Law Friends regular and presenter of our popular monthly Immigration updates, Raphael Jesurum delivers another critical seminar on abuse of process, looking at
- The orthodox position in public law
- The orthodox position in immigration law
- The future
Spencer Bower and Handley, “Res Judicata” 2020, Butterworths, §1.01
Blair v Curran (1939) CLR 464, 531-533 per Dixon J
Hunter v Chief Constable of the West Midlands Police  AC 529, per Diplock L. At 536
Thrasyvoulou v Secretary of State for the Environment  2 AC 273 at 289C-D per Bridge L.
R (TB (Jamaica)) v SSHD  EWCA Civ 977
R (DN (Rwanda) v SSHD  AC 698
Abidoye v SSHD  EWCA Civ 1425
Raphael practises in asylum, immigration and nationality law. He appears regularly in the Upper Tribunal, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal.
Raphael’s main interest is strategic litigation: working in partnership with solicitors to identify new legal points, training caseworkers to spot them, and advising early in order to test the issues on appeal. The aim is to build cases with overwhelmingly strong evidence, and develop arguments to test and change the law.
An example is the successful campaign to secure settlement rights for the children of Gurkha veterans. Before coming to the bar, Raphael was a successful broadcaster and foreign correspondent, working for the BBC and other international news outlets. He reported on the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, the Albanian uprising in 1997 and separatist violence in Macedonia.