Simon Cox

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Simon Cox

Simon Cox is an Associate Tenant of Doughty Street Chambers. He is employed as the Migration Lawyer for the Open Society Justice Initiative. Based in London, he develops, implements and manages legal strategies and projects to promote the rights of international migrants worldwide. He works closely with the Open Society Institute''s International Migration Initiative.


Before taking up his current post in October 2011, Simon was a tenant of Doughty Street Chambers. For fifteen years, he specialised in public law, particularly immigration, asylum, social welfare, European Union, human rights and discrimination law. Acting primarily for individual claimants, he appeared before United Kingdom and European Union courts and tribunals at all levels, including the UK Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He acted for many civil society organisations, including Amnesty International, the AIRE Centre, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, Refugee Legal Centre, Child Poverty Action Group and the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection.


Before his self-employed practice, he worked for two years at the Free Representation Unit in London, supervising trainee lawyers and law students acting pro bono in social welfare and immigration tribunal cases.


Simon is a member of the Tribunal Procedure Committee, which makes the procedure rules for the UK's First-tier and Upper Tribunals and he serves on their subcommittee for immigration & asylum. He is a director of the UK based Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare. He remains a member of the Bar of England and Wales.

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