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Background

Becket Bedford

Call: 1989

Becket Bedford is an experienced barrister and is part of the Immigration, International and Public Law teams.

Expertise

Immigration, Asylum & Nationality

Supreme Court Advocate: 30 years experience in all major courts and tribunals, with expertise in Convention law, EU law, Public law, the law of International Protection, Immigration law, Tier 1, Article 8, Deportation, Unlawful Detention, Discrimination and Commercial law. Undertakes direct access work, publicly funded work and GLD work.

Notable Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Cases


KA (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2019] EWCA Civ 914

On the correct application of section 8 of Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 Act


Tomanovic v European Union [2019] EWHC 263 (QB)

On the liability of the EU for breach of fundamental rights under the CFSP


R (Faqiri) v Upper Tribunal [2019] EWCA Civ 151

On the costs of a successful Cart claim


AS v SSHD [2019] EWCA Civ 417

On balance sheet approach to human rights appeals and deportation


HKK (Article 3: burden/standard of proof) Afghanistan [2018] UKUT 386

Whether the UK test for asylum is correctly aligned with Strasbourg (GC) case law


R (Sanneh) v SSHD [2018] EWHC 800 (Admin)

Damages claim for unlawful detention


SM (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2018] EWCA Civ 32

Costs on the withdrawal of public law claim


R (Nixon) v SSHD [2018] EWCA Civ 3

On the return of a deportee removed under s94B


TN (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2015] UKSC 40, [2015] 1 WLR 3083, [2015] Imm AR 1162

Compatibility of domestic right of asylum appeal with Common European Asylum System


JA (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2014] EWCA Civ 450, [2014] 1 WLR 4291

Tribunal should be slow to draw adverse inferences from child screening in asylum cases


KA (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2012] EWCA Civ 1014, [2013] 1 WLR 615, [2013] INLR 149

Systematic failure on part of SSHD to conduct family tracing for children in asylum cases


R (Kadri) v Birmingham City Council [2012] EWCA Civ 1432, [2013] 1 WLR 1755, [2013] 1 FCR 153, 2013] HLR 4, (2012) 15 CCL Rep 741

Correct approach to age assessment of children in asylum cases


Jay v UK (ECtHR) 30242/03

Widower’s entitlement to widows’ pension


Joynson v European Commission [2002] ECR II – 2085

Judicial review of European Commission competition decision


Roberts v European Commission [2001] ECR II – 1881

Judicial review of European Commission competition decision


Portman Building Society v Dusangh [2000] EWCA Civ 142, [2000] Lloyds Rep Bank 197

Modern case on unconscionable bargain


Crehan v Courage Ltd [1999] EWCA Civ 1501

Seminal case on damages for breach of EU competition law


Trent Taverns v Sykes [1999] EWCA Civ 643

Court of Appeal not bound by own decision on EU law


International

Supreme Court Advocate: 30 years experience in all major courts and tribunals, with expertise in Convention law, EU law, Public law, the law of International Protection, Immigration law, Tier 1, Article 8, Deportation, Unlawful Detention, Discrimination and Commercial law. Undertakes direct access work, publicly funded work and GLD work.

Notable International Cases


KA (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2019] EWCA Civ 914

On the correct application of section 8 of Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 Act


Tomanovic v European Union [2019] EWHC 263 (QB)

On the liability of the EU for breach of fundamental rights under the CFSP


R (Faqiri) v Upper Tribunal [2019] EWCA Civ 151

On the costs of a successful Cart claim


AS v SSHD [2019] EWCA Civ 417

On balance sheet approach to human rights appeals and deportation


HKK (Article 3: burden/standard of proof) Afghanistan [2018] UKUT 386

Whether the UK test for asylum is correctly aligned with Strasbourg (GC) case law


R (Sanneh) v SSHD [2018] EWHC 800 (Admin)

Damages claim for unlawful detention


SM (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2018] EWCA Civ 32

Costs on the withdrawal of public law claim


R (Nixon) v SSHD [2018] EWCA Civ 3

On the return of a deportee removed under s94B


TN (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2015] UKSC 40, [2015] 1 WLR 3083, [2015] Imm AR 1162

Compatibility of domestic right of asylum appeal with Common European Asylum System


JA (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2014] EWCA Civ 450, [2014] 1 WLR 4291

Tribunal should be slow to draw adverse inferences from child screening in asylum cases


KA (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2012] EWCA Civ 1014, [2013] 1 WLR 615, [2013] INLR 149

Systematic failure on part of SSHD to conduct family tracing for children in asylum cases


R (Kadri) v Birmingham City Council [2012] EWCA Civ 1432, [2013] 1 WLR 1755, [2013] 1 FCR 153, 2013] HLR 4, (2012) 15 CCL Rep 741

Correct approach to age assessment of children in asylum cases


Jay v UK (ECtHR) 30242/03

Widower’s entitlement to widows’ pension


Joynson v European Commission [2002] ECR II – 2085

Judicial review of European Commission competition decision


Roberts v European Commission [2001] ECR II – 1881

Judicial review of European Commission competition decision


Portman Building Society v Dusangh [2000] EWCA Civ 142, [2000] Lloyds Rep Bank 197

Modern case on unconscionable bargain


Crehan v Courage Ltd [1999] EWCA Civ 1501

Seminal case on damages for breach of EU competition law


Trent Taverns v Sykes [1999] EWCA Civ 643

Court of Appeal not bound by own decision on EU law


Public Law

Supreme Court Advocate: 30 years experience in all major courts and tribunals, with expertise in Convention law, EU law, Public law, the law of International Protection, Immigration law, Tier 1, Article 8, Deportation, Unlawful Detention, Discrimination and Commercial law. Undertakes direct access work, publicly funded work and GLD work.

Notable Public Law Cases


KA (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2019] EWCA Civ 914

On the correct application of section 8 of Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 Act


Tomanovic v European Union [2019] EWHC 263 (QB)

On the liability of the EU for breach of fundamental rights under the CFSP


R (Faqiri) v Upper Tribunal [2019] EWCA Civ 151

On the costs of a successful Cart claim


AS v SSHD [2019] EWCA Civ 417

On balance sheet approach to human rights appeals and deportation


HKK (Article 3: burden/standard of proof) Afghanistan [2018] UKUT 386

Whether the UK test for asylum is correctly aligned with Strasbourg (GC) case law


R (Sanneh) v SSHD [2018] EWHC 800 (Admin)

Damages claim for unlawful detention


SM (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2018] EWCA Civ 32

Costs on the withdrawal of public law claim


R (Nixon) v SSHD [2018] EWCA Civ 3

On the return of a deportee removed under s94B


TN (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2015] UKSC 40, [2015] 1 WLR 3083, [2015] Imm AR 1162

Compatibility of domestic right of asylum appeal with Common European Asylum System


JA (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2014] EWCA Civ 450, [2014] 1 WLR 4291

Tribunal should be slow to draw adverse inferences from child screening in asylum cases


KA (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2012] EWCA Civ 1014, [2013] 1 WLR 615, [2013] INLR 149

Systematic failure on part of SSHD to conduct family tracing for children in asylum cases


R (Kadri) v Birmingham City Council [2012] EWCA Civ 1432, [2013] 1 WLR 1755, [2013] 1 FCR 153, 2013] HLR 4, (2012) 15 CCL Rep 741

Correct approach to age assessment of children in asylum cases


Jay v UK (ECtHR) 30242/03

Widower’s entitlement to widows’ pension


Joynson v European Commission [2002] ECR II – 2085

Judicial review of European Commission competition decision


Roberts v European Commission [2001] ECR II – 1881

Judicial review of European Commission competition decision


Portman Building Society v Dusangh [2000] EWCA Civ 142, [2000] Lloyds Rep Bank 197

Modern case on unconscionable bargain


Crehan v Courage Ltd [1999] EWCA Civ 1501

Seminal case on damages for breach of EU competition law


Trent Taverns v Sykes [1999] EWCA Civ 643

Court of Appeal not bound by own decision on EU law


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  • LLB (Hons) (Wales)
  • Bar Exam 1989
  • Winston Churchill Prize 1989
  • Bar Council European Stagiaire 1990
  • Public Procurement in Europe: enforcement and remedies, Butterworths
    1997
  • European Travel Laws, Wiley and Son
    1997

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Abdul Hafeez

Practice Director, Immigration & Public Law

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Lucas Bennett

Practice Manager, Immigration & Public Law

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Jordan Lloyd

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

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Emily Johnston

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

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Hannah Muxlow

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

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Isabella Taylor

Immigration & Public Law Clerk

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