Known as ‘a tenacious battler who fights with vigour and commitment
’ (Legal 500), Chelvan is praised as being ‘very impressive
’ and ‘praised for his academic appreciation of the underpinnings of human rights law
’ (Chambers UK 2013). Chelvan provides advice, where the need arises, in the pre-application stage, to ensure that if litigation occurs then his clients start from a position of strength. Noting that inter partes
negotiations are not most effectively served by the first offer from the other side, Chelvan is known for his commitment to ensuring that his client is provided a remedy which fully meets their needs, with Costs. If the matter goes to a substantive hearing, Chelvan ensures that his client’s voice is fully heard throughout the proceedings.
In the field of fresh claims in immigration and asylum law, Chelvan is regularly instructed when not only the in-country appeals procedures have been exhausted, but where additionally there have been previously unsuccessful fresh claims, and therefore urgent interim relief needs to be granted.
Challenging actions by the police is a relatively new field for Chelvan. Nevertheless, he has managed to develop new ways of approaching a case which have not been employed in the earlier parts of the litigation by either the legal team, or the law. Chelvan draws from his expertise in public and administrative law to fully arm the Claimant, in circumstances where there are clear lacunas, in order to benefit the client.
- See more at: https://www.no5.com/barristers/barrister-cvs/s-chelvan-judicial-reviewhigh-court-challenges/#sthash.2O9jHhZf.dpuf