Jonathan Metzer has a broad practice across all areas of chambers’ work, with particular expertise in public and human rights law, asylum and immigration, clinical negligence and inquests. He appears regularly in the County Court, the Coroner’s Court and the Immigration Tribunals, and has also undertaken hearings in the High Court. He is also recommended as a Rising Star by Legal 500.
Before coming to the Bar, Jonathan undertook voluntary work at The Death Penalty Project, Simons, Muirhead & Burton LLP. He also worked on a pro bono basis for the School Exclusion Project, acting as lay legal representative for the parents of excluded pupils at hearings in front of school governors and independent review panels.
Jonathan is a member of the UK Human Rights Blog’s editorial team.
Jonathan accepts instruction via Direct Access, with particular interest in immigration, public law, inquests and civil matters.
Jonathan regularly appears on behalf of claimants at the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal in asylum, human rights and EEA residency appeals. He is also instructed by claimants for immigration judicial reviews and urgent injunction applications against removal (including out of hours).
Jonathan regularly appears on behalf of families at inquests. He has particular experience in cases of apparent suicide and deaths in the medical context and has experience in making arguments under Article 2 (the right to life) as it applies in an inquest.
Jonathan’s public and human rights law practice includes acting on behalf of long-sentence prisoners who wish to challenge failures to provide them with suitable rehabilitation programmes or delays in the Parole process.
Jonathan acts for both claimants and defendants and regularly undertakes hearings in court and advises and drafts pleadings in clinical negligence and personal injury claims.
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