Since commencing pupillage in April 2017, Pierre has assisted in appeals and judicial reviews across a wide range of immigration, asylum and nationality law matters, gaining a significant amount of drafting experience in the IAC, High Court and Court of Appeal. In line with chambers’ practice areas, Pierre has also gained valuable experience during pupillage in general civil matters and criminal trials, in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts.
Prior to pupillage Pierre spent over three years working as a Level 3 OISC-accredited immigration adviser at a private firm in London. During this time he gained experience across the full spectrum of immigration categories and appeared frequently for clients in the Immigration Tribunal in asylum, human rights and EEA appeals.
Pierre has a particular interest in judicial review work, with an emphasis on challenges to nationality decisions under the 1981 Act. He has also brought a number of successful claims on public law grounds on behalf of Tier 2 sponsors and Tier 1 entrepreneurs under the PBS.
Pierre is particularly sensitive to vulnerable clients, with experience in cases involving unaccompanied minors and clients with mental health issues. Pierre also has extensive experience representing foreign criminals, having volunteered in deportation appeals for both Camden Community Law Centre and as a caseworker on the Article 8 Deport Project (ADAP) for Bail for Immigration Detainees.
Notable cases in which Pierre was involved included an appeal against deprivation of citizenship on national security grounds following remittal to SIAC by the Supreme Court in the case of Pham (“B2”); an appeal concerning registration under the statelessness provisions of the British Nationality Act 1981 in the case of MK (India); three out of hours applications for injunctions successfully preventing same-day removal and numerous challenges to Home Office policy and the Immigration Rules.
BPTC (Outstanding), University of Law, Bloomsbury
MA Law, University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College
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