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David Chirico

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Immigration
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David Chirico
David Chirico is a highly respected barrister who continues to handle a broad range of matters, including complex deportation, removal and detention cases. He demonstrates particular skill in immigration claims relating to vulnerable individuals, including those with mental health or other serious medical needs, and claims involving issues of sexual and gender identity.
Strengths: "Phenomenal. He combines extraordinary intellect, with incredible drive and commitment to his clients and the broader issues in the area." "He is the full package; incredibly knowledgeable and committed to his clients, and is very personable and modest. He is also brilliant to work with."
Recent work: Acted in a case in the Supreme Court which considered the situation of people who enter the UK lawfully as children but go on to commit criminal offences here.
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Practice Areas

Immigration (with a focus on complex Article 8 claims outside the immigration rules; deportation following criminal convictions; and claims made by people with mental or physical illness or relating to rights of children);

Asylum (with a focus on claims relating to sexual and gender identity and religion, claims relating to political activity in the UK; and complex claims relating to politically motivated prosecutions for economic activities);

Nationality and Citizenship (with a focus on refusals to register children on grounds of character, and refusal of naturalisation or deprivation of citizenship on national security grounds);

Human Rights including Inquests;

Administrative and Public Law

False imprisonment claims, and other civil actions against public bodies;

Business Immigration.

Career

David qualified as a barrister after completing his doctoral and post-doctoral research at the Universities of Cambridge and London (UCL), and having acted as an expert witness in asylum and extradition proceedings.

Since then, David has specialized in immigration and asylum law, including citizenship and deprivation of citizenship. He is regularly instructed in claims relating to false imprisonment and negligence, particularly as they affect foreign nationals. He has a particular interest in the treatment of EU nationals and their dependants after Brexit.

He has practiced at all levels in the domestic courts and in the ECHR and the ECJ. He has delivered regular training for the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association and the European Legal Network on Asylum.

He shares One Pump Court’s commitment to equal access to justice without discrimination and to upholding the rule of law.

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David Chirico

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