I am a barrister, professional author and consultant.
I practise in London, though I travel widely in Europe and elsewhere to see clients. I take an overarching approach to ensure that all aspects of migration, residence and citizenship applications, as well as legal remedies, are considered. I provide strategic advice to secure the optimum outcome for clients and their families.
I assist client with applicaitons for visas, residence permits and legal remedies. I see clients in conference to advise them, provide written advice and act in hearings in the Immigration Tribunals, the High Court and the Appeal courts. I have appeared in numerous cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union and advise and act in petitions to the European Court of Human Rights.
I provide advice and advocacy services, as well as assistance with applications, in all aspects of UK immigration law; British nationality; conflict of nationality laws; settlement and citizenship issues for high value migrants; EU Citizenship and free movement of persons; family reunion visas; economic migration by Investors, Entrepreneurs and persons seeking UK work permits; human rights; Statelessness; and Asylum and International Protection.
I act for clients directly under the Public Access scheme . In addition. I also accept instructions in the traditional way via a solicitor or other licenced professional client.
I act for individuals, communities and, where appropriate, NGOs and international organisations.
I accept instructions to assist persons with applications, reviews and legal remedies in courts and tribunals.
I also act as a consultant to NGOs and international organisations, to assist with strategic litigation, analyses and reports of immigraiton and nationality law and practice, and actions plans for reform.
In public access work, I have administrative assistance, which enables costs to be kept under control.
Chambers and Partners 2017 states:
“An exceptionally skilled junior, whose practice is heavily focused on British nationality and EU free movement law. He routinely receives instructions from large-scale corporations in major commercial immigration matters.” “”An absolutely brilliant brain and a delightful personality – always a pleasure to work with.” “One of the finest legal minds of our time.”
I undertake media work speaking and commenting on migration law issues. Click here to see an example on Al Jazeera.
Further information about my practice can be found on my Garden Court Chambers webpage.