Public Law & Regulatory
Public and regulatory law including national security. He regularly advises and appears in appeals to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) and to the High Court regarding Control Orders under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 and Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures under the 2011 Act.
In addition to his three niche practice areas he has experience in a range of civil law including Director Disqualification, Company matters and Insolvency.
His reported cases in each area include:
- CF v SSHD  EWHC 843 (Admin)
- S1, T1, U1 & V1 (Refusal of entry - Dismissed)  UKSIAC 106/2011_2 (21 December 2012)
- S1, T1, U1 & V1 (Refusal of entry - Application for a stay of appeal - Refused)  UKSIAC 106/2011 (08 October 2012)
- S1, T1, U1 & V1 v Secretary of State for the Home Department UKSIAC, 106,107, 108 & 109/2011 (26 July 2012)
- SSHD v BF  EWHC 1718 (Admin) 25 June 2012
- CE v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 3159 (Admin) 21 December 2011
- S1, T1, U1 & V1 v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Refusal of entry - Preliminary Issue)  UKSIAC 106/2011 (27 October 2011)
- Secretary of State for the Home Department v BF  EWHC 1878 (Admin) (18 July 2011)
- BG v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1478 (Admin) (13 June 2011);  1 WLR 2917
- M1 v SSHD  UKSIAC/101/2010; 11th May 2011
- CA v SSHD  EWHC 2278; 10th September 2010
- BH v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 2938 (Admin)
- BG and BH v SSHD –  EWHC 3319 (Admin)
- Secretary of State for the Home Department v AU (2009) EWHC 49 (Admin)
Rupert has lectured for POCLA & the SOAS LLM course - International Commercial Fraud.
He has appeared on and acted as interviewer of prosecutors, politicians, ex death row inmates, families and campaigners for a BBC Radio 4 programme - titled 'Death Row Rookies' shortlisted for an Amnesty International prize.
He was an intern at the Public Interest Litigation Clinic in Kansas City, Missouri, USA during summer 2000 working on death penalty cases having won a scholarship through the charity Amicus.
Due to the nature of his degree and time spent in The Three Bridges Regional Medium Secure Unit researching a thesis on schizophrenic violent and sex offenders, Rupert has a special interest in any Mental Health aspects of cases.