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Daniel Byrne

Edinburgh, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Administrative & Public Law - Scotland (Bar)

Band 2

Daniel Byrne
Draws on his deep expertise in human rights law to represent petitioners and respondents in administrative and public law challenges. He is particularly strong in the context of immigration and asylum appeals. Other recent mandates include cases concerning planning, housing and criminal justice. He is frequently instructed by local authorities.
Strengths: "He's good on paper, great on his feet and has the ear of the court."
Recent work: Acted for Serco in resisting a challenge to its policy of imposing lock change evictions on asylum seekers whose applications have failed.
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - Scotland (Bar)

Band 2

Daniel Byrne
He represents a variety of petitioners and respondents, including public bodies, individuals facing deportation and the Scottish Government. He demonstrates expertise across diverse areas such as prison, mental health, energy and planning law. He has frequently appeared before the Supreme Court on significant human rights and civil liberties matters.
Strengths: "His oral advocacy is very good; he gets to the point and has the ear of the judge." "His advocacy is absolutely outstanding, demonstrating ironclad logic and making very concise points."
Recent work: Appeared for the defence in Ali v Serco and Others [2019], a challenge to Serco’s right to institute a lock change policy in respect of failed asylum seekers housed by Serco.
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Immigration - Scotland (Bar)

Band 1

Daniel Byrne
A formidable junior who impresses with his excellent command of the courtroom. He is also noted for his handling of cases with EU law and human rights components. His broad range of expertise encompasses cases concerning the domestic component of Article 8 and the use of Sprakab linguistics analysis.
Strengths: "His advocacy is outstanding – he really has the ear of the courts. He has the ability to say things very concisely and is very good to work with." "He is excellent with the law and with clients, and is always professional."
Recent work: Acted for Serco in resisting a challenge to imposing lock change evictions on unsuccessful asylum seekers.
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