- POLICE LAW
- PUBLIC / ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
- PUBLIC INQUIRIES
YEAR OF CALL: 2016
Remi joined 5 Essex Court as a tenant in September 2017 after successfully completing his pupillage. He holds a law degree from Durham University and a first-class LLM degree from the University of Cambridge. Remi has volunteered at Toynbee Hall, the Free Representation Unit and as a duty advisor at Willesden County Court representing defendants in possession proceedings. He was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in July 2016.
Remi accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas and is part of the Government Legal Department’s ‘Junior Junior’ scheme.
Remi regularly appears before the Crown and Magistrates’ Court on behalf of police forces in civil applications relating to domestic violence, sexual offending, anti-social behaviour, dangerous dogs, football hooliganism and forfeiture of cash seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. He has defended civil claims brought in the County Court and has experience representing police forces in applications for disclosure in the Family Court.
Remi has also been involved in resisting a judicial review claim brought by police officers against the IPCC and carried out extensive disclosure reviews for the Metropolitan Police Service, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Government Legal Department.
During pupillage Remi worked on assault/battery, false imprisonment, misfeasance and malicious prosecution cases under the supervision of Jonathan Dixey, Alan Payne and Francesca Whitelaw. He also assisted in providing advice to police forces on operational and tactical matters.
Public Law and Inquests
Remi has recently been instructed by Ofgem in relation to the Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry. While in pupillage Remi assisted Jonathan Dixey during the Tunisia Inquests and numerous Article 2 inquests pertaining to to deaths in custody. Remi also worked on immigration cases under the supervision of Alan Payne including defending judicial review applications concerning naturalisation, the operation of the Tier 2 visa scheme, the application of Dublin III and challenges brought on Article 8 grounds.
Remi frequently acts for Transport for London resisting appeals against licensing decisions relating to taxi and private hire licenses. He has also been instructed by police forces in firearms licensing appeals to the Crown Court and appeared for the police in a premises license review under section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003.
Public International Law
Before joining Chambers Remi worked for seven years as a researcher to Professor Philippe Sands QC. Remi has experience advising numerous States and has been involved in inter-State litigation before a range of international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, in matters involving inter alia the use of force, genocide, membership of international organisations, self-determination, boundary delimitation and maritime entitlements. Notable cases include:
- The South China Sea Arbitration (Philippines v China), UNCLOS Annex VII Arbitration, 2014-2016, counsel for the Philippines
- Maritime and Land Boundary Dispute (Croatia v Slovenia), Arbitration under the auspices of the European Commission, 2012-2014, adviser for Croatia
- The ‘ARA Libertad’ Case (Ghana v Argentina), International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, 2012-2013, adviser for Ghana (Provisional Measures Phase)
- Maritime Boundary Dispute between Bangladesh and Myanmar (Bangladesh v Myanmar), International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, 2010-2012, junior counsel for Bangladesh
- Case concerning the ‘Marine Protected Area’ around the Chagos Archipelago, (Mauritius v UK), UNCLOS Annex VII Arbitration, 2010-2014, junior counsel for Mauritius
- Maritime Boundary Dispute between Bangladesh and India (Bangladesh v India), UNCLOS Annex VII Arbitration, 2010-2014, junior counsel for Bangladesh
- Case Concerning the Application of the Genocide Convention (Croatia v Serbia), International Court of Justice, 2009-2014, adviser for Croatia
- Application of Article 11 of the Interim Accord (Macedonia v Greece), International Court of Justice, 2008-2011, legal assistant for Macedonia
- Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Georgia v Russia), International Court of Justice, 2008, researcher for Georgia
Remi is currently acting for the Government of Mauritius in relation to the ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius.
LL.B (hons), University of Durham, Hild Bede College
LL.M (first class), University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College
BPTC (outstanding), BPP London
Scholarships / Awards
James Hunt Prize for Advocacy – Gray’s Inn
Wilfred Watson Scholarship – Gray’s Inn, BPTC Award
Mould Scholarship – Gray’s Inn, Senior Scholarship
Leonard Coling Scholarship – Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Socrates Scholar – University of Durham