Amanda Jones

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Amanda Jones

Call: 2001

 

  • Immigration
  • Public Law

Summary

Amanda is a specialist in immigration,  public law, criminal injuries compensation, and immigration-related crime. She has advised and appeared in numerous immigration matters in the Court of Appeal, and in the Administrative Court on appeals, judicial review and injunctions. Emergency judicial review grounds and out-of-hours injunction applications (including, if necessary, to the Court of Appeal) are a regular part of her practice.

She is instructed in asylum cases, particularly in relation to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia. She also deals with entry clearance work, including the points-based system, visitors, and family reunion, deportation appeals in relation to criminal convictions or alleged terrorist connections, and cases in which a threat to national security is alleged.

Amanda frequently advises on and drafts fresh claims in relation to human rights and asylum, after an initial appeal has been exhausted, and has been instructed on a numbers of cases involving breaches of policy and legitimate expectation in immigration law.

She regularly appears at first and second stage reconsiderations at Field House, including several Country Guidance cases.

Amanda also deals with Immigration-related criminal work, including facilitating illegal entry, possession of false passports, and money laundering as well as Criminal Injuries Compensation claims.

Notable Cases

R (on the Application of Tarsem Kumar) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 3794 (Admin)

Poonam v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 2059 (QB)

Aitouaret, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 3136 (Admin)

R (on the application of Bhatti & Ors) v Croydon Magistrates Court & Ors [2010] EWHC 522 (Admin)

Judicial review of the Metropolitan Police’s failure to give an occupier a copy of the search warrant’s schedule which identified the premises for which a search had been authorised

R (on the application of Bhatti & Ors) v Croydon Magistrates Court & Ors [2009] EWHC 3004 (Admin)

Judicial review of the Home Office’s actions in removing a College from the Tier Four Register of Sponsors

R (on the application of RK & RK) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 359

Judicial review in relation to the interaction between Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 s.10 and Rule 323 of the Immigration Rules, and under which provision a person who is or may be in breach of his visa conditions can or should be removed. Case heard in the Court of Appeal on appeal from the High Court

R (on the application of Jav) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWHC 1779 (Admin)

Judicial review in relation to the 7 year children’s policy in immigration law

WB (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 215

Court of Appeal case in relation to Article 8 private life and the impact delay has on such a claim. On appeal from the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal

HG & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWHC 2685 (Admin)

Judicial review in relation to the Home Office’s Legacy Programme and its application to R(S) Afghan asylum claimants

Harmit Singh Madan & Barat Kapoor v. The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWCA Civ 770

Court of Appeal case in relation to emergency injunctions and out-of-hours applications to the on-duty judge. Appeal from the Administrative Court.

DS (Afghanistan) v. The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWCA Civ 774

Court of Appeal case about legitimate expectation in asylum and immigration law. Appeal from the Administrative Court.

The Queen on the Application of ZK (Afghanistan) and YM (Afghanistan) v. The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWCA Civ 615

Court of Appeal case about legitimate expectation in asylum and immigration law. Appeal from the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.

DS (Afghanistan) [2006] EWCA Civ 1767

Court of Appeal case about legitimate expectation in asylum and immigration law (permission hearing). Appeal from the Administrative Court.

R (on the application of Ahadyar) v SSHD [2007] EWHC 668 (Admin)

Judicial review in relation to a fresh claim for asylum.

AA (Afghanistan) v. The Secretary of State for the Home Department (The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture – Intervening) [2007] EWCA Civ 12

Court of Appeal case about Home Office policies towards unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and the consequences of a failure to apply that policy. Appeal from the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.

Rafiq Swash v the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2006] EWCA Civ 1093

Court of Appeal case about the extent to which an Immigration Judge may refer to a previous negative credibility finding at a second-stage reconsideration hearing. On appeal from the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.

SL and Others – (Returning Sikhs and Hindus) Afghanistan CG [2005] UKIAT 00137

Country Guidance case on the position of Afghan Sikhs and Hindus.

AS and others (Sikh – risk on return – KK followed) Afghanistan [2004] UKIAT 00333 IAT Reported

Country Guidance case on the position of Afghan Sikhs and Hindus.

KK (evidence – late filing – proper notice) Afghanistan [2004] UKIAT 00258

Reported case on the position of Afghan Sikhs and Hindus.

SK (guidance on application of Devaseelan) Serbia & Montenegro [2004]UKIAT00282 IAT ‘Reported’

Immigration Appeal Tribunal decision on the relevance of Devaseelan to a relative’s subsequent appeal.

IB and TK (Sikhs – Risk on return – Objective evidence) Afghanistan [2004]UKIAT00150 ‘Reported’

Country Guidance case on the position of Afghan Sikhs and Hindus.

Other

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