Gavin Dingley


Gavin Dingley

Practice profile

About Gavin Dingley

2015 – 2016: SOAS University of London, LLM (International Law)
2014 – 2015: Northumbria University, BPTC
2012 – 2014: City University of London, LLB (Hons)
2009 – 2012: University of Exeter, BA (Hons)

2016: Honourable Society of Inner Temple Rachel Lawrence Pupillage Scholarship
2016: Sir Joseph Priestly Scholarship
2016: ICLR Pupillage Scholarship – Shortlisted

2016: IBA and ISISC Scholarship (International Criminal Law)
2016: Sir Geoffrey Nice Bursary, The Honourable Society of Inner Temple
2016: The Times/One Essex Court Law Awards – Winner (2nd Place)
2015: SOAS Academic Postgraduate Scholarship Award for LLM

2015: IBA Scholarship, Vienna Annual Conference
2015: IBA Magna Carta Student Writing Competition - Winner
2015: Human Rights Lawyers’ Association Bursary
2015: International Marcianum Moot 2015, Venice –Winner
2015: Clifford Chance Intelligent Aid Essay Competition - Finalist
2014: Holman Fenwick & Willan LLP – Global Lawyer Essay Competition – Finalist
2014: Dean’s Award Scholarship for BPTC
2014: Honourable Society of Inner Temple BPTC Major Exhibition Scholarship
2012: Honourable Society of Inner Temple CPE Major Exhibition Scholarship

Gavin joined Blackfriars as a Tenant in October 2017 on completion of 12 months pupillage. Gavin accepts instructions across the range of Chambers’ practice areas including crime (both prosecuting and defending), inquiries, public law and immigration.

Prior to joining Chambers Gavin worked as a Legal Assistant in Australia for one of the countries leading Silks, Julian Burnside OA Q.C. During his time in Australia Gavin helped draft submissions in several applications before the Federal Court and assisted with legal research in a High Court challenge of Australia’s infamous immigration rules. Moreover, Gavin was also involved in helping drafting representations to the International Criminal Court concerning Australia’s treatment of Refugees.

Prior to commencing pupillage Gavin also worked with the Zambian Law Development Commission where he conducted research and held focus groups for a review of the Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code. In addition, he helped investigate alleged human rights abuses of the Zambian Prison Service and assisted with drafting memoranda and reports for the implementation of Zambia’s first Fast-Track Gender Violence Court.

Gavin regularly prosecutes on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service, the Immigration Services Commissioner, and the National Probation Service.

In addition to his prosecution practice Gavin is building a defence practice and regularly appears in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ and Youth Court.

Public Law:
Gavin is regularly instructed by the Government Legal Service to draft summary grounds of defence as part of the ‘Junior Junior’ Panel Scheme. In addition, Gavin is instructed to assist with complex disclosure exercises in conjunction with the MOD and GLS Immigration Litigation Teams.

International Law:
Through Gavin’s extensive academic experience he is able to advise in matters concerning international criminal and humanitarian law, international terrorism, anti-corruption, maritime security, extradition, mutual legal assistance, and human rights law.

Panel Memberships:
CPS Advocate Panel (Level 1)
Treasury Solicitors ‘Junior Junior’ Civil Panel Scheme
Bar Pro Bono Unit

Professional Memberships:
Criminal Bar Association
International Bar Association
International Bar Association War Crimes Committee
Human Rights Lawyers’ Association
Association Internationale De Droit Pénal

‘Playing musical chairs with international justice: evaluating the appointment of judges ad hoc in proceedings before the International Court of Justice’ – SOAS Law Journal (2017)
‘Scrutiny on apparent extrajudicial killings following the shooting of ‘Abd al-Fatah al-Sharif' – LPHR Blog 2016
'Does Europe need a new legal framework to tackle mass migration?' – The Times 2016
'Raising the Dead – Lord Janner' – Keep Calm Talk Law Blog (February 2016)
‘Selecting a clause from the Magna Carta, discuss how it is still relevant today’ – IBA 2015
'Case Comment: Karsten Kaltoft’ – Human Rights Lawyers’ Association Journal 2015

Professional & Friendly
Specialising in crime, immigration, civil and family law.