Donnchadh Greene and Tayyiba Bajwa successful in their pupillage to tenancy applications
Donnchadh practises in public law, encompassing human rights and discrimination, with a particular focus on community care law and migrants’ rights. Donnchadh has appeared both led and unled in the High Court and has worked across all stages of judicial review proceedings in relation to asylum support, support under the Children Act 1989, age assessments and unlawful detention claims. Alongside his public law practice, Donnchadh regularly acts in social welfare cases resisting anti-social behaviour injunctions and in committal proceedings. He has particular experience in representing clients who lack capacity and those who are otherwise vulnerable. Donnchadh accepts instructions in all these areas.
He recently acted for Pregnant then Screwed in their judicial review of the Government’s self-employed income support scheme R (The Motherhood Plan) v HM Treasury  EWHC 309 (Admin). He was also instructed by Just for Kids Law in their challenge to the extension of the custody time limits, which led to the exemption of children from the new time limits.
Tayyiba’s main areas of practice are crime, inquests and public law. She is also developing a practice in civil actions against the police and public authorities. Tayyiba has a busy criminal practice representing clients accused of a wide range of criminal offences and appears regularly in the youth, magistrates’ and Crown Court.
In addition to her criminal practice, Tayyiba has also been instructed in a number of inquests to represent the families of the deceased. She was recently instructed as a junior representing a single mother who took a fatal overdose having encountered systemic issues in the resolution of her benefits claim by the Department of Work and Pensions.
Alongside her domestic law practice, Tayyiba has a developing international law practice. Tayyiba acted on behalf of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in relation to the ICC’s investigation into war crimes in Palestine. She has recently been instructed by Reprieve to act for two Yemeni families, in a challenge to the legality of US targeted killing operations before the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights.
A huge congratulations to both of them, especially given that they have had to work so hard for this outcome during the pandemic.
To find out more information on Donnchadh and his practice, please contact his clerk Rachel Finch.