Ángel Bello Cortés
    Ángel qualified as a lawyer in his native Spain in 2001 after completing his studies in the Universidad de Salamanca and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

    Ángel qualified as a lawyer in his native Spain in 2001 after completing his studies in the Universidad de Salamanca and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. After his qualification he pursued postgraduate studies in EU Law. He commenced practising in Ireland as a Registered European Lawyer in 2004 and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2008 when he joined the firm. He also holds a Certificate in Judicial Review and a Diploma in Commercial Litigation awarded by the Law Society of Ireland. 


    Ángel specialises in Immigration and Asylum law. He has a particular interest in EU Law and the issue of access to justice and legal representation.  Over the last ten years Ángel has represented asylum / subsidiary protection applicants, refugees and immigrants, advocating their position before the Department of Justice / INIS, the Garda National Immigration Bureau, the Refugee Appeals Tribunal, The Refugee Applications Commissioner and other State bodies. Ángel has extensive experience in all areas of Immigration and Asylum Law and has been involved in a number of landmark cases before the Superior Courts, which include:


    - E.D. v DPP [2010] IEHC 110
    - Case C-175/11, H. I. D. and B. A. v R.A.C. & Ors (preliminary reference to the CJEU)
    - S (a minor) -v- MJELR [2012] IESC 63
    - A.A.M. (Somalia) v- MJE [2013] IEHC 68
    - K (DRC) v MJELR & Ors. (Unreported, High Court, Gilligan J, 19 April 2007)
    - K.N.Q. (Iraq) v RAT [2013] IEHC 117
    - El Menkari & anor -v- MJELR & Ors [2011] IEHC 29


    Ángel is a Board member of the Irish Refugee Council, a member of the Immigration and Asylum Practitioner’s Network and a member of the Legal Aid Board’s panel of private practitioners for asylum appeals and subsidiary protection applications.  He has also provided legal advice, assistance and training in immigration and asylum matters to NGOs through the pro-bono referral service of the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA).  Ángel speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.


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