Public Law

Amelia Walker has a broad Public law practice including public inquiries, education, local government, Court of Protection and human rights law.

Selected Cases

  • R (Butt) v SSHD [2019] EWCA Civ 256: Prevent duty & extremism.
  • Karia v Secretary of State for the Home Department[2018] EWCA Civ: Case concerning custom officers’ powers to stop and search baggage at airports.
  •  1673 R(Help Refugees Ltd) v SSHD [2017] 4 WLR: Defended the SSHD’s implementation of the ‘Dubs Amendment’ scheme under s.67 of the Immigration Act 2016. Issues in respect of the consultation process, the setting of the number of children to be transferred, and the process adopted.
  • Grange Shipping Ltd. v HMRC [2017] UKFTT 142 (TC): Article 239 of Customs Code.
  • R (on the application of C (Gambia) v SSHD [2016] EWHC 2016 (Admin): Immigration and Detained Fast Track process.
  • R (on the application of Rasheed) v SSHD [2015] EWHC 2052 (Admin), [2015] A.C.D. 130: British citizenship and identity.
  • R (on the application of Stevenson) v Governor of Wakefield Prison [2015] EWHC 1014 Admin: Allocation and Article 8.
  • Brown v Secretary of State for Education [2015] EWHC 643 (Admin); [2015] A.C.D. 88: Teaching prohibition order.
  • K v A Local Authority [2014] E.L.R. 295: School class sizes.
  • TB v Essex CC [2014] E.L.R. 46: Meaning of ‘school’ in the Education Act 1996.
  • R (on the application of X) v Tower Hamlets LBC [2013] EWCA Civ 904; [2013] 4 All E.R. 237: Family foster carers and equal treatment.
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