The claimant, Dr Salman Butt, is challenging the lawfulness of two features of the Home Secretary’s counter-extremism strategy – the Prevent Duty Guidance on external speakers at universities and the work of the Home Office Extremism Analysis Unit.
Oliver and Amelia are defending the claim on behalf of the Home Secretary and appeared at the substantive judicial review hearing which took place before Mr Justice Ouseley on 6-9 December 2016. Judgment is expected in the new year.
Oliver and Amelia were instructed by the Government Legal Department. Dr Butt was represented by Paul Bowen QC and Zahra Al-Rikabi of Brick Court Chambers, instructed by Saimo Chahal QC of Bindmans.