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Edward Nicholson - Immigration

Prior to obtaining a tenancy in 2003 Edward worked at the Refugee Legal Centre from 1992, appearing before the Immigration Appellate Authority - predominantly the Immigration Appeal Tribunal for over ten years. He held the position of Legal Officer at the RLC from 1995. 

In addition to his practice in the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal Edward also provides regular advice and training sessions to staff at solicitors firms. 

In 2009 he appeared before the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal in what became its first reported determination on the United Kingdom Border Agency’s new Points Based System : NA & Others (Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) - funds) [2009] UKAIT 00025.

QUALIFICATIONS

BA (Hons): English Literature and Philosophy; 
Common Professional Examination (CPE); 
Bar Vocational Course

RECOMMENDATIONS

"He deals with cases absolutely thoroughly and with a keen eye for detail. He has won very complex cases and has a good rapport with clients." "He has the ability to think outside the box and find creative solutions."
Chambers UK 2017

‘Always willing to fight for his clients.’
Legal 500 2016

Elicits praise from his peers, who note his judicial review expertise. Recent experience has also seen him act on deportation cases, both for EU and non-EU nationals. "He is very good on complicated cases with vulnerable clients, and he is very good at coming up with new ideas." 
Chambers UK, 2016

‘Notable expertise in asylum matters.’
Legal 500, 2015

'He really works as a team with his solicitors and values their input.'
Legal 500 2014

"He does well and takes an imaginative approach to his work. He has been doing important work of late." 
Chambers UK 2014

Edward Nicholson, who is instructed by solicitors because of his market-leading expertise on the PBS and children's law. He is praised for the power of his arguments and his ability to handle technically difficult cases. 
Chambers UK 2013

''Edward Nicholson is an ‘extremely conscientious barrister’ who constructs ‘novel arguments’ against the UK Border Agency''
Legal500 2012

NOTABLE CASES

House of Lords / Supreme Court

R. (on the application of New London College Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] 1 W.L.R. 2358; [2013] 4 All E.R. 195; ZH (Tanzania) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] 2 A.C. 166; [2011] 2 W.L.R. 148; [2011] 2 All E.R. 783ZN (Afghanistan) v Entry Clearance Officer [2010] 1 W.L.R. 1275; [2010] 4 All E.R. 77

Court of Appeal

AK (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 1642; R. (on the application of MA (Somalia)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWCA Civ 966;R. (on the application of New London College Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] Imm. A.R. 563; HA (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 1758;  SF (Afghanistan) v Entry Clearance Officer [2011] EWCA Civ 758; MQ (Afghanistan) v SSHD [2009] EWCA Civ 61; KR (Iraq) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] INLR 373;  ZN (Afghanistan) v Entry Clearance Officer [2008] EWCA Civ 1420; AG (Eritrea) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] Imm. A.R. 158 Abbas v Secretary of State for the Home Department  [2005] EWCA Civ 992

High Court

R. (on the application of MA (Somalia)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  [2012] EWHC 2683 (Admin);R. (on the application of New London College Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 856 (Admin); R. (on the application of Elmi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 2775 (Admin);R. (on the application of FH) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWHC 1571 (Admin); R. (on the application of Yussuf) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2005] EWHC 2847 (Admin); R. (on the application of G) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2004] EWHC 2848 (Admin)