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Wooden boards
By Barry Knight, on Flickr

I’m boardbored. On the float list at Hatton Cross. No-one has been called on yet. Word is that judges here get to pick and choose their cases from the float list a la carte, apparently based at least in part on the representative’s name. I think I might be coming back another day…

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Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.


3 Responses

  1. Poor Colin, me thinks your name will start a spirit as well as “Cameron”. Try “I am from Garden Court and will be before Mr. Justice Brown in the afternoon”. The idea of a float list makes my blood boil. It is bad enough to list every case at 10 am and have lawyers jostling for positions. Immigration Oh! Immigration, has thou slumped to this little measure? Has all thy conquest and trophies shrunk to this measure? fare thee well…….

  2. Dear Colin, I am sure that immigration judges do not get to choose which floats they wish to hear. That would undermine the independence of the judiciary which is I am sure is not what you are alleging unless of course you have become a Daily Mail reader.