I offer expertise in Immigration and Asylum matters. I have represented clients in numerous cases from the First-tier Tribunal upto the Supreme Court.
I am very thorough and well organised. I am a meticulous lawyer and I never fail to bring to the attention of the Court all points which may favour my clients. I always carefully research all aspects of the case and on occasion I have produced recent legislation in my client’s favour of which the court and the Home Office lawyer were not aware and supplied them with copies of their own legislation.
I am prepared to travel to my clients, although I would charge the costs of travel.
Costs: I usually set fixed fees, so that you know exactly how much you will have to pay.
Includes a recent case where the Home Office took a decision on wrong facts. They alleged that the father of a child could care for him in the UK when he had already left the UK with a new girl friend. In another case my opponent was not aware of a recent Home Office policy to the effect that the foreign father of a child born to a British mother could stay in the UK so as not to split up the family. I won both of these cases.
I have been a barrister for more than 50 years. After leaving the Government Legal Service as an Under-Secretary in 1992, I have specialised in Immigration and Asylum law. I have assisted numerous clients by giving them detailed advice as well as representing them at the hearing of their cases.
What my clients say
"We want to express our deepest gratitude to you for all your help and assistance in this case. Your efforts are very much appreciated for the diligence and care which you have put into everything, we are very grateful.” (Their previous lawyers had not produced a Court Bundle. I had to prepare witness statements, skeleton argument and research decided cases and organise them in a Court Bundle from scratch.)
Professional & academic
I studied at Cambridge University for my first degree and at King’s College, London for my postgraduate research. I have a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Philosophy.
I have written published books and articles on immigration, mental health and European Law.
I was called to the Bar in June 1956.
Gray’s Inn and South Eastern Circuit