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Jeremy accepts instructions in London, the South East, the Midlands, and Manchester.
Jeremy was called to the Bar in 2018, and has already begun to build a successful mixed practice. Since joining Goldsmith Chambers in June 2020, he has developed his experience in civil liberties work, with a focus on actions against the police, unlawful detention and inquests. He has represented environmental protesters in the High Court, as well as shadowing others on major cases, including Head of Chambers Anthony Metzer QC. Jeremy is happy to accept instructions under conditional fee agreements (‘CFAs’).
Much of Jeremy’s work is in immigration and public law, having successfully represented many clients in both tiers of the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, at bail hearings and asylum, human rights and EEA appeals. He has a particular expertise in cases involving trafficking and modern slavery. Alongside a thorough and clear-thinking approach to cases, and fearless advocacy, he has a reputation for putting clients at ease and ensuring they give their best evidence.
Since pupillage, Jeremy has retained and developed a successful criminal practice, and appears regularly in complex cases in the Youth Court, Magistrates’ Court, and Crown Court. He has represented defendants involved in the Extinction Rebellion protests, as well as those accused of a wide range of drugs, sexual and violent offences. He has also appeared successfully before the parole board.
In the Family Court, Jeremy has already gained considerable experience in private children law, where his calm but focused approach has achieved strong outcomes for clients. He is regularly instructed in cases involving allegations of domestic violence. He also has experience of applications under the Hague Abduction Convention financial applications, drafting consent orders, and advising on infant approval applications under CPR 21.
Jeremy has a life-long commitment to animal rights, and is a member of ALAW, the UK Centre for Animal Law (https://www.alaw.org.uk/).
Alongside studying for the Bar, Jeremy volunteered with Detention Action and the Bar Pro Bono Unit (now ‘Advocate’), and undertook a traineeship at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. He served for two years as a member of the Young Lawyers Committee of the Human Rights Lawyers Association. In his earlier career Jeremy worked as a Church of England priest. His undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are in music and theology, and he has a particular interest in post-holocaust discourse. In his spare time, he writes music and poetry, plays the piano, and obsessively follows the fortunes of Manchester City Football Club.
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GM (Albania) v Secretary of State for the Home Department 
Asylum granted to a vulnerable male victim of trafficking with mental health conditions, following his opposition to his sister’s forced marriage.
OP (Albania) v SSHD 
Asylum granted to young woman who had been trafficked within Albania as a child for the purposes of forced betrothal, and then subjected to domestic abuse. The tribunal found that she was at continued risk of honour-based violence, having managed to escape her abusive fiancé and his family.
TK (Russia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department 
Asylum granted to a Chechan man wanted by security services for perceived links to anti-government agencies.
FM (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department 
Asylum granted to young Afghan man, threatened by the Taliban following criticisms made by him during his appearance in a BBC documentary.
PM (Namibia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department 
Asylum granted to a young woman who had suffered homophobic attacks and was threatened with forced marriage. Namibian state protection, and relocation alternatives, were found to be inadequate in the Appellant’s case.
SNH (Iraq) v Secretary of State for the Home Department 
Asylum granted to a Kurdish woman whose strict family had disapproved of her relationship and caused her miscarriage.
AA (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department 
The Appellant had become active in the Kurdish liberation movement, and had further developed his activism since arriving in the UK. As such, he was a refugee, and the Tribunal found that he would be at risk from the “trigger happy” authorities in Iran.
SY (Ethiopia) v SSHD
The Appellant was an active supporter of Oromo movement, and as such was critical of the Ethiopian regime. His fresh claim for asylum was successful, the Tribunal finding that he had been was arrested, detained and ill-treated, and that the new government in Ethiopia represented a false dawn for Oromo safety and emancipation.
AKL (Vietnam) v SSHD
The Upper Tribunal found that the Appellant’s circumstances and vulnerabilities put him at real risk of re-trafficking if returned to Vietnam, notwithstanding his original trafficking had taken place outside that country.
R (NH) (Palestine) v SSHD 
The Secretary of State agreed to consider the Appellant’s fresh claim, following the Upper Tribunal’s indication that there had likely been a failure to take a holistic approach to the evidence.
AS and SS (Nigeria) v ECO 
Appeal pending in the Court of Appeal. The Secretary of State’s delays in granting asylum to the Appellants’ mother meant that the Appellants were no longer eligible for entry clearance, as they had turned 18. They argue that this is relevant under Article 8 ECHR, and/or founds exceptional circumstances which should lead to a grant of entry clearance outside the Immigration Rules.
R v AO  Successful challenge to CCTV evidence, leading to acquittal in the Youth Court of a teenage girl accused of assaulting a passenger on a bus.
R v TW  Defendant acquitted of being in charge of a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. There was no likelihood of him driving, as his vehicle was out of action at the time.
R v GDC  Following a high profile Crown Court conviction for multiple bomb hoaxes the previous year, successfully argued for variations to the defendant’s criminal behaviour order.
Jeremy is regularly instructed on high profile and complex challenges, including judicial reviews and public law considerations in a variety of cases. He draws upon expertise in several different areas, including immigration, EU law, and other areas of social welfare law.
VG v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis 
Secured a settlement of £8,500 in conversion, following the destruction of the client’s legally-held firearms.
MM v SSHD 
The client, a Somali national, secured substantial damages for several months of unlawful detention, having argued that there had been (i) no prospect of removal from the UK within a reasonable period of time, (ii) a failure to make enquiries as to the level of the claimant’s vulnerability (in breach of the Secretary of State’s own policy and guidance), and (iii) a failure to liaise with probation in the preparation of a release plan, or to consider suitable accommodation.
Loveridge v Islington LBC 
Led by Marie Demetriou QC, representing environmental protesters. Successfully argued for the setting aside of a possession order on the ground of procedural unfairness.
Re: Children 
Successful appeal against a District Judge’s refusal to grant a father’s Re W application to allow the parties’ oldest child to give evidence.
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