Supreme Court delivers judgment in Immigration Long Residence case
Ben Keith was instructed by the Secretary of State for the Home Department and led by Lisa Giovannetti KC of 39 Essex Chambers in the Supreme Court. Mr Keith appeared in the Court of Appeal in Afzal  EWCA Civ 1909 and Iyieke  EWCA Civ 1147
On 28 November 2023 the Supreme Court delivered judgment upholding the decisions of the Court of Appeal and dismissing the appeals of: R (on the application of Afzal) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) and R (on the application of Iyieke) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)  UKSC 46.
The Supreme Court upheld the decisions of the Court of Appeal on paragraph 276B of the Immigration Rules and the Long Residence Guidance.
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 is a Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). He won the International Pro Bono Barrister of the Year in November 2021. He is ranked as a leading junior in Extradition and Immigration in The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guides.