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Emma Daykin

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
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Immigration - London (Bar)

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Emma Daykin
Emma Daykin is a much admired barrister with an active immigration practice, advising both pro bono and privately on asylum and trafficking law. She is particularly well known for her involvement in public law challenges to immigration policy.
Strengths: "A brilliant all-rounder; a great negotiator and impressive advocate who is fearless in her approach to cases. She goes the extra mile." "She is very professional, very determined and very passionate in all that she does. I can always rely upon her for her solid work and advice."
Recent work: Acted for the Alliance of Turkish Business People in a judicial review concerning the provisions applicable to Turkish businesspeople in immigration cases.
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Emma is a very experienced practitioner in all aspects of immigration, public law, civil penalties and cash forfeiture.

In recent years she has led the way in conceiving major strategic judicial review challenges to primary and secondary legislation particularly involving the EU Settlement Scheme and the Ankara Agreement for Turkish businesspersons.

Emma has particular experience in complex trafficking claims, deprivation of/disputed nationality, asylum claims based on sexual identity, the Turkish Ankara Agreement and appeals against deportation. She also regularly advises and acts in judicial review matters (including urgent applications, closed material proceedings and injunctions) and civil claims for damages for unlawful detention.

Emma has a particular interest in civil penalties for immigration offences and civil cash forfeiture.

Emma is a reviewer and volunteer barrister with Advocate and a volunteer lawyer for the UK Gay and Lesbian Immigration Group.

Career

Currently instructed in judicial review (closed material proceedings) involving interpreter from Afghanistan refused entry under ARAP scheme, led by Samantha Knights QC.

Currently instructed in number of judicial review claims of Extended Family Members of EU nationals refused entry after 30 June 2021, strategic challenge leading Eva Doerr.

Recent concluded cases:

R (on the application of Alliance of Turkish Business People Ltd) v SSHD [2020] EWCA Civ 553

R (otao Karagul and others) v SSHD [2019] EWHC 3208 (Admin)

R (Alliance of Turkish Businesspeople Ltd) v SSHD [2019] EWHC 603 (Admin)

SSHD v CA (Turkey) [2018] EWCA Civ 2875

R (otao Akturk) v SSHD [2017] WLR (D) 145; [2017] EWHC 297 (Admin)

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