Tim Eicke QC

Barrister, Essex Court Chambers

Tim has been described as “one of the strongest advocates in EU law and its application to human rights” and is considered to be one of the leading advocates in Public and Constitutional Law, European Union Law, International Human Rights Law and Public International Law. Tim has particular expertise in cases involving the inter-relationship and interaction between two or more of these (at times competing) areas of law.

Throughout his practice Tim has acted and advised in relation to human rights issues both before the domestic courts and tribunals as well as before international and supra-national bodies and tribunals, including the (now defunct) European Commission of Human Rights, the European Court of Human Rights, the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the European Committee of Social Rights, the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance.

Tim’s human rights practice covers the whole breadth of domestic law (whether UK domestic law or that of other Contracting Parties to the ECHR or other international human rights instruments) including criminal law, data protection, family law, immigration law, VAT and Customs law, planning law, social security law, the law relating to pensions and national security and terrorism. Tim has also advised on the operation of the enforcement mechanisms before the Committee of Ministers in relation to judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and on the operation and effect of Rule 39 indications. In this context, Tim also has experience of advising on the Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance and the provisions of the Singapore Constitution.

He has also been instructed in numerous occasions to act for interested parties seeking to intervene in proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights, including the Office of the High Representative in Beric et al v Bosnia Herzegovina(2008) 46 E.H.R.R. SE6 and Justice in Chahal v United Kingdom (1997) 23 EHRR 413.