Judith Farbey QC
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Judith Farbey QC practices in public and administrative law. Her specialist immigration practice includes all aspects of Tier 2 and Tier 4 of the Points Based System for individual and corporate clients. She has developed a niche in sponsor licensing. She has an extensive prison law and is a specialist in all aspects of the law of detention, being the joint author of Sharpe's Law of Habeas Corpus (3rd ed; OUP; Feb 2011). She undertakes cases raising European and international human rights law, and has been a popular speaker at the European level at conferences on human rights. She is able to undertake public law cases in all fora, including tribunal and public inquiry work. Her practice includes civil claims involving public bodies and advisory work for clients seeking to avoid litigation. Judith is an active member of the Bar Law Reform Committee and is a Middle Temple advocacy trainer. For cases, see www.doughtystreet.co.uk. Cases in the higher courts include: AS & DD (Libya) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2008) on deportation with assurances; Re T (reported in 2010) on the impact of police intelligence in wardship proceedings; R (English UK Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2010) on English language requirements for foreign students under the PBS.
Called 1992; Middle Temple Inn; QC 2011. Member of the Attorney General's panel of special advocates. Papers presented on public law and human rights issues in a variety of forums, including the London School of Economics International Human Rights Law and Practice course; University of Sussex Centre for Responsibilities, Rights and the Law; University of Essex Refugee Care MA course. At the European level, she has spoken on human rights law at conferences organised by ECRE and the Council of Europe. First winner of the Bar Pro Bono Award (1997). Publications of note: co-author 'The Law of Habeas Corpus' (3rd ed, OUP, 2011); co-author, 'Foreign National Prisoners: Law and Practice' (LAG, forthcoming, 2011).
Bar Law Reform Committee; ALBA; ILPA.
Magdalen College, Oxford (1989, scholarship in classics, BA Hons); Princeton University (1990, scholarship in philosophy, visiting student); City University, (1991, Diploma, law).