Danny has advised and represented clients across the board, in terms of business immigration work.
His experience goes back over 20 years and so covers the old work permit regime and the new points based system. He has undertaken both advisory and appeal work – at the Tribunal and in the High Courts.
He has undertaken cases for a variety of employers and their migrant workers.
Cases include a judicial review of the SSHD’s decision to revoke an Employers Tier 2 licence (a chain of petrol stations) which would have meant no more foreign employees could have been taken on and further obtained an injunction preventing the SSHD from effectively removing a number of employees and allowing them to continue working for the business. The day before the High Court hearing the SSHD caved in restoring the firms licence and affirming the employees status to remain in the UK.
Danny has also acted for computer software firms and recruitment consultants with worldwide offices.
He has represented a number of businesses in the catering industry and their migrant workers.
In a case before Collins J the Defendant had to effectively cave in half way through the hearing and restore all 5 chefs (from a chain of restaurants) leave to remain having revoked their status on the basis that their employees had breached their licence since it was claimed that the restaurants were operating a take away service contrary to the Tier 2 Guidance.
He has also conducted successfully a number of judicial review matters in the health sector for Doctors Surgeries and Care Homes who have had their licences suspended or revoked.
He has also conducted numerous challenges in respect of the correct classification of SOC codes.
Danny has assisted clients throughout the whole process by advising in relation to the early stages of the requirements for licenses and responding to threats of suspension or revocation and so avoiding such financially damaging consequences.
Danny has also been instructed on a regular basis by leading city solicitors and conducted numerous college cases for them under Tier 4 allowing colleges to continue teaching foreign students etc
Injunctive relief has also been sought and obtained to allow migrant workers and their employers retain their licences and permission to work whilst their cases are being considered by the Courts.
Danny has also advised and defended employers in respect of fines levied by the SSHD for the alleged employment of illegal workers
He has advised and represented across all tiers of the PBS system and has delivered seminars on the points based system.
“A bit of an unsung hero, clients love him. He’s very tenacious and very creative.” “His knowledge is comprehensive, his intellect is rapier-like, and he is dogged in his presentation of appeals.”
Chambers UK 2020
“He has grit and determination to win and is highly effective at winning difficult cases.”
Legal 500 2020
“A pleasure to work with.” “The exceptional thing about him is that he understands clients really well.”
Chambers UK 2019
“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
RA (s. 117C: Unduly Harsh: Offence: Seriousness: Iraq)  UKUT 123
Deportation; Foreign criminal; Forgery; Rehabilitation; Article 8. Currently on appeal to Court of Appeal listed March 2020
JG (s 117B(6): “reasonable to leave” UK (Rev 1) Turkey 2019 UKUT 72
Removal; Qualifying child; Policy; Article 8.
AAH (Iraqi Kurds – internal relocation) (CG)  UKUT 212
Relocation to KRG; CSID documentation; Relevant factors
AA (Iraq) v SSHD (Civil Division)  EWCA Civ 944
Country guidance; Functus officio; Jurisdiction; Right of Appeal.
R (on the application of MM (Lebanon) v SSHD  UKSC 10
Children; Entry clearance; Policy; Maintenance, Minimum income; Article 8; Spouse.
R (on the application of Khan) v SSHD,  EWHC 105 (Admin).
Sponsor licences;, GP’s practice; Revocation; Reasonableness; SOC codes.
R (on the application of Spacetel UK Ltd)  EQHC 99 (Admin)
Sponsor licences; Records; Reasonableness
Yoke Mun Kum v SSHD, JR/13672/2016
Tier 2; Indefinite Leave to Remain; Policy Guidance
R(on the application of A and S Training College Ltd) v SSHD  EWHC 3770
Further education colleges; Students; Administrative Decisions; Admissions; Policy.