The Court of Appeal Lord Justice Underhill, Lord Justice Dingemans and Lady Justice Elizabeth Laing gave judgment in relation to the issue of credibility, standard of proof and the Devaseelan starting point in a Sri Lankan asylum case. They dismissed the Appellant’s appeal.

Ben Keith represented the Secretary of State.

Ben Keith is a leading barrister specialising in Extradition and International Crime, as well as dealing with Immigration, Serious Fraud, and Public law. He has extensive experience of appellate proceedings before the Administrative and Divisional Courts, Criminal and Civil Court of Appeal as well as applications and appeals to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and United Nations. 

Ben won the International Pro Bono Barrister of the Year in November 2021. He is ranked in Chambers and Partners as a band 1 leader in the field of Extradition at the London Bar and in the Legal 500 as a Tier 1 leading individual in international crime and extradition.