Daniel Bunting




Dan practices in all areas of Criminal Law and has appeared in all courts from Magistrates' and Youth Courts, the Crown Court and Divisional Court and Court of Appeal. As well as defending, he has appeared for the CPS and other prosecuting agencies in all types of appearances including trials.

He also practices in Immigration law (mainly on asylum and asylum-related cases) and has been instructed in the Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal on immigration matters. He is happy to act pro bono in suitable cases.

Dan has a particular interest in the cross-over of Criminal and Immigration Law and is recognised as a leading expert in defending immigration offences and victims of trafficking. He has appeared in many key cases before the Court of Appeal in this area. He has also been instructed on a number of successful references to the CCRC.

Dan is a member of Chambers' Prison and Public Law team and regularly advises and provides representation in both areas.

Dan has lectured and conducted training in both Criminal and Immigration Law. He co-founded, edits, and writes for the UK Criminal Law Blog (nominated for the Halsbury Legal Journalism Aware 2014), as well as blogging on (mainly) legal matters on his own personal blog.

He writes regularly for Halsbury's Law Exchange, Criminal Law Review, Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, Criminal Bar Quarterly, Archbold Review and other publications.

Dan is qualified to undertake public access work.

Contact details

+44 (0)207 936 2613

Areas of Practice



Immigration Law Practitioners Association
Administrative Law Bar Association
Criminal Bar Association


MA (Contemporary History and Politics)
BSc (Mathematics)