Avril has a busy immigration and asylum law practice, regularly appearing in appeals before the FTT and with particular experience working with vulnerable clients.
During her pupillage Avril provided assistance to more senior members of Chambers such as Dr. Chelvan, with a particular focus on LGBT and political asylum.
Avril has a growing advisory practice and hopes to develop her practice across the full range of personal and business immigration law.
Asylum and Humanitarian Protection
Avril has appeared in protection appeals in the First-Tier Tribunal involving a broad range of States including Cameroon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Cameroon, Albania, Vietnam, and Iran. Avril also appears in claims involving victims of trafficking and modern slavery.
Bail Applications, Human Rights Appeals and Deportation and Removals
Avril regularly appears on behalf of immigration detainees in bail hearings before the First-Tier Tribunal. Avril has also appeared in human rights appeals before the First-Tier Tribunal against the Entry Clearance Officer and in the First-Tier Tribunal against removal decisions under the EEA Regulations 2016. In approaching these cases, Avril’s knowledge of prison law, including questions of risk management such as the interpretation of OASys reports, is an asset.
Avril is contactable out of hours and is always happy to assist charities and NGO’s on a pro-bono basis.
Avril speaks fluent Irish and German and has a working knowledge of French and Spanish.
LLB Law and German Trinity College Dublin
LLM Public International Law University of Amsterdam
MSc. European Integration and Development Vrije Universitat Brussels (Free University of Brussels)
PhD Candidate Walther Schucking Institute for Public International Law, Germany