Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Law and Public Law
Daniel practises in all aspects of immigration law including asylum, family, and deportation appeals, and business immigration and the points based system. He regularly acts for appellants in appeals before the First Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal, and the higher courts. Daniel advises employers applying for sponsorship licenses. He also has considerable experience of claimant judicial review work including challenging removal directions, third county decisions, fresh claim refusals, certification cases, asylum support refusals, and detention.
Daniel has experience of a wide range of employment law matters including unfair dismissal, discrimination, TUPE, and whistle-blowing cases. He has considerable experience of multi-day cases before the Employment Tribunal and appears in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Daniel also provides advice at the early stages of employment disputes.
Daniel acts for both claimants and defendants in contract claims and tortious claims, including false imprisonment, in both the County Court and the High Court.
Daniel sits as a fee-paid judge in the Social Entitlement Chamber and the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.
Previous Experience and Education
Daniel worked as a solicitor for six years at Islington Law Centre specialising in immigration and asylum law, claimant based employment law, and housing law. The majority of this work was legally aided.
He also previously worked as an Associate Lecturer at the Open University teaching the undergraduate public and criminal law course and an introduction to law.
Daniel has experience of working for human rights and advice organisations abroad. He worked as an intern representing inmates on death row at the Independent Jamaica Council for Human Rights. He also interned at the Refugee Law Project in Kampala, Uganda, representing refugees in resettlement applications and carrying out field research on a post-conflict reconciliation project.