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    James Hanratty(Author)

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A captivating memoir tackling the most talked about issue of 2016: the European immigration crisis. This is the fascinating and thought-provoking life story of one of the UK's most experienced judges, a man who knows the country's courtrooms - and the realities of the immigration crisis - inside out. As the western world struggles to cope with the influx of immigrants fleeing tyranny and war, The Making of an Immigration Judge cuts through the hysteria of the headlines to provide a definitive account of the problems facing Europe today and how we might solve them. With more than a decade's experience as an immigration judge, James Hanratty has seen the plight of these people first hand and made decisions that changed lives forever.

James Hanratty RD has worked in many of the UK s most prestigious legal institutions including the House of Lords and the Royal Courts of Justice. Until 2014 he was an immigration judge dealing with asylum seekers from around the world. He lives in Putney, south west London.

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  • PDF | 232 pages
  • James Hanratty(Author)
  • Quartet Books; UK ed. edition (6 Jun. 2016)
  • English
  • 4
  • Biography

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  • By Nfw on 3 July 2016

    A book that is well worth reading. Gives a great insight to an area that has been a major concern to the general public. In addition the book is very personal to the author which makes it more interesting to the reader.

  • By Elizabeth on 10 June 2016

    This book is a must have. Not only is it topical but it is very entertaining whilst being informative. It's a cracking good read.

  • By mauhmauh on 8 July 2016

    I bought this book as I have personally worked with Mr Hanratty as an audio typist until he retired as an Immigration Judge. It is an interesting book going back to when he was a young boy. This makes for good reading and his personality and humour oozes through! Never a dull moment! Very kind and courteous gentleman.

  • By RFO on 3 July 2016

    This excellent book consists of two distinct - but interlinked - parts. The first part is the autobiography of a clearly very conscientious and distinguished civil servant whose career culminated in his role as the senior legal advisor in Hong Kong during the preparations for the handover to China in 1997. The second part contains an account of his subsequent career as an immigration judge and, notably, of his efforts to dispense kindness and compassion, as well as justice, to those appearing before him. It is witty and honest, and enlivened by a fund of entertaining and apposite anecdotes and examples, and he succinctly describes the principles that govern - or should govern - the law and practice of immigration, but are all too frequently thwarted by the chaotic way in which the Home Office tends to operate in relation to immigration, and especially deportation, issues. The book is illuminating and enjoyable, as well as being highly topical, especially in the wake of the EU Referendum, when the question of how to manage and control immigration, so long relegated to the bottom of the pending tray, has to be grappled with.

  • By APH on 22 August 2016

    This captivating book is to be highly recommended as it is beautifully written with many amusing and entertaining anecdotes. It gives a real insight into the fascinating career of a man who has not only worked in old-style Whitehall but was also instrumental in the handover of Hong Kong to China. His experiences, some of them most humorously recounted, showcase an era gone by. His challenges of running the Royal Courts of Justice together with the background history of Hong Kong make absorbing reading. James is obviously a person who has made every minute of his life worthwhile thus making him a perfect candidate to be an Immigration Judge. His sensitivity and compassion for migrants is evident, especially at a time when Immigration is a key issue.


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