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10 Jan 19 Back to Listing

Alan Payne appointed Queen’s Counsel

5 Essex Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Alan Payne has been appointed Queen's Counsel. The swearing in ceremony will take place at the Palace of Westminster on the 11th of March 2019

Alan’s practice focuses on all areas of public law, actions against the police, human rights law, immigration and asylum, public Inquiries and Inquests. Throughout his career Alan has been recognised as a leading junior who routinely appears in the High Court the Court of Appeal and, on occasions, the Supreme Court.

Examples of recent and current work include: - Representing Durham Constabulary in the Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry: Accountability and Reparations Investigation; Pathan & Islam v Secretary of State [2018] EWCA Civ 2103 – the requirements of substantive/procedural fairness where applications fail due to the actions of the Secretary of State; Hemmati & Ors v Secretary of State [2018] EWCA Civ 2122 – the lawfulness of detention pending transfer under EU law; Corbiere & Ors v Ke Xu & Secretary of State [2017] EWHC 3364 – challenge  by a bank to the deportation of one of its’ ex-employee who had been convicted of stealing sensitive algorithms on account of the financial risk arising from the latter being reunited with the algorithms.

Alan's full CV can be viewed here.