Eva Doerr


Year of Call: 2019

Practice Group(s): Civil, Crime, Immigration

Portrait of Eva Doerr

MA International Conflict Studies, Kings College London (2014)
BA Politics, Freie Universitaet Berlin (2013)
BPTC, University of Law (2019)
GDL, University of Law (2017)

Practice Profile:
Eva became a tenant following successful completion of her pupillage. Her main areas of work are:
- immigration and asylum;
- judicial review and public law;
- equality and employment law; and
- criminal defence.

Immigration and public law

Prior to joining Lamb Building Eva worked, for over four years, on a wide range of immigration, asylum, deportation, detention, nationality, human rights and public law matters at Laura Devine Immigration solicitors and as an assistant to Mark Symes, barrister at Garden Court Chambers and Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal.

Eva has a particular interest and experience in EU free movement law and the impact of Brexit on EEA nationals and their family members. She has given training on this topic on behalf of ILPA and for solicitors in-house. She also drafted Practice Notes on the EU Settlement Scheme for Lexis Nexis and Thompson Reuters Practical Law.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Eva worked in international disaster relief and development mainly in South Asia and the Middle East. Building on that experience and her refugee law knowledge in the context of the global movement of people, she is a member of the Executive Committee of Refugee Legal Support which runs a pro bono legal clinic in Athens.

Equality and employment law

Eva has a strong interest in employment law challenges, particularly where they involve a discrimination challenge under the Equality Act 2010. She draws from experience she gained assisting barrister at Garden Court Chambers Nicola Braganza in complex litigation on indirect discrimination on grounds of race and age before the Employment Tribunal in Essop v UKBA This followed the landmark Supreme Court case of Essop & Ors v Home Office [2017] UKSC 27. She accepts instructions to represent individuals before the employment tribunal.

Criminal defence

Eva has developed an interest and expertise in criminal defence work in her pupillage and built on her experience in immigration related judicial reviews as well as complex appeals. She has a particular interest in the defence of Modern Slavery.

Pro bono

Eva is committed to enabling access to justice for those who cannot afford it and has volunteered for the Free Representation Unit and SOAS Detainee Support.

Further Professional Information:
University of Law, BPTC Prize for Excellent Results – Immigration and Asylum
Middle Temple, Jules Thorn Scholarship
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Scholarship

Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
Criminal Bar Association (CBA)
Discrimination Law Association (DLA)
Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA)