BARRISTER PROFILE

Brick Court Chambers

Malcolm Birdling

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Malcolm Birdling
Sought out to act in novel public law cases concerning contentious legislation and policy decisions. He advocates for claimants and defendants in judicial reviews, and his broad expertise encompasses commercial and human rights claims.
Strengths: "Responsive and able to crunch difficult points." "An extraordinarily brilliant young barrister."
Recent work: Acted for Manchester Airport in judicial review proceedings which asked whether the Civil Aviation Authority had acted unlawfully by failing immediately to remove the operating licence from Thomas Cook upon its liquidation.
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Malcolm Birdling
A respected junior who is regularly called upon to appear before all levels of court in complex human rights cases. He is recognised for his in-depth knowledge of EU law and takes on work concerning false imprisonment, terrorism and complicated claims of torture and ill-treatment dating back to the 1950s. His practice is aided by his former experience as both an English solicitor and a member of the New Zealand Bar.
Strengths: "He makes really strong, well thought-out points." "He's very knowledgeable, very easy to work with and sensitive to client needs."
Recent work: Acted unled for the defence in Northamptonshire County Council v Lord Chancellor, concerning the procedure for seeking damages for breach of the Human Rights Act 1998 in care proceedings.
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