Gary Dolan

I offer expertise in all aspects of immigration, nationality and asylum law, and can provide advice and representation as well as drafting grounds of appeal and judicial review. I have particular experience in the following:

-    Asylum appeals, including: victims of gender-related violence; victims of political persecution; LGBT asylum seekers and victims of blood feuds.
-    Other human rights based claims, including those based on the right to a family and/or private life.
-    The best interests of the child
-    Tier 4 student visas
-    Appeals under the EEA regulations, both in the UK and against the decisions of Entry Clearance Officers.
-    Judicial Reviews (both at the permission and substantive stage) in the Upper Tribunal and the Administrative Court.
-    Bail hearings.
-    Out-of-hours injunctions, including those seeking a stay of removal.

My approach

I always seek to go the extra mile with direct access clients, and realise how crucial it is to get the right representation and/or advice. I am happy to offer a free consultation, in person, by telephone or by email, in order to help you decide whether or not to proceed with your case. I am able to advise in the evenings and at weekends, 
I can meet you in person or, if you prefer, I am happy to take instructions by telephone or by email. I am based in London but have worked all over England and Wales, and am happy to travel.

I am supported by a highly experienced practice manager, and am thorough and organised.

I usually set fixed fees, so you will know in advance exactly how much you will need to pay.

My work

Some examples of my work include:

-    Persuading an immigration judge to grant my client bail despite removal directions having been set for 14 days after the hearing.
-    Persuading a High Court judge to grant a stay of removal based on my written submissions.
-    Persuading an Upper Tribunal judge to grant permission for judicial review of the Home Office’s refusal to treat further submissions as a fresh asylum clai

About me

Prior to becoming a barrister I taught law at the University of London. Direct access appeals to me for two reasons: firstly, it can often provide better value for money for the client; and secondly, I enjoy meeting my clients and dealing with them directly.

Professional & academic

I studied law at King’s College London, from which I graduated with First Class Honours in 2011. I then studied law at postgraduate level at Oxford University, graduating in 2013 with a distinction on the BCL degree.

I was called to the Bar in 2015.

-    Immigration Law Practitioners Association
-    Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association
-    Inner Temple

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