Zane Malik is a barrister specialising in public law and human rights, with an emphasis on immigration, asylum, nationality and EU law. He is one of the Attorney General’s Panel Counsel to the Crown.

He has particular expertise in Judicial Reviews and Appellate work. He appears regularly in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. He has dealt with numerous landmark cases in his specialist areas. Around 200 of his cases have been reported so far and are frequently cited in the proceedings before courts and tribunals. This includes over 80 reported cases at the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal level. Senior President of the Tribunals’ Annual Report cited 7 of his recently reported cases on practice and procedure at the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Upper Tribunal. He often leads other barristers and legal teams in complex cases before higher courts.

He is a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn and holds LLB (Hons), LLM (International Human Rights law) and PGD (Professional Legal Studies). His research work as a PhD (Candidate) at King’s College London presented a critical analysis of the United Kingdom’s asylum and human rights law, focusing on claims based on sexual orientation and gender persecution.

He regularly contributes to electronic, print and social media.