Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Immigration - London (Bar)
Jonathan Glasson QC has broad-ranging expertise in immigration law. He has a wealth of experience in matters including extradition, asylum and social security matters. He acts as a special advocate before SIAC and the parole board.
Strengths: "A very accomplished public law barrister who is very high-profile, and handles complex work for the government."
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Jonathan practises in a wide range of areas including public law; human rights; immigration and asylum; inquests and inquiries; and all national security related litigation. Significant cases that he has been instructed in include Shamima Begum v Home Secretary (Supreme Court); Ablyazov v Home Secretary (asylum); Third Direction (agent participation in criminality); MI5 Technology Environment (Investigatory Powers Tribunal); Khodorkovsky v Russia (ECtHR); Kieran Doherty inquest (Northern Ireland); Zubaydah v Secretary of State (Guantanamo detainee claiming damages against UK Government); Azelle Rodney Inquiry; Mark Duggan Inquest; In Amenas Inquest. Advised Attorney General on re-opening the Hillsborough Inquests and the inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly. Regularly instructed in sensitive high profile asylum applications. Particular expertise in cases involving Russia and the former CIS.
Regularly instructed as Counsel to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal. Chairman of the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal Panel. Member of the AG’s Treasury Panels. Previously Solicitor.
ALBA; PNBA: Inquest
Contributing Editor BPILS and editor product liability and psychiatric injury; Co-author Blackstones Guide to the Coroners and Justice Act; Contributor National Security Law (2021, OUP)