Bail Best Practice

Speaker: Aqsa Hussain
Chambers: 33 Bedford Row

Appearing on the Law Friends stage for the first time, here 33 Bedford Row’s Aqsa Hussain draws on her years of experience in the field to provide members with an essential update on immigration bail law, in particular:

Applying for immigration bail
Main issues in applications
Grounds for bail
Submissions content
Headlines for bail submissions
Policy guidance
Financial supporters
Bail application tips

Relevant law

UK Immigration Acts
Nationality and Borders Act 2022

Aqsa Hussain has a broad multidisciplinary practice spanning criminal, public, civil and international law.

Aqsa is a determined and passionate advocate regularly instructed to appear in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court. She prosecutes and defends in a wide range of criminal matters, including sexual offences, offences of violence, drugs offences, public order offences and offences involving dishonesty and financial crime.

Aqsa regularly works with local and national charities on immigration cases. She dedicates much of her pro-bono practice to this work, for example, undertaking cases for Bail for Immigration Detainees where she represents asylum seekers at the first-tier tribunal. Further, she has experience in representing particularly vulnerable clients, such as victims of trafficking and modern slavery, in their asylum appeals.

Aqsa’s practice also includes work in the field of Public International Law, focusing primarily on international human rights and criminal law.