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Senior Practice Manager
Abdul Hafeez

Practice Group Clerks
Lucas Bennett
Gavin John
Christy Irvine

Chief Executive & Director of Clerking
Tony McDaid

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James Dixon - Immigration


University of Hull
University of Cambridge (Downing College)

Began his career at Sheffield Law centre dealing with asylum and immigration cases. Deepened his knowledge of EU law whilst working at the Court of Justice of the European Communities in Luxembourg. Appears regularly before the First and Upper Tier Tribunals across the full-range of appeals work, undertakes judicial review challenges and is experienced in appearing in the Court of Appeal. His prison law exeprience as well as background in criminal law, makes him well-placed to advise and represent those detained under immigration powers and/or facing deportation. 

Fluent in Italian and German, excellent knowledge of Hungarian and good working knowledge of French.

Other areas:
Exercise of police powers generally, extradition, education, planning, Local Government powers, immigration (in addition to detention cases), issues relating to EU law, criminal court decisions, community care.

Won Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award at Birmingham Law Society Awards 2013.


B.A. (Hons) Hull
M.Phil Cantab


Immigration Law Practitioners Association

Electronic Immigration Network

Employment Lawyers Association
Employment Lawyers Bar Association 
Association of Prison Lawyers
Prisoner Legal Rights Group
Criminal Bar Association 


Examples of recent cases dealt with:

Successfully argued Article 8 outside the Rules for a couple from Pakistan and Mauritius

Successfully argued Article 8 outside the Rules for an overstayer based on relationship with siblings

Afghan employee of United Nations

EEA cases (various deportation appeals), applications for residency and Surrinder Singh applications

Points Based System appeals in relation to various categories

Upper Tribunal:

Eritrean Pentecostal, Ghurka case, 7 year rule for children and reasonableness of return

Judicial review

Fresh claims, CART JRs, various cases challenging detention in relation to people from various countries, age assessments, trafficking cases

Court of Appeal

Danso v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 596

Secretary of State for the Home Department v SS (Congo) [2015] EWCA Civ 387

Recent High Court

R. (on the application of Davis) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] 1 C.M.L.R. 13

Supreme Court

HH v Deputy Prosecutor of the Italian Republic, Genoa [2012] UKSC 25 (best interests of the child and Article 8)