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Year of Call:  2012 (Jamaica: 1996)

Philip Dayle Prison Law CV

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Senior Practice Manager:
Abdul Hafeez

Practice Group Clerks:
Craig Wain
Gavin John
Lucas Bennett
Chris Graham

Chief Executive & Director of Clerking
Tony McDaid

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Philip Dayle - Prison & Police Law

Called to bar 22 November 2012 - Grays Inn 
Call to the bar in Jamaica, 1996 

Philip is steadily building a public law practice, which includes criminal justice matters regarding prisons and the police. He routinely drafts grounds for judicial review and other claims; and acts as counsel in matters in the county and administrative law courts.   

Examples of work 

  • Advised on successful judicial review claim for the reversal of a decision of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) to compensate a victim of rape in the Social Entitlement Chamber;
  • Drafted grounds for judicial review and obtained admission from the Secretary of State that the failure to provide a course that was considered necessary in the prisoner’s rehabilitation had been unlawful; 
  • Advised in successful claim for trespass and battery at the Central London County Court, concerning animal rights; protestors, who argued that police action pursuant on s14 of the Public Order Act was unlawful;
  • Philip has worked at a prominent civil liberties firm in London on a range of administrative and public law matters, including on issues of national security; inquests and actions against the police and public authorities. During that time, he also volunteered at Prison Advice Service (PAS) and advised prisoners on range of legal issues. A criminal barrister of many years’ experience in Jamaica, Philip also worked in international human rights lawyer at the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington DC, USA; the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in Geneva, Switzerland; the Human Dignity Trust (HDT) in London; and as a legal consultant for inter-governmental organisations such as UNAIDS and various NGOs in the Caribbean and Africa. He is also a Guardian Law contributor and speaks conversational French.


Philip has been awarded the following prizes:

  • British Chevening Scholarship, 2000
  • Suffolk and North Essex Law Society (SNELS) for 1st place on the masters or Law (LL.M) 2000-01 programme, Essex University

Bar Transfer Test (BTT), 2012

Masters of Law (LLM) in International Human Rights law (Distinction), Essex University, 2002

Legal Education Certificate (Jamaican Bar Vocational course), Norman Manley Law School, 1996

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 1993, University of the West Indies, 1993


Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)