Becket Bedford

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

Latest News & Publications

A new decision from the Court of Appeal confirms the court is slow, even if the tribunal is not...

Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019
Counsel highlights ‘delicious irony’ of Brexit’s effects on human rights law...

Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019
In an important test case today, 18 February 2018, the Court of Appeal has ruled the Secretary of State may be liable in costs for a successful claim for ‘Cart’ judicial review brought by an asylum applicant...

Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019