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Immigration - London (Bar)
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Amanda Weston KC
Amanda Weston KC is a leading immigration barrister who routinely acts for high-profile clients in complex citizenship and inbound-travel matters. Distinguished for her commitment to the representation of migrants, she also weights her caseload towards unlawful detention and trafficking work on behalf of vulnerable adults and children.

Strengths

"A brilliant mind for analysing the law. She has a range of expertise that she operates and specialises in." "She is very clever and tenacious on interesting technical points."

Recent work

Represented a child in the Home Secretary’s appeal to the Court of Appeal against the High Court’s ruling that the paternity provisions of the British Nationality Act 1981 discriminated against the claimant, who was born outside marriage. 


Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)
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Band 3

Amanda Weston KC
Amanda Weston KC operates an excellent public law practice with a strong emphasis on advocating for the rights of minorities and vulnerable people. She is experienced in cases relating to the Mental Health Act, in the context of immigration and asylum law as well as the criminal justice system.

Strengths

"She is courageous in taking challenging points where the merits are there. She is very intellectually gifted."

Recent work

Acted for a claimant before the Supreme Court in an appeal concerning whether the Home Secretary had acted unlawfully in seeking to override a decision by a tribunal to grant him bail.


Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)
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Band 4

Amanda Weston KC
Amanda Weston KC is a distinguished silk who is regularly called on to handle complex judicial review proceedings and significant immigration cases. She is an established presence in the human rights sphere, regularly appearing before domestic and European courts, including the Special Immigration Appeals Commission. She has particular capability in unlawful detention claims.

Strengths

"Amanda is my go-to silk. She has such a brilliant mind for analysing the law."

Recent work

Acted in VC v Home Secretary, a test case considering whether the Home Secretary had acted unlawfully and in breach of the Human Rights Act in the detention of an offender who lacked mental capacity to take steps to challenge the legality of his detention.

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