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Immigration, Asylum and Nationality

Comprising of one of the largest Immigration Groups in the country, the barristers at No5 are at the cutting edge of the development of the law in the field. No5 Chambers has a truly national presence with offices in London, Birmingham, Bristol and the East Midlands. The Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession have consistently referred to the set and to individual barristers within it as being the best in the country.

The Immigration Group at No5 provides representation throughout the country. They advise and appear before the First-Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), the Administrative Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Members have also been instructed frequently at the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights. The Group is committed to representing all irrespective of their background or financial standing and when needed also offer pro-bono representation. Various members of the team train and lecture in the field at a national and international level and are called upon to report on legal developments to various media outlets. The clerks can be contacted to arrange representation with respect to emergency injunctive relief to stop removal via High Court applications.

Aware of the demands on private clients, the team offers expertise and high quality service provision at the advisory and pre-and post –litigation stages to address the requirements of business immigration clients. Both the barristers and clerks ensure that the commercial demands of the lay and professional client are at the forefront of legal advice and representation. Clients have included various national and multi-national companies and human resource managers.

Various members of the Group sit as Immigration Judges of the First Tier Tribunal in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, act as a Special Advocate in national security matters and many are accredited to accept instructions through the Public Access scheme.

Specialist Areas include:

  • Immigration
  • Asylum
  • Country Guidance
  • Human Rights
  • Deportation
  • National Security
  • European Union
  • Detention
  • Procedural
  • Family and Children Immigration Matters
  • Business Immigration

No5 Chambers is a national leader in immigration and asylum cases, with a heavy presence in the First Tier and Upper Tribunals. A number of its advocates sit as Tribunal Immigration Judges bringing an additional level of gravitas and expertise. The set also provides advice to employers and individuals facing issues with Tiers 1 and 2 of the PBS.
Chambers UK 2016

No5 Chambers’ ‘highly dependable’ counsel advise on both personal and business immigration at all levels. ‘The clerks show great flexibility in matching solicitors with barristers to provide representation at very short notice.’ 
Legal 500 2015

No5 Chambers is one of the Midland Circuit's leading sets for both publicly funded and corporate immigration work. Its members are experienced in advising refugees and other individuals on civil liberties and EU-related claims, as well as complex nationality and imprisonment cases. 
Chambers UK 2015

No5 Chambers houses ‘very dependable barristers' who appear in the First-tier and Upper Tribunal, the Administrative Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. The team is adept at handling both personal and business immigration.
Legal 500 2014

No5 Chambers' counsel are very much part of the national immigration practitioners' community'' adding ''No5 Chambers is valued for its commitment to knowledge transfer and collaboration with NGOs and charities - one source described the chambers as "a life line."
Chambers & Partners 2013