This post was written by Ravi Naik, Public and International Law Solicitor and Head of Public Law at ITN Solicitors.

Ravi acted for the Claimant in the “Gedi v SSHD” case discussed below.  This article (and the more detailed case analysis written for the Justice Gap) are part of Unlocking Detention, which runs until 18 December 2016.

There was a very important judgment from the Court of Appeal last week.

The judgment was in the case of Mr Gedi, who was represented by Tom Hickman of Blackstone Chambers instructed by Ravi Naik of ITN solicitors. 

The Court of Appeal found that the UK government has no power to impose a curfew either under powers for electronic monitoring or under general powers for conditions under the Immigration Act 1971.