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Doughty Street Chambers

Laura Dubinsky

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Laura Dubinsky
Specialises in judicial review cases concerning immigration and asylum. She is especially strong in cases involving EU freedom of movement and human rights law. Her expertise in immigration detention appeals is of particular note, and she has appeared before the Supreme Court in such cases.
Strengths: "Highly knowledgeable and strategic. She's great at working with less experienced solicitors who need more guidance, particularly in the area of asylum law." "Thorough and astute, and able to see beyond a particular case to the long-term implications it may have."
Recent work: Acted for the intervener in DN (Rwanda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, a Supreme Court judicial review on immigration detention, considering sequential decision making.
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Laura Dubinsky
She regularly handles false imprisonment claims and prison law challenges, typically on behalf of claimants and intervening parties. She is a very highly regarded immigration expert who routinely appears before the Supreme Court. She has recently been involved in cases concerning the compatibility of administrative detention and bail powers with Article 5 of the ECHR.
Strengths: "Thorough and astute, she is able to see beyond a case to the long-term implications."
Recent work:Appeared for the claimant in DN (Rwanda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, concerning the question of whether detention is unlawful if the decision to detain is based, at least in part, upon a prior decision which was itself unlawful.
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Immigration - London (Bar)

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Laura Dubinsky
A leading light at the immigration Bar, Dubinsky is famed among peers and clients alike for her nous and insight into complex asylum and detention law. Her depth of knowledge is reflected by her routine appearances in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, where she frequently advises on landmark litigation concerning detention and removal. Recent highlights include criminal deportation cases relating to Article 8 ECHR and detention cases involving EEA nationals.
Strengths: "She is excellent; she doesn't overstate her points and she presents her case in a fair but attractive manner."
Recent work: Acted as leading counsel for the appellant in CI (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department,a complex Court of Appeal criminal deportation case concerning Article 8 ECHR. The Court allowed the appeal.
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