Public Law

Suzanne has a particular interest in public law and human rights, with a particular focus on immigration and asylum, unlawful detention, prisons, inquests and mental health.

Suzanne has extensive experience in judicial review and particularly in immigration, prisons and tax judicial review, as is indicated by the list of selected cases below. She has appeared in all levels of courts up to the Supreme Court and the Privy Council.

Suzanne is passionate about immigration, asylum and human rights. She has been using her experience and expertise gained as a former member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel (between 2007 and 2016) to build her Claimant public law practice in this area as well as in prisons and human rights more generally. She has experience in relation to Tier 2 and Tier 4 immigration, as well as asylum, and appears in instructed to appear in the High Court and the Upper Tribunal for judicial review challenges, as well as the First Tier Tribunal (appeals).

Suzanne has significant experience with inquests and appears regularly in the Coroner’s Court. She is instructed by families as well as institutions (particularly healthcare institutions and prisons) and healthcare professionals. She has considerable experience of Article 2 inquests and jury inquests.

Selected Cases

  • Juman v The Attorney General of Trinidad & Tobago & Anor [2017] UKPC 3.
  • R (ota Minister for Economic Development of Jersey and Guernsey) v HMRC [2012] EWHC  718 (Admin).
  • Massey v Governor of HM Prison Liverpool & Anor [2011] EWHC 2270 (Admin).
  • R (ota Gyamfi) v SS for Justice [2010] EWHC 349 (Admin).
  • R (ota Chester) v Parole Board & Anor [2008] EWHC 1318 (Admin).
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