Introduction Introduction Baldip is a versatile and experienced practitioner. He specialises in international human rights law, European Union free movement law and immigration and asylum law. He is also a specialist in all areas of Family Law, both public and private law. Baldip worked at leading immigration and family law firms throughout the course of his legal studies and has since continued to work in these fields for the past 10 years. He represents clients at all levels of Court and was instructed on the advocates panel in the Court of Justice of the European Union. He has acted as an immigration and family law advisor to five Middle Eastern embassies. He is a human rights activist, and a committed advocate. He specialises in drafting grounds of appeal and to challenge decisions of the Secretary of State by way of Judicial Review. Baldip enjoys the fast pace that immigration and public law work has to offer and has successfully represented clients with respect to emergency injunctive relief to stop removal via High Court applications. He has developed a specialty niche in making urgent applications out of hours when essential to prevent injustice. Baldip has worked, volunteered and acted as a trainer for various organisations and provides training and seminars to solicitors, law centres and community groups. He has been an invited lecturer and given talks at prestigious universities in India and visited several Bar Associations in that country on such topics as 'The Importance of an Independent Judiciary' and 'Collecting Best Evidence'. Immigration & Nationality Immigration & Nationality Baldip is a dedicated and committed immigration and nationality specialist. He has worked at leading immigration law firms throughout the course of his legal studies and has specialised in this area throughout his legal career. He has over 10 years' experience in dealing with immigration issues. He offers expertise at the advisory and pre-and post-litigation stages to address the Immigration and procedural requirements in the following areas: - Immigration and Nationality - visa applications and appeals Asylum and Refugee claims Human Rights claims Detentions and bails Damages claims under the Human Rights Act Deportation appeals Injunctions against removal Extradition appeals European Union law (EEA permit applications and appeals) Family and children immigration matters Domestic violence cases Business and corporate immigration applications and appeals Judicial review challenges Applications to the Court of Appeal Baldip provides representation throughout the country and represents clients at all levels of Court including, this year, appearing on the advocates' panel in the Court of Justice of the European Union. Baldip acts as an immigration advisor to five Middle Eastern Embassies. He sees immigration issues as being at the forefront of human rights. Baldip specialises in drafting grounds of appeal and he has become expert in challenging decisions of the Secretary of State by way of Judicial Review with successful outcomes. Baldip enjoys the fast pace that immigration and public law work has to offer and has successfully represented clients with respect to emergency injunctive relief to stop removal via High Court applications. He has developed a specialty niche in making urgent applications out of hours when essential to prevent injustice. Baldip has worked and acted as a trainer for various organisations and provides training and seminars to solicitors, law centres and community groups. He lectures nationally and internationally in this field. He has been invited to speak at a number of prestigious universities in India and in the Middle East and visited several Bar Associations lecturing on 'The importance of an Independent Judiciary', 'Collecting Best Evidence' and ‘Article 8 – its relevance today’. Baldip is committed to representing all irrespective of their background or financial standing and when needed he also offer pro-bono advice and representation. Family Family Baldip's interest in family law grew from his initial specialist practice in immigration, nationality and human rights work where legal issues often overlap with issues relating to the child and family. His practice and experience has grown from these beginnings and he now has considerable experience in cases acting for a range of clients including parents, local authorities, guardians and other family members seeking to intervene. He has dealt with complex cases including at High Court level and has developed a following amongst specialist solicitors in the UK and works bilaterally with lawyers in the Middle East and India. In addition, Baldip also appears for clients who need advice and advocacy in cases dealing with the financial effects of relationship breakdown, including financial relief, occupation orders, transfers of tenancies and financial applications for children pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. Baldip's parent work includes those affected by alcohol and drug use, allegations of chaotic living, those with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues and non-accidental injuries. He has a particular interest in cases with issues involving intractable hostility and relocation. His experience in immigration and nationality work means that he is alive to the complex jurisdictional and immigrations issues that can arise in these kinds of cases. Baldip has worked, volunteered and acted as a trainer for various organisations and provides training and seminars to solicitors, law centres and community groups. He is keen to raise awareness of consequences of domestic violence in ethnic minority communities and is able to speak not only in English but also in fluent Punjabi and conversational Hindi and Urdu for maximum impact. He has been an invited speaker at universities in India and visited several Bar Associations abroad lecturing on 'The importance of an independent Judiciary' and 'Collecting best evidence'. Notable Cases Notable Cases Examples of recent successes in cases dealt with: Article 8 outside the Rules for couples, siblings and other family members particularly in over stayer cases UK/EEA Domestic violence cases EEA cases (various extradition and deportation appeals), applications for residency and Surrinder Singh applications and business Immigration cases Upper Tribunal: Eritrean/ Pakistani Christians, Ghurka case, 7-year rule for children and reasonableness of return, LGBT human rights and asylum cases Judicial reviews: Fresh claims, CART JRs, challenging detention and certification of cases Shah (‘Cart’ judicial review: nature and consequences)  UKUT 51 (IAC) – before President of the Upper Tribunal – Mr Justice Lane – the application of Home Office guidance by the Court and the importance of appropriate written submissions. Court of Appeal: PG India v Secretary of State for the Home Department C5/2015-4163 - Substantive Court of Appeal involving consideration of EX.1 and proper approach following the Supreme Court judgement in Agyarko v SSHD. Judgement reserved. Court of Justice of the European Union: LOUNES – C-165/16: Instructed on the advocates panel for the claimant in a landmark European case heard before the highest court in the European Union in Grand Chambers. The case was referred to the CJEU by the High Court sitting in London in respect of the free movement rights of a dual Spanish-British national under directive 2004/38/EC and whether the EEA national/ Union citizen remains a beneficiary of the Directive after acquiring British Nationality Testimonials Testimonials “Baldip just lives and breathes immigration law and Human Rights Law and that is why he is our ‘go to Barrister’ from the outset of any complex case we take on. He has an eye for detail and can spot the merits of the case, and the arguments that we need to push immediately” - Mr Sehra of Immigration Solicitor at Justin Law Solicitors “Baldip is our first choice when it comes to instructing an immigration Barrister. I observed that he is fearless in the pursuit of excellence for our clients. Clients have commented on his warm approach in making them feel as comfortable as possible, talking them through the process step by step, in what can be a life changing moment for any client.” - Mrs Johal of JC Immigration Solicitors Baldip is a passionate and robust advocate, ensuring that no stone is left unturned in putting the very best case forward for his clients, whilst maintain an approachable manner” - Mrs S Iqbal, First-Tier Tribunal Judge “I am grateful to Mr Baldip Singh who has striven valiantly to persuade me that this is a proper case to grant permission to appeal” - Lord Justice Tomlinson in the Court of Appeal “a thorough and articulate Barrister that leaves lay and professional clients highly satisfied” Mrs R Mahey, Senior Family Law Solicitor and Director at Duncan Lewis Solicitors “Baldip is a prompt and efficient family law Barrister. On call around the clock. He has a keen eye, tuned to the finer detail in cases” Mrs Mukkar, Senior Family Law Solicitor at MTG Solicitors, London Qualifications Qualifications LLB (Hons) Birmingham University BPTC, University of Law (Birmingham) Memberships Memberships Immigration Law Practitioners' Association Human Rights Lawyers Association Family Law Bar Association Board member of the Society of Asian Lawyers Administrative Law Bar Association Awards & Prizes Awards & Prizes Frank Burns Gahan Scholarship, 2012 Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award (Inner Temple) 2013), Inner Temple Major Scholarship and Exhibition Award, 2012 Sikh Awards 2014, Sikh Help Line Charity of the Year Languages Languages English, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu Direct Access Direct Access Baldip is accredited to accept work under Direct access, also known as Public access, in suitable cases. In order to instruct Baldip on a Direct access basis, contact the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7242 6476 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.