Reuben Solomon

Reuben Solomon

Call: 1993

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Reuben is an established public law practitioner, who specialises in the field of immigration, asylum, nationality, human rights and animal rights law.

Reuben undertakes cases on both a publicly and privately funded basis. In appropriate cases, he is willing to act pro bono.

Reuben also accepts direct access work, directly from members of the public in suitable cases.

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Immigration and Public Law Barrister

Reuben has a vast amount of experience dealing with asylum, deportation, human rights, unlawful detention, the points based system, nationality and European law cases.

He has acted for clients from Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. His clients range from high net worth individuals to those seeking protection in the United Kingdom and human rights claimants.

Over many years he has gained considerable knowledge in this area of the law by representing individuals and organisations against decisions of the secretary of state for the home department.

Reuben has experience practising at all levels of the courts and tribunals system, including the First-tier Tribunal (IAC), Upper Tribunal (IAC), High Court and Court of Appeal. He has appeared in numerous reported decisions including starred plus past and current country guidance.

He works closely with solicitors guiding clients through each step of the process and is committed to achieving the best outcome.

He believes in equal access to justice for all, the entitlement to a fair hearing and is dedicated to promoting the interests and wellbeing of immigrants and those seeking protection in the UK.

He is a member of ILPA – Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (https://ilpa.org.uk) and Free Movement (https://www.freemovement.org.uk).

Notable Cases

  • RR (Challenging evidence) Sri Lanka [2010] UKUT 274 (IAC) (25 August 2010)
  • IK (Immigration Rules, construction – purpose) Pakistan [2010] UKAIT 00002 (22 January 2010)
  • FN (Article 8, removal, viable options) Eritrea [2006] UKAIT 00044 (18 April 2006)
  • GB (Evidence not probative is irrelevant) Zimbabwe [2005] UKAIT 00153 (7 November 2005)
  • AT (Return to Eritrea, Article 3) Eritrea [2005] UKIAT 00043 (25 January 2005)
  • Starred MM & Others (Out of time appeals) Burundi [2004] UKIAT 00182 (7 July 2004)
  • GM (risk, failed asylum seekers) Democratic Republic of Congo [2002] UKIAT 06741 (21 February 2003)
  • GG (Return, Eritrean) Ethiopia CG [2002] UKIAT 05996 (10 January 2003)
  • AK (Article 3, Military Service, Chechen War) Russia CG [2002] UKIAT 01325 (23 April 2002)

Animal Rights Barrister

Reuben is committed to advancing and protecting the rights and welfare of animals, and promoting non human personhood. 

His previous experience as a criminal defence lawyer together with his considerable experience as a public law barrister including judicial review work challenging government decisions, equip him well in the field of animal rights law. He is used to dealing with complex legal and factual issues, drafting novel points of law and advocating for vulnerable clients. His attention to detail makes him ideal as disclosure counsel. 

He is a member of ALAW, the UK Centre for Animal Law (https://www.alaw.org.uk/).

Publications

Case analysis of R (on the application of Highbury Poultry Farm Produce Ltd) v CPS UKSC [2020] UKSC 39

Memberships


  • Immigration Law Practitioners Association
  • Free Movement
  • ALAW
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