High Commissioner for Pakistan in the United Kingdom v Prince Muffakham Jah and Others [2019] – Blackstone Chambers

‘The High Court has determined a £35 million partition era dispute between India, Pakistan and successors in title to 7th Nizam of Hyderabad. Claims of Pakistan dismissed; claims of India, Prince Muffakham Jah and Prince Mukarram Jah upheld.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 2nd October 2019

Source: www.blackstonechambers.com

Regina (Khan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Regina (Khan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 424

‘The claimant, a national of Pakistan, had limited leave to remain in the United Kingdom. A few days before the expiry of his leave he applied for an extension of his period of leave. The Secretary of State rejected that application on the grounds that it had not been accompanied by the required fee. Since the claimant had no right of appeal against this rejection, he submitted a renewed application accompanied by the required fee. The Secretary of State refused that application on the merits, informing the claimant that he had no right of appeal against her refusal since his renewed application had been made at a time when he had no leave to remain. The claimant sought judicial review of the Secretary of State’s determination that he had no right of appeal, contending that he had had leave to remain at the time of making his renewed application since his leave had been automatically extended pursuant to section 3C of the Immigration Act 1971 when he made his original application for an extension, and was still continuing. The claimant was granted permission to proceed with his claim, but at the full hearing the Upper Tribunal dismissed the claim on the basis that the claimant had an alternative remedy in the form of an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal.’

WLR Daily, 8th June 2017

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Judge hits out at border controls after alleged mastermind of Britain’s biggest ever banking fraud flees despite no passport – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge has hit out at UK border controls after a tycoon suspected of masterminding Britain’s biggest ever banking fraud was able to flee to Pakistan despite having no passport and whilst wearing an electronic tag.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Rapist who fled to Pakistan is jailed for nine years – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2017 in fugitive offenders, news, Pakistan, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who fled to Pakistan after raping a teenage girl has been jailed after he was caught trying to return to the UK.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

First man extradited from Pakistan for over a decade jailed for two murders – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 10th, 2017 in extradition, murder, news, Pakistan, sentencing by tracey

‘The first man to be extradited to the UK from Pakistan since 2005 has today (8 February) been jailed for life over the murders of two men in Bradford.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th February 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Secret court hearing to rule on Foreign Office’s evaluation of human rights – The Guardian

‘A three-year battle by the Foreign Office (FCO) to keep secret how diplomatic issues colour its human rights decisions reached its climax on Thursday, in a court case that was itself largely held in secret at the insistence of the security services.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK court convicts man of revenge killing in Pakistan – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2015 in domestic violence, murder, news, Pakistan by sally

‘An abusive husband has been convicted of gunning down his mother-in-law on her doorstep in Pakistan in a revenge killing after his wife left him.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tax fraudster who built Buckingham Palace-style mansion ordered to pay back £2.2m – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2015 in fraud, news, Pakistan, proceeds of crime, tax evasion by sally

‘Businessman Mohammed Suleman Khan – who built mansion in native Pakistan with UK taxpayers’ money – faces further 10 years in prison if he fails to hand over cash .’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Family law in crisis – New Law Journal

‘Cuts to legal aid have thrown family proceedings into chaos, say Kim Beatson, Caroline Bowden & Ellen Lucas.’

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New Law Journal, 10th February 2014

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

Court case over drone strike ‘could force Britain to reveal intelligence exchanges with US’ – Daily Telegraph

“A court action brought by a Pakistani student whose father was killed in a suspected US missile strike last year could force Britain to reveal whether it gives America intelligence for drone attacks on terrorist suspects.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th May 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Pakistani students applying for UK visa will face compulsory interview – The Guardian

Posted April 13th, 2012 in immigration, news, Pakistan by tracey

“Every Pakistani student applying for a visa to come to study in Britain will face a compulsory interview with consular officials following a secret pilot study indicating that up to 40% could be ineligible. Theresa May, the home secretary, will soon announce that ‘bogus’ students will be blocked from entering Britain when the measures are introduced.”

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The Guardian, 13th April 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dallah Real Estate and Tourism Holding Co v Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan – WLR Daily

Posted November 5th, 2010 in arbitration, enforcement, jurisdiction, law reports, Pakistan by sally

Dallah Real Estate and Tourism Holding Co v Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan [2010] UKSC 46; [2010] WLR (D) 279

“When an English court was asked to enforce a foreign arbitration award made against a non-signatory to the contract containing the arbitration clause, whom the arbitral tribunal had determined had been a party to the contract, the court would, if the enforcement claim was challenged, determine anew the question as to whether or not the non-signatory had been a party.”

WLR Daily, 4th November 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Border Agency may be discriminating against Pakistanis, says inspector – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2010 in news, Pakistan, race discrimination, visas by sally

“The UK Border Agency has been warned it may be discriminating unlawfully against Pakistanis applying for British visas and in favour of applicants from Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Dubai.”

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The Guardian, 4th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dallah Estate and Tourism Holding Co v Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Government of Pakistan – WLR Daily

Posted July 22nd, 2009 in arbitration, estoppel, jurisdiction, law reports, Pakistan by sally

Dallah Estate and Tourism Holding Co v Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Government of Pakistan [2009] EWCA Civ 755; [2009] WLR (D) 2

“When a court was reviewing an international arbitration award made under ss 100–103 of the Arbitration Act 1996 careful attention was to be accorded to the type of hearing and the standard of proof required to establish that an award was “not valid” for the purposes of s 103(2)(b) of the 1996 Act. Further, when an assertion of estoppel was made, going to the matter of non-validity, the fact that the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal was founded on consent, rather than legislation, could be critical.”

WLR Daily, 21st July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Britons facing execution in Pakistan seek Miliband’s help – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2009 in death penalty, news, Pakistan by sally

“Lawyers for two British nationals who face the death penalty in Pakistan, after allegedly being tortured to give confessions for murder they insist they did not commit, have asked the Foreign Office to intervene urgently in the case.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK ‘ignoring men’s torture claim’ – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2009 in news, Pakistan, police, torture by sally

“The UK government has been accused of ‘doing nothing’ to help two men from Birmingham who were allegedly tortured in police custody in Pakistan.”

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BBC News, 17th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MPs seek answers on torture ‘outsourcing’ – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2008 in news, Pakistan, torture by sally

“Allegations in the Guardian that the government has ‘outsourced’ interrogation techniques involving the torture of British nationals in Pakistan must be investigated immediately, a cross-party group of backbench MPs said yesterday. In a highly critical report, the Commons foreign affairs committee also accuses the government of watering down its ‘anti-torture commitments’.

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The Guardian, 21st July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Law Soc backs Pakistani lawyers’ street protest – The Lawyer

Posted June 11th, 2008 in legal profession, news, Pakistan by sally

“The Law Society has repeated its call for the rule of law to be upheld in Pakistan to protect the country’s lawyers and judges.”

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The Lawyer, 11th June 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Podcast 41: Andrew Holroyd OBE, President of The Law Society – Charon QC

Posted January 28th, 2008 in legal profession, Pakistan, podcasts by sally

“Today I am talking to the President of The Law Society, Andrew Holroyd, about the Law Society stepping in to help international Lawyers, reported recently in the press.. The Law Society, the Association of Muslim Lawyers and the Bar Council will call on the Pakistani authorities for the release and reinstatement of lawyers and judges imprisoned in Pakistan following the recent constitutional crisis. Andrew Holroyd also drew attention to the fact that the Law Society has raised £85,000 so far to help lawyers in Zimababwe.”


Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of Consilio.tv

UK lawyers call for release of Pakistani judges – The Times

Posted January 26th, 2008 in judiciary, legal profession, news, Pakistan by sally

“The UK legal profession and leading human rights groups are calling on the Pakistani authorities to release and reinstate lawyers and judges imprisoned in Pakistan in the recent constitutional upheaval.”

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The Times, 25th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk