Ronan Toal

Barrister, Garden Court Chambers

Ronan is a Barrister at Garden Court Chambers. Ronan’s practice covers all areas of asylum and immigration. He edits Macdonald’s Immigration Law and Practice, the leading practitioners’ text. As a result of that and of having worked in the area since 1989, he has a detailed knowledge and understanding of the complex and changing interrelationship of international and European law, domestic legislation, immigration rules and policies and judicial decisions that make immigration and asylum a complicated area law.

Ronan has made a number of fact-finding visits to Kenya and Djibouti to gather evidence for use in Somalis’ asylum and family reunion appeals, including in a number of country guidance cases.

He has been actively involved in lobbying on behalf of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association in respect of legislative, rules and policy changes.