Danny has specialised in all areas of Immigration, Asylum, Human Rights, EU Free Movement and Nationality Law since 1992. He appears in the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, High Courts, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Judicial review work is a strong part of his practice.
Danny is experienced in Public and Administrative Law generally and has undertaken work in the fields of mental health, education, extradition, prison and regulatory law – in particular where there is an immigration slant.
In the past Danny has worked, volunteered and acted as a trainer for the Immigration Advisory Service and provides training and seminars to solicitors, law centres and community groups.
Danny is ranked as a leading junior in Immigration and Nationality Law in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
“His knowledge and experience is fantastic and his advocacy is amazing - he will keep fighting until the end. He comes up with ingenious arguments to move the law forward.” “A cracking barrister - incredibly personable with clients, counsel and opponents.”
Chambers UK 2021
“A very experienced practitioner with an excellent track record in winning cases.”
Legal 500 2021
“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
Ahmed Mahad and others v ECO UKSC 16
Where the Supreme Court held that third party support was permitted in cases when sponsoring a family member to enter the UK.
AR and FW, R (on the application of) v SSHD (Rev 1) EWCA Civ 1310
Whether temporary admission is unlawful in circumstances where it cannot be said that there is some prospect of the individual is not removable.
DA (Columbia) v SSHD EWCA Civ 682
Where the Court of Appeal considered the failure of the SSHD (when making his decision to deport) to consider a sentencing judges decision not to recommend deportation.
LL (China) v SSHD EWCA Civ 617
Where the Court of Appeal considered whether breaks in continuity of residence under the long residence rule should be considered under the existing rule or the policy in existence at the time of the break.
SSHD v AHK and Ors EWCA Civ 287
The Court of Appeal set out the approach to be taken in respect of the appointment of Special Advocates in cases where the SSHD refuses to grant British Citizenship and is not willing to disclose the reasons/material on which the decision is based.
JN (Cameroon) v SSHD EWCA Civ 307
Court of Appeal considered whether the AIT had jurisdiction to entertain an appeal where the decision notice did not specify the country of removal.
Jamal v SSHD EWHC 1854 (Admin)
Whether the failure to grant ILR on the basis of Iraqi policy lawful since the criminal offence committed would not have occurred if not for the SSHD’s unlawful conduct (permission granted to Court of Appeal – SSHD conceded just before hearing granting ILR).
MW (Liberia) v SSHD EWCA Civ 1376
Whether third party support permissible under para 297(v) of the immigration rules.
Ooi and Ors v SSHD EWHC 3221 (Admin)
The lawfulness of changes in the immigration rules concerning work permit holders.
FD (Zimbabwe) v SSHD EWCA 1220
The lawfulness of the IAT’s decision to overturn positive credibility findings of an Adjudicator.
MT (Zimbabwe) v SSHD EWCA Civ 455
Lawfulness of AIT’s decision to overturn Art 8 findings of Adjudicator.
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 & S Training College Ltd) v SSHD  EWHC 3770
Further education colleges; Students; Administrative Decisions; Admissions; Policy.