Jamil Dhanji


Year of Call: 2010

Practice Group(s): Immigration, Public & Regulatory

Portrait of Jamil Dhanji

BA (Hons) Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge
Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School
Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School

Practice Profile:
Jamil Dhanji is a human rights and public law barrister, expert in immigration, asylum and nationality law.

He is a specialist appellant/claimant lawyer with experience at all levels in appeals and judicial reviews raising issues of asylum and refugee law, trafficking, unlawful detention, articles 2,3 & 8 ECHR, deportation, personal and business immigration under the Points-Based System, the EEA Regulations and nationality law.

He has a number of reported cases. See, for example: Kaur [2015] UKUT 487 (IAC); Nzangane v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 555 (Admin).

He has been published. See, for example, contributing chapter on remedies in 'The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion from the UK: Deportation, Removal, Exclusion and Denial and Deprivation of Citizenship' by Fripp, Moffat & Wilford; case comment on recent article 8 cases in the Journal of Immigration Asylum and Nationality Law (Volume 28, Number 2, 2014).

He has also appeared on various media platforms, including The Victoria Derbyshire Show, to comment on the political dimension to immigration law.

He provides regular training to solicitors and other legal practitioners on developments in asylum and immigration law.

Jamil is licensed to represent individuals under the Bar Public Access scheme and, in appropriate case, receives instructions from members of the public directly. For more information, please contact the Clerks team.

He runs monthly legal advice clinics at a number of charities, including Hibiscus Initiatives, where he provides pro bono advice.

Jamil is Chambers' mini-pupillage secretary and encourages anyone who wants to gain experience of life at the Bar to contact him to apply – removing barriers to accessing the profession is a particularly important cause to him.

Immigration Law Practitioners Association
Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association

French, German (conversational)