Morgan Read | 39 Park Square


Morgan Read

Morgan transfered from the New Zealand bar in 2013 and commenced his UK practice that year. Morgan began his advocacy as director of the New Zealand Screen Director’s Guild with a particular interest in copyright and authorship, before begining practice as a barrister.

Morgan’s practice in the UK has focused on public law with an emphasis on Immigration, Asylum, Family and Judicial Review. Morgan does not discriminate between clients and is happy to accept work directly from members of the public.


Public Access Bar Association
Immigration Law Practitioners Association
Family Law Bar Association
Administrative Law Bar Association

Morgan represents appellants in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals in all areas of asylum, immigration, EU and nationality law. He is available for short notice applications for emergency injunction and appears regularly in judicial review proceedings in both the Upper Tribunal and High Court. He accepts instructions from throughout England and Wales.

Morgan accepts pro bono instruction from Bail for Immigration Detainees (BiD).

Notable cases include:
R (on the application of Wasif) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (rule 34 – “print and send”) [2015] UKUT 270 (IAC) (30 April 2015)
Marufkhail v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKAITUR AA108142014 (2 February 2016)
Prakash v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] UKAITUR IA146512014 (9 February 2015)
Javed v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] UKAITUR IA339512013 (30 October 2014)
Hummayun v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 2901 (Admin) (04 July 2014)

Morgan’s represents clients at all levels of the family jurisidiction, both in the Family Court and the High Court. Morgan’s practice focusses on the rights of children to a relationship with both parents within an international context.

Morgan represents clients in judicial review proceedings in the High Court and appeals. Morgan’s work focuses on asylum and immigration law and he also accepts instructions in other areas of public law including benefits, housing and planning law.

Outside of work, Morgan spends his weekends ferrying his children between sporting events, swimming and maintaining various bits of machinery.