Claire Physsas

Call: 2004cp@onepumpcourt.co.uk

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Experience

Claire is currently ranked in Legal 500 as a leading junior immigration practitioner. She has been “Recommended for trafficking cases” and has “a particular expertise in Dublin return cases”. Her practice involves a mix of legal aid and private work at all levels of the immigration and asylum process.

What the directories say

2020 Legal 500

‘She is a leading junior immigration practitioner, with a particular expertise in Dublin return cases.’

2017 Legal 500
“Recommended for trafficking cases”

2016 Legal 500
Claire was ranked in Legal 500 2016 as a leading junior immigration practitioner and “Her work includes a range of EEA matters including Dublin regulation issues”.

2015 Legal 500
“A leading junior immigration practitioner, and the clear market leader for Dublin return cases”

Education

LLM in Human Rights Law King’s College London 2004-2005

Bar Vocational Course Inns of Court School of Law 2003-2004

LLB King’s College London 2000-2003

Scholarships:

Peter Duffy Scholarship awarded by Lincoln’s Inn for a ‘stage’ at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg 2005

ICC grant for an internship at the International Criminal Court in the Hague 2004

Hardwicke Scholarship Lincoln’s Inn 2003-2004

 

Professional Memberships

Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)

Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC)

Refugee Legal Group UK (RLG)

Electronic Immigration Network (EIN)

Claire has previously authored articles for Freemovement : https://www.freemovement.org.uk/author/clairephyssas/

Languages

Greek (fluent)

French (intermediate)

Italian (basic)

R (BG) v SSHD [2016] EWHC 786 (Admin) (12 April 2016) http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2016/786.html

Key questions before the High Court and Court of Appeal included whether the SSHD had erred in refusing to recognise BG as a victim of trafficking and the role of the Court in victim identification.

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