Handbook for Legal Practitioners: Using the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as an Interpretative Tool
20th September 2021
Paul has a broad practice across both private and public law.
Paul acts on behalf of both claimants and defendants in fast track and multi track personal injury cases. He is regularly instructed to advise and draft pleadings across the spectrum of RTA and EL/PL claims.
His broader civil and public law practice spans immigration, public inquiries and public law more broadly, including public international law. Paul is the co-author of Handbook for Legal Practitioners: Using the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as an Interpretative Tool.
Paul is available to advise across a broad spectrum of cases, both RTA and EL/PL. He is instructed as sole counsel in cases well above his year of call, including where the PSLA element alone is higher than the multi-track threshold, those involving third parties, and cases where the evidential issues are complex.
He appears in fast track trials, CCMCs, applications and a range of other hearings in personal injury and credit hire matters. This includes where there are allegations of fundamental dishonesty.
Public International Law
Paul is currently acting on behalf of the East Turkistan Government in Exile in their complaint to the International Criminal Court regarding allegations of genocide and crimes against humanity being perpetrated against the Uyghur and other Turkic peoples in China, led by Rodney Dixon QC and Anne Coulon. He has spoken publicly on an expert panel regarding China’s treatment of the Uyghur people. He recently spoke on an expert panel regarding China’s treatment of the Uyghur people.
Paul is well-placed to accept instructions on behalf of claimants in immigration and asylum cases. He has drafted judicial review pleadings in numerous immigration matters. Paul is the co-author, with Dr Kathryn Allinson of Bristol University, of the Handbook for Legal Practitioners: Using the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as an Interpretative Tool. Prior to joining Chambers, Paul was Legal and Parliamentary Officer at ILPA. Paul delivered training on immigration law to MPs’ caseworkers, spoke at conferences on the EU Settlement Scheme, and provided ILPA members with updates on new developments within immigration. As a caseworker at the AIRE Centre, Paul advised EU migrants on their residence rights, and co-authored interventions at the European Court of Human Rights in ND and NT v Spain (apps. nos. 8675/15 and 8697/15) and Chowdhury and Others v Greece (app. no. 21884/15). He has lectured on asylum law at London South Bank University, and has regularly written articles on immigration law for Free Movement and the UK Human Rights Blog.
Paul is instructed as a junior junior to the Brook House Inquiry.
Undertakes Public Access work
20th September 2021
8th July 2021
Chambers is delighted to announce the launch of its Automated and Electric Vehicle Law blog, aevlaw.com
Edited by Alex Glassbrook and Emma Northey, the blog features articles by members of the TGC AEV law team including Scarlett Milligan, Anthony Johnson and Paul Erdunast, as well as guest expert comment (this month on accident reconstruction evidence in AEV cases, from Iwan Parry of TRL).
You can subscribe to the blog at aevlaw.com
17th December 2020
Please see link below to the latest TGC Costs newsletter.
6th October 2020
6th October 2020
22nd June 2022
Rodney Dixon QC will be speaking from the Hague tomorrow at 5:30pm UK time on cross-border international crimes.Read more
28th April 2022
You can read the latest article on the TGC AEV Law blog www.aevlaw.com by Paul Erdunast via the link below.Read more
21st April 2022
Ovalbek Turdakun and his family have managed to flee to the US from Kyrgyzstan. They arrived in Washington DC last week. Mr Turdakun was previously held in a detention camp facility in China for 10 months but managed to escape to Kyrgyzstan. Rodney Dixon QC, Anne Coulon, and Paul Erdunast acting on his behalf will submit his testimony to the ICC as part of their application to the Office of the Prosecutor to open an ICC investigation into the international crimes allegedly committed against Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples over which the ICC has jurisdiction.Read more
18th March 2022
The second phase of hearings in the Brook House Inquiry have resumed. The Brook House Inquiry was set up to investigate mistreatment of individuals detained at Brook House IRC between 1 April 2017 and 31 August 2017. The Inquiry was set up as a result of the ill-treatment shown in the BBC Panorama programme “Under-Cover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets”.Read more
20th September 2021
Paul Erdunast and co-author Dr Kathryn Allinson of Bristol University are delighted to announce the launch of ‘Handbook for Legal Practitioners: Using the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as an Interpretative Tool’. It is available on the Immigration Legal Practitioners’ Association website.
8th July 2021
Chambers is delighted to announce the launch of its Automated and Electric Vehicle Law blog, aevlaw.comRead more
10th June 2021
Rodney Dixon QC with Anne Coulon and Paul Erdunast acting for the Government of East Turkistan in Exile and Uyghur victims have filed new evidence with the ICC following an investigation of international crimes committed against Uyghurs by Chinese officials. The submission requests the ICC Prosecutor to open a full investigation under the Rome Statute without delay.Read more
8th January 2021
Temple Garden Chambers is hosting a Virtual Q&A for aspiring barristers who are considering applying for pupillage at TGC. The event will be via Zoom on Thursday 21st January, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.Read more
15th December 2020
Please see link below to the latest 26 page update from the TGC Costs Team.Read more
7th October 2020
Temple Garden Chambers is delighted to announce that Mary-Teresa Deignan has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Mary-Teresa specialises in professional discipline and health and safety with a particular focus on the healthcare sector.
12th August 2020
The Complaint submitted to the ICC Prosecutor on behalf of the East Turkestan Government in exile concerning the alleged genocide and crimes against humanity committed against the Uyghur and other Turkic peoples of East Turkestan, has been extensively reported on and widely supported since it was filed last month.Read more
8th July 2020
Rodney Dixon QC representing the East Turkistan Government in Exile, assisted by Anne Coulon and Paul Erdunast, have filed a Complaint at the ICC under the provisions of the ICC Statute requesting the Prosecutor to open an investigation into allegations of genocide and crimes against humanity being committed against the Uyghur and other Turkic peoples in China.Read more
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