Anthony Metzer QC & Sarah Pinder represent eight Commonwealth veterans in group action


Anthony Metzer QC, Head of Chambers leads Sarah Pinder,  joint-head of the immigration team, in a group judicial review claim brought by eight Fijian Commonwealth veterans, who served in the British army, including on numerous operations. They are instructed by Vinita Templeton, Director at Duncan Lewis.

The group action has been launched with the letter before claim having being served upon the MOD and the Home Office. The case has attracted the interest of The Guardian, which features it in an article written by Amelia Gentleman, Journalist of the Year 2019, who broke the Windrush scandal, which has been published online on 8th March 2020 and in print today, which is Commonwealth Day. A profile of one of the veterans in The Guardian can also be accessed here.

The plight of Commonwealth veterans has also been featured today in The Times by journalist Lucy Fisher, who has previously highlighted the struggles that many face with the Minimum Income Rule in being able to sponsor their families to the UK. You can access Lucy Fisher’s previous articles here and here. It is widely considered that many more veterans have been let down in the ways described in the articles.


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