Baldip Singh Aulak

  • Year of Call 2013

Introduction

Introduction

Baldip Singh is an experienced human rights practitioner with a wide ranging practice based around family law, immigration law and international law. He has significant experience in both private and public law matters.

Baldip is regularly instructed in significant cases involving family law that overlap with immigration issues.

Acting for Local Authorities, parents and children, Baldip has had extensive exposure to care proceedings involving children who have died whilst in the parents’ care, suffered from non-accidental head injuries, long term neglect, sexual abuse and factitious illness.

In respect of international children law, Baldip is a specialist on international relocation, child abduction and forced marriages.

Baldip has a well established practice in immigration law, he represents clients at all levels up to the Court of Appeal. He also has a strong Judicial Review practice.

Baldip enjoys the fast pace that immigration and public law work has to offer and has successfully represented clients with respect to emergency injunctive relief to stop removal via High Court applications. He has developed a specialty niche in making urgent applications out of hours when essential to prevent injustice. 

Baldip has an increasingly international practice and has been instructed to assist in significant cases involving Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Libya and a number of countries in Asia including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Baldip worked in a leading immigration law firm that was involved in significant high profile cases. Baldip is heavily involved within his community raising awareness of domestic violence and other legal issues affecting ethnic minorities. Baldip has worked, volunteered and acted as a trainer for various organisations and provides training and seminars to solicitors, law centres and community groups. He has been an invited lecturer and given talks at prestigious universities in India and visited several Bar Associations in that country on such topics as 'The Importance of an Independent Judiciary' and 'Collecting Best Evidence'.

Baldip is fluent Punjabi and conversational Hindi and Urdu.

Baldip is licensed to accept Direct Public Access work. Baldip will consider pro bono work on a case by case basis.

Immigration & Nationality

Immigration & Nationality

Baldip is a dedicated and committed immigration and nationality specialist. His practice encompasses the full spectrum of immigration, asylum, EU and nationality law and remains counsel of first choice with professional and lay in these areas. He has over 10 years' experience in dealing with immigration cases.

He offers expertise at the advisory and pre-and post-litigation stages to address the Immigration and procedural requirements in the following areas: -

  • Immigration and Nationality - visa applications and appeals
  • Asylum and Refugee claims
  • Human Rights claims
  • Detentions and bails
  • Damages claims under the Human Rights Act
  • Deportation appeals
  • Injunctions against removal
  • Extradition appeals
  • European Union law (EEA permit applications and appeals)
  • Family and children immigration matters
  • Domestic violence cases
  • Business and corporate immigration applications and appeals
  • Judicial review challenges
  • Applications to the Court of Appeal

​Baldip provides representation throughout the country and represents clients at all levels up to and including Court of Appeal. Baldip acts as an immigration advisor to five Middle Eastern Embassies. He sees immigration issues as being at the forefront of human rights.  

Baldip accepts instructions to draft grounds of appeal and challenging decisions of the Secretary of State by way of Judicial Review with successful outcomes. Baldip enjoys the fast pace that immigration and public law work has to offer and is regularly instructed to make emergency injunctive applications to prevent removal via High Court applications including, out of hours applications when essential to prevent injustice.

Baldip is committed to uploading the interests of his clients Human Rights and representing all irrespective of their financial standing and when needed he also offers pro-bono advice and representation on a case by case basis. 

Baldip undertakes Direct Access immigration work, from making applications to the Home Office / Entry Clearance Officer to preparing and representing clients in statutory appeals and Judicial Reviews.

Family

Family

Baldip’s family law practice encompasses both public and private law. Baldip has established a busy practice with significant experience in his representation of Local Authorities, children, parents and extended family.

Care proceedings
Baldip is instructed in complex and multifaceted work in areas such as non-accidental injury, sexual and physical abuse, neglect, substance misuse, domestic violence and working with parents with learning difficulties. Baldip has experience in cases involving complex medical evidence dealing with suspected cases of non accidental injury, on occasion resulting in the death of a child. His specialty is in care proceedings with an international and immigration element.

Children’s arrangements
Baldip deals with, child arrangements orders with great patience and skill. He is experienced at representing parents in disputes about what is best for the children after divorce or separation, whether domestic or international. He also represents Rule 16.4 guardians in particularly difficult cases.

Domestic abuse proceedings
Baldip has experience of representing both those subjected to and those facing allegations of domestic abuse in proceedings for protective orders under the Family Law Act.

Financial remedies
Baldip also advises and represents clients in court applications about the financial consequences of divorce and separation, including those with a foreign aspect. He is a tenacious advocate who combines practical, sensible and proportionate advice to get the best outcome for his client.

International Children
Baldip regularly represents both applicants and respondents in child abduction proceedings under the Hague Convention and in cases involving non-Hague countries. His work includes wardship proceedings and stranded spouse. His experience in immigration and nationality work means that he is alive to the complex jurisdictional and immigrations issues that can arise in these kinds of cases.

Baldip accepts Direct Access instructions in all areas of family law, save for where the client will be legally aided. He undertakes advisory work pre litigation right through to representation at hearings.

Notable Cases

Notable Cases

High Court Family Division

A v B [2021] EWHC 1716 (Fam) - In this landmark decision The High Court ruled that the Family Court had jurisdiction to make a free-standing order for a port alert. A pro forma order, named Port Alert Order was attached to the judgment. This has been added to volume 2 of the compendium of standard orders and numbered Order 13.30

Upper Tribunal and High Court Administrative Division:

Shah (‘Cart’ judicial review: nature and consequences) [2018] UKUT 51 (IAC) – before President of the Upper Tribunal – Mr. Justice Lane (President of the Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chambers) – the application of Home Office guidance by the Court and the importance of appropriate written submissions.

Court of Appeal (Civ)

PG (India) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1109- Substantive Court of Appeal involving consideration of EX.1 and proper approach following the Supreme Court judgment in Agyarko v SSHD.

 

Testimonials

Testimonials

“Baldip just lives and breathes immigration law and Human Rights Law and that is why he is our ‘go to Barrister’ from the outset of any complex case we take on. He has an eye for detail and can spot the merits of the case, and the arguments that we need to push immediately” - Mr Sehra of Immigration Solicitor at Justin Law Solicitors 

“Baldip is our first choice when it comes to instructing an immigration Barrister. I observed that he is fearless in the pursuit of excellence for our clients. Clients have commented on his warm approach in making them feel as comfortable as possible, talking them through the process step by step, in what can be a life changing moment for any client.”  - Mrs Johal of JC Immigration Solicitors

Baldip is a passionate and robust advocate, ensuring that no stone is left unturned in putting the very best case forward for his clients, whilst maintain an approachable manner” - Mrs S Iqbal, First-Tier Tribunal Judge

“I am grateful to Mr Baldip Singh who has striven valiantly to persuade me that this is a proper case to grant permission to appeal” - Lord Justice Tomlinson in the Court of Appeal

“a thorough and articulate Barrister that leaves lay and professional clients highly satisfied” Mrs R Mahey, Senior Family Law Solicitor and Director at Duncan Lewis Solicitors

“Baldip is a prompt and efficient family law Barrister. On call around the clock. He has a keen eye, tuned to the finer detail in cases” Mrs Mukkar, Senior Family Law Solicitor at MTG Solicitors, London

Qualifications

Qualifications

LLB (Hons) Birmingham University
BPTC, University of Law (Birmingham)

Memberships

Memberships

Immigration Law Practitioners' Association 
Human Rights Lawyers Association
Administrative Law Bar Association
Family Law Bar Association
Bar Liason Committee (Inner Temple)

Awards & Prizes

Awards & Prizes

Frank Burns Gahan Scholarship 2012 (Inner Temple)
Inner Temple Major Scholarship and Exhibition Award 2012
Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award (Inner Temple) 2013
Sikh Awards 2014, Sikh Help Line Charity of the Year

Languages

Languages

English, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu

Direct Access

Direct Access

Baldip is accredited to accept work under Direct access, also known as Public access, in suitable cases. In order to instruct Baldip on a Direct access basis, contact the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7242 6476 or at clerks@33bedfordrow.co.uk, in an emergency please copy in b.singh@33bedfordrow.co.uk

Transparency Notice

Transparency Notice

Baldip’s entry on the Barristers' Register can be viewed by clicking the link here.

The Legal Ombudsman's decision data website can be found here, and the Bar Standards Board who regulate Baldip have their website here.

Baldip can be instructed via his clerks at 33 Bedford Row by professional, licensed access and/or lay clients, in order to obtain a quotation for legal services.  His clerks' contact details are at the bottom right of this webpage (please click on the image) and/or via clerks@33bedfordrow.co.uk or 0207 242 6476.

Baldip accepts, where appropriate, publicly funded work.

Baldip’s most commonly used pricing models for privately funded work, are:

(a) for specific drafting work - a fixed fee;

(b)  for specific hearings;

(c) for other work - hourly rates.

Baldip’s fees are based on an hourly rate of £285 plus VAT per hour.  This is indicative only and may vary depending on various factors - please ask for a quotation.

Baldip is VAT registered and VAT is charged on his fees, where applicable.

Baldip accepts Direct Access and Public Access work. However, he is not authorised to 'conduct litigation' as a solicitor can. While Baldip can draft documents, and advise and guide a Direct Access/Public Access client, the Direct Access/Public Access client will need to issue proceedings, file documents at court, and serve documents on other parties themselves. The scope of Baldip's services should be discussed with his clerk.

Email policy: If an email is received by Baldip after 7pm, it will not be deemed as read until 9am the following business day.

A website called Legal Choices is run by the frontline legal regulators. It can be a good source of information for those looking to instruct a lawyer.

Baldip has professional indemnity insurance cover for all types of legal services he supplies to the public and businesses

Baldip is registered Data Contoller with the ICO, with the following registration number:  Z8145941. You can access his registration entry here. Baldip also has a data retention policy and he acts in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018. 

GDPR Notice

GDPR Notice

Baldip is a self employed barrister in independent practice. During the course of providing legal services as a barrister, Baldip collects and uses personal information.  He is the data controller in respect of this information for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR').

33 Bedford Row is separate and has its own Data Protection Act 2018/GDPR 'Privacy Policy and Data Protection Statement', in respect to personal information collected, used and stored by or related to it. This covers personal information arising from, or related to, 33 Bedford Row providing services as a barristers chambers, as well as use of its website. This 'Privacy Policy and Data Protection Statement' sets out what information they obtain about you, why and how they use it.  This policy also sets out your rights.

You can view 33 Bedford Row's 'Privacy Policy and Data Protection Statement' on 33 Bedford Row's website. Hard copies are available on request by contacting chambers directly.