Advocates of the Hastie Stable

Kenneth Forrest

Year of Call: 2000

Before being called to the Bar, Ken Forrest was a solicitor in private practice for over 21 years. Ken has acted for the petitioner in a number of reported decisions including (acting as junior counsel) in MS v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2013) CSIH 52.  He specialises in various aspects of discrimination law, particularly immigration and asylum, as well as employment law.

Cases:

O v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2010) SLT 1087 (refusal of fresh claim for asylum) KBO v Secretary

of State for the Home Department (2009) CSIH 30 (refusal of claim that family / private life would be violated) S v

Secretary of State for the Home Department (2011) SLT 297 (refusal to release person from detention) S v Secretary of

State for the Home Department (2010) SLT 334 (refusal to interview applicant for asylum)

Publications:

"An Independent and Impartial Tribunal" (CLT Human Rights and UK Practice April 2000); "Res Ipsa Loquitur at Parkhead" (Greens Reparation Bulletin September 2000); "Due Diligence - Must Try Harder" (Scottish Licensing Law and Practice June 2001); "Stress at Work - The Next Generation of Claims" (paper to Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow on 3rd October 2002); "Selected Scottish cases" (Regular column in the Scottish Law Gazette)

General Information

  • Devil Masters: Rory Anderson QC; Gary Allen QC
  • Qualifications: LL.B (Hons)(Glasgow)
  • Member of Rules Rewrite Working Group established by the Scottish Civil Justice Council;
  • Justice of the Peace (Sheriffdom of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway)
  • Previously Tutor at Glasgow University (Diploma in Legal Practice, (Advanced Civil));
  • Member of Scottish Immigration Law Practitioners Association;
  • Secretary, Cathcart Baptist Church, Glasgow.