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Immigration

London (Bar)

3 Years Ranked

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

London (Bar)

2 Years Ranked

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Band 4

Inquests & Public Inquiries

London (Bar)

2 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Jonathan Glasson KC

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Jonathan’s practice includes human rights, public law, national security, immigration, and inquests and inquiries He acts for a wide range of clients including individuals, global companies and the government.

He has acted in a large number of national security cases for many years. He is regularly instructed as Counsel to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal including recent high profile challenges by Liberty and Privacy International. Recent public law cases for the government include the challenge to the decision to deprive Shamima Begum of her UK citizenship and the challenge to the export of arms to Saudi Arabia for use in the Yemen conflict.

He acted in Strasbourg proceedings for Khodorkovsky, the former CEO of Yukos, against Russia, and has been instructed in a significant number of cases from Russia and the former CIS. He regularly advises on immigration both for high net worth individuals and for the government.

He is instructed by participants in the Covid-19 and Grenfell Tower inquires and previously acted in the Azelle Rodney, Duggan, In Amenas and Bloody Sunday inquires. He advises the Attorney General on applications to reopen inquests, and notably advised on reopening the inquests of those who died in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster and the death of Dr David Kelly.

Career

Appointed 2021 to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in the King’s Bench Division and the Administrative Court. Deputy Chair of the Inns’ Conduct Committee. Former Solicitor (Honours)

Call 1996; Silk 2013

See further https://www.matrixlaw.co.uk/member/jonathan-glasson/

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