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Hugh Southey QC

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Practice Areas

Human rights, regulatory, media, international law, terrorism, prisoners' rights, police law, immigration and asylum, mental health, crime and extradition, contempt, election, privacy, community care and other public law. Twenty three Supreme Court cases. Recent significant cases include: R (P) v SSHD [2019] 2 WLR 509; R(Stott) v SSJ [2018] 3 WLR 1831; Rhuppiah v SSHD [2018] 1 WLR 5536; Coroner for the Birmingham Inquests v Hambleton [2019] 2 WLR 814; R (AR) v Chief Constable GMP [2018] 1 WLR 4079; N v ACCG [2017] AC 549; R (Johnson) v Secretary of State [2017] AC 365.


Admitted as a solicitor in 1991. Headed the Immigration and Crime Departments at Glazer Delmar. EHRC A list. Recorder of the Crown Court. Called in Northern Ireland. Has also litigated in US, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Cayman Islands.

Professional Memberships

Administrative Law Bar Association, Association of Prison Lawyers, Immigration Law Practitioners Association, Mental Health Lawyers Association, Human Rights Lawyers Association, Legal Action, Liberty, Justice.


Judicial Review: A Practical Guide (3rd Edition: With Amanda Weston, Jude Bunting and Raj Desai) and United Kingdom Human Rights Reports (Editor: 1998 – 2011).