Claims arising out of Immigration Detention is an area which cuts across many of Doughty Street’s traditional strengths, encompassing immigration, civil actions against public authorities, and public law.
We have established the Immigration Detention group, the first and, so far, only such specialist grouping at the Bar. The aim is to pool our collective expertise in the field, add value and promote best practice.
The team includes a wide-range of practitioners with significant experience in challenging unlawful immigration detention and pursuing civil damages claims arising out of detention under the Immigration Acts. Our members have been instructed in many of the leading cases over the past decade and have helped shape this fast moving area of law. Our members are also experienced in negotiating settlements in the best interests of clients and in working proactively with solicitors to do so at the earliest possible stage in litigation.