Immigration and Nationality
Members of Brick Court Chambers appear frequently in Immigration and Nationality Law cases before the English courts and tribunals, the ECJ and the European Court of Human Rights. They are particularly well-placed to handle cases in the fast-moving area of European citizenship and members of Chambers have helped make new law on questions such as the rights of third-country nationals, electoral rights of EU citizens and their rights to social security benefits and university education. Outside the EU context, members of Brick Court Chambers also offer expertise in asylum law and have acted in landmark cases raising questions such as the status of diplomatic assurances given by foreign governments about treatment on return as well as in Country Guidance cases.
Recent cases of note have included:
- C-145/04 Spain v UK (ECJ)
- W(China) and X(China) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Court of Appeal)
- C-1/05 Jia (ECJ)
- MT (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (pending before House of Lords)
- Othman (Jordan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (pending before House of Lords)