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Appears frequently before the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal in all areas of immigration law, including asylum, human rights, family, EEA, student, business and deportation cases. Particular interests include the treatment of mentally disordered people in the immigration system, country guidance cases, notably around Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe; judicial review of practice and procedure at the Home Office. Significant recent or current cases include EM (Returnees) Zimbabwe CG  UT (risk to those returned to Zimbabwe in the run-up to the anticipated elections); SS Libya  SIAC (fairness of proceedings where no evidence disclosed to the appellant; and proper approach to exclusion from the Refugee Convention on grounds of actions said to be contrary to the purposes and principles of the UN); RS (Zimbabwe - AIDS) Zimbabwe CG  UT (discriminatory access to treatment for people with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe). Involved in several cases clarifying rights of appeal for those granted leave to remain under the UKBA's 'legacy' of previously unresolved asylum claims, including R (S, D & W) v First-Tier Tribunal  HC.
Called 2004; Gray's Inn. Joined Doughty Street from pupillage in 2005. Previously spent 12 years in the voluntary sector as a legal representative and campaigner, having founded and run the charity Asylum Aid since 1990. Publications of note: Regularly provides case analyses to the Administrative Court Digest; contributions to journals including New Law Journal, Butterworths Human Rights Direct, European Human Rights Law Review.
Working knowledge of German and French.
ILPA, ALBA, Liberty, Justice.
Winchester College; Oxford University (1989, BA, modern languages) Bamberg University (2003, PgDL); London Metropolitan University (2004, BVC); College of Law.