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Chambers of Collingwood Thompson QC

LONDON, WC1R 4BS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 3555
Fax:
Fax 020 7242 2511
DX:
347 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.7br.co.uk

Bilal Rawat

Tel:
Work 020 7242 3555
Email:
7BR (Chambers of Collingwood Thompson QC)

Position

Practice spans inquests and inquiries, personal injury,clinical negligence, judicial review (particularly immigration, children and vulnerable adults). Significant cases include: Bloody Sunday inquiry (junior counsel to inquiry), Al Sweady Inquiry (acted for a number of former soldiers); RM (Zimbabwe) v SSHD [2014] I WLR 2259 (acquisition of permanent residence pursuant to EU law); MOJ & Ors (return to Mogadishu) CG [2014] UKUT 442 (risk of return to failed asylum seekers to Mogadishu); Naseer and Ors v SSHD [2010] (special advocate in proceedings arising from ‘Operation Pathway’); XCC v AA and Ors [2013] I All ER 988 (interaction of inherent jurisdiction and MCA 2005). Inquest practice encompasses the breach of health and safety, breaches of regulatory policy and guidance, medical malpractice and deaths in custody. Also involved in the civil and regulatory litigation associated with inquests. Recent cases include Inquest into the death of Frances Andrade [2014] (acting for CPS); Inquest into the death of Rebecca Watkins [2014](acting for Ofsted); lnquest into the death of Melanie Beswick [2014] (acting for HMPS).

Career

Called 1995; Middle Temple. Attorney General’s panel of special advocates.

Member

Midland Circuit; Human Rights Lawyers Association; Bar pro bono unit.

Education

Leeds University (1987 Bsc Hons, physiology); Bristol University (1991 PhD, neuroscience); Westminster University (1994 diploma in law).


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