Public Law

Robert has appeared in several notable public law and human rights cases over the past 10 years particularly in cases for the government concerning national security.

Selected Cases

  • Inquest into the death of Alexander Peripilichnyy (2017-2018): junior counsel to inquest concerning the sudden death of Russian Alexander Perepilichnyy who is alleged to have been a whistleblower in a large scale fraud.
  • The Litvinenko Inquiry (2015-2016): The death of Alexander Litvinenko on 23rd November 2006 from suspected poisoning with polonium-210.
  • D2 v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] UKSIAC 116/2012: Case concerning the minimum level of disclosure in SIAC cases engaging Article 8 ECHR following ZZ(France) v SSHD [2013] 3 WLR 813.
  • Bank Mellat v Her Majesty’s Treasury (No. 1 and No. 2) [2013] UKSC 38, 39: Power for the Supreme Court to adopt a closed material procedure and a challenge to the Financial Restrictions (Iran) Order 2009.
  • R (Newsham) v The Parole Board (2013) CO/11422/2012: A challenge to the failure to release on licence or to transfer to open conditions.
  • E1/(OS Russia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 357: A challenge by Chechen National of SIAC’s dismissal of his application to judicially review the decision to cancel his Indefinite Leave to Remain on the grounds of defective notice of appeal rights.
  • Zatuliveter v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] UKSIAC 103/2010: Challenge to deportation on grounds of national security by Russian Parliamentary aide.
  • R (Lonergan) v Nottingham County Court [2010] EWHC 3504 (Admin): Judicial review of refusal of permission to appeal by Circuit Judge in Nottingham County Court.
  • R (Chater) v (1) Secretary of State for Justice and (2) Parole Board [2010] EWHC 2257 (Admin): Test for release  of life prisoner following erroneous recall whilst on licence.
  • L1 v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] UKSIAC 100/2010: Deprivation of British Citizenship – preliminary issue.
  • R (Al-Sweady & Others) v Secretary of State for Defence [2009] EWHC 2387 (Admin): Claims of torture and murder of Iraqi nationals by soldiers during Iraq war.
  • R (On The Application of Baiai & Others) v Secretary of State For The Home Department [2008] UKHL 53: House of Lords case on whether immigration policy breached right to marry.
  • Al Jedda v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] UKSIAC 66/2008: Deprivation of British citizenship.
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