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Andrew Eaton

  • Call: 2004
Andrew Eaton


Andrew became a tenant of Garden Court Chambers in November of 2005. In that time Andrew has developed a wide ranging practice in public and administrative law concentrating on asylum; EU free movement rights; the points based system and nationality. He has extensive experience of representation in the First Tier and Upper Tribunals, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal. Andrew wrote the chapter on the points based system for the eighth edition of Macdonald’s Immigration Law and Practice.

Andrew is also developing a successful direct access practice. With successful applications on behalf of direct access clients to the Home Office; on appeal to the First Tier Tribunal and by way of judicial review. He also carries out regular advice in conference with direct access clients.

 Notable cases

Imafidon v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 1790 (Admin)http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/1790.html

Mohammad, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 1208 (Admin)http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/1208.html&query=%22andrew+and+eaton%22&method=boolean

BM and Others (returnees – criminal and non-criminal) (CG) [2015] UKUT 293 (IAC) http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/uk/cases/UKUT/IAC/2015/293.html&query=%22+and+A+and+Eaton%22&method=boolean

MD (same-sex oriented males: risk) India CG [2014] UKUT 65 (IAC) http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKUT/IAC/2014/[2014]_UKUT_65_iac.html

Hudson v University of Oxford [2007] EWCA Civ 336 http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2007/336.html&query=hudson+and+oxford+and+university&method=Boolean

Before the bar

Before coming to the Bar, Andrew worked as a researcher for the building workers’ union UCATT. Andrew was also part of the Labour Party’s election strategy team for the 1997 election and has worked as a constituency caseworker for Clare Short MP