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Danny Bazini - Immigration

Danny has specialized in all areas of Immigration, Asylum, Human Rights, EU Free Movement and Nationality Law since 1992. He appears in the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, High Courts, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Judicial review work is a strong part of his practice.

Danny is experienced in Public and Administrative Law generally and has undertaken work in the fields of mental health, education, extradition, prison and regulatory law – in particular where there is an immigration slant.

In the past Danny has worked, volunteered and acted as a trainer for the Immigration Advisory Service and provides training and seminars to solicitors, law centres and community groups. 

Danny is ranked as a leading junior in Immigration and Nationality Law in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.


BA (Econ)
BA (Law)


"Excellent knowledge of the points-based system, great with clients and reliably on hand to provide ad hoc assistance." "He is thorough and pragmatic in his approach and gets to the heart of the matter at top speed."
(Chambers UK 2017)

‘Fearless in the pursuit of excellence for his clients.’
(Legal 500 2016)

"He just lives and breathes immigration law." "He has an eye for detail and can spot the merits of the case, and the arguments that we need to push."
(Chambers UK 2016)

His areas of expertise include trafficking, unlawful detention and private immigration.’
(Legal 500, 2015)

'Intellectually first rate.'
(Legal 500 2014)

"A fantastic and tenacious advocate, who fights all the way for his clients."
(Chambers UK 2014)

Daniel Bazini "is recommended for immigration-related judicial reviews. He has expertise in matters such as mental health and education where there is an immigration law overlap."
(Chambers UK 2013)

Daniel Bazini is praised for "always being on top of the law" and for his "pragmatic approach to cases." He stands out for his high success rate in cases of all court levels
(Chambers UK 2012)

Daniel Bazini is…held in high regard, with sources convinced that “his persuasive advocacy skills achieve positive results in what are very difficult cases” 
(Chambers UK 2010)

“Solicitors respect (his) willingness to put himself on the line” and argue judicial review and last-minute injunction cases. In these “he will make sure that he puts his point across and get the client’s interests at the top of the agenda”. His forthright approach is bolstered by a “steely determination that sees him acting quickly to go right to the issues and establish merits” 
(Chambers UK 2008/9)


Ahmed Mahad and others v ECO [2009] UKSC 16
Where the Supreme Court held that third party support was permitted in cases when sponsoring a family member to enter the UK.

AR and FW, R (on the application of) v SSHD (Rev 1) [2009] EWCA Civ 1310
Whether temporary admission is unlawful in circumstances where it cannot be said that there is some prospect of the individual is not removable.

DA (Columbia) v SSHD [2009] EWCA Civ 682
Where the Court of Appeal considered the failure of the SSHD (when making his decision to deport) to consider a sentencing judges decision not to recommend deportation.

LL (China) v SSHD [2009] EWCA Civ 617
Where the Court of Appeal considered whether breaks in continuity of residence under the long residence rule should be considered under the existing rule or the policy in existence at the time of the break.

SSHD v AHK & Ors [2009] EWCA Civ 287
The Court of Appeal set out the approach to be taken in respect of the appointment of Special Advocates in cases where the SSHD refuses to grant British Citizenship and is not willing to disclose the reasons/material on which the decision is based.

JN (Cameroon) v SSHD [2009] EWCA Civ 307
Court of Appeal considered whether the AIT had jurisdiction to entertain an appeal where the decision notice did not specify the country of removal.

Jamal v SSHD [2008] EWHC 1854 (Admin)
Whether the failure to grant ILR on the basis of Iraqi policy lawful since the criminal offence committed would not have occurred if not for the SSHD’s unlawful conduct (permission granted to Court of Appeal – SSHD conceded just before hearing granting ILR).

MW (Liberia) v SSHD [2007] EWCA Civ 1376
Whether third party support permissible under para 297(v) of the immigration rules.

Ooi & Ors v SSHD [2007] EWHC 3221 (Admin)
The lawfulness of changes in the immigration rules concerning work permit holders. 

FD (Zimbabwe) v SSHD [2007] EWCA 1220
The lawfulness of the IAT’s decision to overturn positive credibility findings of an Adjudicator.

MT (Zimbabwe) v SSHD [2007] EWCA Civ 455
Lawfulness of AIT’s decision to overturn Art 8 findings of Adjudicator.