David Chirico KC

KC Call: 2002 Silk: 2024dac@onepumpcourt.co.uk

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David specializes in all areas of immigration and asylum law. He has a particular focus on claims relating to complex questions of immigration rules and policy, asylum claims based on sexual and gender identity, claims relating to people who suffer from mental and physical illness, and claims involving rights of children. He shares One Pump Court’s commitment to equal access to justice without discrimination and to upholding the rule of law.

What the directories say

2021 Legal 500

‘Brilliant legal mind, creative in terms of strategy, willing to run novel points and has a tenacious spirit in fighting cases hard to the very end.’

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Chambers and Partners

A highly respected practitioner who continues to handle a broad range of matters, including complex deportation and removal cases, often on behalf of vulnerable clients.
“He reminds me of what I thought being a lawyer was all about. One of the most passionate advocates I have instructed: he routinely goes above and beyond the call of duty, and is highly intelligent and persuasive.” “David is a complete star. I think he really is a standout immigration practitioner, because he’s formidably good at everything he does and has incredible compassion for clients.”

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Star individual

2017 Legal 500

Cited as a leading junior in Immigration (including business immigration):
“Any client is very lucky indeed to have him fighting on their behalf”


BA (1st Class) – Modern and Medieval Languages – Trinity College, Cambridge
PhD – Czech literature – Trinity College, Cambridge

Professional Memberships



Italian, French, Portuguese, Czech, Slovak

29Sep 2022

One Pump Court ranked as a Leading Set in Legal 500

One Pump Courts Immigration team has been recognised again in this year’s Legal 500. 20 members across all our teams have been ranked individually.

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