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 exprience 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.
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.
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 over stayer 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.
Eritrean Pentecostal, Ghurka case, 7 year rule for children and reasonableness of return
Fresh claims, CART JRs, various cases challenging detention in relation to people from various countries, age assessments, trafficking cases.
Danso v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 596
Court of Appeal
Secretary of State for the Home Department v SS (Congo)  EWCA Civ 387
Court of Appeal
R. (on the application of Davis) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  1 C.M.L.R. 13
Recent High Court
HH v Deputy Prosecutor of the Italian Republic, Genoa  UKSC 25 (best interests of the child and Article 8)
Lawyer of the Year Award at Birmingham Law Society Awards 2013.
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
B.A. (Hons) Hull