Eric is a specialist adviser and advocate in public law and human rights cases including a substantial core of asylum, immigration, and nationality work.

Eric has built a substantial practice focusing on the international and domestic law concerned with refugees, nationality, and statelessness, United Kingdom immigration law, domestic human rights law as applicable to immigration and/or refugee cases, and administrative law/judicial review, with his experience extending to an increasing proportion of complex and/or politically sensitive cases in all of those areas.

In recent years he has also attracted broader public law and human rights work on behalf of interveners in important non-immigration related cases concerning private and family life under article 8 ECHR, the right to marry under article 12 ECHR, and freedom of thought, conscience and religion under article 9 ECHR. He is noted for his thoroughness and skill as an advocate in the higher courts and for the breadth of his complementary supporting interests in relevant areas of public international law, legal and political philosophy, and history.

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Areas of Practice

  • Education

    University of St. Andrews
    University of London
    University of London (King’s College London)
    University of London (London School of Economics)


    British Institute of International and Comparative Law
    Constitutional and Administrative Bar Association
    UK Constitutional Law Association
    Human Rights Lawyers Association
    Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association
    Royal Institute of International Affairs
    Associate Member of the European Network on Statelessness


    MA (History)
    LLM (Jurisprudence)
    MA (Medical Law and Ethics)
    LLM (Human Rights/Public International Law)