About me

I am passionate about immigration law and I fight hard for my clients. I founded and edit the Free Movement immigration law blog and campaign on issues including the rights of EU citizens and family members, immigration detention and harsh family immigration rules.

My work as a barrister based at Garden Court Chambers ranges from business and sensitive personal immigration issues with boutique solicitor firms through family immigration work, nationality opinions and EU free movement issues to domestic violence and asylum cases for law centres and high street practices. My practice covers the full spectrum of immigration law.

I also represent members of the public directly under the public access scheme.

My career began at two charities, the Immigration Advisory Service and the Refugee Legal Centre. I became a pupil then tenant at Renaissance Chambers before moving to Garden Court Chambers in 2013.

Welcome to Britain: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System

My new book, Welcome to Britain: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System is out on 29 June 2020. You can preorder from Amazon, Waterstones or directly from the publishers, Biteback.

“A brilliant and urgently necessary book”

Amelia Gentleman, journalist

“Incisive and compelling”

The Secret Barrister

What the legal directories say

His work is excellent and displays unquestionable judgement. He has a firm, comprehensive and thorough knowledge of the complexities of our immigration system.

Chambers UK (2019)

He is a confident and persuasive barrister with broad knowledge in this area.

Legal 500 (2019)

For previous legal directory quotes click here

In the media

I have been quoted in or written articles in a number of national newspapers and been interviewed on television and radio on many occasions. I continue to be available for media comment on immigration law and policy issues, although court and family commitments are a constraint!


I have been quoted in front page stories on immigration law in The Times and The Telegraph and have also been quoted in The EconomistThe New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, The IndependentThe Mirror and The Daily Mail. I have previously written in The Guardian and The Financial Times.

Television and radio

From time to time I also appear on television and radio when an immigration story hits the news. I have been interviewed on the Today Programme on Radio 4, BBC News, Newsnight, Channel 4 News and Sky News.


If you would like to instruct me for legal work, please contact Garden Court Chambers. If you would like to send me a message about something else, use the form below and I will try and get back to you. Please note I cannot give free legal advice.

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