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Olinga Tahzib

Olinga Tahzib

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Olinga joined Chambers as a tenant in September 2017 and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

Before commencing pupillage, Olinga completed the Bar Professional Training Course as a Lord Denning Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn. He was graded ‘Outstanding’, graduating top amongst all students at the Inn. Prior to this, Olinga completed his Graduate Diploma in Law with distinction at BPP Law School.

Before law, Olinga took a Double First in Physics and Philosophy as an undergraduate at Oxford University and there he also completed his Masters in the Philosophy of Physics with distinction. Whilst at Oxford, Olinga graduated top of his year in all four years of study, winning several university and college prizes and scholarships.

Public Law

Olinga has experience in a range of public law matters. He regularly drafts grounds of resistance in immigration cases on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Home Department. Aside from this, his recent work includes:

A County Council v AG

Drafted a position statement in Court of Protection case involving an 18 year old man with diagnoses of autism and ADHD. AG had been moved from his family home to a placement which he had subsequently left following concerns about its suitability (assisting Fiona Scolding QC).

A London Borough

Advised on the question of whether the duty of aftercare under s117 MHA 1983 is engaged when a patient is given s17 MHA 1983 leave of absence (assisting Mark Mullins).

R(MR) v a London Borough

Acting for the London Borough in an application for judicial review in which the Claimant was challenging the Defendant’s failure to consider providing him with accommodation under the Care Act 2014 (assisting Mark Mullins).

 

Appointments & Memberships

  • Free Representation Unit
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association

Awards

  • Ede & Ravenscroft Award for Student of the Year, Lincoln’s Inn (2016)
  • Levitt Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2016)
  • Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn (2016)
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2015)
  • Hardwicke Award, Lincoln’s Inn (2014)
  • Semi-Finalist, Essex Court National Mooting Competition (2014)
  • Lord Haldane Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2013)
  • Parker Law Scholarship, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University (2013)
  • Henry Wilde Prize, Philosophy Faculty, Oxford University (2012)
  • Academic Scholarship, Balliol College, Oxford University (2012)

Languages

  • Farsi
  • Spanish (intermediate)

Olinga Tahzib is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

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