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Deprivation of British citizenship by fraud / deception

Speaker: Amanda Jones
Chambers: Great James Street Chambers

Deprivation of British citizenship by fraud/deception Amanda Jones Great James Street

With a focus on the high-profile case of Shamima Begum as well as scenarios involving other well-known cases relating to deprivation of British citizenship by deception or fraud, Amanda Jones

returns to Law Friends to draw on her extensive experience to deliver another in-depth immigration law seminar, in particular looking at:

· Power to deprive a person of British citizenship
· Typical cases
· Proceedings
· First Tier Tribunal appeals
· Consequences of deprivation

Relevant law

Begum [2021] UKSC 7
Ciceri [2021] UKUT 238
British Nationality Act 1981 Section 40(3)
Nationality and Borders Act 2022 Section 10

Amanda is a specialist in immigration and public law. She has advised and appeared in numerous immigration matters in the Court of Appeal, and in the Administrative Court on appeals, judicial review and injunctions. Emergency judicial review grounds and out-of-hours injunction applications (including, if necessary, to the Court of Appeal) are a regular part of her practice.

Amanda advises regularly on the Public Sector Equality Duty and other matters relating to the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, including discrimination. Amanda is also instructed on matters related to sex-based and gender reassignment protections under the Equality Act, and associated disciplinary and political disputes.

Amanda is instructed in asylum cases, particularly in relation to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia. She also deals with entry clearance work, including the points-based system, visitors, and family reunion, deportation appeals in relation to criminal convictions or alleged terrorist connections, and cases in which a threat to national security is alleged.

Amanda frequently advises on and drafts fresh claims in relation to human rights and asylum, after an initial appeal has been exhausted, and has been instructed on a numbers of cases involving breaches of policy and legitimate expectation in immigration law.

She regularly appears at first and second stage reconsiderations at Field House, including several Country Guidance cases.