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David Neale

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David assists members of Chambers by carrying out expert legal research in all areas of law.


David studied at Hertford College, Oxford (BA Hons Jurisprudence, 2010) and Harvard Law School (LLM International Human Rights, 2012). 

He was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in October 2013 and completed his pupillage at Garden Court in October 2014. He was a practising barrister from 2014 to 2018, specialising in immigration and asylum law, before starting his present role in January 2018.


Co-editor, Macdonald’s Immigration Law and Practice, 10th edition

Author, ‘Immigration case law: update’, Legal Action 2021, Jul/Aug

Co-author with Jennifer Blair, ‘Bridging a Protection Gap: Disability and the Refugee Convention,’ Helen Bamber Foundation, April 2021

Author, ‘Immigration case law: update,’ Legal Action 2021, Feb, 32-35

Author, ‘Immigration case law: update,’ Legal Action 2020, Jul/Aug, 40-43

Author, 'Albanian blood feuds: an update', Garden Court Chambers News, April 2020

Author, ‘Immigration case law: update,’ Legal Action 2020, Feb, 23-26

Author, “The Ghost of Human Rights Claims Past: Immigration Appeal Rights after Robinson,” Judicial Review, November 2019

Author, ‘Healthcare for British citizens in the EEA after a no-deal Brexit,’ Free Movement, September 2019

Author, ‘Immigration case law: update,’ Legal Action 2019, Jul/Aug, 20-23

Author, ‘Blood feuds: what happens when the Home Office shares information with the Albanian authorities?,’ Free Movement, June 2019

Co-Author, with Gurpinder Kaur Khanba 'A practical response to the surge in certification of asylum claims by Albanian nationals', Garden Court Chambers News (June 2019)

Co-Author, with Sadat Sayeed 'Immigration and Asylum Case Law in 2018 (Part 1): Developments in International Protection and Human Rights', Judicial Review, 24:1, 19-31 (May 2019)

Author, 'Albanian blood feuds and certification: a critical view', Garden Court Chambers News (April 2019)

Contributor, 'Macdonald's Immigration Law and Practice' (1st and 2nd supplements to the 9th edition)

Contributor, 'Butterworths Immigration Law Service'

Author, 'Briefing: how lawyers can help young people in the asylum system' (December 2018), Free Movement

Co-author with Sadat Sayeed, 'Immigration and Asylum Case Law since 2016 - A Complex Picture: Part 1', Judicial Review 22:3 (2017)

Co-author with Sadat Sayeed, 'Immigration and Asylum Case Law since 2016 - A Complex Picture: Part 2', Judicial Review 22:4 (2017)


  • BA Hons Jurisprudence, Hertford College, Oxford, 2010
  • LLM International Human Rights, Harvard Law School, 2012

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