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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Alan Payne

5 Essex Court - London

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  • 5 Essex Court
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 9AH

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Practice Areas

Practice Areas: - Administrative and Public law, Police law, Inquests, Inquiries, employment. Significant cases include: - The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse – representing Lancashire Constabulary & North Yorkshire; Undercover Policing Inquiry – representing North Yorkshire; Mouncher & Ors v Chief Constable of South Wales Police; Tesfay and 8 Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA 1367; BL (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA 357; EM (Eritrea) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] UKSC 12; The Azelle Rodney Inquiry (representing the MPS and all officers save for the shooter); EWHC 452; Bianca Durrant v Chief Constable of Avon & Somerset Nottinghamshire [2013] EWCA Civ 1624; John Yapp v Foreign & Commonwealth Office [2013] EWHC 1098; Kent County Council v HM Coroner for Kent & Mr. and Mrs. Barry (Interested Parties) [2012] EWHC 2768; Desmond v Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire [2011] EWCA Civ 3; Gard and Others v United Kingdom (Application No 39793/17) (Article 8 right to life); MM (LEBANON) & Ors v SSHD [2017] UKSC 10 (lawfulness of entry clearance rule); MM (ZIMBABWE) v SSHD [2017] EWCA Civ 797 (deportation); F (Applicant) v (1) M (2) A (Respondents) & SSHD (Intervener) & JWI) [2017] EWHC 949 (Fam)


Called to the Bar 1996. Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel (2011) (previously ‘B’ panel 2007-2010 and ‘C’ panel 2004-2007). Develop Vetted


Tolley’s Employment Tribunals Handbook – first published October 2002 (5th edition to published by Bloomsbury Professional late 2017).