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Rory Dunlop QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 6 departments

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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 4

Rory Dunlop QC
Rory Dunlop QC is an acclaimed recent silk who has notable experience, as A-Panel junior counsel, of regularly representing the Home Secretary in judicial reviews of wide-ranging importance.
Strengths: "He is up there in the top five busiest silks and can turn his mind from one case to another very easily."
Recent work: Acted for a medical student in challenging the termination of her registration for failure to enrol at a time when she was undergoing treatment and monitoring for cancer.
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 4

Rory Dunlop QC
Rory Dunlop QC represents government in sensitive immigration, asylum and deportation challenges, typically those involving national security matters. He has been notably active in human rights challenges concerning the deprivation of British citizenship.
Strengths: "Rory is always on top of his brief and he is very smooth in submissions." "He is a very, very eloquent advocate. He is a very knowledgeable barrister and he has wide expertise."
Recent work: Instructed in S3 v Secretary of State for the Home Department, a challenge brought by a claimant whose British citizenship was revoked on the grounds that he was actively involved in a WhatsApp group promoting propaganda for ISIL.
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Immigration - London (Bar)

Band 3

Rory Dunlop QC
Rory Dunlop QC is an esteemed silk offering capabilities that cover the full range of immigration law. He routinely acts both for and against the government and is a familiar face in the High Court. He is noted for his expertise in complex cases concerning asylum and detention.
Strengths: "He is extremely talented and is a very fair opponent who is well respected." "He is incredibly insightful on the law, and can produce the most skilful skeleton arguments. He makes clear and effective use of the great knowledge that he possesses."
Recent work: Acted in an appeal against a decisions to deprive the claimant of his British citizenship on the grounds that he was actively involved in a Whatsapp group promoting propaganda for ISIL.
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Education - London (Bar)

Band 3

Rory Dunlop QC
Rory Dunlop QC is a talented silk with a broad practice that encompasses education, public law and immigration. He frequently appears in High Court appeals by teachers, and he is also experienced in acting for the Secretary of State for the Home Department in judicial review proceedings.
Strengths: "An extremely able QC who is very incisive and a pleasure to deal with." "He gets great results and is a safe pair of hands."
Recent work: Successfully acted for the Secretary of State for Education in R (T & Others) v Secretary of State for Education, a judicial review challenging the lawfulness of the government's flagship policy of making full-time childcare for three and four-year-olds free for working parents.
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Professional Discipline - London (Bar)

Band 4

Rory Dunlop QC
Rory Dunlop QC is a skilled regulatory lawyer who routinely represents the GMC in appeals and judicial reviews. He is also regularly instructed by the SRA and the Department for Education. He acts in a wide range of cases including sexual misconduct allegations and claims of dishonesty, and is a noted authority on immigration issues relating to the field. He has a flair for appellate proceedings.
Strengths: "He can give advice tactfully and goes the extra mile."
Recent work: Acted for the SRA in proceedings against a law firm's compliance officers, who had failed to stop without merit immigration claims brought by the firm.
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Data Protection - London (Bar)

Band 3

Rory Dunlop QC
Having been a long-serving member of the Attorney General's FOIA Panel, Rory Dunlop QC has extensive experience of representing public authorities in the context of First-tier and Upper Tribunal appeals to ICO decisions. His impressive command of information law not only includes all aspects of FOI, but also sees him advise on cases governed by the EIR.
Strengths: "He has excellent experience and a strong reputation."
Recent work: Acted for the Ministry of Defence in an appeal concerning public interest requests for reports from the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator.
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