- Called: 2010
David is a barrister at Five Paper specialising in Business Immigration & Regulatory, Employment and Property law. He is qualified to accept instructions on a direct access basis.
David accepts instructions in a wide range of property matters both residential and commercial. These include possession claims, construction of leases, forfeiture, enfranchisement, claims for new tenancies, easements, service charges, party wall matters and boundary disputes.
David also deals with cases concerning homelessness under the Housing Act 1996. His work ranges from advising on decision letters and the merits of appeals through to representing clients in court in appeal and judicial review proceedings.
Business Immigration and Regulatory
David is instructed on applications made under the PBS and other business routes. He advises businesses in relation to immigration requirements and issues for their workforce.
He also acts in proceedings challenging the imposition of civil penalties for immigration offences.
David practises at all levels of the courts and tribunal system in all aspects of immigration and European law. He has considerable experience of appearing in appeal proceedings.
In addition, he frequently drafts judicial review grounds and appears in court in connection with judicial review hearings.
David provides advice to local authorities and individuals on immigration issues arising in family proceedings.
David acts on behalf of both claimants and respondents and undertakes a full range of employment disputes with a particular focus on cases involving aspects of immigration law as well as discrimination. He is also instructed in partnership disputes.
David is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public pursuant to the Bar’s public access scheme.
Taiwo & Anor v Olaigbe & Ors  UKSC 31 (22 June 2016)
Led junior in the Supreme Court concerning whether discrimination on grounds of immigration status amounted to discrimination on grounds of nationality.
Court of Appeal
R (Singh) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Feb 2019)
Appeal against refusal of Upper Tribunal to grant permission to bring judicial review against decision to certify application as clearly unfounded. Case settled following the grant of permission and shortly before the hearing.
R (MK (India)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
Appeal against JR decision refusing to grant permission against SSHD’s refusal to grant tier 2 application (and maintained on administrative review). Concerned allegations of a fraudulently provided certificate of sponsorship. Case settled day before full hearing.
SS (India) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
Acting for the appellant in a case concerning the correct approach to be adopted by the Upper Tribunal remitting appeals to the First-tier Tribunal with directions. Permission was granted on the papers and the appeal was settled shortly before the hearing.
AG (Pakistan) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department
Acting for the appellant in a case concerning the jurisdiction of the tribunal and the right of appeal in a student visa appeal as well as the interpretation of paragraph 245ZX(ha) of the Immigration Rules. The appeal was settled after permission to appeal was granted following an oral hearing.
IA (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 529 (28 January 2016)
Court of Appeal permission hearing concerning a FtT Judge’s adverse view of the case by virtue of the applicant’s decision not to give evidence.
Han, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 4606 (Admin) (04 November 2014)
Judicial review concerning issues relating to paragraph 245AA of the Immigration Rules and the evidential flexibility policy.
Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)
Ahmad (scope of appeals) Pakistan  UKUT 84 (IAC)
Appeal concerning the right of appeal against notice of removal decisions, appeals concerning certified decisions under s.94 NIAA 2002 and what constitutes a section 120 NIAA 2002 statement.
BVC, BPP Law School London
University College London, LLB (honours)
South Eastern Circuit
David sits as a legally qualified Chair of the England Boxing disciplinary panel.