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Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement

Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement

Our immigration, asylum, and free movement team have been involved in a number of ground-breaking disputes, from cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union, European Court of Human Rights, and challenges contributing to the development of the law in the UK Supreme Court. We have experience dealing with sensitive claims, including those in the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC). We also act for commercial organisations and assist with business immigration issues involved in recruiting individuals from overseas.

Our members are able to draw upon their expertise of international law, EU free movement regimes, international humanitarian law and extradition and mutual assistance.

Leading experts

Our experts have appeared in almost 30 cases before the UK Supreme Court or House of Lords. We are instructed in cases in the BVI and Cayman Islands and currently instructed in FV (Italy) before the UK Supreme Court concerning the ‘enhanced protection’ test under the EU Citizen’s Directive, and appeared before the Grand Chamber of the ECtHR in Tarakhel v Switzerland App No. 29217/12, concerning the approach to transfers under the Dublin II Regulation, which regulates applications for international protection by asylum seekers.

We acted in ZZ v UK C-300/11 before the CJEU, a case concerning whether the approach adopted by SIAC was compliant with the fundamental principles of EU law. We have also been involved in RN (Sri Lanka) v SSHD [2014] EWCA Civ 938, concerning the application of an ECHR decision to domestic immigration cases.

MEET OUR MEMBERS:

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Nick Armstrong
Nick Armstrong
Called: 2001 Solicitor: 1998
Michelle Butler
Michelle Butler
Called: 2007 Solicitor: 2002
Chris Buttler
Chris Buttler
Called: 2004
Ayesha Christie
Ayesha Christie
Called: 2014
Anita Davies
Anita Davies
Called: 2011
Raj Desai
Raj Desai
Called: 2010 Solicitor: 2007
Jonathan Glasson QC
Jonathan Glasson QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2013
Sarah Hannett
Sarah Hannett
Called: 2003
Raza Husain QC
Raza Husain QC
Called: 1993 Silk: 2010
Tamara Jaber
Tamara Jaber
Called: 2013
Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones
Called: 2013
Samantha Knights
Samantha Knights
Called: 1996
Julian B. Knowles QC
Julian B. Knowles QC
Called: 1994 Silk: 2011
James Laddie QC
James Laddie QC
Called: 1995 Silk: 2012
Rachel Logan
Rachel Logan
Called: 2008
Associate
Karon Monaghan QC
Karon Monaghan QC
Called: 1989 Silk: 2008
Helen Mountfield QC
Helen Mountfield QC
Called: 1991 Silk: 2010
Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh
Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh
Called: 2005; 2013 (Belfast)
Aidan O’Neill QC (Scot)
Aidan O’Neill QC (Scot)
Called: 1996 Silk: 1999
Elizabeth Prochaska
Elizabeth Prochaska
Called: 2007
Kirsten Sjøvoll
Kirsten Sjøvoll
Called: 2012
Hugh Southey QC
Hugh Southey QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2010
Daniel Squires QC
Dan Squires QC
Called: 1998 Silk: 2016
Booan Temple
Booan Temple
Called: 2001
Associate
Rhodri Thompson QC
Rhodri Thompson QC
Called: 1989 Silk: 2002
Prof. Takis Tridimas
Prof. Takis Tridimas
Called: 2000
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