moss and William Irwin are representing the Ministry of Defence
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