Lisa Busch

Barrister, Landmark Chambers

Lisa has been on the Attorney-General’s Panel of Counsel since 2005 to date. During this period she has acted for a wide range of Government departments and other public bodies, including the Departments for Health, Education, Communities and Local Government, Justice, Transport and the Home Office, as well as HMRC, the Environment Agency, DEFRA, and the Natural Resources Body for Wales. She has equally wide-ranging experience in dealing with public law issues, both by way of advice and litigation. She also acts for claimants in these areas of law.

Where human rights are concerned, Lisa has acted in a number of the leading cases concerning Articles 3 and 8 of the ECHR in the immigration context, including ZT (Kosovo) v SSHD [2005] EWCA Civ 1421, KH (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2009] EWCA Civ 1354 and VW (Uganda) v SSHD EWCA Civ 5. Recently she has appeared in a number of cases concerning the removal of claimants (adults and children) suffering from life-threatening illnesses from the UK, revisiting the principles established in D v UK, and N v SSHD/N v UK. She also acted for the Appellant (led by Cherie Booth QC) in the leading case concerning Article 2 of Protocol 1 to the ECHR (right to education), namely Ali v Lord Grey School [2006] UKHL 14; and for the Respondent in an appeal by the Attorney-General of Antigua and Barbuda in a case involving the Respondent’s Constitutional right to the peaceful enjoyment of its possessions (Attorney-General v HMB Holdings Ltd [2014] UKPC 5 (led by Timothy Corner QC)).

Lisa is also experienced in dealing with immigration cases generally, including cases arising under the EEA Regulations and EU Directives, and cases involving human trafficking, victims of torture and unlawful detention cases.