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Doughty Street Chambers

53-54 DOUGHTY STREET, LONDON, WC1N 2LS, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7404 1313
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Bristol, London, Manchester

Laura Dubinsky

Tel:
Work 020 7404 1313
Email:
Doughty Street Chambers (Doughty Street Chambers)

Position

Laura practises in public law, civil liberties and human rights, with a particular focus on immigration law, administrative detention and prison law. Laura’s notable cases as junior counsel include: HJ and HT v SSHD [2010] USC 31, [2011] 1 AC 596 (junior counsel for the appellant HJ in successful Supreme Court challenge finding that refugee status should not be denied to gay men who will avoid persecution on return by concealing their sexuality from fear); Lumba and Mighty v SSHD [2011] UKSC 12, [2012]1 A. C. 245 (junior counsel for the appellant Lumba in successful Supreme Court challenge to detention pursuant to an unlawful hidden policy); R (SK) v SSHD [2011] UKSC 23, [2011] 1 WLR 1299 (junior counsel for the intervener BID; the Supreme Court found that a failure to carry out detention reviews, without more, rendered detention unlawful); R (Francis) v SSJ [2012] EWCA Civ 1200 (unsuccessful challenge to SSJ’s Home Detention Curfew policy for serving foreign national prisoners, application for permission to appeal pending in Supreme Court); A and Others v SSHD (2) [2005] UKHL 71; [2006] 2 A.C. 221 (junior counsel for consortium of interveners in case holding evidence obtained under torture by third parties to be inadmissible). Laura’s notable cases as sole counsel include R (Mayaya) v SSHD [2011] EWHC 3088 (Admin), [2012] 1 All ER 1491 (counsel for the claimant Mayaya in a partially successful test challenge to the SSHD’s policies on leave to remain for foreign national former offenders); R (Suppiah and Others) v SSHD [2011]m EWHC 2 (Admin) (counsel for the Intervener Liberty, in a partially successful test challenge to the detention of children under Immigration Act powers); R (Adelana) v SSJ [2008] EWHC 2612 (Admin) (counsel for the claimant in a case finding the SSJ’s policy precluding the grant of Release on Temporary Licence for many prisoners subject to confiscation orders to be unlawful); R (J) v SSHD [2009] EWHC 705 (Admin); (junior counsel for successful claimant in case giving guidance on certification of asylum claims under s. 96 NIAA 2002). For more detail, please see the Doughty Street Chambers website, www.doughtystreet.co.uk

Career

Called 2002; Middle Temple. Publications of note: Foreign National Prisoners, Law and Practice: Legal Action Group 2012 (main author); Blackstones Guide to the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants etc) Act 2004 (contributor).

Languages

French, Spanish, Portuguese.

Education

Oxford University (BA 1993); Columbia University (MA 1995).

Leisure

Hiking.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Laura Dubinsky - Doughty Street ChambersShe loves an intellectual challenge and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of public law.

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading juniors

Laura Dubinsky - Doughty Street ChambersShe has a mastery of domestic and European human rights law.

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Immigration (including business immigration)

Within: Immigration (including business immigration) – Leading juniors

Laura Dubinsky - Doughty Street ChambersShe is ferociously smart and her results speak for themselves.

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