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39 Essex Chambers

Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster QC

81 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1DD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 3978
DX:
298 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.39essex.com
Kuala Lumpur, London, Manchester, Singapore

Rory Dunlop

Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
Email:
39 Essex Chambers (Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in public law, human rights, immigration and employment law. He is currently writing the OUP textbook on immigration detention, due to be published at the end of 2014.

Career

Called 2002, Lincoln’s Inn; Lord Bowen, Lord Mansfield and Lord Wolfson scholarships to Lincoln’s Inn; Pegasus scholarship to European Court of Human Rights 2005; Attorney General’s C panel (2007), Attorney General’s FOI panel (2008), Attorney General’s B panel (2011).

Member

Liberty; ELBA; ILPA; ALBA; Bar Pro Bono Unit.

Education

Magdalen College, Oxford (1999 1st class); City University (2001 distinction).

Leisure

Cricket, tennis, skiing.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – 2019 silks

Rory Dunlop QC - 39 Essex Chambers ‘He is extremely well prepared and is a fair and honourable counsel.’

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Education

Within: Education – 2019 silks

Rory Dunlop QC - 39 Essex Chambers ‘He is responsive, practical, and sees the big picture.’

Within: Education

When it comes to education law, 39 Essex Chambers ‘is a great set’ that ‘is able to offer counsel with a variety of specialties and experience’. It handles judicial reviews, negligence, discrimination and contractual matters on behalf of students, their families and teachers, as well as local authorities. Members have expertise in cases of academic exclusion, discrimination or alleged misconduct. In Wallace v Secretary of State for Education Rory Dunlop acted for the Secretary of State in a successful appeal by a former ‘super head’ who was prohibited from teaching for life due to awarding high-value contracts to his ex-partner’s company without disclosing this to the governors.

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

Within: Data protection – 2019 silks

Rory Dunlop QC - 39 Essex Chambers ‘He is very competent in this area, with considerable experience.’

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Immigration (including business immigration)

Within: Immigration (including business immigration) – 2019 silks

Rory Dunlop QC - 39 Essex Chambers ‘He is a fair and honourable counsel in an area that can often be tense and confrontational.’

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Professional discipline and regulatory law

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – 2019 silks

Rory Dunlop QC - 39 Essex Chambers ‘Responsive, practical and sees the bigger picture.’

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