Isaac Maka

Isaac Maka

Head of Immigration Team

Isaac practices in civil litigation with particular emphasis on public law and judicial review. He has a deep commitment to human rights and social justice, representing the vulnerable in society and the underclass, and has specialized in immigration and asylum law for many years. He is an expert in social security law and also sits as a Tribunal Judge in the Social Security Appeals Tribunal.

Isaac has had a number of successes in judicial review matters against the government, the vast majority of which have been consented to in his clients favour.

Isaac has also successfully assisted a number of clients on disciplinary matters including SRA, BSB and RCN proceedings.  Additionally, in continuing with his desire to prevent injustice he has successfully helped clients on defending local authority enforcement notices, prosecutions for illegal sale of alcohol to underage children and challenging election results. 

Selected Cases

SSHD v EB Turkey [2008] Civ 1595 CA – On the Ankara Agreement

Ahmed v SSHD [2006] EWCA Civ 578 – Leave application (granted) SSHD consent.

Loka (R on application of) v SSHD [2006] EWHC 707 (Admin)

P & M v SSHD [2004] EWCA Civ 1640 – On Kenyan Women

Mehmet Soytoprak v SSHD [2001] EWCA Civ 1046 – Turkish asylum seeker

HH (Somalia & Others CG) [2008] UKAIT 00022 – Somalia country guidance

Valentin Muja [2002] UKIAT 05107 – illegal removal from the jurisdiction

Iselas Andemarim [2002] UKIAT 00969 Interrupting Counsel’s submissions

Call: 1998
Professional memberships:
Lincoln's Inn
BSB Registration: