Scope of Duty and Causation: Chester v Afshar Revisited - Jun 2019
Human rights are a major part of Jonathan’s practice. He is developing particular expertise representing claimants in asylum and immigration cases, centred on the right to private and family life (Article 8), the right to asylum or humanitarian protection, and the prohibition on inhuman/degrading treatment (Article 3).
In his prison law practice, Jonathan advises and prepares applications for judicial review on behalf of long-sentence prisoners in cases involving the right to liberty (Article 5).
Jonathan’s inquest practice also regularly involves human rights issues, where the right to life (Article 2) can be engaged.
As human rights issues tend to cut across different legal areas, Jonathan’s human rights practice is set out in more detail under the Immigration, Public Law and Inquests sections of his profile.
Jonathan is also Commissioning Editor of the UK Human Rights Blog.
Selected CasesView full profile »
1COR walk in the LLST’s London Legal Walk 2019 - Jun 2019
Jonathan Metzer appears in significant double inquest in Ipswich - Apr 2019
Jonathan Metzer and Charlotte Gilmartin to travel the world as Pegasus Scholars in 2019 - Feb 2019
Success for local residents’ association in Pro Bono Planning Inquiry - Dec 2018
Jonathan Metzer nominated for ‘Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year’ in the Bar Pro Bono Awards 2018 - Oct 2018
Jonathan Metzer succeeds in Sri Lanka asylum appeal - Jun 2018
Jonathan Metzer succeeds in sham marriage appeal - Feb 2018
Jonathan Metzer and Charlotte Gilmartin appear in significant planning inquiry regarding proposed development - Feb 2018